CapitaLand Limited is a Singaporean multinational alternative asset management company focusing on real estate, infrastructure and private equity. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is one of Asia's largest real estate companies and is the owner and manager of a global portfolio comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, lodging, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds.

CapitaLand Limited
TypePublic company
SGX: C31
  • DBS Land
  • Pidemco Land
Founded28 November 2000; 20 years ago (2000-11-28)[1]
Key people
  • Ng Kee Choe (Chairman)[2]
  • Lee Chee Koon (Group Chief Executive Officer)[3]
RevenueIncrease US$5 billion (2020) [4]
AUMIncrease US$85.2 billion (2020) [5]
Total assetsIncrease US$61.2 billion (2020) [6]
Number of employees
12,100 (2020) [7]
ParentTemasek Holdings

Present across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the company focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA. The company also has one of the largest investment management businesses globally, and a stable of seven listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts, as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust (now CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust) in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (merged with CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust), Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.[1]


On 12 July 2000, DBS Land (DBSL) and Pidemco Land announced a merger to form a company eventually owning about $18 billion in assets, making it the largest listed property company in Southeast Asia when completed.[8][9] Although this followed a new measure imposed by Monetary Authority of Singapore to separate financial and non-financial activities of banking groups on 21 June 2000,[10] DBS Bank had already divested most of its investments in DBSL and was holding 5.4% of DBSL, well below the 20% shareholding threshold for non-core banking activities under the new measure.[11] More details of the merged entity were given on 31 July 2000.[12] Named as CapitaLand on 6 September 2000,[13] the merger was approved by shareholders on 18 October 2000[14] and was thus officially launched on 28 November 2000.[1]

On 13 September 2012, CapitaLand announced that it was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index in recognition of its sustainability efforts. It has been listed on the Index since then.[15]

On 14 January 2019, the Group announced that it would acquire Ascendas-Singbridge, a real estate group, from Temasek Holdings in an S$11b deal,[16][17][18] which is approved by 90% of shareholders on 12 April 2019.[19] The acquisition was completed on 30 June 2019.[20]

On 20 February 2019, CapitaLand said that its 2018 net profit jumped 12.3%, the highest in a decade.[21]

On 3 July 2019, it announced that Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust would be merged, forming Asia's largest hospitality trust with S$7.6b in combined assets.[22] This comes after the successful acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge on 30 June 2019.[23]

Group structureEdit

Real Estate Investment Units

  • CapitaLand Singapore[24]
  • CapitaLand China[25]
  • CapitaLand Japan[26]
  • CapitaLand Indonesia[27]
  • CapitaLand Vietnam[28]
  • CapitaLand International[29]

Global Operating Platforms

CapitaLand Investment Management[33]

CapitaLand has an Investment Management business that explores opportunities with the Group's business units to grow its private vehicles platform. It currently manages 16 real estate private vehicles.

Notable projectsEdit

CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential.

Integrated developmentsEdit

CapitaLand's integrated developments include ION Orchard and The Orchard Residences, Ascott Orchard Singapore and Cairnhill Nine, as well as Raffles City, its flagship brand of integrated developments. Pioneered in Singapore with the opening of Raffles City Singapore in 1986, there are now nine other Raffles City developments in seven gateway cities in China, including Raffles City Chongqing. Current projects of CapitaLand in Singapore also include CapitaSpring (comprising an office tower and serviced residence), a 280m tall skyscraper in Raffles Place.

Shopping mallsEdit

CapitaLand's retail portfolio spans Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Singapore, its 19 malls include Bedok Mall, Bugis Junction, Bugis+, Funan, IMM, ION Orchard, JCube, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City Singapore, Westgate, Jewel Changi Airport and Junction 8.[34] It owns 51 malls in China, including CapitaMall Xizhimen in Beijing, CapitaMall Hongkou in Shanghai and Raffles City Shanghai, CapitaMall SKY+ in Guangzhou, Suzhou Center, and Raffles City Chongqing. Its portfolio in Malaysia and Japan includes Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall in Penang, Malaysia; and Olinas Mall and La Park Mizue in Tokyo.

