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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

CREDITS Editor-in-Chief:

Dear Readers,

the entire Cambodia real estate industry

Nara Cheng

this year. The event, which will celebrate We bring to you the latest edition of the

the milestones achieved by the industry, as

Cambodia Real Estate magazine, the

well as honor individuals who have gone

Kingdom’s most authoritative, informative,

the extra mile in pursuit of excellence, will

and widely-read real estate quarterly.

conclude with a Gala Dinner and Awarding Ceremony next month.

Despite some uncertainties and predictions

Managing Editors: Jose Rodriguez Senase Carrie Sun Contributing Writers: Kosal Ky

of a property market slow-down leading up

Another outstanding feature is an extract

Jose Rodriguez Senase

to the election, it appears that Cambodia’s

from the soon-to-be-published Cambodia

Cheng Huy Hong

building boom is being carried over to this

Investor Guide 2018/2019. This portion

year with no signs of slowing.

is about Phnom Penh and other key investment areas in Cambodia.

Art Directors: Parigna Heng Jozel Ann Esguerra

From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, new

Meanwhile, we profile Phnom Penh’s

developments and major infrastructure is

Dangkao District, which is drawing the

changing the face of the country, and filling

attention of many local and foreign investors

up the once-empty skylines.

due to its location and affordable land. This edition also discussed how Aeon Mall 2,

Investor confidence also remains high, with

Cambodia’s newest and largest shopping

Developers investing millions of dollars to

complex, is boosting property values in Sen

further develop Phnom Penh’s popular

Sok and nearby areas.

Riverside area, with multiple residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments

This edition also includes a treatise on the

on the drawing board or in the pipeline.

banking sector’s reluctance to loan money to condominium projects. Because of the

In this issue, several trailblazing women who

risks involved, a majority of the more than

have made their mark in Cambodia’s real

60 banks and major financial institutions in

estate sector discuss the experiences and

Cambodia has avoided direct lending to this

challenges they faced in a male dominated

type of property developments.

industry. Property leaders and experts, on another eye-catching piece, weighed in

Sincere thanks for reading issue 7 of the

on the possible impact of the upcoming

Cambodia Real Estate magazine. Our next

election in regards to the buying, selling and

issue will roll out in the coming months.

rental of real Property.

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SEAGATE SUITE Luxury development underway in Sihanoukville

INSIDER ANALYSIS Property experts’ take on the real estate rental market this year and the year before

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JOTUN Bringing the best color and shade to Cambodia

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WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE Breaking Cambodia’s glass ceiling

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CAMBODIA REAL ESTATE AWARDS Most prestigious and awaited event in Cambodia’s property sector this year

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KEY INVESTMENT AREAS OF CAMBODIA Best places to invest in the Kingdom

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DANGKAO DISTRICT Accessibility and affordable land is catching investors’ attention

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HOME FITNESS CONSIDERATIONS The factors that home fitness buffs need to think about

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CAMBODIA: ONLY A FEW BANKS OFFER LOANS TO CONDOMINIUM SECTOR Why banks stay away from condo lending

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PROPERTY LEADERS, EXPERTS DISCUSS POSSIBLE ELECTION IMPACT What the election holds for Cambodia’s real estate industry

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AEON MALL 2 BOOSTS PROPERTY VALUES Presence of Cambodia’s largest shopping complex increases

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prices of land, other properties in Sen Sok, nearby areas 52

P RO P E RTY G U RU S D I S C U S S S I H A N O UK VILLE’ S TRA N S FO RM A TI O N Cambodia’s most important port city transformed by Chinese investment

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Ongoing projects in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville

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LETTER FROM THE CEO Dear Valued Readers, In this issue, we have included an extract from the Cambodia

Cambodiarealestateawards.com or contact us directly to

Investment Guide 2018/2019, which we will release in

snap up one of the last tickets to the event.

September, and present at the Cambodia Real Estate Show in October. In particular, we have looked at the three main

I hope you enjoy this installment of the Cambodia Real Estate

investment areas in Cambodia - Phnom Penh, Siem Reap,

magazine. Happy reading!

and Sihanoukville. On pages 26-28 of the magazine, we have included a summary of the up-and-coming Cambodia Real Estate Awards (CREA) 2018, which will be held on the 6th of July 2018. The inaugural Cambodia Real Estate Awards will be

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held at Sofitel Hotel, Phnom Penh. The awards are 100

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percent focused on real estate agencies and agents. And I am extremely proud to bring this event to the market in conjunction with the CVEA with the support of the Ministry of Economy & Finance (MEF) The CREA is designed to assist in professionalising the Cambodia real estate industry, by only awarding those agents and agencies that are registered with the MEF, as well as being members of the CVEA. If you want to be part of the industry’s night-of-nights I highly encourage you to visit

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SEAGATE SUITE: LANDMARK OF VICTORY BEACH

Sihanoukville is one of Cambodia’s

brought to the market SeaGate Suite,

Construction (S.E.A) Corp. and Thoroni

most important trade and urban

a mixed-use development which is set

Real Estate Company.

centers. From a backwater port

to become another iconic building in

carved out of the jungle in the

the city.

1950s, Sihanoukville transformed

SeaGate Suite, with 45 storeys and covering 100,000 square meters of

itself to become the “Rising Star of

SeaGate Suite ideally sits on Victory

land, is one of the tallest and largest

the Southwest”.

Beach, an area billed as the next CBD

residential development projects in

of Sihanoukville. This means that in

the Kingdom, offering a 360-degree

Sihanoukville’s rapid and continuous

a few years, a bevy of commercial

view of the city and ocean nearby.

economic development is mainly

and business activities will be located

due to the following: presence of

nearby. Formerly a paradise for

SeaGate Suite is composed of 1,118

Cambodia’s sole deepwater seaport

backpackers, Victory Beach remains

studio rooms and condo units of

(Sihanoukville Autonomous Port),

popular to this day.

varying sizes and features. The size

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone

of studio rooms will be from 31.21

(SSEZ), robust tourism growth, and

Construction is ongoing, with the first

square meters to 70.12 square

massive foreign investments.

floor approaching completion this

meters; 1-bedroom units range from

month. SeaGate Suite is expected to

60.15 square meters to 88.62 square

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be completed by 2020. Construction

meters; and 2-bedroom units will

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FE A T U RED P R O P ER TY

Buyers can choose from six different

lighting system, etc. of each unit will be

Sales commenced in December last

interior designs: Northern European,

operated via an app.

year, with units sold at the starting

Minimalist, Southeastern, Luxurious

price of USD $70,000. SeaGate Suite

Baroque, New Oriental, and

Ensuring the safety of occupants

guarantees rental returns of up to

Neoclassic.

is of paramount importance to

8 percent per year or 16 percent

the developers. Thus, there will be

over two years. The developer also

The Northern European concept,

24/7 security, and each unit will be

shoulders the 10 percent sales tax

which is similar to what you will see in

equipped with built-in security features

in the event the buyer resells the

Scandinavian countries like Sweden

like hose reels, smoke detectors,

property.

and Norway, is fully-furnished and

sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and

comes with a free design.

emergency sound alarm.

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SeaGate Suite also features a 700-

of the occupants, is also part of the

sqm infinity pool, private meeting

package.

hall, shopping center/market, fullyequipped gym, spa, sauna, restaurants,

Following the Smart Home concept,

business center, multi-function

the air-conditioning, TV, music,

conference room, banquet hall, luxury

security cameras, water heating/

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an art gallery.

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INSIDER ANALYSIS CAMBODIA’S RENTAL MARKET TRENDS: THEN AND NOW

How would you describe last year’s real estate rental market in Cambodia? What was the defining theme?

In the course of 2017, the growth of the rental market in the Kingdom was higher compared to 2016 in terms of

Sorn Seap

properties like warehouses, factories, shophouses, etc. This was particularly evident in Sen Sok District where development was going on in 2016 and reached its peak the following

Founder/Director, Key Real Estate

year. Sen Sok’s neighboring district, Toul Kork, also saw the growth of its

As for rental price, the rates in Sen

Phsar Boeung Baitong, and in areas

property market due to the presence

Sok and Tuol Kork both increased.

along Mong Rithy Road and Phnom

and availability of many mixed-use

The rental rates in Sen Sok are still

Penh Thmey District where businesses

developments, residential/commercial

higher due to the transformation of

are located, prices jumped to

properties, and its location in-between

many vacant residential lands into

between USD $600 and USD $1,300

highly-developed and newly-developed

commercial or business areas. In

per month.

areas.

places like Phsar Boeung Chhouk and

The demand for rental service

Crispian Knowles Manager, Seaps Cambodia

last year was mostly from expats/ foreigners (both short term and long term). Stocks and customers were plentiful, but it was mostly a renter’s market. There was an oversupply of condominium units which drove the prices of similar properties down.

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EDI TO R I A L

When analysing our Phnom Penh rental indices for 2017, there was a noticeable reversal in the performance of residential rents as

Ross Wheble

Country Head, Knight Frank (Cambodia) Pte Ltd

compared with rents for commercial properties. Within the residential sector, we started to see the market shifting from a landlords’ market to a tenants’ market, with rents declining moderately towards the second half of 2017. Conversely, with the completion of Exchange Square and a number of other office buildings, commercial rents continued to record year-onyear growth.

The 2017 rental market in Cambodia continued to be very strong across both residential and commercial real estate and I would say the defining feature in the market was an increase in competition across all sectors. In the residential sector, the year consistently saw new apartment complexes and condominiums come online. We have noticed that a lot of these buildings have been priced much “smarter”

Grant Fitzgerald

Country Manager, Independent Property Services (IPS)

than in the past, as owners are now much more aware of the plethora of choices potential tenants now have and have adjusted pricing and services accordingly. The result of this increase in competition has been a

Occupancy rates in the commercial

now seeing the advantages of reducing

general softening of prices and a lot

sector are still very strong with most

rates in order to fill their buildings

more flexibility in lease terms and

‘well run’ buildings sitting between

up fast. An empty building makes no

conditions. Renovated and stand-alone

80-90 percent full. Again, similar to the

money and those that haven’t adjusted

apartments have seen the biggest

residential sector, we have observed

to market conditions will struggle

price correction as their price bracket

much more flexibility in pricing and

moving forward.

of between $500- $900/month now

lease terms and conditions. The

gives tenants the option of a unit in a

increase in competition has pushed

brand new apartment building with a

owners to review their pricing and it

pool and gym.

has become apparent that they are

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How will the strengths and weaknesses of Cambodia’s real estate market rental market play out in the course of 2018? to attract foreign investors. From

doors. This will inevitably slow down as

large developers to buyers of single

we get close to the election, however,

condominium units, foreign investors

the 2018 real estate has held up much

have played a large part in the fast

better than expected so far.

paced development of the industry,

Grant Fitzgerald

Country Manager, Independent Property Services (IPS)

especially in the last 5 years. A national

2018 will also see the much talked

election in any country makes market

about ‘supply factor’ hit the market.

conditions interesting, even more so

The over-supply of condominiums

in Cambodia. From previous elections,

and apartment buildings has been a

both local and foreign buyers and

much talked about weakness in the

sellers have taken “wait and see”

market over the past 2 years. We have

approach, a period which can last for 6

already seen a significant slowdown

months following the election.

in condominium sales in 2017 and this trend will continue throughout

Surprisingly, the market has been quite

2018. Hardest hit will be the higher

robust in 2018 to date. Everyone has

end developments with limited or no

been expecting a significant slowdown,

avenues to foreign markets as they

One of the Cambodian real estate

but the market has been continually

have to rely on local buyers who are

market’s biggest strengths in

active as we have had a steady stream

wary of the over-supply and have lost

recent years has been its ability

of foreign investors come through the

their appetite for the time being.

