CDL celebrates the diamond jubilee by presenting its seventh Top Developer Award
Two of CDL’s executive condominium (EC) developments were recognized as the best projects in their respective categories. Piermont Grand received the award for the Best Executive Condominium in the category Completed (Non Central) while Copen Grand was awarded the award for the Best Executive Condominium in the category Uncompleted.
City Developments Ltd. has had an eventful year. In October, the property group celebrated its diamond jubilee and won the Top Developer Award at EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2020 (EPEA) for the seventh consecutive time.
ECs, a unique project of public housing developed by private developers, is sold to Singaporean families who meet the requirements. ECs are a great way to fill a niche on the housing market by providing condo amenities for incredibly low prices. CDL was able to achieve this at Piermont Grand and Copen Grand.
Chia believes that EC homes should remain a viable alternative to private residences. CDL, as one of Singapore’s leading property developers, is eager to encourage innovations that will raise the bar in future residential developments.
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CDL’s innovative plans are centered around digitalisation. The company will integrate CDL Home Sales – its proprietary electronic system – which provides homebuyers with a transparent and efficient purchasing experience – with other digital solutions in its wider in-house ecosystem, such as the My CDL Home app. The app will allow home buyers to receive monthly updates about the progress of construction in their project, including an estimated TOP and specific information for their unit. Home buyers can also view their payment schedules and billing schedules and make an appointment to collect keys after TOP.
CDL, in addition to its strengths as a developer of a diverse residential portfolio, ranging from ECs and high-end luxury developments, will look to elevate its track record for developing iconic mixed-use residential projects.
CDL is not immune to the challenges of the market, such as a series of cooling measures for property over the last few years, high interest rates, and a cautious macroeconomic outlook in Singapore and globally.
CDL is also preparing for two new launches by 2024. The first project to launch in 2024 will be Lumina Grande, a 512 unit EC at Bukit Batok Avenue 5. The project is scheduled to launch in the 1Q2024. CDL won the site at a government land auction in September of last year, after it submitted a winning bid of $336.07 millions. The land rate was $626 per plot ratio.
Market watchers will also be looking out for CDL’s upcoming project in Woodlands, Champions Way. Last month, the developer won the site after submitting a winning bid of $294 million. This equates to a land rate per square foot of $904
After the government announced a series of cooling measures for property in April of this year, the company decided to delay the preview of Newport Residences. This 246-unit residential project is located on Anson Road, in Tanjong Pagar. These measures included the doubling of foreign buyers’ additional stamp duty to 60%, from 30%. Newport Residences was developed from the former FujiXerox Towers.
The EPEA jury recognized several CDL residential projects that were completed or unfinished, but which showed excellence in design, landscape, sustainability and innovation. The award-winning CDL projects of this year were designed to cater to a wide range homeowners and buyers from Singapore.