East meets West – Old meets New

One of the best parts of working in real estate in Hong Kong is that I have the opportunity to not only meet interesting people who relocate from around the world but also have the chance to nose around some ‘bricks and mortar’ that just don’t exist in other parts of the world.

As most of you know, JLL have some key landlords who we represent both in the sales and leasing market.  Most of you are familiar with The Lily which is one of the iconic buildings on the Southside.  Land and buildings are limited here so we are always looking forward to new buildings coming into the market and when we get to see them as building sites we are even more excited.

Despite the freezing temperatures (OK VTers it was only 9C this morning, but that is close to freezing for the 852), I spent the morning all wrapped up on a typical Hong Kong building site – hard hat (of course!) and all.

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A few members of the team and I had the opportunity to visit a building which definitely (although it isn’t yet finished) pulled on the heartstrings a little for me.  A classic example of old Hong Kong and the epitome of East meets West.  There were reminders of the old structure with a combination of modern Hong Kong architecture.  For those of you who know me well, you know how much I love Hong Kong history and in particular the Kadoorie Avenue houses on my darkside!  Well today I fell in love again………

The building won’t be officially on the market until later in the year so you will have to stay tuned to know more, but today is a day when I sit here in this amazing city and am thankful for the opportunity to do what I do.

Have a great week everyone and keep warm.

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