The father of Lan Kwai Fong will accept his award on 7 December at the second China Property Awards Hong
The China Property Awards – a part of the Asia Property Awards series, the biggest and most respected real estate events in the region – will be presenting the prestigious Real Estate Personality of the Year 2015 to Dr Allan Zeman, chairman and founder of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, and developer of one of Hong Kong’s most iconic entertainment districts.
A Hong Kong resident for more than four decades now, Zeman in recent years has championed the growth of domestic markets in Chengdu, Haikou, Wuxi and Shanghai.
Zeman’s award was chosen by the editors of Property Report magazine and is the only one not selected by the independent judges panel of the China Property Awards.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. It always feels good to be recognised by your peers,” Zeman said. “I will continue to reach my goals of creating great real estate projects in China, the ever-expanding country.”
Despite the current economic shutdown being witnessed in China, Zeman says he is optimistic that the Chinese real estate market will continue to flourish, and even impacting neighbouring countries.
“In my opinion the China property market will be stable in 2016, led by moderate growth in key markets like Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing. Fundamentals such as urbanisation, a growing middle class and strong labour markets will continue to ensure a stable environment in the medium term.
“While Hong Kong may face some headwinds if the dollar continues to strengthen against the yuan, Mainland visitor traffic may be impacted, but I don’t foresee any major market corrections,” he continued. “The economic health of China will help keep the ASEAN economies stable as well. Overall, my outlook for the region is positive.”
Zeman will personally accept his award at the black-tie awards gala, which will be hosted in association with CRECCHK’s 13th anniversary gala dinner, on Monday, 7 December at the prestigious JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong.
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