In June 2019, CapitaLand, partnering with City Developments Limited (CDL), acquired Liang Court from mall operator AsiaMalls, an entity linked to PGIM Real Estate, for S$400 million. Before co-owning the mall with CDL, CapitaLand, via Ascott Residence Trust, owned and managed Somerset Liang Court Singapore, attached to Liang Court mall.[35]

In November that same year, CapitaLand sold The Star Vista to co-owner Rock Productions for US$217 million.[36] Currently, Rock Productions, owned by New Creation Church, is exploring possibilities for CapitaLand to continue operating and managing the mall on its behalf.[37]

List of CapitaLand malls (as of January 2020)
Singapore Malaysia China Japan Cambodia Vietnam
Bedok Mall Sungei Wang Plaza, KL CapitaMall Crystal, Beijing Vivit Minami-Funabashi The Peak Faifo Lane
Bugis Junction Melawati Mall, KL CapitaMall Grand Canyon, Beijing Coop Kobe Nishinomiya Higashi The Oxygen
Bugis+ The Mines, KL CapitaMall Shuangjing, Beijing Seiyu & Sundrug, Saitama
Bukit Panjang Plaza East Coast Mall, Kuantan CapitaMall Taiyanggong, Beijing La Park Mizue, Tokyo
Clarke Quay 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya CapitaMall Tiangongyuan, Beijing Olinas Mall, Tokyo
Funan Queensbay Mall, Penang CapitaMall Wangjing, Beijing
IMM Gurney Plaza, Penang CapitaMall Xizhimen, Beijing
ION Orchard Raffles City Beijing
JCube CapitaMall ONE, Changsha
Jewel Changi Airport CapitaMall Yuhuating, Changsha
Junction 8 CapitaMall Jinniu, Chengdu
Liang Court (To be replaced) CapitaMall Leshijie, Chengdu
Lot One Shoppers' Mall CapitaMall Meilicheng, Chengdu
Plaza Singapura CapitaMall Tianfu, Chengdu
Raffles City Singapore CapitaMall Xinnan, Chengdu
Singpost Centre Raffles City, Chengdu
Tampines Mall Raffles City Chongqing
The Atrium @ Orchard CapitaMall Peace Plaza, Dalian
Westgate CapitaMall 180, Foshan
CapitaMall SKY+, Guangzhou
Rock Square, Guangzhou
Raffles City Hangzhou
CapitaMall Aidemengdun, Harbin
CapitaMall Xuefu, Harbin
CapitaMall Saihan, Huhhot
Yuquan Mall, Huhhot
CapitaMall Fucheng, Mianyang
Raffles City Ningbo
CapitaMall Xinduxin, Qingdao
CapitaMall Rizhao, Rizhao
Alibaba Shanghai Center, Shanghai
Capital Square, Shanghai
CapitaMall Hongkou, Shanghai
CapitaMall LuOne, Shanghai
CapitaMall Minhang, Shanghai
CapitaMall Qibao, Shanghai
Raffles City Changning, Shanghai
Raffles City Shanghai
Raffles City The Bund, Shanghai
Raffles City Shenzhen
Suzhou Center, Suzhou
CapitaMall TianjinOne, Tianjin
Tianjin Int'l Trade Center, Tianjin
CapitaMall 1818, Wuhan
CapitaMall Minzhongleyuan, Wuhan
CapitaMall Westgate, Wuhan
CapitaMall Wusheng, Wuhan
CapitaMall Xindicheng, Xi'an
CapitaMall Yujincheng, Xi'an
CapitaMall Erqi, Zhengzhou


The Ascott Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world's first Pan-Asian serviced residence REIT, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company's serviced residence brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and Lyf. It has more than 600 properties in over 160 cities across more than 30 countries in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


CapitaLand's commercial spaces include Grade A offices and integrated developments across Singapore, China, Germany, Japan and Vietnam. Commercial office buildings in CapitaLand's portfolio include Asia Square Tower 2, Capital Tower,[38] CapitaGreen,[39] CapitaSpring (an upcoming 280m skyscraper in Raffles Place), Six Battery Road,[40] One George Street and Raffles City Tower in Singapore; Capital Square and Innov Center in Shanghai, China, as well as Main Airport Center and Gallileo in Frankfurt, Germany.


CapitaLand's residential developments include The Interlace,[41] d’Leedon, Sky Vue and Sky Habitat. Their latest foray include the redevelopment of the old Pearl Bank Apartments into the iconic One Pearl Bank.[42] CapitaLand's homes can be found in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.


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