Point/counterpoint: China: What are the most compelling reasons for and against investing in China’s property markets?
On the world stage, China cannot be ignored, but a plethora of options is available to institutional real estate investors, depending on their comfort level with investing in the country’s property markets. Are they more bullish or bearish about doing so, and why?
As senior editor of Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific, for this year’s Special China Edition, I asked two China experts to provide their best arguments: one for jumping into Chinese real estate and one for taking a far-more cautious approach to China and its property markets. They were each given roughly 700 words to make their best cases.
Taking on the “bullish on China” perspective is Collin Lau, founder of Bei Capital Partners and former managing director, head of global real estate and head of European private equity, at China Investment Corp. And on the “bearish on China” side is Jack Rodman, a senior advisor of Crosswater Realty Advisors.