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Condo near Martin Place: Starlight Suites

The developers of Starlight Suites, Condo near Martin Place yesterday because of the Qualifying Certificate dateline they have sold the 23 remaining units in Starlight Suites project for $48 million to an entity related to Evia Capital, The Straits Times understands.

This put the sale at $1,670 per square foot (psf), compared with the surrounding which is going at around $2,000 per square foot (psf) the project was launched in 2010. The deal was done via an acquisition of shares of the development company, Meadows Property (Singapore).

Nearby at Martin Place there’s a Residential site being sold by the government. It is zone to be a condominium. This New Condo launch at Martin Place, the sale price should be between S$1650 psf to $2000psf.

The units at Starlight Suites, Condo near Martin Place are sold on completely different floors and vary from the tiniest one bedroom of 560 sqft to penthouse of over 3,000 sqft.

TA Corp a property and construction group, file yesterday to Singapore Exchange that its fifty per cent-owned associated company, Meadows Bright Development, has already sold its entire eighty-eight.89 per cent stake in Meadows Property for $16.8 million.

The other stockholder in Meadows Property has also sold its stake to the same buyer, it said. An organization search discovered that the opposite stockholder is native in the liquor distillery, Far East Distillers. Different stakeholders in Meadows Bright Development are King Wan Development, with a forty percent share, and much East Distillers, with the remaining ten percent.

This is one of the many times that development firm stakes in a residential project are sold to avoid QC extension charges.

The remaining unsold sixteen units in 111 Emerald Hill were also sold for $75 million last year via an acquisition of shares in developer Emerald Land. The vendor was a fund managed by LaSalle Investment Management and also the patrons were entities, totally Singapore in hand.

Still, there are risks related to buying over these developing companies as these could be accompanied with indemnity clauses, says Leung Yew Kwong, KPMG Singapore principal tax adviser. Starlight Suites is close to the Martin Place Residential Government Land Sales (GLS) site. Tender closes on June twenty eight. This latest dealing could open a replacement dimension to the bidding for that site, says Alan Cheong, Savills Singapore analysis head.

“With Evia securing a footing within the space, it sets up the condition for theory of games to be applied. for instance, if Evia bids for the Martin Place GLS site that end up in the top product value being adequate or beyond what they procured at visible light, they may still use the previous to defend or as the next comparative to sell units within the latter. If Evia doesn’t bid or maybe win despite tendering at the next value for the Martin Place site, the flourishing bidder can all the same still facilitate Evia buttress its Starlight’s valuation.”