Real Estate Foresight Updates, Media Coverage, Conferences
Robert Ciemniak, Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight, presented at HSBC’s 6th Annual China Conference in Shenzhen last week, exploring data-driven perspectives on China housing markets, at the heart of the Greater Bay Area.
With the GBA blueprint release on February 18, 2019, and the rising interest in the GBA, Real Estate Foresight (REF) is introducing ’Baywatch’ as the new research report, with an in-depth focus on the 9 mainland cities in the GBA. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and independent data-driven analysis of the housing[…]
Robert Ciemniak delivering a guest presentation “China Housing – Cities Without Tiers” at the ANREV Annual General Meeting 2019 on May 10 in HK. Details: https://lnkd.in/fwWNnjJ
Looking back at our past predictions at Real Estate Foresight, and how data and analytics can empower human decision making in China housing markets. Data doesn’t need to be perfect to be highly valuable when augmenting human expertise. Thanks to MioTech, the leading AI venture in financial analysis in Asia, for interviewing Real Estate Foresight[…]
The interest in the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) has been on the rise since the release of the official blueprint on February 18. Real Estate Foresight with the sister venture Robotic Online Intelligence are pleased to announce the launch of GBA Intelligence – a set of daily scans of news and announcements (‘robo-reports’) from[…]
Robert Ciemniak was on the PERE Tech panel earlier this morning “The role of technology across the real estate investment spectrum” with Or Hiltch from Skyline AI and Bill Lee from Gaw Capital Partners, moderated by Leo Lo from Asia PropTech. With the rising interest in the application of technology to the real estate sector[…]
Our AI / robo-analysts in their daily scan of the latest local news and announcements in China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) filter out the most relevant headlines for real estate markets, picking up first-hand intel such the recent news on some banks in Shenzhen lowering the mortgage rates reducing the premium over benchmark from x1.2[…]
Some practical insights and a reality check on proptech and all things tech for real estate on our panel earlier today at PERE Asia in Hong Kong – with Bernie Devine from Yardi and Sung Lee from Altus. Focus on solving a real business problem. Day to day operations efficiency rather than fancy-sounding tech. Automated valuation[…]
Commenting on China housing on CGTN: the weekly data for 14 major cities suggests a sharper 30% sales decline over the weeks around the Chinese New Year vs a year ago, though the full 2018 was a record high in commodity housing sales at a national level. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAKvTzrhZVo
Real Estate Foresight’s analysis of land acquisitions (residential and mixed-use) in the Greater Bay Area by major developers featured in SCMP today: https://www.scmp.com/business/article/2186844/property-giants-including-china-vanke-country-garden-splash-out-us16
You may have read already that the official outline of the development plan for the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) was finally been published earlier today (the source read in CN). We have been building the data, analytics and our robotic intelligence systems to support clients’ interest in GBA. QUICK HIGHLIGHT: WHERE[…]
China Cities Without Tiers: The Greater Bay Area cities as a group enjoy the highest house price levels compared to other major groups of cities (see the chart on the left), even though the price growth has slowed down most since the policy tightening started in 2016 (chart on the right). The traditional breakdown of[…]
Here are 48 forecasts by the participants of our 7th annual conference yesterday, in one artful form, predicting the monthly movements in the year-on-year growth for the China house price index for 100 cities. Quite a range of views…
From our 7th annual China Property Outlook seminar by Real Estate Foresight, held yesterday in Hong Kong. Delighted to see 60+ attendees, ranging from foreign institutional investors to Chinese developers. The overall sentiment for China residential market in 2019 more negative (from the high base), but with highly diverse views among participants, with no lack[…]
Here’s an interesting comparison of the most frequently used words in the major Western media headlines covering China in 2017 vs 2018, based on around 30,000 headlines we have monitored. The words highlighted in red in the wordcloud on the left were in the top 20 in 2017 but not in the top 20 in[…]
We were at the Singapore Fintech Festival Nov 12-14, 2018. Turned out to be probably the largest fintech event in the world. Exhibitors mainly in payments and banking, compliance and security, blockchain but data and analytics ventures also quite well represented.
The 4th Annual ‘China Districts’ Report By Real Estate Foresight Predicts Future Hotspots In The Housing Markets
Here are the highlights from the 4th Annual ‘China Districts’ Report By Real Estate Foresight: — Jintang County in Chengdu, Xinzhou County in Wuhan, and Huangpu District in Guangzhou are the top picks — Analysis based on price and volume performance metrics across 170 districts in 20 major cities in China — In hindsight: predictions made a year ago have[…]
Robert Ciemniak, the Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight, was quoted in the Bloomberg article “China’s Rental Surge Is a Gordian Knot” about the rental housing market in China, in a story about the rising rents: China’s Rental Surge Is a Gordian Knot It’s hard to decree and investment boom while holding prices down […]
A potentially massive change is underway in the housing markets in China. The great policy push by the government from the very top since mid-2017, and the bottom-up need driven by affordability problems and changing mindsets have taken the rental housing market centre stage in the China property sector. Yet has anyone really figured out how to[…]
Robo-analysts in action on real estate research: China City Reports by Real Estate Foresight now cover 25+ major cities in China, with analytical views and charts on prices, volumes, inventory, land and a range of metrics from granular data. All powered by a mix of human and AI, with production fully automated. The automation systems[…]
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