On February 24th a collective of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty executives and Asia Services Group members attended the 11th annual Lunar New Year Gala & Auction, hosted by the Hong Kong Business Association of Washington (HKBAW). The event supports a different local non-profit organization each year, and the 2018 selection was ArtsFund, an organization dedicated to supporting art sectors throughout King and Pierce Counties with a strong background of advocacy on local and national levels.
On Sunday, February 18th, members of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s (RSIR) Asia Services Group and their guests attended a Lunar New Year Celebration at Zadart Exotic Car Club in Bellevue. The 8,000 square foot showroom played host to over 150 guests and clients, including a number of event sponsors alongside RSIR – the region’s global leader in local real estate.
On February 20th, local and international brokers joined event hosts for a celebration of the Lunar New Year at the NEXUS Sales Center with a debut of the newly released penthouses and a dynamic presentation on the state of the market and international influences. Presented by Burrard Group, LUXE Magazine and AXIA Home Loans, guests were treated to a red carpet arrival with Butler Valet, a spread of Chinese cuisine by Din Tai Fung along with libations and entertainment including a dramatic Lion Dance. Also in attendance were members of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, including Seattle Chapter President, Vincent Ha who noted that Seattle is the host city for the 2018 Global and Luxury Summit April 7-9th.
Event Seeks to Educate Brokers on Rise of Chinese Consumers in Market; Seattle a Top Market for Chinese Tourism
The Burrard Group, a Vancouver, BC–based real estate development company and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) will host a Chinese New Year themed broker event and property showcase at the NEXUS Sales Center at 2609 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle on February 20th from 6pm to 9pm. Recent presales at the high-rise condominium include numerous local and international homebuyers of Chinese descent, which confirms a rising trend cited by Juwai.com – a leading home search website in China. In 2017, Juwai states that Seattle was a top three US city where Chinese consumers were considering a home purchase behind Los Angeles and New York (ranked #1 and #2, respectively) but Seattle is actually the most likely market to experience a Chinese buyer considering the relative market size.
Dean Jones to represent the Emerald City in lively “Vancouver vs. Seattle” event sponsored by AREAA
Following the highly anticipated AREAA Global Luxury Summit taking place in Seattle April 7th to 9th, Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty will head north and join AREAA’s Vancouver chapter for A Tale of Two Cities: “Vancouver vs. Seattle.” The event will take place on April 11th, with additional details including location, time, and other featured speakers to be announced soon.
Seattle Emerges as Top City in Juwai.com Search Enquiries
Juwai.com recently released their 2018 Chinese Consumer International Travel Survey, and it reveals that more Mainland Chinese consumers are looking to purchase international property than ever. Many buyers are turning to the United States, taking advantage of the extended Lunar New Year Golden Week holiday to travel to destinations where they may view properties or purchase real estate. Travel plans during the Golden Week celebration include sold out flights to Seattle, now serviced by Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Delta Airlines with direct service between Seattle and Chinese airports.
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) will cohost a session for their Corporate Executive Briefing Series at the NEXUS Sales Center on March 7th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The “Marketing Your Business in China” event will be presented by David Zhou, Founder of IM2China – a leading marketing agency that specializes in digital campaigns within China.
On Sunday, February 18th members of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s (RSIR) Asia Services Group and their guests will attend the sold out Lunar New Year celebration at the Zadart Exotic Car Club in downtown Bellevue. The 8,000 square foot showroom and club lounge building will host over 150 affluent Chinese-American guests and clients including a number of event sponsors alongside RSIR – the region’s global leader in local real estate.
On February 24th, 2018 the Hong Kong Business Association of Washington (HKBAW) will host its 11th Annual Lunar New Year Gala and Auction. Every year, the gala supports a local non-profit organization, and this year’s proceeds will benefit ArtsFund, an organization dedicated to supporting art sectors throughout King and Pierce Counties with a strong background of advocacy on local and national levels.
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) will be holding their 38th Annual Gala on March 28th, 2018. This coveted event will offer the opportunity to celebrate advances in relations between the U.S. and China commercially, educationally and culturally. A leading organization in strengthening Washington state’s relationship with China, the WSRC announced that speakers Admiral Samuel J. Locklear and Ambassador Gary Locke will provide insight at the upcoming event.