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25.02.2019 15:39

China's outbound property investment is expected to be little changed in 2019 - consultancy

According to a survey by real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, China's property investment overseas is expected to be little changed this year at $10-$20 billion, after volumes dropped 63 percent in 2018 in response to tighter financing conditions.

Chinese real estate investment overseas hit a four-year low at $15.7 billion last year, while investors disposed over $12 billion of overseas assets.

Chinese regulators have been clamping down on speculative overseas deals for the last few years as part of efforts to staunch capital outflows and keep debt risks under control.

According to survey of 51 Chinese investors, 69% said they did not expect policy restrictions related to overseas property investment to ease in 2019, while 59% did not agree the domestic real estate lending environment would improve.


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