2021
June
Acquired Happy Valley Shopping Mall in Guangzhou for RMB3,204.7 million (HK$3,896 million), marking Link’s sixth retail property investment in Mainland China and the third in the Greater Bay Area
2021
April
Acquired 50% interest in Shanghai Qibao Vanke Plaza for RMB2,772 million, marking its first retail property investment in Shanghai.
2020
August
Acquired The Cabot, 25 Cabot Square based on agreed property value of £380 million (HK$3,768.5 million). Strategically located in Canary Wharf, this 17-storey Grade A building is Link’s first asset in UK.
2020
March
Signed a AUD 212 million five-year sustainability-linked term loan with DBS, which marks Link’s first sustainability-linked loan. The proceeds of the loan will be used for general corporate funding purposes including sustainability initiatives.
2020
February
Announced the establishment of a $80 million scheme to support its small and medium-sized tenants in Hong Kong to alleviate their operating pressure brought by the novel coronavirus epidemic. The scheme was later expanded to $300 million in April 2020
2019
December
Announced its first international acquisition with the purchase of a 10-storey A grade office tower at 100 Market Street in Sydney for approximately AUD 683 million (HK$3.649 billion). The acquisition completed on 7 April 2020. Link later closed an AUD 443.95 million five-year secured loan with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited to fund the acquisition.
2019
July
Moved into our self-developed Hong Kong headquarters – The Quayside. It was named the “Best Green Development in Asia” at 2019 MIPIM Asia Awards
2019
June
Unveiled Vision 2025 which sets out our strategic objectives to achieve high single-digit compound annual growth in portfolio value in the period leading to 2025
2019
Link's projects won gold awards at The ICSC China Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards 2019: T.O.P This is Our Place for “Design and Development –Renovations/Expansions" and the "Souper Kitchen" campaign for "Marketing – Corporate Social Responsibility”.
2019
May
Garnered 11 awards at the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA)’s 5th Investor Relations Awards 2019, including "Overall Best IR Company – Large Cap"
2019
March
Acquired Central Walk Shopping Mall, marking Link REIT’s first acquisition in Shenzhen, the second in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the fifth in Mainland China, which are all in tier-one cities.
2019
Completed the disposal of 12 properties with offer exceeding appraised value by 32.1%.
2019
Issued $4 billion green convertible bonds, the first for real estate sector worldwide and Hong Kong issuers. The issue was named “Asia-Pacific Structured Equity Issue of the Year for 2019” by IFR, and "Best Convertible Bond" under the real estate category by The Asset's Triple-A Sustainable Capital Markets Regional Awards 2019.
2019
January
Acquired Beijing Jingtong Roosevelt Plaza, marking Link’s second Beijing acquisition and fourth acquisition in tier-one Mainland China cities.
2018
June
The Quayside tops out with nearly half of office space pre-leased.
2018
“T.O.P This is Our Place” becomes operational from 1st June this year. This is Link's commercial rejuvenation project at 700 Nathan Road.
2018
February
Completed the disposal of 17 properties. Latest valuation shows 13.9% increase in portfolio value.
2018
January
Launched Hong Kong’s first mobile parking payment platform via “Park & Dine” app partnering with nine major e-payment service providers to advance digital customer experience.
2018
HK$47 million community support in five years by Link Together Initiatives focusing on youth empowerment, active ageing and resource management.
2017
November
Completed strategic review: sells 17 properties at HK$23 billion, exceeding appraised value by 52%.
2017
Link’s CEO and Executive Director George Hongchoy named Country Winner for the Hong Kong/Macau Region at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year China 2017 Awards.
2017
Link’s Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director Nicholas Allen named the Directors of the Year Award winner in the Non-Executive Director category ​at the Directors of the Year Awards 2017.
2017
The Quayside, the most electric-car friendly building for Work, Life and Play developed by Link and Nan Fung Development JV in Kowloon East CBD, was named Gold Winner of the Best Futura Project at MIPIM Asia Awards 2017, which recognises the property industry’s best and brightest.
2017
July
​EC Mall in Beijing was named “Golden Lily Best Regional Shopping Centre” organised by China Chain Store & Franchise Association.
2017
May
Expanded footprint in Mainland China with RMB4,065 million acquisition of Metropolitan Plaza in Guangzhou.
