According to Juwai IQI’s data – from industry and government sources have revealed that from 2015 to 2020, Chinese acquirers purchased overseas residential real estate worth more than US$202.8 billion.
Commercial real estate construction loans and contracts fall into a separate category. This same think tank reports that retail real estate construction costs totalled US$87.3 billion, also from 2005 to 2020.
Thus, Chinese overseas residential property investment, commercial property investment, and commercial property construction from 2005 to 2020 totalled no less than US$393.9 billion. Due to our incomplete ability to track every investment, the actual total is probably significantly higher.
China is by far the largest source of cross-border residential property investors in the world. Chinese investors have reshaped markets and property development patterns on every continent.