A 99-YEAR leasehold site for private condo development at Elias Road in Pasir Ris has been launched for tender by the state.
CB Richard Ellis expects the 152,054 square foot site to fetch bids of between $260 and $300 per square foot of potential gross floor area, translating into a breakeven cost of about $620 to $660 psf for a new condo on the site. CBRE reckons that the future project would be able to sell for above $700 psf, assuming it is launched in the third quarter next year.
It noted that recent transactions for units in the freehold Ris Grandeur have been at $650-700 psf and those at Savannah CondoPark and Modena (both on 99-year leasehold sites) at above $650 psf.
Referring to the Elias Road site, CBRE executive director Li Hiaw Ho reckons that there may be a pool of HDB dwellers in the neighbourhood ready to upgrade to a new private condo. ‘Units in the new condo project will also have rental potential given the proximity to the beach and other recreational facilities, as well as Changi International Airport,’ he added.
Analysts estimate that the site offered by the Housing & Development Board can be developed into a condominium with about 380 units averaging 1,200 sq ft. The tender closes on Dec 18.
The plot is on the confirmed list of the Government Land Sales Programme for second-half 2007. Earlier this month, the state offered two other condo sites, also under the confirmed list. They are a 2.2-hectare plot next to Lakeside MRT Station in Jurong that can be developed into about 680 units, and a site at Woodlands Ave 2/ Rosewood Drive that can yield about 200 units.
Source : Business Times - 25 Oct 2007