Meanwhile, it is hard to increase the

presence of many new development

rental price for serviced apartments

projects like boreys, factories, condos,

even if the demand increases because

malls, etc. in the area drives the prices

of oversupply of condos and similar

up. For example, a shophouse in the

properties in the market. The same

area can be rented out between USD

can be said of office space, whose

$1,000 and USD $2,000 per month,

rental prices appear to be stagnant.

which is way above the rate in other areas. Demand is also high because of

Sorn Seap

Founder/Director, Key Real Estate

But in the up-and-coming areas in the

the area’s big population.

suburbs of Phnom Penh, there is a big possibility of substantial increase

Chroy Changvar is also a good place

of rent for both commercial and

to have rental properties, but its

Just like in the previous years, rental

residential properties. However, just

full potential has yet to be realised

transactions this year are dependent

like in the past, it is still dependent on

with many big projects still under-

on how strong and stable is the

factors such as economic activities,

construction.

economic growth in a given area and

investors’ interest, and influx of people.

in the country as a whole.

Political stability is also important as

Southern Phnom Penh is also catching

it is crucial to economic growth and

up to the rest of the city with major

stability and flow of investment.

projects like a new airport, residential

Rental prices in well developed areas like BKK 1 increase slower compared

development, and infrastructure.

to those in up-and-coming areas. This

With regards to the best location for

For now, however, most property

is true for most rental properties,

rental properties in Phnom Penh,

transactions are limited to buying and

except some commercial properties.

Sen Sok is still on top because of the

selling of land.

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EDI TO R I A L

With a significant number of condominium units due for completion this year, we believe that the trends identified in 2017 will continue into 2018. Over the medium term, this will have beneficial ‘knock-on’ effects for the overall economy, helping to reduce the cost of living in Cambodia and making it more competitive

Crispian Knowles

compared with neighbouring countries

Manager, Seaps Cambodia

and cities. Office rents are expected to remain relatively flat during 2018 whilst everyone is eagerly awaiting the

The market has come under pressure

opening of Aeon Mall 2 later this year,

in 2018 when some of the significant

and it will be interesting to see the

condominium projects were completed;

level of pre-committed space and what

and these condo units add competition to the existing serviced apartment stock as buy-to-let investors seek to rent their units. This may put downward pressure

Ross Wheble

Country Head, Knight Frank (Cambodia) Pte Ltd

impact this may have on retail rents in Phnom Penh.

on rents.

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JOTUN B R I N G I N G T H E B E S T T O T H E W O R L D, AND CAMBODIA!

There are hundreds of paint

buildings such as Eiffel Tower in Paris,

and Powder Coatings. To date, it has

brands all over the world. There

France; Burj Khalifa skyscraper in

almost 40 production facilities around

are thousands of different paint

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE);

the world, including new ones in

products for sale. One particular

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore;

Oman, Philippines, and Myanmar.

brand stands out over the rest:

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur,

Jotun.

Malaysia; and several others in Saudi

Jotun’s reputation for keeping buildings

Arabia and China. Being the world’s

protected and beautiful for a long time

Consistent, uncompromising quality is

No.1 supplier for marine coatings,

followed it when the brand entered

what makes Jotun stand out. For nearly

Jotun also provided the paint used

the Cambodian market in 2003.

a century, Jotun has built a reputation

for MS Oasis of the Seas, one of the

as one of the best global paint

largest cruise ships in the world.

suppliers. Jotun has earned the trust

True to its core vision of “Jotun Protects Property”, Jotun did not

of property developers, homeowners,

Established in Norway in 1926, Jotun

disappoint when it was soon tapped

architects, and others for bringing

grew fast and soon became a force in

to supply paints for iconic homes

long-lasting quality and beauty to their

the global paint business. Currently,

and buildings around Phnom Penh

designs.

the company is present in more than

and other parts of Cambodia. Jotun

100 countries and on all continents.

supplied the paints used for Exchange

Jotun’s reputation for high standards

Square, International School of Phnom

and quality is such that it was chosen

Jotun’s focus is on Decorative paints,

Penh (ISPP), Phnom Penh International

for world-famous structures and

Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings

Airport, among many others. Jotun was

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also the paint of choice for many highend villas and apartments. “In Cambodia, Jotun has served the market for more than 15 years, and trusted by many businesses and homeowners to protect and beautify prestigious residences, luxury hotels and key infrastructure such as oil storage tanks, bridges and power plants,” said Svein Johan Stub, General Manager of Jotun Cambodia. “Looking around Phnom Penh’s skyline today, you will find that the most reputable and valuable properties made the wise decision of choosing Jotun paints. With a dedicated team in the principal company, and a wide retail distribution network – we have managed to gain the trust of building professionals and homeowners who want their properties to stay protected and beautiful. Jotun paints are definitely not cheap by the liter, but we are cheaper in the long run,” he added. Jotun’s successful entry into the Cambodian market, pushed the company to set up a full subsidiary, Jotun (Cambodia) Ltd., in 2011. “This enabled us to better support our customers in Cambodia through professional specification advice, technical service and inspections,” Mr Stub said.

One of these products is Jotashield

scaffolding and equipment. So over 12

Colour Extreme, a premium exterior

years, for example, even if the paint

paint designed to withstand the

material costs more, the total cost in

harshest tropical climates and

the property life cycle is still less than

considered one of the most durable

using a low price paint but having to

paints around. For painting building

repaint 2-3 times in the same period to

interiors, Majestic Perfect Beauty &

maintain the appearance,” he stressed.

Care, which emits almost no odor and incorporates anti-fungal and

“Secondly, the owners suffer a loss

anti-bacterial properties, is the gold

of reputation, lower rental yields, lost

standard.

income during shutdown, moving costs and the additional time and energy

While Jotun products are more

spent on sourcing and supervision.

expensive than comparable items in

These are hidden costs incurred when

the market, Mr Tan, Sales & Marketing

a low quality paint starts looking bad

Manager of Jotun Cambodia, stressed

and needs to be repainted. Perhaps

that their uncompromising stance on

most important of all, the peace of

quality makes them cheaper in the

mind and satisfaction of a proud

long run.

owner is priceless,” Mr Tan concluded.

“In the long run, high quality paints end up “cheaper”. Firstly, the major cost component in a painting job is

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not the paint – it is the manpower,

For Cambodia, Jotun products are mainly imported from Thailand and Malaysia, with specialty products coming from Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Norway. “These are tailor made by the company’s Research and Development lab in Southeast Asia to best perform in the tropical climate,” he said.

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WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE: B R E A K I N G C A M B O D I A’ S G L A S S C E I L I N G A number of Cambodian women actively contribute to the development of Cambodia’s Real

Tang Hour

President, Amatak Property Service

busy most of the time. Sometimes, I don’t have time for my family. Also, this job requires working “under the

Estate Industry. When in the past,

sun”, the reason why many Cambodian

women were expected to work from

women do not like it.

home, many women now work as

REAKH: Why is a career in real

CEOs, Managers and salespeople for

estate attractive to women?

real estate companies.

What is your advice to other women interested in having a

These women’s role in developing

career in real estate?

Cambodia’s real estate sector is significant and should not be underestimated.

REAKH: Please tell us about your background.

I think a career in real estate is not only for men, but also for women. It depends on whether they love their

Realestate.com.kh caught up with a

I am not a highly educated woman and

work or not. The present and future

few of these trailblazers. Khmer

my family only expected me to look

prospects for the real estate industry

Content Writer and Editor, Ky Kosal,

after the household. But that was not

are good. This generation of women

spoke to Tang Hour, President of

comfortable with me. Then I studied

has freedom to pursue their own

Amatak Property Service Co., Ltd,. and

English and started working at Hotel

careers. If you have a passion for real

Linna Nov, Assistant at NC Max World

Le Royal Phnom Penh, and then later

estate, go for it.

about their own experiences, role, and

for Sunway Hotel as a Spa Manager.

prospects for women in the industry.

Later, I decided to have my own business. I operated a beauty spa for

This article also includes an interview

seven years. In 2014, I began working

with Xiaohua Chen, legal counsel at

as a freelancer for a local real estate

ETC Law Group. While not Cambodian,

agency. I saw the great potential. So,

she nevertheless contributes a lot

in 2015, I started my own company,

to the advancement of the industry

Amatak Property Service.

through MsChen’s Real Property Lawfocused legal practice in Cambodia. The following are excerpts from their

greatest achievements? Greatest challenges? My interest in real estate started in

edited for content and clarity.

1997. I started buying several cheap

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Assistant, NC Max World

REAKH: What has been your

interviews. They have been slightly

View this article online at Realestate.com.kh.

Linna Nov

REAKH: Please tell us about your background.

flats in Phnom Penh, renovated them,

I was still completing my university

and then sold them at a higher price.

studies in Finance when I began my

Founding and owning a real estate

career in real estate. I have been

company is my greatest achievement.

selling and listing properties in

Clients trust me and we have many

Cambodia for the last 4 years and had

new and return clients. However, I am

my fair share of transactions. In my


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culture, women are kept in the house

I would like to encourage more young

Since these were once significant

before and after marriage and never

women to believe in themselves

symbols of industrial development

have any chance to gain financial

and come out of their shells so that

in Cambodia, resuming these two

independence like I have. Life is good

they can excel in their careers. You

projects not only pushed them

since I started to work at NC Max

just have to work hard, be honest,

forward, but also showed to investors

World. The company has taught me all

and maintain high ethical and moral

that Cambodia is developing way

that I need to know about the industry.

standards.

better than expected.

REAKH: What has been your greatest achievements? Greatest challenges?

Xiaohua Chen

Legal Counsel, ETC Law Group

The biggest challenge we are facing is the lack of transparency in Cambodia’s legal system. It is very hard to access

I started to work at NC Max World

updated legal documents and

while I was still in school. I decided

materials, especially their English

to work for the company because

translations, from public databases.

I wanted to come out of shell of women’s submissive culture in this

The number of multinational

country and to achieve financial

companies coming to Cambodia is

independence. The business has

increasing. They follow the classic

raised my self-confidence and taught

pattern of exploring new markets,

me professionalism in representing both seller and buyer.

REAKH: Please tell us about your background.

which requires accurate and updated laws and regulations for decisionmaking. This lack of legal transparency

I have listed and closed over USD $8

We first came here as investors. Seeing

could pose some problems in the

million in sales on my own listings and

the lack of property management

future. We are doing our best to make

buyers. This year, I have already closed

and professional advisory services

a clear legal analysis for our clients.

two large real estate transactions! I am

in Cambodia, me and my husband

now able to support my entire family

decided to leave Australia for

and provide them with a good, stable

Cambodia. We wanted to grow our

life.

own investment in a more sustainable

REAKH: Why is a career in real estate attractive to women? What is your advice to other women interested in having a career in real estate? The real estate business is very

and profitable way. We also found a dearth of legal services available to

These encouraged us to step in and

male-dominated industry. The call

focus on the Cambodia Real Estate

for gender equality will provide an

Industry.

opportunity for competent females

Many women do not have the freedom here and it is hard to have careers.

Greatest challenges?

opportunity and has believed in me and that is the main reason why I can do what I do.

career in real estate?

industry is still and will always be a

greatest achievements?

The company has given me an

women interested in having a

have the most investors in Cambodia.

working hard and can be ready 24/7.

But you just have to believe in yourself.

What is your advice to other

As far as I can see, the real estate

REAKH: What has been your

business is no easy task.

estate attractive to women?

the Chinese, despite the fact that they

attractive to women who do not mind

However, for agents, the real estate

REAKH: Why is a career in real

Our law firm was officially launched in March 2017. In 2017, we were honored to participate in two projects left over by history for more than ten

to get promoted, which means being female itself may be an advantage in this industry. Like us, female overseas legal-service providers are playing more than a simple role. A good application of our advantage in language and flexibility will no doubt help advance our careers.

years, respectively the Oil Refinery Project in Kampot Province and Gold Tower 42 in Phnom Penh city center.

