GYPP leverages Singapore’s innovative development experience by combining expertise in multi-layered hubs and community living, with New Zealand’s strong consideration for materials and the environment.
Listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2004, GYP Properties, formerly known as Global Yellow Pages, started in 1967 with the publication of the Yellow Pages print directories & the sale of advertising. Faced with the challenges of a declining print directory business, we evolved over the years, covering other areas such as magazine publishing; online directories; marketing services and software distribution.
With decades of experience in real estate development in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, our key management and board sought and received shareholder approval to diversify our business to property development, management and investment in May 2015.
The name of the company was changed to GYP Properties in October 2018.
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Board of Directors and top management held a simple ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the renaming of our headquarters building from Yellow Pages Building to Braddell House.
Following the approval of shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company's name was changed to GYP Properties Limited.
GYPL completed the NZ$36m acquisition of freehold land of approximately 21.8521 hectares (218,521 square metres) located at Bellfield Road, Papakura, New Zealand. The Company plans to further subdivide the property "Bellfield Estate" into more than 500 housing lots.
GYPL invested in FundPlaces, an online platform that leverages blockchain technology to allow subscribers to build a diversified real estate investment portfolio.
GYPL confirmed its focus on real estate as its core business and announced the final edition (2018) of the Yellow Pages print directories, alongside the licensing of its brand and digital, data and online offerings to Yellow Pages Pte Ltd, a joint venture company.
Remarkables Residences was publicly launched with a full display suite at Five Mile Centre, Queenstown.
Queenstown Lakes District Council approved GYPL's Resource Consent application for 225 houses. The development was named Remarkables Residences for its location at the footbed of The Remarkables mountain range.
GYPL completed the NZ$19.2m acquisition of freehold land of approximately 38,400 square metres located at Eastern Access Road, Queenstown, New Zealand. The site is considered one of the most accessible parts of Queenstown, close to the airport, a short walk to retail and hospitality outlets, 15mins from central Queenstown and Arrowtown; and 30mins to ski fields.
Shareholders approved the proposed diversification of the Company's core business into the businesses of property investment, development and management at its Extraordinary General Meeting. GYPL also completed its NZ$96m acquisition of Pakuranga Plaza shopping centre, a freehold property in Auckland, New Zealand, offering retail and office space with a total built up area of 39,209 square metres and a gross lettable area of 29,541 square metres.
GYPL completed its A$10 million acquisition of the intellectual property rights for Wendy’s Supa Sundaes, an iconic brand of desserts and treats with an extensive network of stores across Australia and New Zealand.
URA awarded the river taxi license to GYPL and its consortium partner to provide river taxi and river tours from 1 January 2013.
GYPL secured the Microsoft Online Services Reseller Agreement and became one of a select group of Microsoft Office 365 syndication partners worldwide.
GYPL sealed an agreement with StarHub to offer business solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the latter’s Next Gen Nationwide Broadband Network.
GYPL acquired eFusion Solutions Pte Ltd, contributing to GYPL’s multi-platform business through its focus on call centres, marketing and marketing-related services, which complemented GYPL’s directories and database business.
GYPL acquired controlling stakes in Singapore’s leading location-based service provider, ShowNearby Pte Ltd founded by Douglas Gan and Companedia Pte Ltd, a one-stop web agency for local SMEs. The latter was rebranded Global Digital Express Pte. Ltd on 5 August 2010.
GYPL entered into an agreement with Australia-based Qpay Pty Ltd to invest in a new company called Qpay Asia Pte Ltd to provide an online and/or electronic payment system which allows for payments and money transfers to be made thought the internet, mobile phones or other similar modes.
Following the approval of shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company's name was changed to Global Yellow Pages Limited.
Yellow Pages Singapore acquired Singapore Information Services Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IE Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd, for approximately S$6 million. Singapore Information Services is one of Singapore’s leading trade directory publishers, publishing business-to-business trade directories to promote Singapore products and services worldwide.
Yellow Pages Singapore listed on SGX-ST.
Yellow Pages (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a company equally owned by two leading private equity firms in Asia JP Morgan Partners Asia and CVC Asia Pacific, acquired certain businesses, assets and liabilities of SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd at S$220 million (with an additional S$6 million paid to SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd as working capital adjustments relating to the acquisition).
Yellow Pages (Singapore) Pte Ltd was incorporated.
Integrated Information Pte Ltd was renamed SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd (now known as “SingTel Interactive Pte Ltd”).
General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited was renamed Integrated Information Pte Ltd after Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) fully acquired the company.
A joint venture company was incorporated under the name of General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited owned as to 60% by Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) and 40% by General Telephone Directory Co. (GTDC).
Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) and General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited (GTDC) signed a joint venture agreement to incorporate a company to acquire the business of GTDC’s Singapore branch.
Publication of Singapore telephone directory under the Singapore branch of GTDC.