Author: Ken Rhee

KENNETH RHEE is chief executive officer of Integral VIM, based in Shanghai, and is ULI China Senior Director.

Articles by Ken Rhee

  • High Housing Costs and Shifting Attitudes Making Build-to-Rent More Viable in Asia Pacific
    Published on June 05, 2023 in Economy, Market & Trends
    ULI Asia Pacific Young Leaders hosted a forum on housing attainability in May with a focus on Australia, China, and Singapore. The event started with a short presentation by Ken Rhee, Senior Director of ULI China and the primary author of the newly released 2023 ULI Asia Pacific Home Attainability Index.
  • How China’s Real Estate Sector Is Recovering Since the Reversal of “Zero COVID” Policy
    Published on April 17, 2023 in
    In March, ULI member leaders based in Shanghai, China, engaged in a discussion on how China’s real estate market has been recovering since end of the “zero COVID” policy in December.
  • Singapore Ranks Among Most Attainable in New Asia Pacific Index
    Published on September 23, 2022 in
    The 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Home Attainability Index analyzes home attainability, both for ownership and rent, in 28 cities in five countries in the Asia Pacific region including Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. These countries have a combined population of approximately 1.8 billion or 21 percent of the world’s population.
  • ULI Case Study: One Museum Place
    Published on July 29, 2022 in
    ULI has released a case study on One Museum Place, a 250-meter-tall premium office tower with a six-story lifestyle podium located in downtown Shanghai. Developed by U.S.-based developer Hines, the mixed use project opened in March 2018, and has since won a number of green building certifications including LEED Platinum for Core and Shell and industry accolades including 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Excellence Award.  Located next to Shanghai Natural History Museum and Sculpture Garden, One Museum Place is considered one of the city’s premium buildings.  
  • Larger Buildings Need to Lead the Way to Net Zero
    Published on June 17, 2021 in
    Cities in southern and eastern Asia will likely bear the brunt of climate change, said Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, during a ULI Asia Pacific forum on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in May. Mazria has been a leading advocate for the built environment to reduce its carbon emissions in combating global warming.
  • UL Interview: Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Land, on Addressing COVID-19
    Published on June 08, 2020 in
    Kenneth Rhee, executive director of ULI China Mainland, spoke with ULI leader Vincent Lo, chairman of Shui On Land, about his thoughts on the near-term impact of COVID-19 on China’s real estate market and how the urban environment and real estate industry will change.
  • How Buildings and Social Interaction May Have Influenced South Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak
    Published on April 10, 2020 in
    As COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe, people are struggling to establish best practices for themselves and their communities. Amid a cacophony of hearsay and contradictory directives, there are timely and verified real data from South Korea (a country that, as of early April, seemingly had passed its peak of infections) that can provide guidance to policymakers and building owners as well as the general public.
  • Jeonju Hanok Village: South Korea’s Heritage Showcase
    Published on July 01, 2019 in
    Public and private investment reclaimed the area’s cultural heritage. Increased tourism now challenges its authenticity.
  • Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing Lead Prospects in ULI’s China Cities Survey
    Published on October 03, 2016 in
    Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing hold the best prospects for real estate development and investment in Mainland China, according to a new report from ULI Asia Pacific.
  • ULI Chinese Mainland Meeting Highlights Tech Entrepreneurship
    Published on December 22, 2015 in
    The role of entrepreneurs in transforming cities and the impact new technologies are having on how buildings are designed, constructed, and managed were two major topics at the ULI Chinese Mainland’s Winter Meeting, held in Shanghai in December.
  • Anticipating the Correction of China’s Housing Bubble
    Published on April 20, 2012 in
    Unique conditions in mainland China could moderate the effects of a market correction, say Ken Rhee, CEO of Huhan Business Advisory in Shanghai and ULI’s chief representative for mainland China, and Chen Jie, executive director of the Center for Housing Policy Studies and associate professor at the Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai.