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Title: The consequences of Chinese outward real estate investment : evidence from Hong Kong land market
Authors: Li, X
Hui, ECM 
Shen, J 
Issue Date: Apr-2020
Source: Habitat international, Apr. 2020, v. 98, 102151
Abstract: This paper explores the Chinese outward real estate investment in Hong Kong's land market from 2011 to 2019. The property developers from Mainland China are attracted to Hong Kong market and win a significant portion of land parcels in government land auctions since 2011. The results reveal that these developers pay much higher land premium to acquire land than local developers. The expected gain from the land development, measured by the stock market reaction to land acquisition, is significantly positive for Chinese developers and much larger than the gain for local developers. Taken together, our findings indicate that outward real estate investment helps Chinese property developers seek new markets and improves the profitability and financial performance; meanwhile, the Chinese outward investment also pushes up the real estate price in the host market.
Keywords: Chinese outward real estate investment
Hong Kong
Land acquisition
Land price
Economic profit
Cumulative abnormal return
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Journal: Habitat international 
ISSN: 0197-3975
EISSN: 1873-5428
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2020.102151
Rights: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
© 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
The following publication Li, X., Hui, E. C. M., & Shen, J. (2020). The consequences of Chinese outward real estate investment: Evidence from Hong Kong land market. Habitat International, 98, 102151 is available at
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