Presentations

Buying Japanese real estate: An international comparison

A presentation by Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books, to the Japan-America Real Estate Coalition Office (JARECO) in Tokyo on September 13, 2016. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

This video contrasts the process of buying property in Japan with other markets. It covers foreign ownership regulations, property registration and conveyancing, land zoning, how to research real estate in Japan, financing and mortgages, home buyers' preferences and insurance and taxes in Japan.

A Foreigner Buys Property in Japan

A presentation by Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books, to the Japan-America Real Estate Coalition Office (JARECO) in Tokyo on July 27, 2016. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

This video discusses the changing role of foreigners in the Japanese property market, including the challenges facing foreign buyers and the attractions of Japanese real estate: generous rental yields, reasonable tenants, low property prices, value for money, and Japan's quality of life and public infrastructure. The presentation concludes with information about long-term opportunities in Japanese real estate, including tourism, rural areas and agriculture.

Hong Kong Property Without Tears

A presentation by Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books, to the American and Canadian chambers of commerce in Hong Kong on November 9, 2015. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

This video covers the political and economic factors that shape the price of Hong Kong homes; the taxes and fees that you will pay when you buy Hong Kong real estate; the cost of a typical Hong house and Hong Kong apartment; techniques for researching your Hong Kong real estate purchase; common pitfalls, including unauthorized building works and the role of the Buildings Department; and village houses and other aspects of life on Lamma Island, Lantau Island and other parts of the New Territories.

Ten things you must know before buying international real estate

A presentation by Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books, to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan on October 16, 2014. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

This video covers alternatives to buying; idiosyncrasies in different markets; how buying international real estate exposes you to geopolitical risk; how demographics creates threats and opportunities; the challenges of arranging a cross-border mortgage; why FATCA is a problem for Americans buying overseas; why you need tax advice before you buy international property and tips for researching your real estate purchase. The video includes examples and information from 16 countries and territories.

Why Invest in U.S. Real Estate?

A presentation at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on September 23, 2014. Viewers in China can click here to watch the presentation on Youku.com. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Buying a property in Japan

A presentation at the Smart Property Expo in Hong Kong on November 23, 2013. Viewers in China can click here to watch the presentation on Youku.com. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Buying a home in China

A presentation at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Hong Kong on April 24, 2013. Viewers in China can click here to watch the presentation on Youku.com. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Re-purposing industrial property in Hong Kong

A presentation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on January 12, 2012. Viewers in China can click here to watch the presentation on Youku.com. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

How to buy or rent a Hong Kong office

A presentation at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on November 10, 2011. Viewers in China can click here to watch the presentation on Youku.com. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Fukushima four weeks later

A presentation at a seminar organized by Platinum Real Estate in Tokyo on April 7, 2011. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Japanese real estate: Time to buy?

A presentation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on November 17, 2010. A transcript of the presentation is available here.

Renovation photos

Flickr sets from the renovation of a small office (2002) and an apartment (2004) and the conversion of a former factory into a photo studio (2005).

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