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CAMBODIA REAL ESTATE AWARDS: M O S T P R E S T I G I O U S A N D AWA I T E D E V E N T I N C A M B O D I A’ S P R O P E R T Y S E C T O R

Months after it was launched, the

A first in Cambodia’s history, the

and Estate Agents Association (CVEA)

inaugural Cambodia Real Estate

goal of the CREA is to recognize the

and Ministry of Economy and Finance

Awards (CREA) 2018 is entering its

achievements of the Cambodian real

(MEF).

final stages, with less than a month

estate industry objectively and on a

before the results are out and the

wholly inclusive basis. With its focus on

There are 30 agency and individual

winners recognised and rewarded.

objectivity and inclusiveness, the CREA

awards up for grabs in the CREA.

is geared to be the benchmark for

The Agency Based Awards are: Real

similar undertakings in the future.

Estate Agency of the Year; Best Up

CREA, which is the most prestigious and awaited event in the entire

and Coming Agency of the Year (Rising

Cambodia real estate sector this year,

Realestate.com.kh, Cambodia’s leading

Tiger Award); Regional Agency Award;

was officially launched with much

property portal and marketing agency,

Valuation Company of the Year;

fanfare and excitement last 26 March

is the lead organiser of the event, with

Property Management Agency of the

2018 at Lumiere Hotel.

support from Cambodian Valuers

Year; Commercial Agency of the Year;

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People’s Choice Award; and Employer

of Cambodia in charge as Director

compiling submissions to the CREA

of Choice Award.

General of the General Department

to ensure all information relating

of Financial Industry, Ministry of

to criteria has been submitted and

Individual Awards are: Service to the

Economy and Finance (MEF), said they

presented to the MEF in a uniform

Industry Award (Hall of Famer), Rookie

are happy to support the undertaking.

manner.

Agent Award (The Rising Tiger) and

“The CREA, led by Realestate.com.

the Agent of the Year Awards, which

kh and CVEA, is an event to reward

Numerous nominations were

is divided into 6 categories: Sales

those agents and agencies that are

submitted. Many of the nominees are

Agent of the Year; Rental Agent of

running legitimate operations in

among the most well-known names in

the Year; Commercial Agent of the

Cambodia – and pushing themselves

the Kingdom’s property sector. Entries

Year; Valuation Agent of the Year; and

to build stronger and better real estate

were submitted online or directly to

Property Manager of the Year.

businesses. It is with pride that the

the organizers.

MEF joins Realestate.com.kh and CVEA During its launching, Tom O’Sullivan,

in this endeavor,” he stressed.

CEO of Realestate.com.kh, said CREA

The nominees include C-Herald Property Service, 995 Home

is one way for Realestate.com.kh to

Kim Heang, President of CVEA, said the

International Property Management,

give back to the real estate industry.

CREA is part of the effort to showcase

Daily Realty Group, Khmer Foundation

“This also offers an opportunity for

Cambodia to the outside world. “From

Appraisals, Key Real Estate,

all businesses in the industry to

now on, we should hold this event

Independent Property Services (IPS),

celebrate the achievements that

more often, so we can give value to

Southeast Asia Property Services

have been made. We are delighted

the best agent, best valuer, to the best

(SEAPS), Freer Properties, Yi Fung

to launch the Cambodia Real Estate

people in the real estate industry. We

Real Estate Services, CBRE Cambodia,

Awards 2018, with support from the

need to promote our own industry,

NC Max World, Century 21 Dream

Ministry of Economy and Finance;

we need to promote Cambodia to the

Property, Cambodia Properties Limited

and we sincerely hope that this

outside world,” he said.

(CPL), and Huttons CPL.

or professionalism, competition and

After the nominations deadline

The distinguished panel of

excellence for the Cambodian real

passed on 6 June 2018, the Cambodia

judges is headed by Sok Siphana,

estate industry as a whole,” he said.

Investment Management (CIM) took

Managing Partner at the prestigious

all entries from the Awards website

SokSiphana&Associates. Also on

For his part, His Excellency Mey Vann,

and turned them over to the MEF. As

the panel are Steven Path, Founder

Delegate of the Royal Government

official supervisor, CIM is tasked with

and CEO of Pathmazing, a leading

awards series will lead to a new era

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e-Commerce platform, who is also

those agents, agencies and sales

Phnom Penh Phokeethra for the

the co-founder of a tech start-up

teams that are truly most deserving.

Awarding Ceremony and Gala Dinner

in America’s famous Silicon Valley

I look forward to this year’s event,

on 6 July 2018. Several hundred

and President of Cambodia’s ICT

and the years that will follow for this

people, including high-government

Federation; Simon Vancliff, Investment

prestigious event. I thank Realestate.

officials, property developers, real

and Development Director of ING

com.kh for this great opportunity,” he

estate agents, and others are expected

Holdings, who is also the Vice-

stressed.

to grace the occasion.

Estate and Construction Committee;

Each of the judges will rate the entries

Award winners will receive many

Teng Rithy, Founder and Director at

on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 as the

benefits in terms of exposure,

R’Investment; and Anthony Galliano,

highest score possible. An online

branding, and recognition. Finalists

Group Chairman at CIM.

public voting process was integrated

and Awards winners will get the

into CREA, allowing the general public

prestigious CREA seal, an iconic trophy

Mr Sok said he is proud to be the

to voice their opinions on who are

and a certification of personal or

leading judge in the Cambodia Real

the most deserving of the accolades .

company achievement.

Estate Awards. “I am proud to be the

Public voting, which closed on June 30,

inaugural CREA’s head judge. As the

carries a 5 percent weight.

Chairman of EuroCham Cambodia Real

values of this event suggest, we will manage the judging process with the

After the judging process is completed

utmost respect to the nominees and

and the results are announced, the

greater industry. The judging panel

winners and the broader real estate

will be impartial, thorough and reward

industry will be gathered at Sofitel

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KEY INVESTMENT AREAS OF CAMBODIA A N E X C E R P T F R O M T H E R E A L E S TAT E .C O M . K H CAMBODIA INVESTMENT GUIDE 2018/2019

The following article is a short

defining factor influencing their

excerpt from the Realestate.

next property purchase. Phnom

com.kh Cambodia Investment

Penh was the overwhelming first

Guide 2018/2019. The Realestate.

choice for location with 65 percent

com.kh Cambodia Investment

of respondents choosing the capital

Guide contains the most up to

for their property purchase.1 Other

date information related to the

in demand areas were the rapidly

Cambodian real estate market

developing Sihanoukville (15 percent

and is the most comprehensive

of respondents), and the prime tourist

document for prospective real

destination, Siem Reap (10 percent).2

estate investors currently available in the market. The full report

Phnom Penh is the capital and

covers a wide overview of the

the most heavily populated city of

market; including Cambodia

Cambodia, home to almost 3 million

demographic and social profiles,

permanent residents. Situated where

key industry and trading

both the TonlĂŠ Sap and Mekong

partnerships, GDP & FDI growth

Rivers meet, Phnom Penh has been

trends, Sino-Cambodian relations,

the capital city of the Kingdom of

political situation, infrastructural

Cambodia since the mid-1860s. Since

developments, property ownership

these humble beginnings, Phnom

laws and regulations, tax and

Penh has grown to become the

financing considerations for

nation’s unquestionable demographic

malls, skyscrapers and five-star hotels,

investors, regional location profiles,

and economic center, as well as the

to a variety of eateries and eclectic

investment regulations and much

hub for foreign investment, security,

entertainment options, Phnom Penh is

more.

politics and diplomacy.3 Phnom Penh,

drawing guests from all over the world.

in 2015, was second only to Laos in Phnom Penh The Realestate.com.kh Consumer

Southeast Asia for the fastest rate of

The main economy of Phnom Penh

urban spatial extension, as indicated

is based on commercial interests

by the World Bank.4

such as garments, trading, and small and medium enterprises. While the

Sentiment Survey in December 2016 demonstrated that 51 percent

The city now offers all you would

CBD of the city is home to a host of

of the 5,000 survey respondents

expect from an Asian metropolis.

banks, retail outlets and other trading

believed that location was the

From expansive shopping centers,

ventures, the outskirts of Phnom Penh,

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spilling over into the surrounding

to watch in coming years, seeing a

defining factor for investors seeking

Kandal Province, is defined by huge

wealth of new development projects

strong rental returns and appreciation.

zones of manufacturing factories,

and growing demand from both local

warehouses and other industries.

and international developers, local

Another trend we will see more and

home seekers and investors. These

more of are mixed-development

Although Siem Reap is considered the

locations are very close to central

complexes, including condo, office

premier destination in Cambodia in

Phnom Penh yet lack the congestion of

space, hotels and retail. Realestate.

terms of tourism, Phnom Penh leads

downtown, and property prices remain

com.kh suggests that the reason for

the Nation in foreign visitor arrivals.

considerably cheaper.7

this is that developers are aware of

2016 saw 2.8 million international

a potential oversupply in the pure-

visitors to the capital, which accounted

The condo boom started in Phnom

condo market in 2018-19 and are

for 49.1 percent of Cambodia’s total

Penh, and remains the leading

thus hedging their bets with mixed

arrivals for the year. This soared by

destination for new project launches.

development offerings. Mixed-use

25 percent in 2017 to 4.2 million

Sihanoukville is the next destination

developments also grant a more

passengers, which means Phnom

seeing swift growth in this sector,

holistic offer to condo investors,

Penh’s annual visitor count has

but offers no comparison to Phnom

creating an ecosystem for their

officially doubled in the last five years.

Penh. With projections anticipating

property asset to appreciate faster.

With predictions anticipating another

that the total supply of condominiums

20 percent growth, it is more than

could reach a figure of 37,570 by the

Commercial property is also

likely that 2018 will see over 5 million

end of 2020, it is important to look

transforming Phnom Penh. The

international arrivals visit Phnom

at the price, location and investment

demand for both high-grade and mid-

Penh.

trends that are driving such a rapid

level office space throughout Phnom

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uphill trajectory for the capital’s

Penh is growing, with a variety of new

The Phnom Penh Master Plan 2035

condominium market, and whether

high-rise projects being available

seeks to dictate urban planning for the

the market outlook is sustainable.8

or due to be completed in the next

expansion of the city and construct

Quality and location will remain the

years. Grade B and C office complexes

new infrastructure to accommodate the growing population. Until now, the city has had no zoning regulations of note nor identifiable urban development planning.6 Chamkarmon District of Phnom Penh boasts the highest land prices

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in Cambodia, with prices reaching

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up to USD $6,000 per square meter. Developers are pushing prices up in

Wat Phnom

downtown areas, seeking prime lots to build commercial, residential and retail

Phnom Penh International Airport

projects. Similar trends are being seen

Olympic Market

in Tonle Bassac, Daun Penh and Toul

Independence Monument

Kork Districts. Other upcoming Phnom Penh residential property areas include the

3

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

west and south of the city generally. Chroy Changvar is another area 2

Hun Sen Blvd.

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remain the most popular choices for

retail market. Meanwhile, local retailers

Phnom Penh. The province covers a

local businesses, as Grade A office

continue to grow and expand their

total of 2,537 square meters, where

space is generally too expensive for

operations in leaps and bounds.

two-thirds of the total area is hill and

most local businesses and start-ups.

plateau.14

Nevertheless, the city now caters to

An outstanding trend is the advent

all types of business operations and

of high quality shopping centers and

Sihanoukville has become a significant

budgets, with many more commercial

malls. Cambodia’s first international

part of the country’s economic growth

complexes in the pipeline.

shopping mall opened its doors in

due to the rapid flow of foreign

June 2014: Aeon Mall. Every weekend

direct investment into the province,

According to CBRE Cambodia’s

the mall is full of shoppers, many

particularly from Chinese investors.

