Gretchen Yuan | Principal
Hodes Weill & Associates | Hong Kong

Gretchen Yuan, Principal, Hodes Weill & Associates

Gretchen Yuan is a Principal of Hodes Weill & Associates in the Hong Kong office with primary responsibility for institutional investor coverage in China.
Previously, Ms. Yuan was a Director of Overseas Investment at Country Garden, China’s third largest developer, where she was responsible for deal sourcing, business development, and capital raising for existing and potential real estate development projects.  Reporting directly to the Vice Chairman, she was also actively involved in all aspects of the group-level business at the Vice Chairman’s office. Prior to that, Ms. Yuan established a U.S. focused fund with Chinese high net worth capital that was eventually acquired by a leading fund manager in China. Ms. Yuan began her career with Swire Properties in Hong Kong and later joined MGPA (now part of Blackrock).
Ms. Yuan received a BE from Northeastern University, master's degree from Tsinghua University and MPA from Harvard University under full scholarship. 


REIW Asia 2017 day 1 @ 17:30

The China Story: Opportunities for working in China and with Chinese investors

  • Has the economic slowdown in 2015 caused international investors to rethink or do they view it as creating opportunity?
  • With policy initiatives aimed at boosting capital flows into real estate and interest rate cuts lowering the developer cost of capital, where are the opportunities? Should you be looking at second tier cities or is it better to stick with the safety of Beijing & Shanghai? And with second tier cities, how can you avoid the oversupply mistake?
  • With the government’s anti-corruption initiative, institutional and core funds have started backing prime income-producing assets in tier 1 cities. Is this trend set to continue?
  • Opportunistic possibilities: Are economic issues, oversupply and declining development margins creating opportunities for discerning investors in the opportunistic space?
  • Is the growth in platform and entity-level transactions in China one that it set to continue?
  • What opportunities is the increased appetite of Chinese developers for partnering with international players creating?
  • China as an outbound investor: With estimates that Chinese insurers could export as much as US $240 billion to international property markets in the next 10-20 years, and strong appetite from Chinese investors for international projects and acquisition, is there an increased opportunity to work with Chinese investors on an international level?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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