GVA Worldwide are pleased to announce that GVA Curzon Partners has joined the growing business covering China. The move establishes GVA as one of the leading service providers in global real estate solutions, following the recent launch of GVA offices in Tel Aviv (GVA Cornerstone) and Mumbai (GVA Intercapitalis).
GVA Curzon Partners has eight offices across the People's Republic of China and has a headcount of 171 at present. The business is fully licensed to provide a comprehensive range of professional real estate consulting services. Unlike most of the competitors, GVA Curzon Partners is registered as a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE), and is therefore in a position to provide totally independent advice to its clients.
GVA Curzon Partners currently have over 20 mln. ft² of retained property management instructions, operating from offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, and Nanjing.
Derek Sayer, Chairman, said, "We are delighted to be working with like-minded people, who put client interest and integrity first. We are confident that we can add substantial value to the GVA worldwide organization, and can foresee a rapid increase of referral work. We are proud to be offering the best personnel in the market: our directors all have a minimum of 10 years senior management experience with major firms of Chartered Surveyors, in addition to post-graduate academic qualifications in real estate."
GVA Curzon Partners will be working closely with the specialist Chinese Desk headed by L. Leland "Skip" Whitney of GVA Kidder Mathews based in San Francisco. Skip Whitney has over 30 years experience dealing in development and leasing in China and Asia. He is also a founding member of The Bay Area Council China Committee which has a co-operation agreement with the Yangtze Council. The Yangtze Council (who are formally known as the Shanghai- Hong Kong Council for the Promotion and Development of Yangtze) represent leading companies in the Shanghai/Yangtze region.
The firm focuses on high value-added investment consulting and corporate work, and has served major corporate accounts such as Coca Cola and Adidas China. It is now making final preparations for launching another major sole agency instruction: the leasing of a 200,000 ft² prime office building in Shanghai.
Terrance Chow, Managing Director based in Shanghai, said, "With unsurpassed experience and excellent local networks, we offer our clients a highly responsive service, which is essential in the rapidly changing market environment of China."