Derek Muhs and Patrick Kelly of Affinity China, a leading lifestyle and travel firm that caters to affluent Chinese, will be in Hawaii next month to talk about opportunities with Chinese investors.
Chinese real estate investors are expected to spend more than $175 billion over the next few years acquiring residential and commercial properties around the world, and Hawaii is on the list of desired investment locales. In fact, last year Honolulu was among the Top 10 real estate markets in the U.S. for international investors with Chinese buyers accounting for six percent of all international sales.
Seminar highlights and key takeaways for attendees:
- What can Hawaii expect from the Chinese real estate investment boom?
- How can our local business community prepare for it?
- What Chinese business customs do we need to understand and be aware of?
- What types of construction and engineering partnerships are Chinese investors seeking?
About Derek Muhs
Canadian entrepreneur Derek Muhs, co-founder of Affinity China, enjoyed a decade of success in the explosive real estate sector in the Canary Islands, which included the development of commercial, residential and industrial real estate. He is one of the founders of the Atlantic International Property Group (AIP), serving as Managing Director and as a member of its Board of Directors. Derek expanded his company throughout the Canary Islands and also to Cape Verde and Morocco.
Derek has been working and investing within China for more than a decade, and after attending the World Economic Forum in Dalian in 2007, he relocated permanently to Shanghai. In 2008, he worked with a select group of international investors to launch a modern day members club, M1NT, in central Shanghai. M1NT was voted the #1 restaurant and club in Shanghai in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
About Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly, a partner with Affinity China, is a real estate investor, professional advisor and business executive who has been involved with inbound and outbound China real estate investment for 15 years.
Patrick serves as executive consultant for Exolus International Advisory, a management consultancy and investment advisory business and was the catalyst for its partnership with Binswanger, a leading global corporate real estate services firm. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Erin Feury International, a family owned real estate investment company, and WA Optimum Health Care, a medical business in China, where he chairs the real estate committee.
From 2007-2009, Patrick served as the chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai’s Real Estate Committee, establishing the Chamber’s annual Sustainability Conference and most recently organizing the inaugural 2013 AmCham Shanghai Chinese Investment to the United States Conference.
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
11:00 am Registration and Networking
11:30 am Lunch and Keynote by Derek Muhs
Additional Remarks by Patrick Kelly
12:45 pm Question and Answer Session
1:00 pm Program concludes
$35 single seat
$350 table of 10
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2013
Late Registration/Walk-in not available for this event due to limited seating.
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Special thanks to our event sponsors!
Pacific Resource Partnership
Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii
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The Pacific Resource Partnership
The Pacific Resource Partnership serves as the critical link between Hawaii's top contractors and the largest construction union in the state, the 6,700-member Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters. As an advocate for unionized construction and an influential resource for management, PRP is able to bridge these traditional divides to successfully lead efforts that sustain the robust health of the building industry. Since its formation in 1987, PRP has leveraged its position as a labor-management interface to strengthen Hawaii's economy and improve the quality of life for its residents.
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