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Listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 1996, Sansiri is Thailand’s second largest real estate developer, with revenues of over 1 Billion USD in 2017. Sansiri has confirmed its fourth participation to LPS and will welcome Shanghai-based investors at their booth C67 at LPS Shanghai 2018. Mr. Srettha Thavisin, President of Sansiri Public Company Limited, is answering our questions about Asian buyers, Thailand’s hottest real estate destinations and Sansiri’s future developments. Dear Mr. Thavisin, can you please introduce Sansiri as a company? Since our founding in 1984, we have been passionate about enhancing quality of life for our residents…

Listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 1996, Sansiri is Thailand’s second largest real estate developer, with revenues of over 1 Billion USD in 2017.

Sansiri has confirmed its fourth participation to LPS and will welcome Shanghai-based investors at their booth C67 at LPS Shanghai 2018.

Mr. Srettha Thavisin, President of Sansiri Public Company Limited, is answering our questions about Asian buyers, Thailand’s hottest real estate destinations and Sansiri’s future developments.

Dear Mr. Thavisin, can you please introduce Sansiri as a company?

Since our founding in 1984, we have been passionate about enhancing quality of life for our residents through over 300 projects that comprise nearly 80,000 residential units. We are always at the vanguard. We never wait for the future, we’re making it.  With our solid business growth ambitions, it has been over three decades that we offer sophisticated design along with services that complete our consumers’ living experiences.  Apart from that, Sansiri is still evolving along with our partners from leading companies around the world to create new products, services and living experiences that everyone who reside in Sansiri communities will cherish and enjoy.  Sansiri’s vision will continue to focus on next generation living and how we live, work, play and discover.

Asian buyers are currently massively investing in Thailand. According to you, what are the main reasons to explain this trend? And do you foresee that this trend will continue in the future?

Thailand has all the same favorable fundamentals as other major real estate markets around the world – the geographic location as the gateway to Asean, readiness of transportation infrastructure for both living and investment in diversified industries as well as the high number of real estate on offer in the market and the government’s proposed expansion of investment for infrastructure projects.

The Thai government seeks to sustain positive growth of the tourism sector by ensuring safety in major tourist attractions, attracting high-end and high-purchasing-power tourists, promoting and linking tourism with other regional countries. It will also focus on high-potential and high-growth-tendency tourists, building up new tourist market, and supporting domestic tourism, all in an effort to promote and attract foreign buyers, not only in trade but also in the property market.  Leading many tourist investing in popular Thai tourist destinations like Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin.

The overall picture of Thailand’s real estate market has been growing steadily with a yielding income of 5-8 percent from long-term rental contracts, especially for condominiums located close to the BTS mass transit system.

Thailand is a perfect location for Asian buyers to move to as it is only a few hours flight, which is close enough for frequent trips back to their homeland, and the convenience of direct flights from their home cities.

When comparing price points and cost of living, Thailand’s is an ideal choice.

And Thai property law has provisions that allow foreigners to buy and own freehold land. Bangkok is also the capital with highest demand and supply for real estate among major cities in the Asean region.

What advice would you give to Asian buyers investing for the first time in Thailand?

Consider a property that provides a one stop service for your investment.  Sansiri, as being Thailand’s leading full-service real estate developer, doesn’t only provide high standards in property development, but also provides after sales property management services to assist with renting, re-sale and additional services and management.

In 2018, what will be the main projects to be launched by Sansiri?

2018 is an ambitious year for Sansiri, as we plan to launch 31 new projects. Of all these new projects, there will be 12 condominium projects, 8 single house (we will launch our latest flagship project called Baan Sansiri Pattanakarn) and 11 townhouse projects.

And with our newly appointed Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Ou Baholyodhin and our latest global investments of 6 new international partners (The Standard International, Monocle, Farmshelf, JustCo, Hostmaker and OneNight), you can expect great new partnership projects that will shape the way people live in the future, building upon Sansiri’s forward thinking approach to the rapidly growing housing sector in a way that is human, sustainable and authentic.

