Category Archives: real estate

Why Manhattan is cheap for Chinese investors – Wei Gu

WSJ’s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses why Chinese investors massively invest in the US and Europe, and why Manhattan looks cheap compared to Shanghai and Beijing, with Michael Klibaner, China head of Jones Lang LaSalle.

China’s rich are better off – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s rich are becoming richer, reported the annual Hurun Rich list this week. The number of dollar billionaires went up with 27 percent, but – admits Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in The Indepent, Although: “Valuing the wealth of China’s richest is as much an art as it is a science”.

Real estate back as wealth driver – Rupert Hoogewerf

The central government has been trying to cool down real estate, but when we look at the annual Hurun rich list, real estate is back at the top position as wealth creator, says Hurun chairman Rupert Hoogewerf at 4-Traders. And IT is following.

Demand for new houses continues to be strong – Shaun Rein

The government has been trying to cool down the overheated real estate industry, but demand for new houses remain high, whatever the government does, tells Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein at the BBC.

Volatile trends in China’s real estate – Wei Gu

Real estate prices went up 5.7% in May, while the rest of the economy including shares is dropping. WSJ’s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses real estate trends with Michael Klibaner of Jones Lang LaSalle. Project developers and buyers anticipate government intentions, concludes Wei Gu. “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

New: second homes for Chinese – Wei Gu

Wei Gu An emerging market for second homes, for holiday or retirement, is developing among rich Chinese, tells WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. Zhuhai, Taiwan and Haikou are doing well,…

Mixed messages from the rich in real estate – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s economy resembles a roller coaster in many ways, and especially China’s rich in real estate had a very rough year, some falling down, other still moving up, tells Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Wall Street Journal.

Consumers continue to spend on home decoration – Shaun Rein

China’s consumers continue to spend, despite a small dip in growth, also for decorating their homes, argues business analyst Shaun Rein, and goes against JWT executive Tom Doctoroff, who says Chinese consumers go for cheaper products. Shaun Rein dismantles three consumers myths in Business Week.

Bullish on commodities – Shaun Rein

Commodities will be going strong, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC, since commodities are needed to support high demand for better housing in China, support rising consumption and is needed by the financial alternatives now US bonds and the euro are a less attractive alternative.

Shanghai architecture, lost in 2011

Shanghai-based researcher Paul French, author of The Old Shanghai A-Z gives on his weblog a sad overview of the architecture lost in 2011 under the hammer of progress