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Follow David Cameron and look East in 2014: How Chinese investment will play a huge role in tomorrow’s global property market

December 4, 2013Article by Ray Withers

While I have been in Hong Kong, setting up the first stages of our business expansion into Asia (watch this space for more information…), British Prime Minister David Cameron is out in China as a trade envoy.

Here, at Property Frontiers, we have already recognised how important Chinese investors are for the global property market. We have seen a significant rise in enquiry levels from Chinese and South East Asian investors who are increasingly keen to tap into the UK property market and I believe Chinese investors will forge the way in the UK market in 2014.

Cameron trip raises £6 billion in new trade

Speaking from personal experience, I have only ever received great hospitality in China however Cameron has come under some criticism in the Chinese press, with doubt cast on his “sincerity”, displeasure about his meeting with the Dalai Lama and claims that China does not need better relations with the UK, as it is no longer a “big country.”

However, Cameron is defending his position. He told the press his trip has seen £6 billion in trade deals and “substantial discussions” with China’s leaders. Cameron told the BBC: “I must have missed the bit about the football teams. I would prefer to go on the figures.”

More Chinese investment in last 18 months than previous 30 years

Cameron continued: “This visit is on the back of an eighteen month period where we have seen more Chinese investment into Britain in these months, than in the previous 30 years. China’s economic rise is going to play a huge role in the world and Britain should be in there, pitching for business, pitching for investment, pitching for deals, securing jobs at home.”

While Cameron might have missed the bit about football, we certainly haven’t missed the bit about property. Chinese economic rise is certainly going to play a huge global role and that’s why we’re ahead of the game.

UK hotspots are honeypots for Chinese investors

Nine years ago we started out by bringing Chinese property to UK investors. Now we are offering UK property to the Chinese market. With appreciation in certain areas predicted to boom by a massive 30% and further growth in the already-blooming private rented sector, UK property assets are proving to be favourites for Chinese investors.

As with any growth investment, it is essential you pick the right property in the right area. This is where we come in. The Sunday Times recently tipped the North West of England as a hotspot. We agree, having already secured a couple of excellent investment opportunities in Bradford and Liverpool city centres. Capital requirements start from just £50,000 and you can benefit from up to 25% BMV discounts and guaranteed yields up to 8.5%.

These are remarkable figures for a UK property deal and we expect these fantastic properties to sell out fast, so get in touch on + 44 1865 202 700 today to find out more about these limited opportunities.


Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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