Hanoi’s real estate sphere skyrockets

December 23, 2019 | 08:00
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With Hanoi retaining its spot as the top foreign direct investment destination in the country, premium real estate for non-nationals is becoming hotter, especially with the latest project in west Hanoi known as The Matrix One. Nguyen Huong reports.  
hanois real estate sphere skyrockets
The Matrix One is a focal point of the burgeoning My Dinh area in the ever-growing west of Hanoi

Vietnam has usurped China as Japan’s second-largest software outsourcing partner, right behind India, through its housing of substantial research and development bases from the likes of IBM, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, and Grab.

According to the General Statistics Office, from January to December 20, total foreign investment into Vietnam, including newly-registered, additional, and stake-acquisition capital, reached nearly $31.8 billion, up 3.1 per cent on-year. In the 2019 e-Conomy SEA report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, Vietnam was designated as the third-most funded country in Southeast Asia, after Singapore and Indonesia.

According to a report by Hanoi People’s Committee, the capital’s foreign direct investment (FDI) for the year into the city is projected to hit over $8 billion thanks to strong investment promotion policies and an improved business environment. Hanoi remained the top FDI destination in Vietnam by October with $6.85 billion in commitments, accounting for 23.5 per cent of total committed FDI nationwide in the year-to-date. This outpaced the country’s financial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, which held 17 per cent.

Newly-registered FDI was dominated by the manufacturing sector with a 37.2 per cent share, while the real estate industry came in second with a 31.2 per cent share. Japan was the largest contributor to Hanoi’s FDI inflows, followed by South Korea and Singapore.

hanois real estate sphere skyrockets

Hot destination

Hanoi has been focusing on developing its infrastructure with new highways, subway systems, and construction projects either in progress or planned. Tightening credit for high-end real estate developments, coupled with the scarcity of land plots in the centre of Hanoi, could lead to a shortage of supply in the luxury segment in the coming years, according to experts. This will significantly affect the market as demand for quality apartments and high-class services increases, at the same time as quality of life improves and Hanoi’s foreign population continues to grow.

When the Vietnamese real estate arena opened up to foreign ownership in 2015, more and more overseas investors began to pay more attention to the property market in Hanoi in particular.

The phenomenon was bolstered by factors such as improved infrastructure and transportation, increased number of industrial zones, and competitive selling prices with projected high returns and high-quality products, among others.

The city has been expanding towards the west, in Cau Giay and Tu Liem districts. Referred to as a new central business district, the area has attracted international investors towards real estate products, especially in My Dinh. It is expected to become the new administrative area of Hanoi, with it hosting the relocation of key state ministries and agencies.

These relocations, the concentration of Grade A offices, and the upcoming hosting of the Formula 1 Grand Prix have made the area more desirable and valuable. With significant improvements to the district’s transport systems, My Dinh is easily accessible from all parts of Hanoi, as well as industrial zones via key roads.

Additionally, My Dinh has become the most concentrated area for utility infrastructure in Hanoi with many healthcare, education, social culture, high-quality entertainment, and recreation facilities.

Therefore, My Dinh is now home to an emerging expatriate community, increasing real estate value in the area with an annual rental yield ranging from 7-8 per cent and up to 25 per cent capital gain within a five-year horizon.

hanois real estate sphere skyrockets

A prime urban resort

The Matrix One is one such real estate highlight. Well-located on Le Quang Dao street in South Tu Liem district’s My Dinh ward, The Matrix One is one of the few properties with four frontages on major arterial roads.

At the centre of My Dinh, The Matrix One is adjacent to the upcoming Formula 1 circuit and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is only a few minutes away from the upcoming Metro Line 3 (which will be operational in 2021), Grade A offices, the National Convention Centre, My Dinh Stadium, Cau Giay Park, international schools, hospitals and clinics, as well as major shopping destinations. Ring Road 3 and Thang Long Avenue bring access to Noi Bai International Airport in 30 minutes and provide easy access to numerous industrial zones.

Conceived as a matrix of services and facilities built around one unique property, The Matrix One comprises an iconic landmark tower, a 14-hectare lake and park with smart underground parking, and an international school.

Positioned with a work-play-live concept, The Matrix One also features over 40 cutting-edge amenities including a coworking space, central square, zen gardens, fountain, all-season swimming pool, infinity pool, yoga, fitness and dance centre, tennis court, football pitch, playgrounds, and a lot more besides.

Designed by acclaimed Austrian architecture firm, Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, The Matrix One consists of 740 intelligently-configured apartments, beautifully appointed on 44 floors between two blocks of buildings.

All units are ensured one car parking slot and are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms, a fresh air system, drinkable tap water, a smart home system, and three-layered security.

A mix of modern elegance and inspirational architectural design with the highest international standards, The Matrix One offers a choice of three spacious unit types, ranging from two- to three-bedroom and dual-key apartments.

Hanoi’s shortage of supply in the luxury segment in the coming years makes The Matrix One one of the capital’s most valuable and desirable projects, especially for foreign investors. The Matrix One’s projected rental yield is around 7-8 per cent per annum with longer leasing terms for the most demanding tenants.

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