2017
March
Link’s Park & Dine mobile app won a gold award in the Best User Experience category and a bronze award in the Best Insight-Driven Mobile Campaign category at the Mob-Ex Awards 2017.
2017
January
TKO Gateway launched following the completion of its asset enhancement.
2017
Link won the “Best Green Bond, Hong Kong” award at The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2016 by The Asset magazine. Link is the first Hong Kong business enterprise and Asian property company to issue a green bond.
2016
November
EC Mall was voted "Ten Gold Landmarks in Beijing’s Commercial Real Estate" organised by the China Real Estate Managers Union.
2016
October
​"Link Together Initiatives" won the Albert Sussman International Community Support Award, the highest honour given by The ICSC Foundation, recognising Link’s contribution to the community.
2016
Link won the Silver Award in the “Renovations and Expansions” category of the ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards, for the transformation of Tin Shing Market into a modern and stylish fresh market.
2016
September
Butterfly Market reopened after completing its asset enhancement.
2016
July
Issued our inaugural green bond, a first for Hong Kong business enterprises and Asian property enterprises.
2016
May
Completed the disposal of nine properties at HK$1.96 billion.
2016
Link garnered serveral honours at the HKIRA 2nd Investor Relations Awards including "Best IR Company (Large Cap)" and "Best IR by CEO (Large Cap)".
2016
April
Nicholas Allen became Chairman of Link Asset Management Limited.
2016
Acquired No. 700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, marking Link REIT's first investment in Hong Kong's core retail district.
2016
March
CEO George Hongchoy was named 'CEO of the Year' at the 2015 Best of the Best Awards hosted by Asia Asset Management magazine, for guiding the transformation of Link into a premier global REIT industry player.
2016
February
Tin Shing Market reopened after completing its asset enhancement.
2015
December
Unveiled the renovated Temple Mall following the completion of its asset enhancement. ​
2016
Completed the disposal of five properties. Offers exceeding appraisal value by over 30%.
2015
Link was named the winner of 2015 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Innovation and Creativity Award for its revitalisation of traditional wet markets.
2015
CEO George Hongchoy was named the Business Person of the Year at Hong Kong Business Awards 2015 organised by DHL and South China Morning Post for guiding the transformation of Link into a premier global REIT.
2015
November
​Leung King Plaza and H.A.N.D.S Market won the Excellence Award in the retail category, and Sheung Tak Plaza and Sha Kok Shopping Centre were each presented with the Merit Award in the Excellence in Facility Management Award 2015.
2015
September
Link REIT became a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index.
2015
August
Launched new corporate identity which expresses our vision and highlights our ability to connect and bring people together.
2015
Acquired Corporate Avenue 1 & 2 (now renamed as Link Square) in Shanghai, our first investment of an office property in Mainland China.
2015
April
Acquired EC Mall in Beijing, marking Link REIT's first investment in Mainland China.​​
2015
In April, The Link REIT achieved excellent results at the 5th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2015, organised by Corporate Governance Asia including awards for Best CSR and Best Environmental Responsibility.
2015
January
​Link REIT in JV with Nan Fung Development successfully tendered for a Kwun Tong commercial site, to be developed into a Grade-A office commercial complex comprising two office towers with retail facilities and car parks.
2015
Link REIT became the only Hong Kong company included in RobecoSAM's 2015 Sustainability Yearbook, representing top 15% sustainability performance in the global real estate sector.
2015
Expanded investment strategy to enable Link REIT to undertake property development and related activities.
2014
December
Link REIT became a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.
2014
Completed the disposal of five properties with offers exceeding appraised value by 29%.
2014
​Lok Fu Market became the first fresh market ever to win the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Customer Service Grand Award.
2014
November
Link REIT’s properties - Lok Fu Plaza, Choi Yuen Plaza and Stanley Plaza - won four awards in the Excellence in Facility Management Award 2014 organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management.
2014
October
​Link REIT won the employee engagement category at the “Best Practice Awards 2014” organised by Best Practice Management, recognising its efforts and strategies in engaging staff and empowering them to go the extra mile.
2014
September
Issued US$500 million 10-Year Notes to broaden funding source and strengthen liquidity position of Link.
2014
The recently renovated ​Tin Shui Market beat other global competitors to win the Gold Award at the 2014 World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Market Awards.
