Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Chengdu is Building.. and Building.. and Building… and Building

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 22:25 4 Comments

While visiting Chengdu this week on some non-profit work, I took notice of the fact that the city of Chengdu has become a work zone. Reminding me of Beijing 8 years ago, the sky is absolutely filled with cranes and half built buildings are EVERYWHERE. Speaking to friends, many of these buildings are selling well, […]

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Chinese Investors Looking for Cheap US Real Estate

Thursday, March 5, 2009 8:54 8 Comments

Another youtube piece on the recent real estate buying trips, but unlike the previous clips/ news bits that have been released on the Soufun trip, this clip provides some live shots and interviews. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEVllh9b3r8[/youtube]

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Buying American Real Estate is SouFun

Friday, February 27, 2009 9:13 3 Comments

A quick follow up to a post earlier this month All Aboard! China’s Real Estate Tour Groups are Now In Full Steam, where I highlighted the recent announcement that Soufun would be offering the first (of what is sure to be many) house hunting trips to the United States (and I am sure the EU […]

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China Construction Materials Chart

Saturday, February 7, 2009 0:59 Comments Off on China Construction Materials Chart

While putting the wood furniture posts together, I came across this chart on the Construction materials market that I thought would be interesting. I apologize as it is a few years old now, but 2006 and 2007 were a continuation of the moves from 2003 to 2005. high growth, lots of exports. The people we […]

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Jones Lange LaSalle China Property Market Monitor – January 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009 12:51 Comments Off on Jones Lange LaSalle China Property Market Monitor – January 2009

This month’s JLL China Property Market Monitor offers a mix of bad and good, with a lot of coverage on ground breaking ceremonies. The most interesting part of the report for me though came in the report’s only mention of Shanghai, a paragraph on Morgan Stanley’s poorly performing Shanghai portfolio and their recent decision¬† to […]

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Shanghai’s Real Estate Market is IMPLODING FAST

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 16:34 10 Comments

3 years ago, you could not enjoy a meal without the topic of real estate coming up.¬† Prices were soaring, flats were flipping, agencies were popping up everywhere, and everyone had a “tip”. Now though, there seems no end to the news related to the real estate market, and even as I have done my […]

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China’s Real Estate Problem. A Soft Rental Market

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 6:59 7 Comments

Over the last few months, I have written a few pieces on the fact that the real estate market in Shanghai (and other locations) was softening. Market prices were coming down, occupancy rates were falling, and tenants were in the drivers seat when negotiating rents across the board. It is a market that has seen […]

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First China Ripples of Global Financial Crisis Come Ashore – Part 2 – Real Estate

Sunday, October 26, 2008 20:19 Comments Off on First China Ripples of Global Financial Crisis Come Ashore – Part 2 – Real Estate

For the last 3-4 weeks, the only topic more popular than Tina Fey‘s amazing resemblance to Sarah Palin has been the implosion of the global financial system that has unfolded. To be honest, the first couple of weeks, the issues remained largely theoretical in China within my field of vision.¬† It was clear that like […]

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