International real estate: An institutional approach

William Seabrooke, Paul Kent, Hwee Hong How

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Abstract

Hong Kong has offered a grandstand view of three strands of economic development over the past decade that has demonstrated an urgent need for a better understanding of international real estate transactions. The first arises from the opaque yet frenetic behaviour of real estate markets in south and east Asia during the 1980s; followed by the second: the wasteful consequences of an uninformed rush of international capital into Asian real estate markets that were patently too immature (institutionally) to stand the strain of such rapid expansion; and third, the burgeoning interest in investing in the emerging (but still immature) market economy of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The need for a more informed way of analysing and investing in unfamiliar real estate markets gave rise to this book.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWiley
Number of pages368
ISBN (Electronic)9780470757543
ISBN (Print)1405103086, 9781405103084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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