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A recent series of reports by global financial services firms such as S&P Global and UBS have looked at debt in the property sector. The impetus for this review was because of some new policies the Chinese government released in late 2020 where they formulated guidelines for developers called “The Three Red Lines.”
Winter in northern China can seem a bit dark, cold and desolate. One way to survive the season is to meet friends for an outing in a climate-controlled shopping mall over a hot meal or a warm cup of coffee, but recently the scene inside a number of the city’s malls is nearly as bleak inside as the weather is outside.
In their recent report “Emerging Trends in Real Estate – 2021 for United States and Canada” ULI and PWC highlighted ten major trends playing out thanks to Covid in the North American Market. I selected several of these to share that seem to also have relevance to the China market.
I was recently leading a walking tour through the heart of a Tianjin CBD (Central Business District) and we left the major street and headed through a warren of alleys, built nearly a century ago. The purpose of the detour was to show my guests a neighborhood that had been built during Tianjin’s European colonial period, but also introduce them to an interesting, busy and functioning neighborhood full of small restaurants.
Ernst and Young (EY) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published an annual report “The Attractive of Global Business Districts” which has some timely lessons about what makes an attractive business district.
I was recently listening to economist Mike Munger talk about how people agreed on prices when they were exchanging goods or services and he made an interesting point.
I have been struck recently by just how much empty real estate there is in the city. Some...
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