Many thanks, Mr. Srettha Thavisin.

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Alain Pinel Realtors has confirmed its participation to the 18th edition of LPS to be held on Dec 7-9, 2018, at the prestigious Shanghai Exhibition Center. At this occasion, we have met with Ms. Michi Olson, the Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors. LPS: Dear Ms. Olson, the participation of Alain Pinel Realtors at LPS Shanghai 2018 will be your tenth consecutive participation as an exhibitor at LPS. What keeps you coming back to LPS edition after edition?   Ms. Olson: It is amazing that it has been a decade already since we first started participating at LPS! As a Bay Area…

Alain Pinel Realtors has confirmed its participation to the 18th edition of LPS to be held on Dec 7-9, 2018, at the prestigious Shanghai Exhibition Center.

At this occasion, we have met with Ms. Michi Olson, the Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors.

LPS: Dear Ms. Olson, the participation of Alain Pinel Realtors at LPS Shanghai 2018 will be your tenth consecutive participation as an exhibitor at LPS. What keeps you coming back to LPS edition after edition?  

Ms. Olson: It is amazing that it has been a decade already since we first started participating at LPS! As a Bay Area real estate company known for its strong international relationships and a great breadth of worldwide property exposure, LPS is part of the reason Alain Pinel Realtors® has this reputation and it is an event that is important to our agents, clients, and the company as a whole. It is a unique piece of our international business strategy that sets us apart, connects us to buyers, and enhances our own understanding of how we can best serve international clients. Each year at the showcase, we learn so much and come back to the United States with deeper knowledge as to what it means to provide excellent service around the globe. Our agents are the top tier experts on real estate in the Bay Area and it is important to us that international buyers see them as a resource when relocating or investing.

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Q: Your company is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area market. In this area, which specific locations and types of properties are the most popular with Chinese investors? And why?

Ms Olson: The area and property type often depends on the investor’s goals. In general, Chinese buyers fall into three categories: those who are interested in “trophy” properties, those who are purchasing for their children, and those who are purchasing for pure investment. Those buying trophy properties are looking to purchase an extravagant home to entertain their colleagues, for example a penthouse in San Francisco. For these buyers, a good school district is not a primary concern. If they are buying a home for their children, they are looking for a single-family home and a good school district, most often in Palo Alto or Cupertino. Buyers purchasing investment properties are usually looking to rent out these homes. For these buyers, location is important – they want proximity to all the major freeways for commute access. They often are looking at single-family homes or condos at $1 million or under for more affordable rental rates. We see these buyers purchasing in Fremont, Newark, and Union City.

Q: What sets your company apart from other San Francisco Bay Area luxury real estate companies? 

Ms Olson: When you work with an Alain Pinel agent, you don’t just receive expertise and professionalism; you receive an experience like no other – one that will surprise and delight you at every step along the way. It is this unique experience that differentiates us from every other San Francisco Bay Area firm. We are more than real estate professionals – we are local area experts who can connect you with everything you need in your community from schools to grocery stores to setting up a bank account. We strive to make you feel at home in your new community, with access to everything you might need not just to live, but to thrive. Each home is treated with the standard of care we would give to a multimillion dollar estate, no matter what the price point. We have always been at the cutting edge of technology and marketing and pride ourselves on staying at the forefront in the midst of an extremely competitive environment.

Q: More and more U.S. real estate franchises are now entering the China market and exhibiting at LPS. Your company was among the very first to join LPS and be active in the Chinese market. Do you believe that this early entry into the market will now give you a competitive edge?

Ms Olson: Absolutely. As one of the first American companies to become involved in LPS, we have an established presence and have created irreplaceable connections. People come to the show to look for us specifically, and they return year after year. This is one of the best parts about returning to the show each year – reconnecting with familiar faces there and expanding those connections to new clients and contacts. When we first started coming to the show, we stood out as one of only a select number of U.S. firms, and now we continue to remain distinctive with the quality we present to the consumers who visit the show. Walking by our beautiful booth, you will immediately see the Alain Pinel difference, and you will find that the quality of APR agents sets a new standard in terms of local expertise and dedication to quality. This excellence culture is apparent in all that we do – it is the APR way!

