Laem Ka Four Seasons Site Taken Off Market
One of Phuket's highest profile land parcels, the oceanfront 150 rai Laem Ka site in Rawai which was planned to be a Four Seasons resort has reportedly been taken off the market. The property which was a partnership between the defunct Lehman's financial institution and Singapore listed firm Hotel Properties Limited had considerable interest in the marketplace. While 12-18 months ago land valuations were looking at THB 15-18 million baht per rai for similar sites, it was widely speculated that recent offers were in the range of THB 8-10 million baht range.
Industry watchers have been keenly following the intended transaction due to its significance on effectively resetting land prices. A turn for the better in the global economic situation may be coming into play and investors now looking at a broadening horizon for holding land rather then cutting prices.