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For Wealthy Chinese Buyers, California Is The Place, Says Mauricio Umansky

Dec. 19, 2013
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The real estate recovery continues to charge ahead nationwide and leading the way is California, which during the second quarter of this year claimed six of the top 10 markets in’s Turnaround Towns report. In a recent South China Morning Post article on the report, titled “‘Golden State’ Bounces Back,” The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky shares that… Read more

The Further Global Perspective: The Pacific Rim and China

Dec. 9, 2013
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In our continuing global outreach, The Agency’s Paul Lester played host to the Chinese Index Advisory this past October in Los Angeles. As one facet of our ever-expanding global relationships, our connection with the Chinese Index Advisory board is designed to create a viable connection between the quickly expanding economies of China, their real estate… Read more

China’s Richest Man Plans $8.2 Billion Chinese ‘Hollywood’ Complex

Oct. 8, 2013
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For nearly a century, the Hollywood Sign has served as a welcome beacon of cinema and show business in Los Angeles, and it’s exactly the kind of image that real estate mogul Wang Jianlin wants to cultivate in China to boost the country’s global film brand, right down to those namesake white letters written across… Read more

Chinese Real Estate Developers Target U.S. Market

Sep. 4, 2013
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As wealthy Chinese nationals continue to show interest in U.S. real estate opportunities, China-based real estate developers are following suit, investing billions in U.S. development projects, including right here in Los Angeles. “If one out of 10 customers [in China] is looking for a home abroad, that’s a captive audience and developers will find a… Read more

Chinese Buyers Continue To Boost Housing Market In California


Last December, we reported on Chinese buyers’ impact on the United States housing market, especially here in California, where 1 out of 10 buyers in in 2012 were from China. In 2013, this trend continues. According to a July 10, 2013 Forbes article, Chinese to Spend Billions on American Real Estate, “Chinese commercial real estate purchases… Read more

The Snake Is The New Dragon For Luxury Brands

Feb. 12, 2013
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With the official start of the Chinese New Year just a few days behind us, it seems that luxury brands have already committed themselves to ushering in the Year of the Snake. From Bvlgari to Bentley, many of the top names in luxury have launched limited-edition items using snake-themed designs and patterns to commemorate the… Read more

China Housing Market Shows Signs Of Recovery

Jan. 7, 2013
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The Chinese housing market looks to be on the mend with the average price of a home rising in December, bringing to an end eight straight months of year-on-year declines. According to The Wall Street Journal, the average home price in 100 Chinese cities rose by a slight .03% in December from the previous year. The increase,… Read more

Chinese Buyers Boost California Housing Market

Dec. 27, 2012
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CBS Evening News reported last night on the significant impact Chinese buyers are having on the U.S. housing market, especially right here in California where they accounted for 1 out of 10 homes sold in the past year. One such Chinese homeowner is Di Meng, a 23-year old USC student from Beijing who lives in The Ritz-Carlton… Read more

Asian Buyers Altering The Luxury Real Estate Landscape In The U.S.

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If you’ve been following Mauricio Umansky‘s travels over the past year, you are well aware that he has been spending some time in China, and there is a good reason why. As Lauren Schuker of The Wall Street Journal reports in her article “Courting the Chinese Buyer,” a new wave of buyers from China is… Read more

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