real estate in China

China Paradigm 52: Choosing the right commercial property and real estate in China

In this episode of China Paradigm, Olivier Tollet, enterprise Director of Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield, speaks with Matthieu David about the perspectives of commercial property and real estate in China. Olivier Tollet talks about the service lines of Cushman & Wakefield, the difference between sales and financing of the company in China and the west. He also mentioned topics like “new retail” and “pop-up shops”.

  • 1:24 The size of the business and what’s the difference between Cushman in China and in the west
  • 5:31 Can a foreign player easily buy buildings in China
  • 9:32 How does the company choose the locations in China
  • 14:38 How much it would cost for the technology for evaluation of a location
  • 18:23 The cycle of retail in China offline
  • 24:25 The insights of breakdowns of economies of shops
  • 27:57 Price to expect to get a location in China
  • 32:45 What is the second cost for shops
  • 36:47 Technology links to the client end and the trends in Technology in real estate, retail and offices
  • 44:37 Is displaying in the shop, buy online and deliver online the future of retail?
  • 48:30 What is currently really working for the “New Retail”
  • 54:40 Technology is really changing the game in every segment
  • 1:00:45 Trends in sharing economy like co-living, co-working and pop-up shops
  • 1:03:49 Is pop-up business real business now
  • 1:05:47 Will Cushman & Wakefield work on pop-up shops
  • 1:10:50 An interesting story about promotion

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