Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman built a Rhodes Scholarship–type programme at Tsinghua University.
A ULI Advisory Services panel was asked to focus on Beijing’s Qianmen East, a 56-hectare (138 ac) hutong neighborhood, consisting of interlinked communities of low-rise courtyard homes aligned in sequence along narrow alleys.
While investment volumes in commercial real estate in Hong Kong were up strongly last year, flagship office buildings and prime development sites are beyond the reach of all but a handful of players. For most investors, more interesting opportunities lie in other, less-visible parts of the market. Rather than waiting for (and possibly missing) the next correction, investors who are willing to roll up their sleeves may find opportunities away from the spotlight.
ULI Young Leaders pitch ideas for a site being developed by Swire Properties in the Star Street neighbourhood in Wan Chai, Hong Kong—an area full of heritage and historic buildings.
JLL’s head of research for Asia Pacific chats with the chairman of Global Logistic Properties—and outgoing ULI Asia Pacific chairman.
A prime spot for development is up for bids. Will existing rules yield the mix and vitality befitting such a prominent spot?