GLG Network Survey: China Real Estate

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GLG interviewed 70 senior executives within the financial services industry.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The research assessed the current trends for the Chinese real estate industry and the vendors operating in this space.
  • Experts commented on their views on the industry and the challenges facing Chinese and offshore markets resulting from defaults.
  • Lastly, the survey provided an overview of the potential M&A activity and how this will look going forward.

Examples of findings:

  • Overall, 50% of experts stated they consider the high-profile defaults among major Chinese real estate developers will have a positive impact on the Chinese banking system.
  • When asked which other developers would face similar issues of bank/investor/supplier run or become less preferred by bank/non-bank lenders, 39% of respondents selected Greenland followed by Vanke (29%).
  • 40% of experts consider Evergrande to be the major influential Chinese real estate developer on a national scale, followed by China Resources (34%).


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, John Liang, President of the YNG group.

The standard deliverable includes: 

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.


  • To what extent do you agree with the following statements regarding the overall health of the Chinese property market?
  • Which of the following do you consider to be the major influential Chinese real estate developers on a national scale?
  • Given some of the high-profile defaults among major Chinese real estate developers, what do you believe the impact of such defaults on the Chinese banking system will be?
  • What do you believe the impact of such defaults on the overall Chinese property market will be?
  • What do you believe the impact of such defaults on the wealth management market will be?
  • What do you believe the impact of such defaults on the supply chain (suppliers, vendors, contractors, etc.) will be?
  • What do you believe the impact of such defaults on the offshore credit market will be?
  • In your view, what is the most important factor of success for highly leveraged Chinese developers to overcome their debt challenges?
  • If debt defaults become more widespread among the top 20 Chinese property developers in the near future, which asset class do you expect will see the largest negative impact?

This survey is available to subscribers of the Real Estate (RE) or Financial Business Services (FBS) sectors (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

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