Q1 2018 MarketView, the overall

of whom travel from the provinces

Surrounding areas of Ream National

supply of office space in Phnom

to experience the Nation’s first

Park, Koh Kong and the second largest

Penh increased 4 percent quarter-

international standard shopping

island off the shores of Sihanoukville,

on-quarter, whilst supply grew by

center. Aeon has since seen high

Koh Rong, have also been subject

approximately 11 percent during 2017.

demand for store space from both

to major infrastructure, tourism and

Despite increasing supply, occupancy

international and local retailers. A new

property developments.15

remained steady over the quarter at

breed of international franchisers,

82.7 percent, the highest rate since

who have for many years ignored

In 2017, Sihanoukville hosted over

early 2009. Approximately 160,000

the Cambodian market and refused

1 million local arrivals and 470,000

square meters of office space is under

to enter it, see the attractiveness of

foreign visitors. Of these international

construction and due to be delivered

occupying slots in complexes such as

visitors, Chinese accounted for

during the coming 21 months.10

Aeon Mall as it reflects international

120,000. One of the major reasons for

standards of retail space and retail

this tourism growth is the opening of

space management.

Sihanoukville International Airport to

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The growth of the Phnom Penh commercial property market is only

include ongoing international flights

set to continue in the future, especially

In December 2017, Phnom Penh’s

from China, Vietnam, Philippines and

since Cambodia has joined the

retail supply increased to 174,404

Malaysia, among other destinations.

AEC, and whilst Chinese businesses

square meters of net lettable area,

Domestic flights also increased their

continue to enter the market. Many

showing a 11.5 percent year-on-year

frequency throughout 2017, leading

developers are aware of this emerging

growth rate, according to Knight Frank

to an overall passenger traffic increase

business class and are developing

Cambodia. If all projects currently

of 182.2 percent from the previous

projects to house a new generation

underway are completed, Phnom Penh

year. The construction of a new airport

of workers. Some of these are only

can expect to see 592,475 square

terminal promises to increase capacity

available for rent, while others are

meters of net lettable area by 2020.

to 500,000 passengers per year.

strata titled for investors to purchase

Major projects in the pipeline include

The expansion plan is on track to be

outright.11

Aeon Mall 2 in Sen Sok and Phnom

completed by the end of 2018.16

Penh Megamall (formerly Parkson The Phnom Penh retail property

Mall) located along Russian Boulevard,

It is anticipated by the Sihanoukville

market is undergoing vast changes,

among many other retail spaces within

Tourism Department that the influx of

and these changes are altering the

mixed-use developments and smaller

tourists, in particular Chinese tourists,

face of the city. International brands

community malls.

will continue to increase dramatically

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are joining the burgeoning Cambodian market faster than ever. Some of these

over the coming years, due in part Sihanoukville

new brands are specifically chasing

to the expected growth of the casino industry. The seaside province hosts

the increasingly available aspirational

Sihanoukville is located in the

over 24 registered casinos.17

middle class dollar; others are focusing

southwest corner of Cambodia. It is

Further to this, the Grand Union

on the Khmer and expat high-end

230 kilometers from the capital city of

Group has received permission in

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Koh Rong

Prek Treng Beach

High Point Rope Park

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

Mlop Chrey Beach

Golden Lions Roundabout 4

Independence Beach Sokha Beach

Ochheuteal Beach

Koh Rong Sanloem Otres Beach

2017 to build another airport in Koh Kong Province. Although this is not directly in the province, it still represents another key point of access which is within a few hours driving distance. Construction is anticipated to commence on this airport in early

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2018, and is forecasted to have a total

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investment of USD $500 million.

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A four-lane expressway connecting Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville is due to commence in early 2018, following a major Memorandum of Understanding signed in January 2018, outlining a loan from the Chinese Government.19

• A 320 million USD development • Once completed, will be capable of employing up to 100,000 workers • Spans over 11 square kilometers

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) is the largest in the nation

Sihanoukville is also a trade hub, connecting Cambodia-based manufacturers to the world. The

garments, coal, steel, fertilizers, rice

The Sihanoukville real estate

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS)

and oil, and will improve the efficiency

market has witnessed a rapid rise

is set to build a USD $200 million

of cargo shipments and larger

of fortunes, with investments into

container terminal as part of an

passenger vessels entering and exiting

manufacturing and real estate coming

expansion project which is due for

Sihanoukville. This will lower costs of

as a result of these improvements to

completion by 2022. This multipurpose

logistics for Cambodia-based traders.

port will serve imports and exports of

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investment value into the Kingdom’s

Neak Pean

coastal province has reached USD $310 million.21 The presence of the

Angkor Thom

Chinese-operated Sihanoukville

Srah Srang

Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), along

Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport

with the Sihanoukville Autonomous

Angkor Wat

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Port, has established Sihanoukville as not only a destination for tourism, but an economic hub for international businesses to set up. Condominium development is

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relatively new for Sihanoukville Phnom Krom

Province, but is a trend that is growing quickly. The first major projects were launched in 2015, equating to around

Siem Reap

1,400 condo units. During the first half of 2017, six more residential condominium projects comprising a combined total of 5,700 units were announced. New launches continue into 2018, with no sign of slowing.22 Many of these projects are also mixed-

residents.24

with over one million international

use, meaning a significant supply of retail space is also being created.

visitors per year. The Siem Reap The province is home to the Tonle Sap

International Airport is the second

Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

biggest airport in the Kingdom. The

Rental and sales prices in the region

This vast waterway was deemed the

first four months of 2017 saw 682,480

have seen dramatic increases over

first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in

arrivals (including both domestic and

the last two years on the back of

1997, due to its rich biodiversity and in

international), which is an increase

Chinese investments, and these prices

order to promote sustainability in the

of over 100,000 arrivals from the

continue to rise. As a result, many local

region. This area is also home to many

previous year. Direct international

and European investors are looking

Vietnamese and Cham communities

flights are primarily from other Asian

to nearby areas such as Kampot and

living in floating villages around the

nations, such as Vietnam, Singapore,

Kep which are less influenced by the

lake.

Philippines, China, Thailand and

Chinese spending power.23

Japan.26 Phnom Kulen National Park is also

Siem Reap

located in this province, approximately

In October 2016, the Cambodian

48 kilometers from Siem Reap

Government signed an agreement with

Siem Reap is located about 314

City, and attracts visitors to its two

China’s state-run Yunnan Investment

kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh,

waterfalls and the “river of 1,000

Holdings to build a new USD $880

connected by National Road 6. Siem

lingas”, a carved riverbed abounding

million airport to serve Siem Reap.27

Reap is around 10,299 kilometers

with unique insights into the 900 B.C.

Construction has commenced in 2018,

squared, divided into 11 districts with

culture in which it was created.

and approximately USD $500 million

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one central town and 13 sangkats,

will be spent on the first and second

including 87 communes and 921

The province’s Angkor Wat temple

stages of the airport, while the final

villages. The population of the province

complex has turned Siem Reap into

phase will cost an additional USD $300

is approximately 200,000 permanent

a world-renowned travel destination,

million. Once finished, the airport will

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have a maximum handling capacity of

Phnom Penh. Villas, shophouses and

may mean higher risk exists for Siem

10 million passengers per annum. It is

low-lying apartment buildings remain

Reap retailers when investing funds

anticipated that construction will take

the norm. Large scale apartment

into rented buildings and/or land

up to five years to complete.28

or condo construction is limited in

for retail or tourism purposes. New

Siem Reap due to protective caveats

businesses sitting on 5-10 year leases

Therefore, one of the key drivers of the

around airspace anywhere near the

will naturally be reluctant to extend

real estate market in Siem Reap is the

temple complexes. However, this

or dramatically refurbish current

tourism industry.

trend is beginning to shift with more

premises on that rental property, due

launches entering the market in 2018.

to concerns over rental increases once

Some investors look for hotels or

Borey development on the outskirts

their contract lapses.30

tourism ventures, others are looking

of the city is also an emerging theme,

for residential ownership for personal

as more Cambodians move to live

Land prices have increased by around

use. Major agricultural investments are

and work in the province, and Siem

15 to 20 percent in 2018, according

also being made across the province,

Reap locals move from homes in the

to industry insiders. This swift growth

with fertile soils fed by the Tonle Sap

downtown area to make the most of

is attributed to the influx of Chinese

Lake.

higher land prices.

investors entering the market and the

Although data remains scattered, it is

Siem Reap retail property prices peak

land in Siem Reap City can fetch up to

estimated that there are almost 600

in locations around the Old Market/

USD $1,500 per square meter, land

hotels in Siem Reap.29 International

Pub Street area thanks to the constant

along main roads up to USD $1,000

brands such as Hyatt, Sofitel and

stream of tourists passing through

per square meter, and land on less

Raffles all have hotels situated in Siem

these areas. Some tenants coming to

trafficked, smaller roads averaging

Reap.

the end of long leases in these popular

around USD $500 per square meter.31

The Siem Reap residential market is

areas have faced over 300 percent

substantially less dense than that of

rent increases. Limited lease lengths

launch of new airport plans. Prime

Endnotes

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2017”; http://www.tourismcambodia.org/

www.realestate.com.kh/news/Chinese-

1 Ibid.

– CBRE Cambodia”: http://www.cbre.com.

images/mot/statistic_reports/Executive%20

Investors-Dominate-Real-Estate-Market-in-

2 “Realestate.com.kh Consumer Sentiment

kh/2018/01/phnom-penh-marketview-q4-

Summary%20Report%20in%20April%20

Sihanoukville/

Survey (December 2016)”: https://www.

2017-cbre-cambodia/

2017.pdf

24 “Siem Reap”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

realestate.com.kh/survey-reports/

11 “The rise of Strata Titled Office Space in

17 “Big trouble in little China? Exploring

Siem_Reap

3 “Phnom Penh Travel Guide”: https://www.

Phnom Penh”: https://www.realestate.com.kh/

Chinese investment in Sihanoukville”: https://

25 “Land in Siem Reap: Buyers Guide”: https://

insightguides.com/destinations/asia-pacific/

news/the-rise-of-strata-titled-office-space-in-

www.phnompenhpost.com/post-depth-

www.realestate.com.kh/news/land-in-siem-

cambodia/phnom-penh/overview

phnom-penh/

business/big-trouble-little-china-0

reap/

4 “Urban Expansion in Cambodia”:

12 “Cambodia Real Estate Highlights - H2

18 “Sihanoukville: Cambodia’s next real estate

26 “Tourism Statistics Report April 2017”:

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/

2017 - Knight Frank Cambodia”: http://www.

boom town”: https://www.realestate.com.

http://www.catacambodia.com/Cambodia%20

feature/2015/01/26/urban-expansion-in-

knightfrank.com/publications/cambodia-real-

kh/news/sihanoukville-cambodias-next-real-

Tourism%20Statistic-2017-April.pdf

cambodia

estate-highlights-h2-2017-5331.aspx

estate-boom-town/

27 “Siem Reap airport’s future up in the air”:

5 “Rapid passenger and tourism growth

13 “Phnom Penh Megamall aims to cut

19 “Key agreements signed with China

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/

dictates new airport for capital”: https://

down need to shop overseas”: https://www.

on expressway, airport”: https://www.

siem-reap-airports-future-air

centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/

phnompenhpost.com/post-property/phnom-

khmertimeskh.com/50101599/key-

28 “Time frame set for Siem Reap Airport

phnom-penh-airport-rapid-passenger-and-

penh-megamall-aims-cut-down-need-shop-

agreements-signed-china-expressway-airport/

Construction”; http://www.phnompenhpost.

tourism-growth-dictates-new-airport-for-

overseas ; “Mega Aeon 2 Enters in 2018”:

20 “Special Report on Sihanoukville

com/post-property/timeframe-set-siem-reap-

cambodias-capital-396108

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25914/

Autonomous Port by Realestate.com.kh”:

airport-construction

6 “Capital’s Urban Master Plan Adopted”:

mega-aeon-2-enters-in-2018/

https://www.realestate.com.kh/news/Special-

29 “Siem Reap Hotels: Too Many Or Not

http://construction-property.com/read-

14 “CBRE Special Report on Sihanoukville”:

Report-on-Sihanoukville-Autonomous-Port-

Enough?”: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/

news-337

https://www.realestate.com.kh/news/CBRE-

by-Realestate-com-kh/

news/14681/siem-reap-hotels--too-many-or-

7 “Phnom Penh land prices predicted to drop

Cambodia-Special-Report-on-Sihanoukville/;

21 ‘Sihanoukville: Cambodia’s next real estate

not-enough-/

slightly in 2018”: http://construction-property.