Q: Which advice would you give to Chinese buyers investing for the first time in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Ms Olson: Since we are based in one of the technology and business hubs of the world, the San Francisco Bay Area market is unique and challenging. The first thing buyers need to know is that inventory of homes for sale is currently at a historic low. In some areas, there are just a few weeks of inventory, which obviously presents hurdles for buyers. At the same time, there is a huge pent-up demand. Due to this imbalance of supply and demand, buyers should expect multiple offers on a single property and be prepared to pay anywhere from $200,000 – $500,000 over the list price, depending on the location and desirability. Another thing I would make sure first-time buyers know, is that it is crucial that the funds for the purchase are already here in the United States. If they are looking at purchasing in the U.S., it would be wise to proactively setup the funds beforehand.

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LPS Shanghai 2018 will be held at the not only iconic but also highly historical Shanghai Exhibition Center. Known nowadays as Shanghai’s most prestigious downtown exhibition center and also one of the city’s largest building complex, the Shanghai Exhibition Center is a venue with a fascinating history. The building was constructed on what was used to be the property of Shanghai real estate tycoon, Silas Aaron Hardoon (1851-1931) and was called at the time the Aili Garden. In 1953, following the departure from Shanghai of Hardoon’s heirs, the Garden site was chosen for the construction of a new building to…

LPS Shanghai 2018 will be held at the not only iconic but also highly historical Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Known nowadays as Shanghai’s most prestigious downtown exhibition center and also one of the city’s largest building complex, the Shanghai Exhibition Center is a venue with a fascinating history.

The building was constructed on what was used to be the property of Shanghai real estate tycoon, Silas Aaron Hardoon (1851-1931) and was called at the time the Aili Garden.

In 1953, following the departure from Shanghai of Hardoon’s heirs, the Garden site was chosen for the construction of a new building to house a major exhibition focused on the Soviet Union’s economic and cultural achievements.

The building was designed by Sergey Andreyev, Chen Zhi, Wang Dingzheng and Cai Xianyu and its architecture was strongly ressembling the Admiralty in Leningrad.

The building was completed on 5 March 1955 and was renamed in 1968 the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

An art program, completed by local artists under the direction of the Shanghai Art Association, was commissioned for the building. Much of the original relief sculpture work is still visible in various parts of the complex nowadays.

Other artwork have also been added to the complex over the years such as the Arman’s sculpture Cavalleria Eroica, located in front of the Nanjing Road façade of the building.

A major renovation of the building was completed in 2011 in order to make this Exhibition Center one of the most modern exhibition venue in Asia.

Nowadays, the Shanghai Exhibition Center is hosting China’s most important exhibitions, especially in the art and fashion industries.

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Deleon Realty, a leader in the Silicon Valley luxury real estate market, has confirmed its participation to LPS Shanghai 2018 and will present the very best of California properties to Shanghai’s Elite. We have met with Mr. Michael Repka, the CEO of the company, to better understand how his company is helping Chinese investors. Dear Mr. Repka, in 2018, it will be your fifth participation at LPS Shanghai. What keeps you coming back to LPS edition after edition? We have found LPS to be a great way to meet potential buyers and to market our listings. The event enables us…

Deleon Realty, a leader in the Silicon Valley luxury real estate market, has confirmed its participation to LPS Shanghai 2018 and will present the very best of California properties to Shanghai’s Elite.

We have met with Mr. Michael Repka, the CEO of the company, to better understand how his company is helping Chinese investors.

Dear Mr. Repka, in 2018, it will be your fifth participation at LPS Shanghai. What keeps you coming back to LPS edition after edition?

