Category Archives: real estate

Size matters for shopping malls in China – Sam Crispin

Shopping malls might be doing badly in China, it does not stop local government from building new ones, the bigger the better, says real estate expert Sam Crispin in Forbes. Even when the shoppers in the end do not show up.

Property tycoons are the real cash kings – Rupert Hoogewerf

Beijing rich does not always mean having a lot of cash at hand, unless your are one of the bigger property tycoons in China, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Hong Kong Standard. “I am interested to know how they are going to spend the money.”

Property tycoons boom also in 2015 – Rupert Hoogewerf

Wang Jianlin, chairman of the China Wanda Group, tops the 2015 Hurun Property Wealth List, with 120 billion yuan (US$18.9 billion) in real estate. Property tycoon have been doing really well, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily, despite the relative drop in China´s growth.

Baoding: third tier city waiting for revival – Ian Johnson

Now China is preparing for a new megacity, Jing-Jin-Ji, combining Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the neighboring provincial capital Baoding is hoping to ride on the bandwagon too. Journalist Ian Johnson visited Baoding for the New York Times and looks at its chances.

Why Chinese find Sydney property cheap – Shaun Rein

The observation might be shocking for Australians, but many Chinese find Sydney real estate cheap. Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein explains why in the Daily Reckoning.

Leading China investors into the UK – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Hurun Report analyzed eight major trends of Chinese investors into the UK. Its founder, Rupert Hoogewerf focuses on private investments, who dominate China´s outbound investments. Here´s Hoogewerf´s list of leading Chinese companies, for 4Hoteliers.

Brazil cannot survive on China´s ore demand – Arthur Kroeber

Brazil depends to a large degree on China´s demand for its ore. But that dependence is dangerous, economist Arthur Kroeber told a conference in the country. Demand will be high for the next five years, but then drop sharply, and cause trouble if Brazil has not diversified its economy.

Strains in China´s property market – Sara Hsu

Smaller developers are the first ones to feel the contraction of China´s real estate market, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. The US$23 million default of the Kaisa group might only be the beginning or more trouble.

Wang Jianlin´s poor IPO spoiled his no.1 position – Rupert Hoogewerf

Until last week both Jack Ma of Alibaba and Wang Jianlin were in the race to become the richest man in China in 2014. A poor IPO in Hong Kong spoiled his chances, explains China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf, in the China Daily. But it is not the end of the game.

Diversification helps profits real estate firms – Sara Hsu

Dropping housing prices have put pressure on real estate firms. But while smaller companies might fail, larger ones try to remain profitable by sometimes daring diversification of their investments, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.