Longtime Singaporean investor Stanley Tan (Tan Poh Leng) announced a new New Zealand investment on Friday, a $190 million 225-home lifestyle development on the Frankton Flats in Queenstown called Remarkables Residences.
Mr Tan had a number of commercial investments in New Zealand in the 1990s. He was a partner with the Tang family of Singapore in Dynasty Pacific Ltd, which began the Heritage hotel chain, but that partnership split in 1998, when the Tangs took the hospitality arm and Mr Tan got the other assets, which he put into the Angliss Property Group.
Those assets included a former Colonial Mutual building on the corner of Queen & Wyndham Sts, and the leasehold development site at the top of Queen St which was later developed into Q Central by Kitchener Group Ltd. Angliss also holds extensive property investments in Australia.
Mr Tan and his partner in numerous investments dating back to the 1990s, Pang Yoke Min, joined the board of Singapore-listed Global Yellow Pages Ltd in 2007 after taking major stakes in the company. In 2014, GYP, through local company GYP Properties Ltd, bought Pakuranga Plaza from Ladstone Holdings Ltd for $96 million.
GYP Properties’ name was changed again last August to Remarkables Residences Ltd and the Pakuranga investment & development are in separate entities.
Remarkables Residences will consist of a range of 3- & 4-bedroom multi-storey townhouses, masterplanned to be surrounded by an array of lifestyle amenities, including retail & dining.
GYP Properties chair Mah Bow Tan, chief executive Stanley Tan and other directors were in Queenstown for last week’s launch, and said they chose Queenstown for the development because of its continued growth and strong demand for this type of innovative housing.
Bayleys Real Estate has been taking registrations of interest for stage 1, the first 56 houses, which will go on the market shortly. Construction is scheduled to start this year and the first stage will take about 18 months to complete. Further stages will be released during the year. Pricing will be released shortly.
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Attribution: Company release.