We have found LPS to be a great way to meet potential buyers and to market our listings. The event enables us to interact with, and showcase our properties to,targeted buyers and luxury real estate agents. Furthermore, since LPS is an invitation-only event that attracts people from around the world, we make connections that have proven to be quite useful in many ways.Though Chinese buyers and agents make up the majority of visitors at these shows, we also have met buyers and agents from Dubai, India, Brazil, Australia, Russia, and several other countries at past LPS events.At these shows, our forward-thinking, service-oriented business model received very positive feedback.

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For the Chinese investors who are not yet familiar with DeLeon Realty, can you describe the core values and the credentials of your company?

DeLeon Realty is an innovative, top-tier real estate company in Silicon Valley. We are also one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing companies. The DeLeon Team is ranked #1 in California and #2 in America (per Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends, June 2017). Dedication to delivering exceptional service is the core of our commitment to our clients.We seek to innovate and create the next generation of the real estate industry where experience, education, professionalism, and a genuine commitment to the client’s best interest take center stage.DeLeon Realty is run by two attorneys who are very knowledgeable when it comes to both US and international tax and legal issues. We offer a one-stop shop that includes interior design and home renovations. We also have resources to help buyers become assimilated to their new neighborhood and community. As we continue to expand in the Chinese market, we have been strengthening and expanding our offerings.

More and more Chinese are investing in properties located in the Silicon Valley. Do you foresee that this trend will continue in the coming few years?

We have enjoyed tremendous success in tapping into the burgeoning Chinese buyer pool. In fact, we have become well-known to the Chinese community throughout the Bay Area from our aggressive outreach. We have also established some very strong business connections with real estate professionals in affluent cities such as Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei, and Hong Kong. Fortunately, throughout this time, we have seen continued in¬vestment from buyers coming from overseas—most notably from China. Although the types of homes desired have changed significantly, the actual demand has remained steady. This strong demand has resulted in some very favorable sales prices for several high-end DeLeon Platinum properties.We anticipate that Chinese buyers will continue to invest in properties located in Silicon Valley. We have seen a greater shift toward luxury properties and away from some of the pure investment properties that they bought 3-4 years ago. Naturally, it is a very dynamic environment and LPS helps us stay in tune with the Chinese buyers’ desires.

What sets your company apart from other Silicon Valley real estate companies?

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We offer legal and tax services, interior design services, and general home improvement recommendations. Our unique model of a one-stop shop, coupled with our wide array of inclusive services, allows us to help buyers with everything necessary to get set up in their new homes. We also have a very robust staff of multilingual associates. My colleague who works with me on the listing side speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, and we have a Mandarin-speaking interior designer available for Chinese clients. We also have a separate Mandarin-speaking marketing department.There are no other real estate companies in Silicon Valley that are structured this way, or have these resources on staff.To summarize, our unique, full-service business model makes us the best real estate team in the US to cater to Chinese buyers’ needs.

Which advice would you give to Chinese buyers investing for the first time in California?

I think it is really important to get to know the area well first. We do tours in Mandarin of various cities and their neighborhoods within Silicon Valley to make sure our clients feel comfortable with the overall location before they jump in and purchase a home. This includes a driving tour as well as an aerial tour in our company plane. It’s also crucial to work with an extremely knowledgeable agent who can help with the home purchase, while at the same time, provide a one-stop-shop that includes legal and tax services, interior design, and many other steps necessary to getting you the home of your choice. In the past, it was very difficult for people coming from outside of the United States to borrow money. Recently, we have seen an increase in lenders that are willing to lend money based on international credit or international assets. I expect this trend is going to continue, so Chinese buyers will be able to feel even more comfortable in purchasing a home in the US, particularly in Silicon Valley. We take great pride in working with international buyers. At DeLeon Realty, a lot of our current clients’ income is located overseas, and one of our greatest strengths is being able to provide them with the appropriate lenders and the most accurate financial information. Less experienced agents might not know how to handle these situations, but we see them as opportunities, and offer proactive solutions.
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The Luxury Properties Showcase Ltd. is proud to announce that Ferretti Group is the official sponsor of LPS Shanghai 2018 to be held on December 7-9 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The Ferretti Group is a world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the world including: Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft, and CRN. The Ferretti Group has a global presence with six production facilities in Italy, one in North America and one in Latin America. Ferretti Group has been…

The Luxury Properties Showcase Ltd. is proud to announce that Ferretti Group is the official sponsor of LPS Shanghai 2018 to be held on December 7-9 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

The Ferretti Group is a world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the world including: Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft, and CRN. The Ferretti Group has a global presence with six production facilities in Italy, one in North America and one in Latin America.

