YOUNG & RESTLESS
Jetsetters and trendsetters in their own right, these next generation developers travel the world in search of inspiration for their projects.
By Yvonne Yoong
The young next generation developers are a well-travelled lot. Having gone far and being exposed to various overseas lifestyle developments, they are infusing global trends, concepts and ideas into their developments to benefits the local real estate scene. In this exclusive interview, YES paper delves behind the scenes to gauge their future directions. Close on the heels of Visit Malaysia 2020 peeking upon the horizon, and buoyed by optimism despite an overall sluggish market sentiment, here’s how they are seizing the silver lining to turn the property market around.
Avid traveller and next generation developer Kenneth Lee travels to understand the historical significance of buildings from different geographical, economic and cultural settings in order to “create the future of old buildings”.
“The younger generation may forget how the past looked like while older generations didn’t witness how new technology is created. By combining both elements. The evolution of the future trend of properties can be crystallised.
“All of my ideas come from property, people and places. How homes connect past links with the future and how people perceive the shift from the old to the new generation, what the story is and how lives are built around properties,” he says.
Culture, infrastructure and technology plus how people and places are connected via travel are important in the overall scheme of things. Personalising activities are also key for the project’s success, with events and shows coming from different countries complemented by new amenities and outstanding functions.