Self-promotion Has Helped Cities Ride The ‘Go West’ Wave

A key determinant used by the Urban Land Institute to rank the mainland cities that offer the best investment prospects was the extent to which the cities received an inward migration of skilled people. Cities which are net recipients of talent or skilled resources tend to attract large domestic new economy companies, multi-national corporations (MNCs), and research institutions; and the collective requirements of these companies and organisations then drives requirements for real estate….
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High Five Have Best Prospects

Property developers and investors polled by the Urban Land Institute picked five cities – Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Shenzhen – as having the best real estate investment prospects on the mainland in the short term. Their opinions, along with those of lenders, brokers, and advisers, were canvassed for the “ULI Mainland China Real Estate Markets 2012” survey released on May 18….
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ULI Survey Gauges Development and Investment Prospects for China Cities

China’s emerging inland cities such as Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi’an, and Changsha are gaining attention for real estate investment and development opportunities, a trend that suggests a pullback from some of China’s mature coastal markets that are perceived as overbuilt, according to a new report released May 18 from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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The Demographic Divide: Challenges in China’s Senior Housing

By 2050, there will be more over-60s in China than there are people in the United States—that’s 450 million. Even today there are nearly 180 million, and social and demographic pressures mean that Chinese senior citizens cannot be cared for by their children in the Confucian tradition; the one-child policy means a couple could be responsible for four parents and eight grandparents….
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Live, Work, Play: Getting Mixed-Use Development Right

Mixed-use development is a holistic practice, according to panelists at the Urban Land Institute’s Asia Pacific Summit, held last week in Beijing. Developments may include a mix of retail, office, residential, and hospitality uses, but the whole development’s links to and position in its community are as important as the mix itself….
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Mid-Year ULI Asia Pacific’s Update

2012 has already been a very busy year for ULI Asia Pacific – more than 900 people have participated in 26 ULI activities across nine cities in the region since January. Significant accomplishments include: the ULI Kai Tak Advisory Panel, the 2012 ULI Mainland China Real Estate Markets report (released at events in 7 cities), the ULI Manila 10 Principles for Urban Development initiative, and last month in Beijing, more than 350 ULI members representing 18 countries convened at the Inaugural ULI Asia Pacific Summit with the theme of “Shaping Sustainable Urban Growth”….
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