Ben Briggs, Executive Vice President in Greater China for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, discusses the latest moves by the Chinese government to make the RMB capital account more freely convertible in 2015. Ben is based full-time in China, and has been conducting international business in Europe and Asia since 2000. Within the last year, Ben and team have located investors seeking to make capital investments ranging from $10 million to $1.5 billion, sold over a dozen properties bringing millions of dollars to the U.S., and are working with a Chinese developer on a major live-work-play multifamily high-rise in central Dallas. The team hosted another client in New York to tour a $700 million office building.
Briggs and his team are actively looking for the top investment partners in the US to help manage Chinese real estate assets. The company CEO and Ben’s father Robbie Briggs lived in China for three years, serving as Chairman of the Board of the International School of Beijing. The fact that principals have lived in China gives unique insight and perspective for developing custom strategies that meet individual and business objectives.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 200 agents in seven offices located throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 16,750 agents in 760 offices worldwide.