2014
July
Completed the disposal of four properties.
2014
May
On the strength of our comprehensive staff relations and communications, Link won a Silver Award in Internal Relations at the Eleventh China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations organised by China IPRA.
2013
December
Lok Fu Market celebrated its grand opening after completing its asset enhancement.
2013
November
Link employee, Betty Keung (middle, front row) from Stanley Plaza was winner in the “Junior Frontline Level of Retail (Services) – Property Management Category” of the Service and Courtesy Awards by Hong Kong Retail Management Association.
2013
October
T Town Plaza marked the completion of its asset enhancement.
2013
March
Link received the Best Environment Responsibility, Best CSR and Best Investor Relations awards under the 3rd Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2013 for the first time, which is organised by Corporate Governance Asia.
2013
Link REIT was included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a first for Hong Kong-listed REITs.
2013
February
Link REIT emerged as the sole “Hong Kong Premier Service Brand” winner in the 2012 “Hong Kong Top Service Brand Awards” by Hong Kong Brand Development Council and the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong.
2013
January
Three Link shopping centres won “Love to Vote - Shopping Mall Awards 2012-2013”. Stanley Plaza was “The Best Sightseeing Shopping Centre”, Lok Fu Plaza “The Best Shopping Centre for University Student Gatherings” and Tai Yuen Shopping Centre won “The Extraordinary Shopping Centre”.
2013
"Link Together Initiatives" was launched as our flagship charity and community engagement programme to support to community sustainability.
2012
November
Link REIT won the Platinum Award and the Significant Improvement Award at the Hong Kong Institute of C​ertified Public Accountants Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards.​
2012
July
Launched Employee Unit Purchase Plan, turning staff into unitholders.
2012
Expanded the scope of our investment strategy to include non-residential (other than hotels and serviced apartments) properties.
2012
​Link won the Silver Award in the category of “Community Relations” with the “Eco Terrace” project at the Tenth China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations.
2012
May
Tai Yuen Market celebrated its grand opening following completion of Link’s first fresh market asset enhancement project.
2012
January
Acquired Maritime Bay in Tseung Kwan O, Link REIT's second acquisition, creating synergy with its other shopping centres in the district to enhance growth.
2011
November
Mr Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, and Mr George Hongchoy, Chief Executive Officer, were awarded Directors of the Year Awards by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
2011
Completed asset enhancement work at Stanley Plaza, turning the property into a family-oriented lifestyle and leisure landmark in Hong Kong. This is also Link REIT's first dog-friendly shopping centre.
2011
July
CEO George Hongchoy won the “Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award” of “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards”, organised by Enterprise Asia.
2011
April
Celebrated the Grand Opening of its flagship property Lok Fu Place
2011
February
First Mystery Shopper Programme was launched to further improve frontline service quality.
2011
January
HK$200 million was earmarked by Link REIT to bring facilities in line with new standards of barrier free access.
2010
November
Link REIT celebrated its fifth anniversary and pledged commitment to implementing green initiatives and policies across its portfolio to reduce carbon footprint and achieve sustainable development.
2010
Link REIT’s Directors were named “Directors of the Year 2010” by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
2010
July
​Won Gold Award in the category of "Community Relations" for "The Link Fun Academy" and awarded Silver in "Brand Management" for its Wong Tai Sin Plaza and Lung Cheng Plaza at the Ninth China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations​.
2010
May
George Hongchoy appointed as CEO of Link Asset Management Limited.
2009
April
The International Council of Shopping Centres presented the Silver Award in Community Relations for the 38th annual ICSC MAXI Awards to Link for its corporate citizenship programme.
2008
October
Named the Gold Award winner in marketing of the first "Asia Shopping Centre Awards" for our corporate citizenship project "The Link Fun Academy. " This award was organised by International Council of Shopping Centers.
2008
June
Link Tenant Academy was launched to enhance independent tenants' business skills and knowledge and boost their businesses.
2007
April
Mr Sallnow-Smith joined Link as Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director.
2006
January
Voted the "Best Newly Listed Company in Asia" in the Asia's Best Managed Companies 2006 survey conducted by renowned financial magazine Euromoney.
2005
November
Link REIT was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 25 November 2005. We are Hong Kong’s first and largest listed REIT.