How much will Chinese businesses and individuals invest in international residential real estate in 2019? Where, why and how is Chinese residential real estate investment taking place? How has it been affected by China's slower economic growth, capital controls, and a weakening renminbi?

Join AmCham Shanghai's Real Estate and Construction Committee on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 12:00 to 14:00 for this lively discussion with James Macdonald, Savills Head of China Research; Zhang Hao, senior director from Juwai.com, and Jason DiBona, SVP, Global Sales Strategies from Lennar International.

This will be a brown-bag lunch event.


12:00 Registration and Networking

12:15 Opening Remarks

12:20 Presentation by James Macdonald, Savills

12:35 Presentation by Zhang Hao, Juwai

12:50 Presentation by Jason DiBona, Lennar

13:05 Panel Discussion and Q&A

13:35 Event Ends

Speakers & topics:

  • James Macdonald, Savills

State of the global residential market, factors influencing the market and trends within the segment

  • Zhang Hao, Juwai.com

Chinese buyer trends, motivations and preferences. What global and specifically US markets are popular at the moment. What are the challenges and opportunities for buyers

  • Jason DiBona, Lennar

State of the US market, experiences selling properties to overseas buyers, challenges and opportunities in the market as seen by a developer


  • James Macdonald (Head of Research, China at Savills)

    James Macdonald

    Head of Research, China at Savills

    James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research, China in 2007. He has the overall responsibility to ensure the successful delivery and expansion of Savills research capabilities as well as to consolidate and integrate all research activities across mainland China. The research team covers a wide range of cities and assets classes.

    The increased capabilities of the Research department will support the continuing expansion of the company in one of the world’s fastest developing nations, securing Savills position as a dominant player in the China real estate market.

    As the head of research James has spoken at numerous conferences hosted by PERE, REIW, MIPIM and ULI as well as various other chambers of commerce and investment banks, he is also frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press.

    Originally from London, UK, James has lived and worked in Shanghai since 2002. Since joining Savills that year, James has been actively involved in the growth of the Research department, advising and liaising with numerous international and domestic developers, and financial institutions.

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  • Hao Zhang (Associate director of Juwai.com)

    Hao Zhang

    Associate director of Juwai.com

    Mr Zhang is an associate director with Juwai.com where he has assisted more than 30 top developers to enter the China market by establishing branding, providing China marketing strategic advice and total solution, and connecting with top real estate professionals. Having graduated with an MBA from the University of Aberdeen, Mr Zhang has more than five years overseas living and working experience and over 5 years’ experience in global real estate marketing and analysis. He is a frequent guest speaker at events about Chinese global property investment, such as Taiwan International Estate Expo.

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  • Jason DiBona (SVP, Global Sales Strategies at Lennar International)

    Jason DiBona

    SVP, Global Sales Strategies at Lennar International

    Jason DiBona is Senior Vice President of Global Sales Strategies for Lennar International, a Division of Lennar Corporation, America’s largest homebuilder. Jason leads the global sales and marketing organization and oversees all efforts to direct foreign investment to home sales across Lennar’s diverse U.S. real estate platform. Lennar International’s extensive, global network serves the needs of buyers, brokers and agents from more that 120 countries around the world.

    Jason has over 25 years of sales, sales leadership and marketing experience across diverse industries, including healthcare, education and staffing. Prior to Lennar International, Jason spent 16 years at General Electric, serving in multiple sales leadership and business development roles across the global organization.

    Jason brings a global perspective to his work that has been informed by decades of experience leading sales efforts for large multi-national companies like General Electric, as well as for internationally-based companies such as Datex-Ohmeda, Inc. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ePreop, Inc., a medical software developer.

    Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida.

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