Asymmetric information in the Hong Kong forward property market

Yuk Ping Barbara Leung, Chi Man Hui, Bill Seabrooke

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Use of forward contracts for pre-selling uncompleted properties is becoming popular in many countries. However, there have been limited researches investigating the risks arising from asymmetric information specific to buying a presale property and the critical factors required for the development of an effective forward property market. Hong Kong is one of the largest forward property markets in the world and it has been getting mature after half-a-century long development. This paper therefore aims to study the asymmetric information problem found in the forward property markets in different areas and explores the set of factors that are critical to the development of a forward property market by referencing the development of the Hong Kong forward property market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-106
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • Asymmetric information
  • Forward property market
  • Presale properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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