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Over the last three decades, Chinese investors have relied on us as a trusted resource when looking to buy residential properties in London. Our range of services extends from our Shanghai office which forms a first point of contact, to our dynamic China Desk in London which ensures that all stages of the property purchase are smooth, discreet and transparent. Our Shanghai-based personnel regularly visit London in order to keep abreast with the most current property trends, topics and techniques.

With offices in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore, Benham and Reeves has a reputation for excellence throughout the region. Chinese investors put a great emphasis on trusted relationships as they may not always get to view their target property. They require an estate agent that staffs its China desk with native speakers who can conduct complex negotiations in the relevant languages and see them through from property search to post-completion.

There are distinct advantages for Chinese investors when they work with us:

  • Working closely with our international offices, we can pinpoint the needs of potential investors in China before starting the main search for properties for sale in London. This involves the strategic targeting of requirements so that properties meet the investment needs of a particular client
  • An in-depth knowledge of the London property market that is based on exhaustive research of both local and international trends. Long-standing links with leading property developers allow us to pass on invaluable knowledge to our clients.
  • Advice concerning financing, legal & tax regulations.
  • Strategic planning that ensures that our client’s property portfolio is giving the best return possible. New areas of London are constantly opening up and as a London estate agent, we can advise how best to exploit the opportunities that they offer.
  • Fair and accurate property valuations are a vital starting point for any serious property plan. When investors are involved in multiple purchases it is important to keep a close eye on overheads. To this end, we seek to ensure that our clients do not pay a penny more than they have to.
  • Investment in a London property that pays immediate dividends is what we all want for our clients. Our capable and experienced staff are experts in taking the hassle out of finding and negotiating with quality tenants.

Meet the Shanghai team

Meet Ann Moir – Head of China desk London

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Sales success in India

Overseas trips to visit our clients are a regular part of the diary for myself and fellow Benham & Reeves directors Anita Mehra and Vidhur Mehra. This autumn has seen a particularly busy schedule, so far involving visits to Mumbai, Bangalore and Nairobi. Anita and I will also be visiting Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong in November.

Recent property investment events in India

I have just returned from India, where together with our Mumbai staff and a team from Berkeley Homes we hosted a property networking event with a financial data consultancy in Bangalore. We then hosted a further event in Mumbai with Porsche India. Across these two events we met 107 attendees and received a lot of interest from Indian investors interested in hearing first hand, more about the potential of the London property market. We were then joined by our Managing Director, Anita Mehra, for the World Property Investment Show where we exhibited jointly with Berkeley Homes and were delighted to win the award for Best Real Estate Agent.The show was a great success with some of our clients coming out to show their support too. So what was the feedback we received about London property investment? Interest in the London property market is in its early stages but clearly growing and this positive attitude was evident as we discussed the current market. Following our visit, a number of investors have already booked trips to London to view residential developments with our new homes team. Most Indian buyers are investing for the long-term and favour particular areas of London, so the Brexit situation is of little concern so the outlook for them is a positive one.

Kenyan investors

Our Finance Director Vidhur Mehra, is as I write, in Nairobi, Kenya, alongside a team from Berkeley Homes. Together, they are meeting with potential investors who have responded well to our marketing efforts and are showing particular interest in areas being regenerated on the fringes of central London. Increasingly, these new neighbourhoods offer good-value in a shift away from prime central London.

Investors property talks November – DON’T MISS!

With so many new property developments now transforming the London skyline,investors need to know where to find value and growth potential. If you are considering purchasing a property in London, myself and Anita Mehra will be visiting Singapore (8th – 13th November), Kuala Lumpur (13th – 19th November) and Hong Kong (20th - 25th November) and we would be delighted to discuss current investment opportunities with you, as well as sharing our insights into the London property market. To book a one-to-one session with either of us, book your appointment here.

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