Community and client-centric focused, with an imaginative eye for design detail and creating innovative communal facilities, JKG Land Berhad has more than 30 years’ standing as a stalwart of residential, commercial and light industrial property development in Malaysia’s northern states. With its pioneering project in Kuala Lumpur underway, the spectacular, mixed-use The ERA @ Duta North, the dawn of a new era is on the horizon for the development company.
Written by Nadia Willan
Winning Best Boutique Developer at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019, JKG Land Berhad’s ambitious vision is being realised. With properties ‘Built for Life’, the developer is focused on promoting healthy lifestyles and greater enjoyment of working life and leisure time at home.
The ERA, covering a 14.8-acre development, reflects the desires of the capital’s modern urbanites and boasts multi-generational freehold residential units with universal design features, a pedestrianised retail zone, and a green oasis of over 100 lifestyle facilities. Meanwhile, sophisticated landscaping inspired by Nature and lifestyle aspiration creates an urban forest setting with incredible activities that take city-living to an exceptional level, as praised by this year’s panel of judges.
“JKG Land Berhad earns the honour for Best Boutique Developer for its efforts to redefine the concept of urban oasis. Its work on its latest urban green project, The ERA @ Duta North, also earned the company the Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley) award this year,” the judges said.
Established in 1986, JKG Land Berhad has long maintained a reputation for committing to the Government’s strategy of creating affordable housing for lower-income markets. Many of the company’s projects have also been aimed at supporting the country’s diverse SMEs, with the majority of projects based around Kulim in the state of Kedah.
The ERA @ Duta North, completing in June 2020, is a USD658 million development and, with an average residential unit size of 974 square feet, is a step in a new, dynamic direction. Located next to the affluent neighbourhood of Mont’ Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the boutique development shows the company’s big ambitions. JKG Land Berhad is purposefully focusing on leadership in Malaysia’s competitive and fast-moving real-estate markets.
The impressive elements of The ERA @ Duta North include a Forest Village, with a wetlands sanctuary and leisure facilities for enjoyment from dawn through noon to the evening. The project’s Fiesta Walk is a three-storey retail space inspired by a European town, architectural design that creates an unequivocal sense of community for which JKG Land Berhad is renowned. An 800-metre boulevard links to the six residential towers, each of which features a rooftop Moon Deck, a recreational space in which residents can relax, entertain and dine.
Focus for JKG Land Berhad residential builds is on enhancing neighbourhoods, and the elevated podium for the latest project’s green landscaping acts as a buffer to the busy Jalan Segambut thoroughfares. Ever practical, the company also plans a link bridge to offer exclusive access to main roads for residents.
As well as winning two additional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), JKG Land Berhad was a finalist for the Best Universal Design Development award.