The book provides essential insights into the institutional change surrounding the development of the property market, government intervention at local and national levels, taxes and other regulatory charges, and factors such as market practices, economic changes, government policies and social changes that affect the value of real estate.
The book constructs an analytical framework for the development of Chinas housing system that considers a comprehensive range of factors, highlights the most important issues, and is soundly structured, logical and clear.
This book examines the impact of the changes on the general population, as well as on aspiring homeowners and developers. It would be of interest to housing policy makers, as well as academics who are studying the social and political effects of the Chinese housing market.
This book discusses in detail the impact of the Internet on the real-estate brokerage industry. It starts by tracing the history of the industry in America, and then goes on to present case studies of successful online brokerage companies and startups, and to evaluate future trends from the perspectives of investors as well as researchers. It explains how the Internet can transform an industry, enabling readers to spot potential investment opportunities.
This book conducts a detailed examination of the current form of the Hong Kong residential property regulatory system: the 2013 Residential Properties (Firsthand Sales) Ordinance (Cap 621). Aimed at those with an interest in consumer protection and transparency-orientated legislation in commercialized real estate transactions, this book seeks to provide an in-depth discussion of the latest trends and directions of travel.
This book elaborates on the six pillars of a healthy and standardized real-estate brokerage industry: the generation, distribution and matching of information; the transaction system; circulation finance; mobile Internet; the supervision system; and professional brokers.
By offering an insightful framework and structure for understanding Chinas variegated real estate dynamics, players, and markets, this book codifies the principles and practices of real estate development, finance, and investment in China and builds foundations for future academic research and practical knowledge in shaping and engaging the urban environment within China and beyond.
This is a chapter of the book Understanding China’s Real Estate Markets, providing an overview of the development of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Greater China. It considers the regulatory structure of REITs with a focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan, analyzes the current performance of offshore RMB-REITs, Hong Kong and Taiwan REITs, and summarizes the opportunities for and current obstacles to the development of REITs in China.