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Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Asia

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Asia, the largest continent as well as the continent with the largest country, has been the cradle of ancient civilisations when the rest of the world was still relatively obscure.

It is no wonder, that this continent has every climactic variety possible as well as the highest population count. The most densely inhabited continent with 150 persons per square kilometre, Asian cities are renowned for their congestion. The world's 10 most densely populated cities usually include at least 8 spots for Asian ones.

It is unavoidable then, that real estate would be one of the most, if not the most, booming and competitive aspects of the business sector. With more and more investors looking for contemporary ideas combined with practical budget plans while keeping an eye on environmental impact, there is always a lookout for the next best thing in town.

Nonetheless, for investors looking into their next best investment in the Asian property and real estate markets, there are a few worthwhile mentions to ease the hunt for a reliable Real Estate Agent.

Top 10 real estate agency in the Asia-Pacific region

1. EverGrande Group, China

Website: www.evergrande.com

The second-largest company in China based on property sales became the most valuable company in the world in 2018. Specialises in apartment sales to the middle and higher classes.

Founded in 1996 by Xu Jiayin, headquarters in Guangdong, China and employs 123,000+ employees.

2. Wheelock and company, ltd.

Website: www.wheelockcompany.com

Hong Kong-based establishment, set up in 1927, with the chairman and managing director as Douglas Woo. Serves Hong Kong, UK, China, and Singapore. Specialises in property investment and also shipping and cable TV.

 

3. New World development Co.

Website: www.nwd.com.hk

New World Development Company Limited (NWD), is a Hong Kong-based company focused on property development. The company is publicly listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock index 17) since 1972 and is a constituent of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index.

Founded on 29 May 1970 by Cheng Yu-tung with headquarters in Hong Kong. Now, with Henry Cheng as Chairman & Executive Director, it is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited.

Products include Real property, Hotel, Infrastructure and Services, General merchandise with total revenue of HK $59,6 billion (as of the financial year 2016).

Employees number at about 50,000 people (as of the financial year 2014) with 3 subsidiary groups.

4. Henderson Land Development Company Ltd.

Website: www.hld.com

A public company which is owned 70% by its founder, Lee Shau Kee, is headquartered in

2IFC, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Specialises in Real estate, investment, hotels, and utilities.

The number of employees stands at 6,500.

 

5. Mitsubishi Estate

Website: www.mec.co.jp/index_e.htm

It is one of the largest real-estate developers in Japan and is involved in property management and architectural research and design.

A public company with headquarters at Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, it was founded on 7 May 1937. Since then, it has expanded to serve all over Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States, Malaysia, and Indonesia. With Keiji Kimura (Chairman) Hirotaka Sugiyama (President) at its helm, the company has 7.4 trillion Yen as annual turnover and is now invested in environment-friendly ventures.

 

6. GLP

Website: www.glp.com

GLP, formerly known as Global logistic Properties, is a real estate logistics provider and estate management firm based in Singapore. Its warehouses provide technical support to e-commerce companies such as Amazon and JD.com.

A private industry founded in 2007, GLP now serves Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Vietnam and the U.S. It was founded by Ming Z. Mei and Jeffrey Howard Schwartz with the current chair being Ming Z. Mei. It currently employs over 3500 employees and has a revenue of over $12, 700, 000.

 

7. Frasers Company

Website: www.frasersproperty.com

Frasers Property is a Singaporean multinational real estate and property management company that develops, owns, and manages properties across Australia and Europe. It has stakes in commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, industrial and logistics sectors.

Founded in 1963 and currently headed by Charoen Sirivardhanabhakdi and Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi as its Chairman and CEO respectively, it has an annual turnover of 1.1 billion SGD.

It serves Asia, Europe and Australia.

 

8. IQI Global

Website: https://www.iqiglobal.com/

Its name, IQI, stands for International Quality Investments. It's a privately held real estate and media investment company formed by merging Juwai and IQI investments.

Originally, both companies were founded in 2011 and the merger was formed in 2019. It was located in Dubai and Hong Kong which then expanded to include India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Singapore. Under IQI, real estate is sold in 15 countries and under Juwai, real estate is marketed to Asian buyers from over 90 countries.

IQI also has a real estate negotiator and employee count that exceeds 21,000 and is said to have sold and rented property worth USD 1 billion in 2020. They specialise in selling, renting, building and advertising properties across 15 countries with an online presence via subsidiaries accessible to Asian buyers from 90 other countries.

Besides that, IQI has also won the Real Estate Firm of the Year Award at NREA 2021, an All-Stars Agency Award at StarProperty Awards 2021 in Malaysia and more.

 

9. CDL

Website: www.cdl.com.sg

City Developments Limited, sometimes shortened to City Dev, initiated with projects in Johor Bahru in Malaysia and Singapore in 1963. It is now a Singaporean based multinational real estate operating organisation.

Kwek Leng Beng is its current Chairman and Sherman Kwek, his son, is the CEO.

A public company, specialising in Commercial, Financial Services, Hospitality, Real estate, REITs, Residential and Retail, its annual turnover exceeds S$3.43 billion and employees outnumber 10,000 serving across Asia pacific and to some extent, Europe. It is known as the most environmentally sustainable group in the Asia Pacific.

 

10. Aldar Properties

Website: http://www.aldar.com/

Founded by Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Aldar is a real estate development, management and investment company with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Founded on 12 January 2004, its shares were listed in 2005. It announced a merger with Emaar properties in March 2018. It serves primarily within the UAE and is invested in Real estate and property development, hotel chains and miscellaneous projects. Revenue exceeds 2 billion USD with equity approximating 7 billion USD. Currently headed by Talal al Dhiyebi.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make money as a real estate agent?

It really depends on you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly salary for real estate agents was $48,930 in May 2019. The top 10% earned more than $111,800 in May 2019.

How do you become a real estate negotiator?

First, understand there's a difference between Real Estate Agents (REA) and Real Estate Negotiators (REN). Then, ensure that this career is the right one for you. Thirdly, choose the right platform. Fourthly, undergo training. Lastly, get your REN license!

Read in-depth on how to become a real estate negotiator here.


 

 

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