China Matters: Creating Value from Real Estate Investments in China
February 02, 2006
Raymond Li, Vivian Lam and Mark Hwang
The combination of China’s rapid economic development and urbanizing population makes property an attractive industry for foreign investors. Broad challenges, however, such as high taxes, tenancy registration, clarity of land title and scrutiny over repatriating rental income and other funds for distribution, have discouraged some investors from buying physical real estate assets. At the same time, the central government in Beijing has clamped down on property-related lending, in a bid to cool the sector.