“Sihanoukville Mid-year Review”: http://www.

boom town?’;

30 “The Ultimate Guide To Siem Reap”:

com/read-news-1020

cbre.com.kh/2017/10/sihanoukville-mid-year-

https://www.realestate.com.kh/news/

https://www.realestate.com.kh/location-

8 Phnom Penh MarketView – Q4 2017 –

review/

sihanoukville-cambodias-next-real-estate-

profiles/ultimate-guide-siem-reap/

CBRE Cambodia”: https://www.cbre.com.kh/

15 “Koh Rong Land Hard Titles Released

boom-town/

31 “Chinese property hunters zero in on

wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Cambodia_

Today to Fasttrack Island Development Plan”:

22 “Sihanoukville condo project on track”:

Siem Reap”: https://www.phnompenhpost.

Phnom-Penh_Marketview_2018_Q1-2.pdf

https://www.realestate.com.kh/news/Koh-

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087736/

com/supplements-post-property/chinese-

9 “The Ultimate Guide To Phnom Penh”:

Rong-Land-Hard-Titles-Released-Today-to-

sihanoukville-condo-project-track/

property-hunters-zero-siem-reap

https://www.realestate.com.kh/location-

Fasttrack-Island-Development-Plan/

23 “Chinese Investors Dominate Real

profiles/the-ultimate-guide-to-phnom-penh/

16 “Tourism Cambodia, Statistics Report April

Estate Market in Sihanoukville”: https://

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DANGKAO DISTRICT: PRIMED FOR DEVELOPMENT

As major real estate developments

square kilometers. Dangkao District is

homes and abundance of factories

flocking into central Phnom Penh

divided into 13 sangkats (communes),

that have encouraged more people to

drive up the value of real property,

namely: Dangkao, Pong Tuek, Prey

move into the area.”

many developers have shifted their

Veaeng, Prey Sar, Krang Pongro,

attention to new areas with cheaper

Prateah Lang, Sak Sampov, Cheung

The population of Dangkao increased

land. These areas include Dangkao

Aek, Kong Noy, Preaek Kampues,

from 92,461 in 1998 to more than

District, which has recently

Roluos, Spean Thma, and Tien.

200,000 today. He said that compared

generated interests from local and foreign property developers.

to other up-and-coming areas like Kim Heang, President of the

Chbar Ampov or Chroy Changvar,

Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents

Dangkao has cheaper land, which

Located in the southern part of

Association (CVEA), said, “The potential

is attractive to people in the low-

Phnom Penh, Dangkao is the capital

of Dangkao is similar to Por Sen Chey

middle and middle-income brackets.

city’s largest suburb occupying 197.89

due to low land price, affordable

“Dangkao is very ideal for residential

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L OCA T I O N P R O F I LE

and industrial development like

as key areas for development in the

at local buyers. Seng Oudom, Sales

building houses or factories,” Mr Kim

district. “These areas have existing

Executive at Phnom Penh Home Land

stressed.

infrastructure and are the most

(PPHL), said Dangkao has a greater

promising in terms of property and

potential compared to other suburb

economic development,” he said.

locations because of its inclusion in the

Mam Sereypanha, CEO at Easy Property Investment, said

government’s latest development plan,

development in an urban area usually

Mr Hay noted the increase of real

moves towards the suburbs after

property value in the area over the

some time. “Dangkao is still behind

years. “Before, land along the main

“The area is close to the city center,

Sen Sok in terms of amenities and

road fetches below USD $100 per

well-elevated, and is served by an

infrastructure. But it is located very

square meter. But now, the same can

excellent road system that includes the

close to the city and has already

be bought at USD $150 to USD $250

Hun Sen Boulevard,” he pointed out.

become a target area for borey and

per square meter,” he said.

plot land projects,” he said. Dangkao

among other factors.

PPHL recently completed a plot land

is a mere 10 kilometers away from the

According to him, land in the village

project in another part of Dangkao,

city center.

areas and along less important roads

Sangkat Spean Thmor. The project

are priced between USD $40 to USD

comes in two parts, occupying 15 and

According to the 2017 Housing

$100 per square meter, dependent

8 hectares, respectively.

Market and Outlook Report by Vtrust

on its location and potential. “But for

Appraisal, Dangkao is number three

agricultural lands, the price is only USD

Mr Seng said buying a general land

housing supplier in 2017 after Por

$5 to USD $10 per square meter,” he

or plot land in Dangkao is a good

Sen Chey and Sen Sok. The area

stressed.

investment, with an investment return

has 26 major developments and 37

of 40 percent to 60 percent after one

smaller-scale projects underway. Once

Dangkao is home to many garment

completed, these projects will result in

factories and several borey

a combined 17,000 available units.

development projects, including: Borey

“For those who invest in general

Chip Mong, Borey Piphup Thmey,

land or any plot land projects, which

Hay Ravy, Marketing and Sales

Borey Chamkar Dong, Borey Lim

are well constructed according to a

Manager of Daily Realty Group,

Chheang Hor, Borey Phnom Meas, and

standard master plan, same as what

said the presence of cheap, readily-

Borey Lim Chheang Hak.

PPHL is doing- with adequate sewage

available land in Dangkao offers many

year.

system, quality roads, lights, and

opportunities. Mr Hay identified Prey

Dangkao is also host to many ongoing

water system- their land will increase

Sar, Cheung Aek and Sangkat Dangkao

plot land projects that are targeted

in value between 40 percent to 60

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percent after one year,” he stressed. Mr Seng said a subdivision plot land fetches between USD $15,000 to USD $100,000. Mr Seng said PPHL will invest in another location in Dangkao because they believe in the area’s potential. While everyone agrees on Dangkao’s potential, some people think there is more to it. “The future development of the Dangkao area is unpredictable. No one knows what will happen if such a huge project as Aeon Mall 2 will officially open in nearby Sen Sok,” Mr Mam said. AEON Mall 2, which is slated to become Cambodia’s largest shopping and recreation center, will open sometime this year. Search for properties in Dangkao now on Realestate.com.kh

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HOME FITNESS CONSIDERATIONS BY GEORGE FOOSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR S P O R T S E N G I N E E R I N G A N D R E C R E AT I O N A S I A LT D

constantly exposed to promotions for this level of product. Higher priced but much more effective, safe, and higher quality home fitness equipment is generally found in specialty shops or health boutiques. When considering the purchase of home fitness equipment the three things to plan for are: 1) your budget, 2) your space, and 3) your intended use and benefits you are looking for. Budget As the introduction hinted at – always buy quality. If you can’t afford the cash outlay use an extended payment plan. Quality means buying from the leading brands found in the best health clubs. Quality means better biomechanics Home fitness has come a long way

and lower quality equipment is

and ergometric design. Quality means

since the days of the old tummy

generally sold to what the industry

good warranties, after sales service,

belt or conveyer belt walking

calls “entry level” consumers. This

and a good secondary market should

treadmill. Today, home fitness is a

segment is made up of first time

you want to sell or trade-up later.

sophisticated industry with many

home fitness buyers who can be

Quality also means better features,

layers of designs, manufacturers,

tempted to impulse buy through TV

and programs that are equal or even

and categories of equipment. In

marketing programs or department

better than those found in the best

general, the industry’s offerings are

store sales programs. The “entry

clubs. Quality means there is a better

divided into price and consumer

level” segment of the market is very

chance that the machine will not

sophistication sectors. Lower priced

large which explains why people are

become a permanent clothes rack.

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Space

Cardiovascular Training Equipment

offer advanced functional training on converging arc design technology.

Depending on what your ultimate goal

If you haven’t determined what is

The better quality personal gyms and

is space doesn’t have to be a limiting

your favorite piece of cardiovascular

multi gyms will provide 20-22 different

factor. Nearly any condominium

equipment take your workout shoes

exercises on all areas of the body with

or apartment can support a single

with you when you look at equipment

easy to use adjustments to change

piece of cardiovascular equipment.

and try them all out. Generally, in

from one exercise to another.

The question to ask yourself is how

order of popularity cardiovascular

do I balance my intended use with

home fitness equipment includes:

the space I have to allocate for

treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers,

home fitness? If you have an unused

upright or recumbent bikes, rowing

A twin tier dumbbell rack and five to

bedroom you can probably create a

machines, and stair-steppers. Many

ten pair of rubber coated dumbbells

complete home gym or share your

people who have developed leg

along with a flat to inclined adjustable

home gym with a home office. If you

problems have found a new lease on

bench is a nice addition or alternative

are like most people, however, you

life through the development of the

to a personal gym if budget or

burn some fat between trips to the

cross trainers, which have no impact

space is a problem. However, most

gym? Is the home going to be the

and also provide upper and lower

exercises done with this equipment

primary place you exercise? Are you

body exercise. Rowing machines are

is upper body specialization of the

looking to strengthen and tone? Do

also excellent all body conditioners.

arms and back. Free Weights using

Dumbbells, Benches and Free Weights

will need to have your treadmill, cross trainer or home gym near a form of distraction like a window with a view or within sight of a television to provide exercise entertainment and get you motivated to get off of the sofa. Intended Use Are you interested in exercising on your own time? Do you just want to

you want to have a full body workout? Who else in your family will use the

Olympic Bars and Weight Plates are Personal Gyms and Multi Gyms

equipment or the facility you make?

not recommended for the home environment unless one always

Whatever the answers to these

Personal gyms are single weight stack

has a workout partner and a strong

questions there are quality machines

strength trainers allowing one person

soundproof floor.

to match your space and intended use.

to exercise. Multi Gyms have two to

Remember, if you can’t afford to build

four weight stacks and thus allow more

Contact :

it all at once, buy quality and phase

than one person to use the machine

Mr. Anthony Gaglardi

your home gym. If you are serious

at the same time. Both types come in

Seara Country Manager

about investing in your health you will

different quality and price levels. Some

anthony@searasports.com

regret going the entry level route just

multi gyms are also warranted by the

Tel: 016 577 669

so you can get everything at once.

manufacture for sale into the common area fitness centers of apartments,

Equipment Selection

condominiums and resorts. This is generally a sign of a good, robust

When selecting home fitness

commercial design ensuring safe use

equipment you will be looking at three

and good biomechanics and user

considerations:

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CAMBODIA: ONLY A FEW BANKS OFFER LOANS TO CONDOMINIUM SECTOR

The Banking sector of Cambodia

Nearly USD $4 billion was loaned out

Loans for construction projects

is highly competitive with around

to the construction and real estate

reached USD $1.52 billion, personal

60 banks and other major financial

sectors last year, but the money came

home loans USD $1.48 billion, and

institutions jockeying for position

from a just few banks. Latest figures

loans for real estate trade were valued

and competing for market share in

from the National Bank of Cambodia

at USD $917 million.

a country of 16 million people.

(NBC) show that in 2017 USD $3.91 billion was loaned out to the

It was noted, however, that most banks

There are currently 39 commercial

construction and real estate sectors,

stayed away from direct lending to real

banks, 15 specialized banks, and 6

representing 24.28 percent of the USD

estate. For the ones that do so the

foreign banks representative offices in

$16.10 billion total loan portfolio for

amount is much smaller compared

the country.

2017.

to other sectors or industries. Risks

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apparently dissuade these banks from

developers to create specific offers

reason for lesser bank involvement in

getting more involved with the sector.

for their buyers. As regards direct

real estate projects in Cambodia.

financing to developers, the Bank has The risks that banks often think about

a careful approach, but we welcome

“When a bank approves a loan to

when dealing with the real estate

them to come and meet our team so

developers, they think about “risk”.

sector include: Market (oversupply

we can discuss their projects,” he said.

