Property developers have been flooding into the rapidly emerging mega-cities in China

In the last five decades, China’s unprecedented growth has fascinated the world. As the most populous nation on earth with thousands of years of history, the country has emerged as a global superpower and a vital organ for dozens of other economies worldwide.

Properties in booming cities are some of the strongest investment vehicles available for domestic and foreign investors. Property developers have been flooding into the rapidly-emerging megacities in China. The country is now home to world-class Special Economic Zones (SEZs), including Shenzhen, Shantou, Xiamen, and others, major import-export havens, logistics and e-commerce centers, transnational transportation hubs, and rising tourist destinations with skyrocketing demand for high-end apartments, star-rated hotels, Grade A offices, and prime retail plazas.


Economy China is the second-largest economy in the world, next to the United States, with an accumulated GDP of US$2.38 trillion in Q1 2016. The country's GDP grew 6.9% in Q1 and Q2 of 2017, beating government forecasts and up from 2016 growth rates. With a rising GDP per capita and maturing demographic makeup, China’s middle and upper classes have consolidated their positions, leading to increased consumption and investment across the board.These phenomena, coupled with rising property values in dozens of emerging cities, have transformed China into a capitalistic playground for domestic and foreign investors.
Legal Although foreigners in China are nor legally permitted to be landlords and neither foreign enterprises nor individuals may own property for investment purposes. Foreign investment into the real estate market thrives via partnering with Chinese agents or investing in developers, which in turn invest directly into Chinese real estate.
Regions In this report, we bring you a deep analysis and outlook on the real estate market of China’s eight main metropolitan regions:
  • Yangtze River Delta region (Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing)
  • Pearl River Delta region (Shenzhen, Guangzhou)
  • Jingjinji region (Beijing, Tianjin)
  • Chengyu region (Chengdu, Chongqing)
  • Yangtze River Valley region (Wuhan)
  • Heilongjiang region (Harbin)
  • Quanzhong region (Xi’an)
  • Yunnan region (Kunming)

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