Focus Group News

[Review] Property Outlook 2019

Posted on Friday, 25 January 2019

On the evening of 22 January, the Chamber's Construction & Property Focus Group invited three industry experts to offer a comprehensive overview of the different sectors of China and more specifically Shanghai’s property market.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1&Q2 2017

Posted on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Compared to nine months ago the construction market demand is slowly increasing. The property sector in China got off to a strong start in 2017 with macro fundamentals supporting the viewpoint of continued growth.

Potential Business Opportunities in Wuhan for UK Architecture/Design Companies

Posted on Friday, 21 April 2017

On 21 March, invited by the British Consulate-General Wuhan, a Chamber infrastructure delegation included representatives from Arup, Deloitte, Gleeds, and SIP, visited Wuhan to explore potential business opportunities in the rapidly transforming city.

Review of the Recent Focus Group Meetings

Posted on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Review of recent HRFG, WiB FG and C&P FG meetings.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1 2016

Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Construction: The on-going slowdown in the construction sector has continued to make life challenging for our members. Property: Strong demand spurs further CBD office rental growth.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q4 2015

Posted on Thursday, 03 March 2016

New Jing An district encompassing Zhabei a response to constrained land supply and power politics. Consolidation of districts will continue (Hongqiao, Changning etc) streamlining bureaucracy and making it easier for corporates to change tax registration.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

One of the hot topics affecting companies in China right now is how to follow the directive to become involved in “The Internet of Things” (IoT). It was a key part of China’s 12th Five Year Plan and it is continuing in importance.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q1 2015

Posted on Monday, 18 May 2015

Opportunities & Challenges: The opening up of the healthcare market continues with most activity in the private sector. A number of UK companies are very active in the market including hospital operators.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q4 2014

Posted on Friday, 06 February 2015

Grade A Office Market: The most important demand driver for the Grade A office and Tier 2 market in 3Q14 continued to be the domestic financial services industry; Retail Market: Consumers’ top motivations in going to a shopping center are dining and entertainment, and most other purchases are increasingly done on impulse.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

In Shanghai it is domestic companies that are increasingly active in the office market, snapping up new leases and buying property for self-use. With tight supply in Puxi, yet plenty of options in Pudong, rentals are diverging from both sides of the river.