Introducing Greater Bay Area (GBA) Intelligence

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[…]

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[…]

Cities Without Tiers: Greater Bay Area vs Others

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[…]

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  […]

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[…]

“Are safe havens always preferable to higher risk places?” PERE Asia Panel

“Are safe havens always preferable to higher risk places?”. This was the panel discussion moderated the other week by Robert Ciemniak, the Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight, at the 11th PERE Asia Summit in Hong Kong. As the rich pricing in the gateway cities continues to direct investors’ interest (though not necessarily action, as the[…]