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China Desk

Head of China Desk - Sasha Chen

A highly motivated individual fluent in English and Mandarin, Sasha has a strong background in business development having worked for one of the UK’s largest student accommodation providers. With a keen interest in the London property sector, Sasha has broad knowledge of residential property markets and, as Head of China Desk, uses her expertise to assist Chinese investors with the purchase of investment property in London. With a keen eye for detail and a degree in Art and Design, Sasha is passionate about helping clients design their dream homes. She is also a fiercely determined runner and believes that no human should limit themselves.

020 8600 0960

Zhou is an enthusiastic member of the China Desk property management team currently responsible for new build properties belonging to our growing base of Chinese landlords. He also looks after all maintenance issues and liaises with contractors to ensure our Chinese tenants have a good experience. A native Chinese speaker, Zhou has an undergraduate degree and Masters in Law which comes in handy for his role that requires attention to detail and good negotiation skills. In his spare time, Zhou unwinds at the gym, likes swimming and table tennis.

Rental demand from Chinese professionals is also being affected and we are seeing a downturn in the number of new applicants moving to London. We are however carrying out regular viewings remotely by video in preparation for when restrictions are lifted. Summer and autumn are the busiest times when it comes to rental demand from students who make up a significant proportion of applicants so this slowdown in rental enquiries is only having limited impact as we are not yet near this peak season. Our Asian landlords understand current difficulties though and realise that properties may take longer to rent at the moment due to fewer applicants coming to the UK from Asia.

Benham and Reeves 蓓司商务咨询(上海)有限公司 China Desk consists of a team of Chinese speaking staff, whose focus is on fulfilling the accommodation requirements of Chinese HR departments and the workforce they represent.

Several unique benefits allow our China Desk to stand out from our competitors:

  • We concentrate on lettings which means that all our energies are directed towards helping tenants find the right home and settle in.
  • Our service is professional, highly personalised and geared towards making the lettings process as simple as possible.
  • We manage two thirds of the properties that pass through our hands, enabling us to promptly detect and solve any maintenance issues.
  • We ensure hassle free tenancies by acting in an intermediary capacity for even non-managed properties.
  • Established connections with London’s top developers provide the pick of London’s best new property developments.
  • A network of 16 branches gives us full coverage of the London rentals market.
  • Every phase of the rental process is covered by our One Stop Service. Consisting of ten key advice points, this covers optimum locations (including commuter and school-run distances); accompanied viewings; tenancy issues and deposit recovery.

One Stop 10 point plan

Additional Services For Corporate HR Departments

We offer a choice of additional resources for HR professionals including:

  • Regular meetings with a view to keeping companies fully briefed on market trends and how they can keep their rents in line with any variations.
  • Guided tours of selected new developments and other properties in our portfolio.

We strongly feel that the best business outcomes are based on established partnerships and with this in mind, we continually strive to give the best long-term advice and assistance attainable.

London’s latest developments

375 Kensington High Street, W14

The red brick elegance of the roads that lead off High Street Kensington make this area one of the most desirable rental locations in London. Any new property development around these parts will definitely need to have something special going for it.

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Kensington branch 020 7938 3522

Dickens Yard, W5

This new residential development from St George plc offers a fantastic lifestyle, with high spec apartments, many with their own terrace or balcony and great facilities including a private residents' spa, 24 hour concierge service and managed underground parking.

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Ealing branch 020 8280 0140

Fitzroy Place, W1

It is hard to think of any apartments to let in London that are located in a more convenient spot than Fitzroy Place, an ideal base for both the corporate professional and the media creative.

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Hyde Park branch 020 7402 9866

Fulham Reach, W6

Situated on an idyllic stretch of the Thames at the Fulham end of Hammersmith, the Fulham Reach property development has become part of a dramatically reshaped West London skyline.

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Hammersmith branch 020 8600 0960

Goodman's Fields, E1

The architecture of the City of London continues to evolve at a thrilling pace and Goodman's Fields, E1 is one of its latest additions.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Kew Bridge, TW8

The Kew Bridge development offers a selection of luxury apartments that blends seamlessly into the river frontage and treats tenants to spectacular maritime views. The development is neighboured by fashionable Richmond with its notable park and riverside locations that also provide fine dining and shopping experiences.

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Kew branch 020 8326 1960

London Dock, E1W

A base for unloading valuable commodities is now a bespoke accommodation choice for City professionals looking to rent in East London.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Nine Elms Point, SW8

The strategic positioning of Nine Elms Point will be of particular interest to the ever-growing corporate workforce looking for accommodation to rent in London.

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Nine Elms branch 020 3282 3700

One Tower Bridge, SE1

London Bridge has become a magnet to corporate professionals and One Tower Bridge is high on their list of desirable rental properties. In order to enjoy the finer things in life, City workers are looking to cut their commuting times to the absolute minimum - so an apartment in SE1 makes perfect sense.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Sovereign Court, W6

Hammersmith has always been high on the list for renters who want to get into central London quickly and be able to reach check-in at Heathrow Airport in under 20 minutes, and new property developments such as Sovereign Court provides a great option.

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Hammersmith branch 020 8600 0960

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