It may be a young company, but Eco World Development Group Berhad is emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the property industry, featuring some of the most well-known and respected players at the helm.
EcoWorld has made its presence felt with a total of 17 projects spread out around the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia and Penang, ranging from affordable, upgrade and luxury homes to integrated high-rise developments and green business parks.
On top of that, it has secured approximately 7,445.9 acres of land bank with a total gross development value (GDV) of RM81bil.
Reasons for participating in MIRF
Retailers are a significant target market for EcoWorld, as the developer is known for its green business parks like the already-launched Eco Business Park I and Eco Business Park III in Iskandar Malaysia, along with integrated high-rise developments like Eco Sky in the Klang Valley.
For that reason, EcoWorld will be reaching out to local and international retailers at the upcoming Malaysia International Retail Franchise and Licensing Fair (MIRF) 2016, aiming to share its vision of “Creating Tomorrow and Beyond”.
EcoWorld president and chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah was clearly excited to be part of the MIRF, the largest of its kind in Malaysia and the first-ever gathering of retail brands.
“We see it as an excellent platform to introduce the EcoWorld brand and hope to establish new partnerships with retailers for mutual benefit.
“Being at MIRF not only allows us to connect and network with them, but we are also able to understand them better.
“We are able to glean insightful information on the types of properties, locations and development features that are sought after in a business premise,” he said.
EcoWorld is also seizing the opportunity to unveil its latest range of commercial products in the EcoWorld Business Master Plan Series at MIRF.
EcoWorld Business Master Plan Series
The series will feature its latest collection of commercial developments in the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia and Penang.
Participating projects include Eco Business Park III, Eco Galleria, Eco Vantage, Eco Palladium, Eco Sky, Bukit Bintang City Centre, Eco Sanctuary City and Eco Bloom.
Eco Business Park III
Located in Eco Tropics in the Pasir Gudang corridor, Eco Business Park III offers a brand new concept on retail warehousing. Easily accessible via major highways like the Senai-Desaru Expressway and Pasir Gudang Expressway, the business park is strategically located in the vicinity of well-established townships with comprehensive amenities within reach.
Eco Business Park III provides businesses with top-of-the-line facilities within a strategic location at the crossroads of the Asia-Pacific. This self-contained, 248-acre green industrial development in the heart of Pasir Gudang, a growing business hub in Iskandar Malaysia, offers established businesses and start-ups alike – the ideal staging point to tap the region’s tremendous potential.
Located in Eco Botanic, EcoWorld’s first ever township development in Iskandar Malaysia, Eco Galleria is right in the vicinity of key commercial, educational and medical centres, industrial areas, government sectors and tourist hotspots.
Eco Galleria is within walking distance of Educity, featuring a series of university campuses including the University of Reading, University of Southampton, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Raffles University Iskandar, Multimedia University, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, Management Development Institute of Singapore and Johan Cruyff Institute Malaysia.
Eco Galleria is also highly accessible via several major highways, being only 16km from Singapore and 60km from Changi International Airport via the Second Link Expressway, 23km from the Johor Baru city centre via the Costal Highway and 28km from Senai International Airport.
Eco Vantage is located in Eco Tropics, a self-sustainable integrated township consisting of a tranquil residential parcel, a vibrant commercial hub and a bustling business park.
Eco Tropics, touted as the industrial and manufacturing hub of Johor Baru, is a geocentric development that is a five-minute drive from Pasir Gudang, Masai town centre and Johor Port, with the Tanjung Langsat Port, Johor Baru city centre and the North South Expressway another 20-minute drive away.
The area is highly accessible via several major highways, including the Coastal Highway, which serves as a link from the City Centre via the Johor Baru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL).
Pasir Gudang Highway, that links Nusajaya to Tebrau, also provides easy access to the development.
A final ingress is the Senai-Desaru Expressway, a link from Senai to Pengerang and North Boundary via North South Highway.
Eco Palladium is a business and leisure hub that drew inspiration from some of the most iconic commercial landmarks in Europe.
The address that has it all, this is a piece of true European business and leisure experience, rebuilt in the breathtaking township of Eco Spring in Iskandar Malaysia.