Whereas developers may not think

results in inability to sell properties),

much about it. Developers usually

Financial (lack/run out of funds to

Since its launching last year, BRED

think about the profit of the property

complete the project), Developer

Bank, the only European bank in

investment, reputation of the

(unmet completion schedules, sub-

Cambodia, has disbursed a large

development company and project

standard projects) and Legal (title/

number of home loans thanks to its

and the image of the project and the

contract disputes, failure/difficulties in

special home loan promotion with very

builder,” he noted.

getting necessary permits on time).

low interest rates. Mr David added that a bank would

ACLEDA Bank, for one, offers home

Mr Guillaume said they are directly

give more consideration to a property

loans, but it’s not their priority.

exposed to a wide variety of risks

development designed to provide

(credit, financial, operational, market,

income streams or revenues from

According to So Phonnary, ACLEDA

legal, social and environmental,

sales or leasing of property.

Bank Executive Vice President, they

etc.), but are coping with it through

use only 7 percent of the bank’s total

the successful implementation of a

These property include warehouse/

loan for real estate, and another 1

comprehensive risk management

factory buildings to rent out, ports or

percent for home improvement loans.

framework.

other infrastructure, condominiums, shophouses, school developments,

ACLEDA’s home loans were worth

According to him, as part of an

special economic zones, offices and

about USD $208 million and home

international banking group, BRED

mixed-use developments, hotels and

improvement loans were about USD

Bank Cambodia has implemented a

resorts.

$70.3 million in 2017.

strong risk management system fully

Banks offer different loan terms

compliant with local and international

Mr David said a bank’s duty to its

regulations.

stakeholders makes it more cautious

and conditions. For its Home Loan

when it comes to real estate projects.

Program, BRED Bank offers a special

This means defining its risk appetite,

6.6 percent interest rate with approval

strong policies, procedures and

“Banks have a duty to their

fee waived. Loans can be made in

organization, an internal control and

stakeholders in managing risk to

foreign or local currency, payable up

AML & AMP; Compliance Department

ensure that they prevent financial

to 20 years, available to individual and

dedicated to controlling the operations

losses, keep depositors’ money safe,

joint borrowers, and provides for 30

on a daily basis and a secured

ensure stability of the financial system

percent minimum downpayment.

information system.

and make profits so they can reinvest for growth and pay shareholders’

Guillaume Perdon, BRED Bank CEO,

“Regarding credit risk, in addition to

dividends and increase shareholder

said their bank works closely with a few

our sales team, every loan request

value,” he said.

developers and with end-customers to

is reviewed by a dedicated team of

make their projects come true, but do

analysts who evaluate the level of risk

so with caution.

of each project,” he stressed.

“So far, we have been mainly providing

David Sok Dara Marshall, Chief Risk

financing solutions to home buyers but

Officer, Sathapana Bank, said divergent

we also started to partner directly with

perspectives on risks could be another

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PROPERTY LEADERS, E X P E R T S D I S C U S S P O S S I B L E E L E C T I O N I M PA C T

Cambodia is in the middle of a

While political developments have little

Oknha Sear Rithy, Chairman of

building boom, thanks to massive

impact on the growth of the industry

WorldBridge Group, said there is a

investments from China and the

in the past, there are concerns that

tendency for many Cambodians to

continuous growth of the country’s

it will not be the case this time. The

hesitate buying property come election

economy, which has grown by an

dissolution of the main opposition

time, partly because of their bad

average of 7 percent over the last

party and calls for boycott ahead of

2008 experience. Soon after the 2008

several years - Read more about

the July 2018 national election have

national election, the local real estate

Condo market saturation and a

many worried about future political

and construction sectors crashed,

national election: The Perfect Storm

stability. For some industry experts

partly as a result of a global financial

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and leaders the coming election is a

crisis.

cause for concern. Others disagree.

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“However, I believe the upcoming

whether there is an election or not,” he

continue to grow. “No matter how

election will not affect the real estate

stressed.

the government’s internal structure

market. But people will still wait to

changes, development will always be

see what happens with the market. I

Kim Heang, President of Cambodian

the priority of the government,” she

believe that after the election they will

Valuers and Estate Agents Association

stressed.

be optimistic in purchasing property

(CVEA), disagrees. “I think there will

again,” he added.

be lesser number of real estate

Xiaohua Chen, Legal Counsel at ETC

transactions this year compared to the

Law Group, said she sees continuous

previous years,” he said.

growth at the same time new

Nov Linna, Assistant at NC Max World, echoed the same sentiments.

regulations governing the industry.

According to her, people should worry

Mr Kim said growth will likely return

“The real estate sector will continue to

more about things like the world

after the election. “By 2020 I believe

grow despite concerns about political

economy, citing the risk of another

the real estate market will grow again,”

stability,” she stressed.

economic depression just like what

he stressed.

happened in 2009.

“I believe concerned government Foreign players in the local industry

agencies will examine and approve

Ms Nov said many of her clients

are also convinced that the election

projects in a more systematic way,”

think elections are a normal thing.

will have a minimal impact.

added Ms Xiaohua, referring to the

“My clients do not mind and are not

Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)

influenced by what will happen during

Lili Ding, Marketing Director of Parkway

and Ministry of Land Management,

an election year,” she said.

Investment, said she sees no long

Urban Planning and Construction

term impact. “Any election will bring

(MLMUPC).

Oknha Cheng Kheng, Chairman of

uncertainty. Many investors and

Cambodia Properties Limited (CPL),

developers often develop a “wait and

said investors will not likely be affected

see” attitude,” she pointed out.

by the election. I believe that proper guidance from experts will ensure

Ms Lili said in the long run the

that investors will not be affected -

industry and the overall economy will

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AEON MALL 2 B O O S T S P R O P E R T Y VA L U E S

Rates expected to increase further

developed tremendously with many

Aeon Mall 1, which opened in 2014,

after mall opening

businesses and major infrastructure

not only stimulated the local economy,

and residential development projects

but also contributed to the growth of

flooding the area.

property prices in Tonle Bassac and

The presence of Aeon Mall 2, Phnom Penh’s largest and newest shopping

neighboring areas. The vicinity of Prek

complex which opened its doors to

Just like any other major development

Tamak Bridge and proposed new

customers today, has increased the

projects in the Kingdom, Aeon Mall

Phnom Penh International Airport also

value of property in the northwestern

2 made an immediate impact on

saw property price increase after the

part of Phnom Penh, particularly Sen

selling and rental prices of land,

projects were announced.

Sok District, one of the up-and-coming

villas, apartments, condos, and other

areas in the suburbs of Cambodia’s

properties in most of Sen Sok.

capital city. Aeon Mall 2 is located in Pong Peay, Sen Sok.

Lam Vibol, CEO at L. Vibol Realty (Cambodia), said that since

Unit prices in Borey New World and

construction of Aeon Mall 2 started in

Borey Angkor Phnom Penh, two

2016, many developers and projects

With a population of more than

residential developments close to

moved into the area. “Since then, there

160,000, Sen Sok is one of the most

Aeon Mall 2, doubled a few months

were more property transactions and

populated areas of Phnom Penh.

after the announcement.

prices of land increased every month,”

In the last few years, Sen Sok has

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he said.


Before construction started, according

is quiet strong. “It is hard to look for

to Mr Vibol, the price of land less than

vacant lots along the main roads.

1 km away west of the project site

However, there are still available land

Mr Vibol believes that with Aeon Mall

was only USD $300 to USD $400 per

to the west and north of the mall,” he

2 already open and more businesses

square meter. “But now the same lots

pointed out.

and investors relocating to the area,

now sell for USD $500 to USD $700 per sqm.,”he pointed out.

three years ago,” he noted.

the selling price and rent of properties The selling price of houses in Sen Sok

will further increase. “There are still

has also increased. According to Mr

many vacant lands to welcome more

He said lots along the main road in the

Vibol, the price of shophouses along

projects. We are expecting that the

area have seen their prices increase

the main roads of Sen Sok have more

area will become one of Phnom Penh’s

to USD $700 to USD $1,000 per sqm.

than doubled lately. “Shophouses that

new commercial districts,” he said.

For lots along Oknha Mong Rithy Road,

sell for USD $100,000 before are now

Aeon Mall 2’s impact on property

between 1003 and Hanoi Roads, the

3-5 times more expensive,” he pointed

prices is expected to extend to

price increased between USD $1,500

out.

neighboring areas such as Toul Kork

and USD $2,500 per sqm. from USD

and Russey Keo Districts.

$1,000 to USD $1,500 per sqm,

For shophouse along the sub-main

according to him.

roads, the increase is almost double.

Covering 10 hectares and with a floor

“The ones selling for USD $150,000 are

area of 151,000 square meters, the

Echoing Mr Vibol, Sorn Seap, the

now priced USD $250, 000,” Mr Vibol

Japanese-owned Aeon Mall 2 had its

Founder & CEO at Key Real Estate, said

noted.

soft opening on 29 May 2018. Inside the complex are huge department

Aeon Mall 2 has a big influence on the values and prices of properties in its

Rental rates in the area were also

stores, cinemas, bowling alleys,

vicinity.

affected by the monumental project.

restaurants, pubs and food courts. Outside, is a parking lot that can

According to him, the average price

According to Mr Seap, a warehouse

accommodate 2,500 cars and 2,000

of land along Chea Sophara Road has

can now be rented at USD $1.5- USD

motorcycles.

grown to USD $1,500 per sqm. “The

$2.5 per sqm, shophouse from USD

price becomes even higher when the

$500 to USD $1,500 per month,

property is located closer to the main

residential house from USD $300 to

road,” he stressed.

USD $600 per month, and villa from USD $1,000 to USD $2,000 per month.

Mr Seap noted that despite the price

“Renting properties in Sen Sok is more

increase, demand for land in the area

expensive now, compared to two or

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PROPERTY GURUS DISCUSS S I H A N O U K V I L L E ’ S T R A N S F O R M AT I O N

We provide consultancy services to many sectors of the industry, specializing in retail, commercial, hotel and residential development and management. Kerry is Managing Director of Purely Projects. She has over 20 years’ experience in the retail environment both in Australia and Southeast Asia. Kerry specializes in Retail Development, Concept, Tenancy Mix and Design, Lease Management and Marketing. Mark Morton is the firm’s Executive Sihanoukville has undergone a

talked to the Australian couple, Mark

massive transformation in the last

and Kerry Morton. The Mortons

few years. Carved out from a jungle

are managing Purely Projects, a

in the 1950s, the city has emerged

real estate consultancy firm based

as one of the most important urban

in Sihanoukville. The following is

and trade centers in the Kingdom of

excerpts from their interviews, which

Cambodia.

have been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Development in Sihanoukville is evident in massive residential

REAKH: Please, could you tell me

development projects and the many

briefly about your company(ies), your

high-rise buildings that dot the once

background in general and how long

empty city skyline. But development

you have lived in Sihanoukville for?

also comes at a price. Environmental damage and pollution are its most

Purely Projects: Purely Projects is a

obvious downsides, and Sihanoukville

boutique real estate consultancy firm.

is no exemption.

We have been consulting in South East Asia for the last five years, for the last

To learn more about the

12 months, we have been based in

transformation of Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

and its impact, Realestate.com.kh

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Director. He has specialized in Asset Management for leading developments in Australia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. REAKH: Could you elaborate on any changes you have seen in terms of the real estate market in the time you have lived in Sihanoukville? Purely Projects: The changes in Sihanoukville and its outlying areas over the last 12 months have been incredible. This is not restricted just to Chinese investment in casinos. For example, in Otres Village, sixteen new hotels and bungalow resorts have either been completed or are under construction within a 1-kilometre radius of the Village center.