Ferretti Group has been the official sponsor of LPS shows since 2014.

“This is going to be the twelvth consecutive time that LPS and Ferretti Group are working hand in hand, and we’re excited to renew our cooperation at LPS Shanghai 2018”, explains Mr. Olivier de Treglode, the founder and CEO of LPS. “Ferretti Group is a fantastic addition to the impressive line-up of powerful luxury brands sponsoring and supporting our show”.

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Italy is the country of honor at LPS Shanghai 2018 and a prestigious VIP reception will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 8, at the prestigious Shanghai Exhibition Center to celebrate the quintessential Italian lifestyle. Supported by over 50 official media and show partners, the VIP reception will allow select Shanghai-based VIPs to mingle in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere encompassing the unique Italian lifestyle, from luxury properties to high-end tourism, culture and fashion. “Italy has always been a favorite investment and lifestyle destination for Chinese elites– says Mr. Olivier de Treglode, the Founder and CEO of LPS. Italy combines…

Italy is the country of honor at LPS Shanghai 2018 and a prestigious VIP reception will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 8, at the prestigious Shanghai Exhibition Center to celebrate the quintessential Italian lifestyle.

Supported by over 50 official media and show partners, the VIP reception will allow select Shanghai-based VIPs to mingle in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere encompassing the unique Italian lifestyle, from luxury properties to high-end tourism, culture and fashion.

“Italy has always been a favorite investment and lifestyle destination for Chinese elites– says Mr. Olivier de Treglode, the Founder and CEO of LPS. Italy combines many advantages that China’s buyers are looking for: a stable economy, a rich cultural heritage and a truly unique way of living.”

Held in the glamorous setting of the Shanghai Exhibition Center, this invitation-only reception will allow local elites to mingle with high-profile Italian attendees in an atmosphere dedicated to the very best of Italian lifestyle, from real estate investment to high-end travel, culture and fashion.

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The Luxury Properties Showcase Ltd., the organizer of LPS, is glad to announce that LPS Shanghai is moving in 2018 into a new venue: the iconic Shanghai Exhibition Center. Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre is a city landmark, easily recognized by its architecture and its central position in Shanghai’s landscape. This new venue will allow LPS Shanghai 2018 to welcome more than 250 exhibitors and to be attended by over 12,000 Chinese property investors. The Shanghai Exhibition Centre is located on Nanjing West Road, Shanghai’s most prestigious luxury shopping street, and is facing the…

The Luxury Properties Showcase Ltd., the organizer of LPS, is glad to announce that LPS Shanghai is moving in 2018 into a new venue: the iconic Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre is a city landmark, easily recognized by its architecture and its central position in Shanghai’s landscape.

This new venue will allow LPS Shanghai 2018 to welcome more than 250 exhibitors and to be attended by over 12,000 Chinese property investors.

The Shanghai Exhibition Centre is located on Nanjing West Road, Shanghai’s most prestigious luxury shopping street, and is facing the Portman Ritz Carlton (on one side) and the brand new Jing’An Shangri-La (on the other side).

Built in 1955 to commemorate the alliance between China and the Soviet Union, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre is one of the city’s most famous historical building.

Leading names in the luxury real estate industry have already confirmed their participation to LPS Shanghai 2018.

Note that LPS Beijing 2018 (to be held on June 22-24) is already sold out with 138 exhibitors from 38 countries confirmed to participate.

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