Featuring unique Europe-inspired architectural style, the buildings with a 7.5m-high ceiling allows them to be converted into mezzanine floors and are suitable for retail shops, offices and food and beverage outlets.
There is also a beautifully landscaped Festival Street which can be closed for weekend markets or bazaars.
Eco Palladium offers conveniences that include over 1,000 parking bays and 24-hour security patrol. The development is also close to amenities like Aeon Mall and Sunway College in the Tebrau corridor.
This 9.6-acre (3.85ha) freehold mix development features commercial blocks and three residential blocks placed around a 2.7-acre (1.09ha) park.
This development is internationally recognised by the American Leadership in Energy and holds three certifications – Environmental Design (LEED) certification, Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark and Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI) certification.
Located along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur, it is surrounded by a mature neighbourhood and easily accessible via MRR2, LDP, NKVE, DUKE and Guthrie highways.
For convenience, the Taman Wahyu KTM station and Tesco Extra Selayang are both within walking distance.
The four-storey shop offices in front of Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (main road) are suitable for banks, convenience stores, laundromats and even a post office.
Those facing The Centre, with its 5,109.7 sq m (55,000 sq ft) landscape and waterscape area are perfect for food and beverage outlets, boutique and cafes.
Apart from the shop offices, the iconic Sky Pod which serves as a landmark for Eco Sky is also suitable for offices or retail.
Bukit Bintang City Centre
Destined to be the new heartbeat of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) is set to complement the cosmopolitan grandeur of future living.
Strategically situated on a 19.4-acre prime address within the Golden Triangle, it is truly a visionary, state-of-the-art integrated development and a masterpiece in the making.
A symbol of class and prestige, it is a landmark that is set to revitalise the landscape of the city with its globally influential centre for art and culture, trend and flavour, business and pleasure, as well as our thriving community and the environment.
It features a retail mall, entertainment and transit hubs, hotels, a signature tower, offices, residences, parks and gardens.
Eco Sanctuary City
Eco Sanctuary City was envisioned as the catalyst that will ensure the vibrancy and sustainability of Eco Sanctuary, which is located south of Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
This 62-acre (25ha) commercial hub integrates the built and natural environments to provide its residents with the best of both worlds.
From a walk under the trees to a quick trip to the shops, Eco Sanctuary City has it all, creating a lifestyle that combines natural beauty with urban convenience.
Boasting a total surrounding population of over one million, Eco Sanctuary City is poised to establish itself as a commercial hub in one of the more affluent neighbourhoods of the Klang Valley.
Eco Bloom aims to blossom into a new mixed development consisting of condominium and commercial shop lots. Located in Eco Meadows, Bukit Tambun, it inspires to bring together high-rise living and the convenience of dining and services.
Boasting 490 units of apartments spread across two 33-storey condominium towers, Eco Bloom has units ranging from 74.3sq m (800sq ft) to 102.2sq m (1,100sq ft).
Positioned above 23 units of two-storey commercial shop lots, Eco Bloom will bring about pleasurable living surrounded by the accessibility of an open plaza with breathtaking landscapes, a swimming pool, gym, jogging track, barbecue area, multi-purpose court, multi-purpose hall and children’s playground.
Objectives for BMP Series
From enhanced connectivity to brand image support, EcoWorld’s commercial development master plans are infused with carefully thought-out features and advantages to efficiently improve customers’ business opportunities and elevate their brand value.
Through the EcoWorld Business Master Plan Series, EcoWorld aims to create a new
channel for retailers to explore potential business spaces for future expansion and give them a competitive edge by being part of a business community within an EcoWorld development.
Its commercial developments also offer a one-stop business solution, where customers have full access to EcoWorld’s proprietary suite of services designed to ensure a hassle-free start-up or business expansion.
These include non-obligatory consultation with experts from both the private and public sectors, trade exhibitions, free use of EcoWorld incubators, business centres and more.
Chang observed that MIRF’s theme of “Unleashing Borderless Business Opportunities” is apt in the current challenging business environment.
“In challenging times, one way to keep afloat and deliver strong profits is to be flexible and adaptable to market changes.
“MIRF’s theme is very much in line with this and encourages the industry to embrace new opportunities and adopt a limitless approach to business,” he added.
News source: (Star Property)