4 MIN READTop 5 real estate agencies of 2019 in Southeast Asia that will grow in 2020

The real estate industry is a fast growing one with many different agencies to choose from. South Asia alone has more than a hundred agencies, each with their own merits. With such a varied field, it becomes difficult for investors to choose, especially when one doesn’t know the best from the rest. Fear not however, for we have done it for you. In this article, we will discuss the 5 best real estate agencies in all of South East Asia.

1. Knight Frank

Knight Frank is a global real estate agency which also offers consultancy services. Founded in 1896 and is considered one of the oldest real estate agencies internationally. They primarily work with commercial and residential properties in key hubs all over the world. They have a reputation for uncompromising professionalism in everything they do.

The Knight Frank group consists of over 15,000 professionals with an extensive knowledge in property and who work in 418 offices across 60 countries. This real estate agency head office is based in Kuala Lumpur, while the other three offices are located in Kota Kinabalu, Johor, and Penang. Knight Frank is aiming to expand their market presence in China, thus they have opened a new office in Shenzhen, South China back in 2019. This agency now operate offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei and Macau.

2. IQI Global

IQI Global is an international real estate agency with offices spanning across 5 continents and consisting of well over 6000 dedicated property and investment experts. The agency is headquartered in Dubai and is well known for its global insights on investment opportunities, property management and its reliable and trustworthy real estate dealings.

Some of the countries and territories that IQI operates in include Dubai, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Back in July 2019, IQI Global merged with Juwai.com to create Juwai-IQI ‘Asia’s biggest proptech group’ specialising in global new development properties. Consequently, the new group’s platform will provide real estate agents access to potential real estate buyers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and also greater China.

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3. Henry Butcher Malaysia

Henry Butcher Malaysia is a member of GoIndustry DoveBid International Asset Consultants (previously known as Henry Butcher & Co) and was established in Malaysia in 1987. It has 25 offices located all over Malaysia and is supported by more than 500 trained and professional employees. They also have offices in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK.

They offer a wide array of services which include real estate consultancy, investment advisory, project marketing, property management, auction and tenders, and retail planning.


Real Estate Maximums, RE/MAX for short, is an American international real estate company. Founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, the company has agents in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. It has grown to become one of the most well known real estate brands in Nothern America, Soutern America, Central America & the Caribbean as well as Europe. RE/MAX has since expanded and opened offices in Malaysia and other countries in South East Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Philippines and Mongolia.

5. Colliers international

As the name suggests, Colliers International is a real estate agency employing 15,000 professionals across 68 countries. They provide real estate consultancy services in many forms, including general surveying, fund management, destination consulting and property co-investment. The people at Colliers focus on doing the right things for their clients, people, community and shareholders every day.

South East Asia is known for its growing economy and the unlimited opportunities it provides for investors. As an investor, you can take advantage of these opportunities by working with the best in real estate. We hope this article will help you in making your decision.

Looking to be in a company with the potential to expand and grow? Come and be a part of an international team of diverse members here at IQI.

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