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have hoped to achieve would they have marketed their property to local investors. Within Sihanoukville city limits, there has been anecdotal evidence of tenants, both expat and Khmers not having their leases renewed, or the lease amount is beyond their individual budgets due to the upward pressure on prices created by the Chinese interest. The majority of these are Cambodian

have a great opportunity to establish a

REAKH: Do you still believe

owned. Interestingly, a high

positive relationship.

that Sihanoukville offers viable

percentage of these developments are

opportunities in real estate and

“For Sale or Rent” on speculation. All

REAKH: What are your thoughts

business for both expatriates/local

have signages in Chinese or Khmer,

regarding Chinese investment in

Khmers?

few are in English. Let’s not forget the

Sihanoukville in general? Do you

major mixed-use developments such

believe this is positive/negative and

Purely Projects: There are

as D’Seaview, Blue Bay and SeaGate

why?

opportunities available in both real

to name a few are well underway in Sihanoukville.

estate and business if the expat Purely Projects: Any form of

investor applies and follows a well

investment, whether foreign or local,

thought out business plan.

REAKH: It is undisputed that Chinese

creates an impact on the community.

investment is major in Sihanoukville,

Whether large or small, investment

At present, there is one “major”

what effect has this had on you as

will influence both lifestyle and the

supermarket (with limited offerings)

both an individual person (quality of

economy.

and a handful of mini marts. The

life) and a business owner?

first major retail player to enter China and Japan have contributed

in Sihanoukville will be enjoying a

Purely Projects: We live adjacent

billions of dollars to Cambodian

booming environment with minimal

to the Chinatown development. This

infrastructure, as has Australia,

competition.

is a massive project covering nearly

the UK and the USA. The positives

100 hectares. In truth, there has been

of the Chinese investment are the

A number of long standing Khmer

quite an impact on the lifestyle of the

accompanying improvement to

businesses in the hospitality sector

local community. The high number of

infrastructure, whether roads, water

in Otres Village have expanded their

truck movements daily through Otres

reticulation or electricity.

operations.

condition and the impact of dust and

REAKH: What do you think the impact

REAKH: Do you believe there is a

noise on the residents and businesses

has been on the local Khmers that live

shortage of available housing in

in the area.

in Sihanoukville?

Sihanoukville?

As a consultant, it is difficult to create

Purely Projects: There is no doubt

Purely Projects: The majority of

a dialogue with the developers, due

there has been an impact on local

rentals are studios marketed as one

to the lack of signage on the projects

Khmer lives, again some positive

bedroom. The nearest alternatives are

or contact details to establish the

and some negative. Those Khmer

three to four-bedroom villas. There is

identity of the development company.

landholders that possessed a hard title

a shortage of mid-size housing, namely

Those firms with Chinese speakers

are selling for prices they would never

two separate bedrooms, kitchen, etc.

Village is creating issues with the road

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favored by expats.

When one particular nation, whether

REAKH: What is your personal outlook

If purchasing, there are a number of

US, Russia, UK or China or another

on the real estate market, and the

quality developments in Sihanoukville.

nationality is the dominant investor

future of Sihanoukville in the coming

These range from High End to Mid-

in a region, the community can feel

years?

range.

their former lifestyle, “ownership� and nationality is threatened.

REAKH: From what I have seen on

Purely Projects: It is difficult to forecast the outlook for both the

social media, there is a major anti-

REAKH: In absence of the influx of

market and Sihanoukville in the

Chinese sentiment, do you think that

Chinese investment in Sihanoukville,

future, however, I would venture that

this sentiment would be the same if

what do you think the province would

eventually land prices and rents will

there was overwhelming investment

look like today?

stabilize, as they did in Australia after

from say: UK or USA or a Western

the Japanese investment boom of the

nation? Or do you believe there is a

Purely Projects: Sihanoukville

1980s. In addition, one can expect to

racial element involved?

beaches and beauty, combined with

see better roads, infrastructure and

the SSEZ and the port, would continue

a healthier, cleaner environment for

Purely Projects: When large scale

to attract foreign investment, mainly

Cambodians and tourists alike, no

development occurs, there is an

targeting hotel and resort beachside

matter where they come from.

impact on the lifestyle and the

lots, albeit perhaps at a slower pace,

environment. This is a major source of

without Chinese investors.

discussion on social media, not only in Cambodia, but across the globe.

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BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES: IN PHNOM PENH AND SIHANOUKVILLE The building boom around Cambodia, particularly in the urban areas of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, is continuing and shows no sign of slowing down. The collection of pictures here show the progress of work being done on some of the major projects underway in the two cities. Check out Realestate.com.kh for further information on these projects and many more.

PHNOM PENH Prince Central Plaza

The Parkway

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Ta Khmau

BKK 1

This modern villa for sale is located in a quiet neighborhood in Ta Khmau City. Has a garden and rooftop terrace. International schools, banks, restaurants, cafes, and other amenities are not so far away.

This serviced apartment in BKK1 has uniquely modern design and features, including fitness center and a rooftop swimming pool. Is conveniently close to restaurants, banks/ATMs, top international schools, and other amenities.

Villa For Sale - $270,000

Service Apartment For Rent - $1,200/month

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Chak Angrae Leu

7 Makara

Located in Meanchey, this condo unit offers accessibility, luxury, affordability, and comfortable living. Also provides access to amenities like gym, swimming pool, cafe, mini-mart, child-care facilities, and football pitch.

Located in the heart of Kampuchea Krom Blvd., this fullyfurnished apartment is highlyaccessible and located close to amenities such as transportation, cafes, offices, and shopping centers/supermarkets.

Condo For Sale - $58,500

Apartment For Rent - $880/month

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Kep

7 Makara

This prime lot for sale in Kep has an area of 8,053 sqm. The land, which is in a picturesque location, has been cleared, making it a perfect site for a house or business establishment.

This duplex apartment in Kampuchea Krom Blvd. is Western-inspired, with modern furnishings to boot. Is easily accessible and close to many amenities and landmarks of Phnom Penh.

Land For Sale - Price on application

Apartment For Rent - $750/month

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7 Makara

BKK 1

Overlooking Kampuchea Krom Blvd., this apartment for sale was designed for modern, comfortable living. Is conveniently located close to Central Market, Orrusey Market, and other amenities and landmarks of Phnom Penh.

This serviced apartment is provided with modern furniture; gives access to gym, and a swimming pool; and is conveniently close to recreation/ sports facilities, entertainment areas, etc.

Apartment For Sale - $125,000

Service Apartment For Rent - $1,000/month

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Tonle Bassac

Daun Penh

This condominium unit lies in one of the most popular areas of Phnom Penh - Tonle Bassac. This luxurious residence provides comfort and convenience at your doorstep, with Aeon Mall, Sofitel Hotel, and other landmarks close by.

This spacious, mezzanine apartment is situated along the Riverside, where many businesses such as restaurants, cafes, bars, and hotels are located. Brick walls and wooden flooring add aura to the property.

Condo For Sale - $100,000

Apartment For Rent - $750/month

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Tonle Bassac

Srah Chak

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, this uniquely- designed SOHO unit offers great value to the tenant; has a living space of 32 sqm; allows for foreign ownership; and comes with a 18% guaranteed rental return over 3 years.

This Riverside property comprises of 10 apartments and hotel rooms. Ideally located to attract tourists and people on business trips. A solid property investment with rental income. Gross floor area: 693m2.

Condo For Sale - $120,000

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Chroy Changvar

Toul Kork

This condo has stunning views of city and Mekong River. Very secure, comfortable and spacious property with 200 sqm of private living area. Features high-end amenities such as fitness center and rooftop pool.

This apartment building is located on the main road near Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. The building consists of 31 rooms and the rooftop can easily be converted into a fitness center or sky-bar with great views of Phnom Penh.

Condo For Sale - $240,000

Por Sen Chey

Modern and fully-furnished condos available in the center of Phnom Penh. The building is close to many shopping, lifestyle and entertainment facilities. Selling at bargain price! Shopping mall space also available for rent.

This house is located in Sangkat Chaom Chao, Khan Por Sen Chey and situated on 709m2 of land. The property is surrounded by borey projects, soccer field, marts, markets and business shops.

House For Sale - $350,000

Sen Sok

Sihanoukville

This land is situated in one of the city’s up-and-coming districts, Sen Sok. This area already has many residential properties and new roads in place. Comes with a freehold hard title. Plot dimension is 20m x 23.2m.

This 53,330m2 parcel of land is 10 mins. away from the Sihanoukville airport, SSEZ, and NR 4. In a fast-developing area, it is reasonably priced at USD $8 per sqm. Could be used to construct a factory or resort.

Land For Sale - $520,000 Total size - 464m2

Land For Sale - $426,712 Land size - 5.3 hectares

Kep

BKK3

This 1-hectare land is located in Kep Province. Has many potential uses such as: building an ecoresort, farming, building residential dwellings and developing a variety of industrial enterprises.

An 18-storey apartment building with 52 units offering a projected monthly rental income of USD $45,000. All the units are fully equipped with modern furniture and electronic fittings. With ample parking space.

Land For Sale - $8/m2

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Toul Kork

Koh Kong

This hotel for rent is well-kept and strategically-located in Toul Kork, a commercial area in Phnom Penh. Swimming pool, air-conditioning, security, housekeeping services, etc. provide for secure and comfortable stay.

Located on over 2 km stretch of white sand beach, this property is suitable for resort/mixed-use development. Was under Koh Kong jurisdiction three years ago, but has been part of Kampong Som (Sihanoukville) since then.

Hotel For Rent - $15,000/month

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BKK 3

Sen Sok

These are well-furnished and elegantly-designed apartments for rent with one, two, or three bedrooms. Are located in the center of Phnom Penh, where markets, malls, restaurants, commercial buildings, and hospitals are located a short distance away.

A beautiful villa for rent with a land size of 672m2 and a floor area of 144m2. This villa is fully-furnished and has 3 floors, which include a rooftop garden area and parking for 3 cars.

Apartment For Rent - from $700/month

Villa For Rent - $2,500/month

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Boeung Trabek

Tonle Bassac

This apartment for rent in Beoung Trabek has an area of 96 sqm. Amenities available include parking space, cleaning service, gym and 24-hour security, and located near entertainment, and leisure centers.

This property is in the Rose Condo building. Has 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3 balconies. Is located on the 10th floor, sized 194m2, and a great location for a long-term resident.

Apartment For Rent - $800/month

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Kampong Speu

Kampuchea Krom Blvd.

Factory units available. Total size is 14,585m2. Each factory unit is a mixture of office, accommodation and operational spaces. Provides great business and investment opportunities.

This tower block is located in Kampuchea Krom Boulevard. Floors 5 and 6 are available with a total floor area of 2,756m2. Ideal for use as offices, conference rooms or for tutoring activities. Great price at only USD $12 per sqm.

Factory For Rent - $1.5/m2

Office Space For Rent - $12/m2

Aeon Mall 2

Tonle Bassac

This property is two corner shophouses combined together. The property has a total size of 132.8m2. Has 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 1 large living room. Ground floor area can be used for commercial purposes.

This villa is ideally located in the heart of Phnom Penh. With 3,000 sqm of living space surrounded by a garden, it would make an ideal residence for ambassadors or senior Government officials. Located in a high security area.

Shop House For Rent - $2,000/month

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BBK 3

Srah Chak

Located near two major investments hotspots - Monivong and Mao Tse Tung Boulevards. Reasonably priced, soft-titled, and provides excellent investment potential. Can be rented out to generate monthly income.

This is a 78 sqm prime lot for sale in Daun Penh, an investment hotspot close to the popular Riverside area of Phnom Penh. Reasonably priced and comes with a hard title.

Flat For Sale - $570,000

Land For Sale - $470,000

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Russey Keo

A 2-storey, soft-titled villa just a few minutes away from Phnom Penh landmarks. This property features an open-plan dining/living and laundry areas downstairs. An enclosed courtyard provides security and privacy.

A soft-titled flat for sale in Russey Keo stands out among other properties in the Crystal Town project. This flat is reasonably priced for a property with an area of 65 sqm and located in one of the fastest-developing areas in the suburbs of Phnom Penh.

