Will New Destination Status Bring Chinese Real Estate Investors To Canada?

VANCOUVER, September 9, 2010/ Tartan Group/ – With Canada recently receiving its approved destination status from the Chinese Government, those in the recreational real estate industry are wondering if the change will bring new Chinese investors into the country.

Graham Kwan, CEO of Character Capital, prepares to tackle this subject at the Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference. From Oct. 18 to 19, participants will attend the conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and hear from a panel of top industry-experts, like Kwan, about topical issues and trends affecting the Western Canadian recreational real estate market and tourism.

“This is a society very much about aspirational consumption, but more importantly careful, high-return investments,” said Kwan. “In my talk, I’ll cover the product and marketing challenges in reaching this marketplace as well as the cultural expectations and considerations of attracting the Chinese buyer.”

For more information or to register for the conference, visit
www.hotel-resortinvest.ca or call
416-924-2002.

About Graham Kwan
As the CEO of Character Capital Inc., Kwan provides strategic investment advisory and capital markets mandates for Chinese and western businesses in cross cultural enterprises. Previously, Kwan held the position of CEO and director of Melco China Resorts (Holding) Ltd, overseeing strategic direction and development of China’s first five-star mountain resort and its ski-in, ski-out resort homes. Kwan directed and completed a $150M redevelopment of the Yabuli Ski Resort – recognized in 2009 by TIME Magazine as the best resort makeover in all of Asia and named by Club Med as their first resort in China. Kwan also currently serves as a board director and executive vice president of Hanwei Energy Services Corp., a leading China based, specialty manufacturer to the energy sector.

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