Greater Bay Area

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[…]

From Our 7th Annual China Property Outlook Conference

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[…]

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[…]

On Bloomberg about Rental Housing in China

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  […]

China ULTRA – Urban Long Term Rental Apartments: Primer on Rental Housing

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[…]

Western Media Sentiment On China

How’s the sentiment on China in major Western media? Real Estate Foresight’s sentiment index (see the chart) shows clearly a deteriorating trend. Interestingly, the patterns of index movements in blue line below relate quite closely to the changes in the Shanghai Stock Exchange stock index – the red line. The index is based on the[…]

Takeaways from the Shanghai conference, chaired by Robert Ciemniak

On June 28 in Shanghai, Robert Ciemniak, the Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight, chaired the annual ‘PERE Investor Forum: Shanghai’, a gathering of 100 or so players in the private equity real estate sector focused on China. Quite a different market landscape from a year ago. Less outbound and more inbound interest, with much tighter[…]