Villa For Sale - $130,000

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Russey Keo

This hard-titled apartment is located opposite the Sonthormok Primary School. Comprised of 18 floors and available for rent and sale. Comes with parking areas, office spaces, living units, swimming pool, gym, and skybar.

A small tract of land for sale in Russey Keo. Ideally located close to Borey Toul Sangke, parks, and schools. Is 500 sqm in size and provides excellent investment potential.

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Chamkarmon

Chbar Ampov

This condominium complex features a shopping center and other commercial facilities, shophouses, apartments, business center and a 500-room hotel. Makes for convenient living in the center of Phnom Penh.

A large, secure, low-maintenance, hard-titled villa for rent in Chbar Ampov. Has 3 bedrooms and provides excellent views of the Prek Eng suburban area. A fullyfenced backyard ensures security and privacy. Perfect for retirees.

Condo For Rent - $850/month

Villa For Rent - $700/month

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Chroy Changvar

Russey Keo

Land for sale is located in Chroy Changvar, one of the up-andcoming areas in the suburbs of Phnom Penh. Has an area of 134 sqm and comes with a soft title. Reasonably priced.

House for rent in Russey Keo, another developing area in the suburbs of Phnom Penh. Has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a large parking area. Provides for comfortable living and reasonably priced.

Land For Sale - $127,300

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Apartment For Sale - $88,800

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BKK 3

BKK 3

Room for sale (Room No. 502, Level 5) located in BKK 3, Phnom Penh. Can be used as an office or a residence. Provides access to swimming pool, gym, and laundry service.

Beautiful apartment for lease in BKK 3. Fully furnished. Bedroom is well-made and features excellent furniture. Near supermarkets, cafĂŠs, restaurants, and other amenities. Gives access to swimming pool and gym.

Apartment For Sale - $144,457

Apartment For Rent - $750/month

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BKK 3

BKK 3

This is a 61 sqm., 1-bedroom apartment (Room 603/L6) for rent in BKK 3. Is good as a residence or an office. Will have access to laundry service, swimming pool, and gym.

One bedroom available for rent in BKK 3 surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The bedroom is beautifully-designed and provided with good furniture. Fully furnished with access to gym and swimming pool.

Apartment For Sale - $147,722

Apartment For Rent - $750/month

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BKK 3

BBK 3

Fully-furnished apartment (Room 301/L3) for sale in BKK 3. Location in CBD makes it ideal for living or use as an office. Apartment also gives access to gym, laundry service, and swimming pool.

Two-bedroom apartment for rent in BKK 3, a commercial hotspot near Monivong Blvd. Comes with a fully furnished bedroom and other facilities. Gym area and elegant swimming pool provide a place to exercise and relax.

Apartment For Sale - $152,810

Apartment For Rent - $850/month

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BKK 3

BKK 3

This is a room for sale (Room 904/L9) in BKK 3, one of Phnom Penh’s most popular areas. Can be used as a residence or office and provides access to swimming pool, gym, and laundry service.

This is a 2-bedroom apartment for rent in BKK 3. Also near Monivong Blvd., and comes with fully-furnished rooms and other facilities. Has a gym and swimming pool where tenants can exercise, relax, and enjoy.

Apartment For Sale- $174,688

Apartment For Rent - $850/month

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BKK 3

BKK 3

New apartment (RM 903/L9) for sale in BKK 3. Ideal as a residence or office. Fully and beautifully furnished. Occupants will have access to swimming pool, gym, and laundry service.

Beautiful and fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment for rent in BKK 3, a popular commercial/ residential area of Phnom Penh. Occupants can also use gym and swimming pool within the apartment complex.

Apartment For Sale - $157,516

Apartment For Rent - $800/month

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Sihanoukville

BKK1

This is a 45,000 square meters of land situated 500 meters from Otres Beach, and surrounded by schools, supermarkets and other amenities. Is ideal for commercial/ industrial use.

Located in one of the most popular residential areas of Phnom Penh. Has an area of 190 sqm, and features a range of amenities. Also provides cleaning service and access to gym and a swimming pool.

Land For Sale - $600/m2

Apartment For Rent - $1,900/month

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Phsar Kandal I

A part of the CVIK 4 Apartments, this brand-new flat in Sihanoukville has an area of 40 sqm. Provides access to a rooftop swimming pool and perfect views of the sea. Cheaper than comparable properties in the same area.

This apartment is close to many landmarks and amenities, including Wat Phnom and Central Market. Fully furnished with two elegant bedrooms, well-designed living room, and modern, wellequipped kitchen.

Condo For Sale - $34,000

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Chroy Changvar

This apartment is part of Mekong View Tower, a luxurious serviced apartment/condo development. Occupants will have access to bar, swimming pool, and a restaurant. Close to markets, hospitals, schools, and other amenities.

This 180 sqm, 3-bedroom villa is located in Chroy Changvar, one of the fast-developing areas in the suburbs of Phnom Penh. Surrounded by amenities, lush greenery, while providing pictureperfect views of Mekong River.

Apartment For Sale - $63,000

Villa For Rent - $1,400/month

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Srah Chak

Tonle Bassac

This five-storey, 90 sqm building has 13 well-furnished and elegantlydesigned bedrooms and bathrooms. Surrounded by amenities such as transportation, restaurants, cafes, sports/entertainment areas, etc. Comes with a hard title.

This 80 sqm, rental property in the Tonle Bassac area, has 2 welldesigned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, and a modern kitchen. Other amenities of this apartment include 24-hour security and a balcony.

Apartment For Sale - $1,500,000

Apartment For Rent - $800/month

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Phsar Kandal I

Sihanoukville

Perfectly located in a businessfriendly area, this newly-renovated restaurant/lounge bar for sale has an area of 440 sqm. Comes with 2 private function rooms, a parking area and 5 x 2-bedroom apartments, which can be rented out for extra income.

This 2-bedroom house in Sihanoukville’s Otres Village sits on a lake surrounded by foliage and trees. Features kitchen, dining room, living room, a balcony and a parking space for two vehicles. Offers luxurious and comfortable living.

Business for sale - $225,000

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Sen Sok

Por Sen Chey

Located in a fast-developing area near AEON MALL 2 and major residential development projects of Chip Mong Land and Borey Peng Houth, this land has the potential for commercial and residential development.

Brand new “A” grade warehouse for rent within a secure compound. Conveniently located near downtown Phnom Penh. Perfect for business purposes and reasonably priced. Amenities like water and electricity are provided.

Vacant Land For Sale - $950 per sqm Land Size: 1.7 hectare

Warehouse For Rent - $6,000/month

Toul Kork

Chamkarmon

This prime commercial property for rent and sale is located opposite RUPP, along Russian Blvd. Is 3-storey with 7 bedrooms, comes with a hard title, and is a good investment. Can be rented at $2,500/month, which is below the prevailing market rate.

This office space for rent near Sofitel Hotel is perfect for business, fitness center, or a coffee shop. Not to mention that rush-hour traffic is rare in this area and office space is moderatelypriced for all the benefits it brings.

Flat house Rent & Sell For Sale - $600,000

Office Space For Rent - $5,500/month

Toul Kork

Chamkarmon

This café for sale is perfectly located in the heart of Phnom Penh and in front of IFL, where customers reside. It comes with high-class decors, cosy environment, and excellent furniture.

This newly-developed, serviced condominium is located along Norodom Blvd. Apart from numerous amenities it offers, this condo has a rooftop pool and provides a perfect view of Phnom Penh’s skyline.

Cafe Business For Sale - $95,000 (negotiable)

Service Condo For Rent - $1,600/month

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Chamkarmon

Por Sen Chey

A part of Rose Garden, this condo unit has a cosy and quiet environment, making it suitable for families. Offers a full view of a nearby river. Occupants will have access to swimming pool, gym, parking, cafes, etc.

This land sized 2-3 ha, is located near PP International Airport, It is rented at $0.70/m2. Landlord can build customized warehouses on the property tailored to the needs of the customer, with rent increasing to USD $2-2.5/m2.

Condo For Sale - $260,000

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Chroy Changvar

Toul Kork

This land provides a golden investment opportunity, while offering a perfect view of Tonle Sap River. Ideally located for midterm invesment or residential/ commercial development. Is only a few minutes way from Sokha Hotel.

This warehouse is located along Hanoi Road, near the National Bank of Cambodia. Easily accessible from downtown Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh International Airport. Is a perfect spot for setting up a business.

Land For Sale - $2,200 per sqm Land size: 935 m2

Warehouse For Rent - $1,500/month

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Koh Kong (ID: 3268)

Kandal (ID: 3021)

Resort for sale in Koh Kong Province. Only 300m from estuary and easily accessible by boat. Has very good reviews on TripAdvisor. Swimming pool and rooms with nice ventilation make it a perfect place for relaxation.

This is a guesthouse for sale in Baek Chan, Angk Snuol. Featuring 17 rooms with great city views. Conveniently located within the city, but still maintains privacy. This 1,120 sqm property has good business potential.

Land For Sale - $350,000

17 Sen Sok (ID: 2936)

Located on 3rd floor of Phsar Thmei 3, this apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, modern kitchen, and a living room. Inside, it is provided with air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, and sofa.

This is a good property along Hanoi Blvd., where various facilities like warehouses, restaurants, offices, and mini-villas could be built. This land is close to markets, banks, shops, and schools.

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Toul Kork (ID: 3251)

Por Sen Chey (ID: 3139)

Located in Boeung Kak, this property could be converted into a nice villa, condo building or any suitable business, as it is adjacent to hospitals, schools and just a kilometer away from TK Avenue Market.

House for sale in front of Borei New Town Market. Has 132 rooms rented out for USD $30/month, with a monthly income of USD $3,960. Area is clean and safe. House can be used for residential and commercial purposes.

Land For Sale - $1,387,500

House For Sale - $750,000

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Boeung Tumpun (ID: 2939)

Por Sen Chey (ID: 3140)

Located in Boeung Tumpun, this big flat has 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and a living room. Being close to markets, banks, shops, and schools, this building is good as a residential or commercial rental property.

This house for sale in Chaom Chao has 160 rooms rented out for USD $30/month. This property earns USD $4,800/month. Provides opportunity for profitable investments. Area is a healthy, liveable place.

House For Sale - $150,000

House For Sale - $800,000

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Kampot (ID: 3202)

Por Sen Chey (ID: 3141)

Located next to River Park tourism site, this land could be converted into a mini-resort or farm, as it is surrounded by ample water sources. Another resort and bungalow are located nearby.

This house for sale is located along Veng Sreng Blvd. Area is safe and has clean surroundings, making it a perfect place for healthy living. The house can be used either for commercial or residential purposes.

Land For Sale - $725,000 (negotiable)

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Commercial Property For Sale - $300,000

Phsar Thmei 3 (ID: 3260)

Apartment For Sale - $65,000

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Chbar Ampov

Phnom Penh Thmey

This villa sits on 3,500m2 land. Located in Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh, it has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and parking. Close to transport, food, etc. Price is negotiable.

This land is located along the main street. Is good for all kinds of businesses, office building showroom, condo, apartment, and other properties.

Villa For Sale - $550,000 (negotiable)

Land For Sale - $1,150/m2

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Chbar Ampov

Phnom Penh Thmey

This stunning villa for sale is located in Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh. it has 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. It also comes with a hard title.

This 650m2 land is ideally located close to schools, supermarkets, and other businesses. Excellent site to build condo, apartment, and other real properties.

Villa For Sale - $1,600,000

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Land For Sale - $650/m2

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Cambodia Real Estate Magazine Issue 7 - English Edition  

Welcome to Issue 7 of the Cambodia Real Estate magazine. We are proud and excited to bring to our readers latest updates of property news, a...

Cambodia Real Estate Magazine Issue 7 - English Edition  

Welcome to Issue 7 of the Cambodia Real Estate magazine. We are proud and excited to bring to our readers latest updates of property news, a...

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