Since 2000, CEL has been actively acquiring sites for property development and investment. These developments include residential, commercial and industrial properties. The current portfolio of CEL includes mid-market and high-end prime properties.

CEL believes in growth through partnerships. It has established joint ventures with reputable foreign funds such as Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partner II and Citadel Equity Fund Ltd. CEL has also teamed with local partners like NTUC Choice Homes Co-operative Ltd and Keppel Land Limited on several highly successful property projects.

Going beyond local boundaries, CEL has launched an expansion into the emerging regional economies, beginning with Vietnam, where it is actively seeking property development opportunities. It is also exploring other markets in South East Asia.