Property Outlook 2018

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  • When:
    Thursday, 12 July 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai (5/F, Garden Studios 1), 上海新天地安达仕酒店(5楼 花园厅1)
    88 Songshan Rd.
  • Price:
    RMB 250 including two drinks and canapés. Members Only.

Brought to you by Britsh Chamber Shanghai's Construction & Property Focus Group, we encourage all members to attend this session to get the inside story on the latest and ongoing developments in Shanghai and China more generally. 

Four guest speakers will offer comprehensive overviews of the different sectors of the Shanghai property market. James Hawkey, Head of Retail for JLL in China, will provide insight into the role of property technology in the property sector; James Macdonald, Head of Savills Research China, will offer an outlook for the retail property market; Harley Jobb, Associate Director at Colliers will focus on the office sector; and Jonathan Rideout, Executive Director at CBRE, will explain the possibilities and opportunities business parks bring to the property sector. 

The event will conclude with a panel Q&A discussion session where speakers will address additional trends such as international outbound and industrial property markets. 


6.30-7.00pm Registration & Networking
7.00-7.05pm Opening Introduction
7.05-8.00pm Presentation with Q&A 
8.00-8.30pm Networking


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No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available. 

Speaker Introduction

James Hawkey

Head of Retail for JLL in China

James Hawkey is Head of Retail for JLL in China, managing a team of 115 retail specialists across China and working with both retail investors and retailers.

He is also one of a team at JLL focused on innovation and proptech, bringing the benefits of a new generation of technologies and business models to the China property market. 

James has been involved in the China real estate market since 1994 and has been based in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong as well as London.

James Macdonald

Head of Savills Research China

James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research China in 2007. He has overall responsibility for expanding the research capabilities, and to consolidate and integrate all research activities in Greater China.

Since joining Savills that year, James has been actively involved in the growth of the Research and Development Consultancy department, advising and liaising with, numerous developers and financial institutions.

At Savills, James has worked with numerous MNCs including developers such as Tishman Speyer, SHK, Hines, CRC and Riofisa. He has also advised a number of the more active investment institutions including Treasury Holdings, Morgan Stanley and SEB, with reports covering a wide variety of developments including mixed and single use projects in Shanghai, Harbin, Nanjing, Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Guangzhou.

Harley Jobb

Associate Director, Office Services, Colliers International

Harley has been working in China’s real estate and property market since 2010 as a corporate account specialist.  Harley joined Colliers International in 2016 and has been focused on integrating his design and construction experience to complement a total client solution.  As a project specialist Harley is an expert on space utilisation, project management, approval processes, and contract negotiation. 

With his 10 years working experience in China, Harley has consulted for and led numerous multinational projects from land acquisition to client move in throughout China. Harley is also the group leader for Colliers Asia Pacific Flexible Work Space Practice Group in Shanghai and member of the Asia Pacific Legal Practice Group.

Jonathan Rideout

Executive Director, Head of A&T Business Parks, CBRE Eastern China

Jonathan has over 12 years’ experience in the Shanghai commercial, business park, and industrial markets. He is one of Shanghai’s foremost experts with all business park transaction types and end user services including: lease, strata title or en-block purchase, land purchase, property disposal, design and build / BTS acquisitions. He has established and headed market leading business park teams since 2009, and his teams have transacted over 1,000,000 sqm of business park space during the past nine years. 

Event contact

Nathalie Xu