Singapore Co-living Tech Start Up The Assembly Place (TAP) Acquires Commontown Singapore


This purchase re-affirms TAP’s commitment to increasing its existence in Singapore. TAP will certainly be releasing a 181-bed co-living hostel at 25A Perak Road as well as a 4-storey domestic block at 257 Outram Road in April this year. Planning as well as construction are likewise underway for its serviced apartment or condo properties at 3 Tank Road, 272 East Coast Road, and 18 Penhas Road, every one of which are slated for launch by Q4 this year. All these properties are under an administration agreement model.

” The capacity of the inbound group, which flaunts a wealth of global hospitality as well as operations positions us in a setting to support our ongoing growth. Together with our standing group, we are certain that TAP will certainly remain to scale boldy this year whilst giving outstanding degrees of service and functional ability.”

Ian Lau, chief executive officer as well as founder of Commontown Singapore, talks about the sentiment. “Eugene and also the team at TAP have the resources, outlook and decision to excel in this industry, and we are pleased and also excited at this opportunity to deal with them in altering the face of realty in Southeast Asia and past.”

TAP has actually been actively acquiring straight leases around the River Valley, Tiong Bahru, Novena and also East Coast locations since its effective fundraising of $5.55 million in November 2021. Over the past 10 weeks, TAP has added close to an additional 250 rooms to its profile. Presently, the TAP portfolio views a 60-40 split in between management contracts and also straight lease models.

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Currently, Commontown Singapore’s occupancy is at 100%. This acquisition will certainly increase TAP’s visibility in the Singapore co-living market to over 600 functional rooms with one more 200 rooms in the pipeline prepared to be launched by May 2022.

Singapore co-living technology start-up, The Assembly Place (TAP), has actually agreed with Libeto Pte Ltd, operator of the co-living rooms under the brand name, to obtain every one of its possessions in Singapore, including its head leases and subleases amounting to about 120 spaces.

“We are excited about the procurement of all the rooms currently managed by Commontown Singapore, as well as its seasoned procedures group”, says Eugene Lim, Establisher and Chief Executive Officer of TAP.

On Co-Living Trends In Singapore For 2022

When asked about what he considers co-living trends in Singapore, Eugene Lim commented:

” Co-living areas have actually been getting a lot of traction over the past two years. Needing to work from residence for extensive periods because of the COVID-19 pandemic saw several people crave even more personal space. This is particularly so for the more youthful professionals who cope with their parents.

As the borders begin to open, we are likely to see more migrants coming back to Singapore. With the unpredictability induced by the pandemic, it is predicted they will certainly opt for co-living spaces as it permits more adaptability as contrasted to a standard lease. That’s where TAP appears.

Apart from producing a risk-free and also positive living setting for our members, TAP has a Customer Relationship Management system that benefits them. This ranges from regular monthly invoices to maintenance problems and also members’ advantages with various other partners. All these attributes can be accessed with a mobile app for the comfort of our members.”

More About The Assembly Place (TAP)

From a simple start of 6 spaces in 2019, TAP has since expanded to greater than 600 spaces across the city-state, with 200 more rooms in the pipeline. 60% of the rooms are under administration contracts as opposed to a typical straight lease model. On a management agreement front, TAP is presently taking care of greater than $250 numerous assets under administration.

In 2019, TAP Owner as well as CEO, Eugene Lim, saw the globe’s demands and also needs for co-living principles. With greater than 15 years of experience in the property field, having actually managed plenty of significant assets for detailed residential property giants, Eugene took a huge jump to change the method co-living exists.