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In retreat, Chinese investors are now targeting more mundane US real estate
January 29, 2019 08:35AM
The Chinese real estate selling spree continues to break records. After being net sellers of U.S. real estate in the second quarter of 2018,...
Queens developer lands $75M loan for latest Flushing project
January 28, 2019 01:10PM
Shanghai Commercial has offered up more construction financing for a new development, this time for a mixed-use project in Flushing. The Hong Kong-based lender...
Major Chinese bank to keep exec floor at Trump Tower
January 10, 2019 06:30PM
China’s largest bank will retain a toehold at Trump Tower as it relocates the bulk of its New York City offices to Sixth Avenue....
It’s not all about luxury: Chinese buyers now scooping up lower-priced homes
January 09, 2019 11:00AM
While Chinese companies continue their retreat from commercial real estate in the U.S., it’s a different story when it comes to residential. Chinese consumers...
Chinese investors are pulling their money out of the US and Europe
January 02, 2019 08:30AM
The effects of a retreat in U.S. and European markets by Chinese investors are now being felt, and have stoked concerns of a dip...
The Chinese real estate tycoon in self-imposed exile at the Sherry-Netherland speaks out
December 31, 2018 11:00AM
Chinese billionaire and dissident Guo Wengui is increasingly worried about his future following the conviction of one of his friends. Guo recently spoke to...
Home prices in the world’s most expensive market are tumbling
December 28, 2018 10:15AM
Hong Kong’s property market reached unfathomable heights in 2017, but prices started falling back to earth in 2018. Goldman Sachs projects a 15 to...
These Chinese firms were 2018’s biggest
real estate sellers
December 24, 2018 11:30AM
Under pressure from the Chinese government to unload assets, HNA Group sold more overseas real estate than any other Chinese company in 2018. HNA...
Wealthiest woman in China named co-chair at development firm Country Garden
December 07, 2018 11:30AM
The richest woman in China just got a promotion. Yang Huiyan has been named co-chair at development firm Country Garden Holdings Co., where she...
Chinese investors sold $1B in US real estate in Q3
December 06, 2018 08:30AM
Chinese investors keep retreating from the U.S. real estate market. They offloaded more than $1 billion in U.S. properties in the third quarter, the...
L&L, JPMorgan secure $600 million refi for 200 Fifth Avenue
November 30, 2018 01:37PM
A partnership between L&L Holding and JP Morgan has secured a $600 million loan for 200 Fifth Avenue. The 800,000-square-foot former International Toy Center,...
Anbang taps Bank of America to help with $5.5B hotel sale
November 21, 2018 10:30AM
Bank of America will help Anbang Insurance Group sell its $5.5 billion portfolio of luxury hotels in the U.S. The Chinese company chose Bank...
Foreign investors are looking past America’s top RE markets
November 19, 2018 05:10PM
As commercial rents and residential prices soar in New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, foreign investors are chasing higher yields in unexpected...
This Chinese hotelier is behind the latest 220 CPS closing
November 16, 2018 01:00PM
The latest unit to close at 220 Central Park South went for $13.49 million. Tong Tong Zhao, co-founder of China Lodging Group, bought unit...
Chinese fugitive’s Sherry-Netherland pad has new brokers — and another price cut
November 14, 2018 02:35PM
Fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui has exiled Brown Harris Stevens’ Kathy Sloane from his Sherry-Netherland penthouse. Guo, who has been living in self-imposed exile,...
Chinese investor appetite for US property is waning. In that, some see opportunity.
November 07, 2018 10:30AM
The Chinese capital that fueled the purchase of luxury apartments and large office buildings from coast to coast in the U.S. is drying up....
British Columbia, flooded with Chinese money, to track condo buyers
November 06, 2018 12:00PM
The Canadian province of British Columbia is taking another step to crack down on tax evasion through real estate, this time creating a registry...
China Evergrande turns to high-interest bonds to refi massive existing debt
November 03, 2018 02:00PM
Developer China Evergrande Group is turning to high-interest U.S. dollar bonds to refinance some of its existing debt, which totals $96 billion. Evergrande, China’s...
EB-5 immigrant petitions are at lowest levels in at least five years
November 01, 2018 04:30PM
Only 617 new EB-5 immigration petitions were filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the third quarter of 2018, the lowest quarterly...
What happens when an EB-5 project fails?
October 30, 2018 05:00PM
In 2012, a trio of developers drew up plans to build a 12-story InterContinental hotel in Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Las Olas Ocean Resort...
It’s bankruptcy time for Michael Lichtenstein LLC in Williamsburg
Brooklyn and Queens condo inventory through September 2019
This new law schools real estate veterans
Cosmetics heiress buys $47M Fifth Avenue home
Inside the brand new Essex Crossing complex
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