Boutique property developers in Singapore you need to know
Personalised, prestigious and design-centric. It’s easy to see why boutique condos are often considered the pick of the crop. Singapore is dotted with characterful developments that are all about exclusive and elevated living – and by the looks of it, there are more to come. It’s all possible thanks to Singapore’s boutique property developers that are dreaming big, emphasising on design and putting quality over everything else.
Talk about legacy! Part of the Aurum Group, a subsidiary of construction conglomerate Woh Hup, Michelle Yong’s Aurum Land has its share of luxe boutique apartment buildings under its belt. Take its most recent freehold developments that are certainly the talk of the town – The Hyde (pictured top) and Nyon.
In the heart of District 10’s coveted Balmoral area, The Hyde with its lush landscaping is fitted with resort-grade facilities. Nyon on the East Coast, meanwhile, is a fabulously situated freehold block in the sought-after Amber area with 92 smart homes incorporating unique Peranakan design elements.
A new premium brand under the Macly Group, the Ove Collection made a sizeable splash in 2019 with the launch of The Iveria condo. It’s spearheaded by Joan Chang, the millennial developer behind design-centric boutique hotels like Lloyd’s Inn and Cara Cara, Bali. She brought the same savoir-faire to Ove Collection’s maiden development of chic, modern-luxe 3.5 bedroom apartments in River Valley.
Boutique property developers K16 Development made their mark with the extraordinary bungalows in King Albert Park. Happy to report that K16 Development is waltzing into a whole new segment of the residential property market with its first apartment building: Olloi in the charming heritage enclave of Joo Chiat will be home to 36 freehold units and penthouses where history and design collide.
The Bamboo Group
On our radar for their super-niche projects is a rather interesting boutique real estate development firm. Its speciality? The Bamboo Group acquires, refurbishes, repositions and manages shophouses and interesting buildings, slowly altering Singapore’s landscape. The Bamboo Group also rents out space and runs Apato, a studio apartment concept that’s every minimalist’s dream.
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8M Real Estate
Ashish Manchharam’s real estate investment and management firm is undoubtedly one of the biggest buyers of shophouses in Singapore. Many conservation shophouses in Districts 1 and 2 have been scooped up, refurbished and reinterpreted by 8M Real Estate. The firm currently runs Bare Residences – serviced apartments on Hong Kong Street – along with boutique hotel Ann Siang House and flexible-living concept Kesa House on Keong Saik Road.
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