The Florence Residences
Formerly known as Florence Regency at Hougang Avenue 2, now named as The Florence Residences, with Chinese name as 悦湖苑. Previously it was finally been sold to Logan Property Developers, a Chinese developer. This collective sale was marked by a deal worth S$629 million for the transfer of ownership of the property. The sale comes after the rejection of bids exceeding the S$600 million reserve price set by the owners of The Florence Residences Condo (Former Florence Regency)
The public tender for the en block sale of this property had closed with 3 top bidders refusing to increase their bid prices to meet the stipulated valuation in the collective sale agreement by law firm Lee $ Lee. The collective sale agreement that no sale price lower than the valuation price of The Florence Residences Condo should be accepted. This requirement prompted drove JLL to court other interested developers to ensure that the bid attained the deal under the agreement before the ten weeks of the close of the public tender are over.
According to the 2014 master plan, The Florence Residences Condo that sits on a 386, 236 sq ft is zoned for development of the residential property and has a GPR of 2.8. With considerations to the current estimated differential premiums worth S$288.6 million which is payable to the government to add the lease period to 99 years including the development of the land to a GPR of 2.8, the land price of the Florence Residences Condo translates to around S$842 psf ppr.
The site housing The Florence Residences Condo becomes the second site owned by Logan Property after it broke into news following their joint record-breaking bid worth $1.003 billion with Nanshan Group for ownership of the 21, 109 square meters site situated off Stirling Road. In fact, it was the first time for a purely residential site in the GLS programme to cross the billion-dollar mark.
The Florence Residences Hougang is located next to a bus interchange of Hougang Mall and near Hougang MRT station. Also, the Kovan MRT station along Upper Serangoon Road is just a walking distance away from the Florence Residences.