China and Real Estate


China has a growing interest in real estate, both in China and in the United States. Wealthy Chinese buyers are investing in bricks and mortar. This topic provides Chinese-language real estate listings, current articles about real estate in China, Chinese buyers in the U.S., books and website.


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International Real Estate Sales

Read more about the 2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.

Information From the National Association of REALTORS®

Profile of International Home Buying Activity, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015)

CIPS-Asia/Pacific International Real Estate Course — “The Asia /Pacific & International Real Estate is one of several international courses developed by NAR Global Business and Alliances of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This course is designed to introduce real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate transactions. You must complete 3 of 5 elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. . . . One such product is real estate. This course provides information, insights and skills for working with Asian investors seeking overseas properties and for investors from the Americas seeking investments in Asia.”

Chinese Real Estate Buyers in the United States

Crashing Chinese markets could be boon for U.S. real estate, (The Street, Jan. 20, 2016)

Chinese millionaires helped fuel NYC’s ultra-luxury condo boom. Are they now about to make it all go bust?, (New York Magazine, Feb. 24, 2016)

Will Chinese buyers flee or flood US housing?, (CNBC, July 9, 2015)

Chinese cash floods U.S. real estate market, (The New York Times, Nov. 28, 2015)

Chinese cash-bearing buyers drive U.S. foreign sales jump, (Bloomberg, July 9, 2014)

Real Estate in China

China Real Estate Report, (China Real Estate, 2016) E

China to act against gray-market home loans, (Shanghai Daily, Mar. 10, 2016)

No down payment? Chinese city releases bold new plan to woo homebuyers—then quickly backtracks, (The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 2, 2016)

First-tier cities could see boom in real estate, (, Feb. 25, 2016)

This is why China’s housing market is such a mess, (Fortune, Feb. 10, 2016)

China real estate sector: more cities see new home prices rise in December, but national picture remains mixed, (International Business Times, Jan. 18, 2016)

Websites & Other Resources

Chinese Real Estate Association

Cooperating Associations for China: Global Alliances

China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (CRECC)

Primary Contact:

Luo Lin


Phone: 86 10 652 89210

Fax: 86 10 652 82307

Rm. 1001-1002, Zhongkun Building #59

GaoliangqiaoXie Street, Haidian District

Beijing 100044


President's Liaison:

Adiran Arriaga, CCIM, CIPS


Phone: 956-682-1111

Fax: 956-682-2222

200 S. 10th Street, Suite 904, Chase Bank Tower

McAllen, TX

Ambassador Association Contact:

San Francisco Association of REALTORS®

Walter Baczkowski


Phone: 415-431-8500

Fax: 415-553-3968

301 Grove Street

San Francisco

CA, 94102-4497

Chinese Real Estate Websites

International Property Expo Beijing — "With twenty years of organizing experience, Beijing Jian Hua Four Seasons international exhibitions Co., Ltd. has been recognized as the leading show organizer in Beijing. We are specialized in real estate, financial and investment trade show. Our property show was approved by Beijing Construction Committee. It is the largest and best attended event in the region. Our vision is providing aspiring platform for serious property buyers and investors as well as developers worldwide."

Juwai — Chinese-language real estate listings website.

Century 21 China Real Estate — "IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC), is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China. We primarily focus on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services."

eBooks & Other Resources

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Chinese Language eBooks

Emerging Market Real Estate (Kindle, Adobe EPUB eBook, Adobe PDF eBook)

Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture (Kindle and Adobe eBook)

Doing Business in China (Overdrive Digital Audiobook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil, (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010)

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Legal Action Program

Provides financial assistance to support litigation of significance to the real estate industry and private property rights.