Singaporean investors note that the high-end real estate market in Vietnam has outstanding advantages in terms of development potential, as well as attractive prices compared to neighbouring countries. The seaside real estate segment possesses many of the resort features and high profitability that investors look for in emerging markets.
“We have been contacted by many investors interested in Luxury Apartment Danang since we opened and they all tend to ask the same questions. Through this exhibition, we want to clear some of these questions up and create more opportunities to bring the benefits of our project to international investors. Singaporean investors are well-versed in emerging markets and they are on the lookout for the next property hotspot,” commented Jacobus Hemels, Alphanam Real Estate representative.
Singaporeans are seeking new opportunities to diversify their investment portfolio, often after having invested in previous emerging markets like Thailand or Bali. After the law of housing and real estate was changed for foreigners in Vietnam in July 2015, real estate ownership for foreigners has become much more transparent.
Leong Boon Hoe, CEO of CBRE Singapore, stated that owning property in Vietnam is a new trend in the city-state. In the ASEAN region, Vietnam is one of the more active countries in attracting foreign investment into the property market.
“The decision to invest in Alphanam’s Luxury Apartment is the best property investment I have made in Vietnam. The five-star project creates a luxury lifestyle for residents while providing high rental income for investors. The combination of architecture, stylish interior, and its strategic location allows for a higher capital gain from the investment too,” said Qitai Ooi, a Malaysian investor who attended the exhibition.
Troy Griffiths, deputy general director of Savills Vietnam, noted that the domestic serviced apartments sector has seen an 83 per cent average occupancy rate in 2016. With this number, Alphanam (the developer) offers a contract which commits a 45 per cent return on investment in five years to investors. From the sixth year, upon signing a second contract, investors receive 85 per cent of net rental profits.
Currently, Alphanam is offering an attractive discount policy up to 7.5 per cent on the total value of each unit. With immediate and guaranteed returns payable twice a year in July and December, Luxury Apartment is now among the best-selling high-end resort apartment projects in Danang.
Derek Seth Goldberg, one of the Singaporean clients of the project, said “This is my first property investment in Vietnam. The fact that this project is owned by Alphanam gives me a stronger belief in its quality as well as the legality of the promised rate of return on investment.”
Luxury Apartment is currently the only high-end apartment project on My Khe Beach, with the first apartments for residents being handed over at end of the second quarter of 2017. Its premium location allows for residents to easily travel to the city centre, the international airport as well as famous tourist attractions.
Along with having its own amenities for apartment guests, the project shares the building with high-end hotel Four Points by Sheraton, providing guests access not only to a rooftop pool, gym, and all-day-dining restaurant on the apartment side, but 5-star housekeeping, dry-cleaning/laundry, and in-room services, such as in-room dining. The apartment side is separated from the hotel for total privacy, including the lobby, yet it shares the luxury perks of a five-star hotel.
With the advantages of being designed and constructed in conjunction with an international hotel, Luxury Apartment is a quality investment product that were introduced by Alphanam at the Emerging Markets Property Show in Singapore on April 22 and 23. Luxury Apartment wishes to bring the opportunities of Vietnam’s high-end real estate products to more international investors and aims to make the investment process simpler and more transparent.