The pattern of Chinese ODI in Australia is shifting across both industry sector and investor type. While the Australian mining sector still received the largest share of Chinese investment over the last six years, other sectors, including agriculture and real estate, are beginning to see a significant increase in Chinese funds.
The Chinese have long used real estate as a core investment. As cash-rich institutions and the wealthiest family offices seek to diversify their capital away from their home country, their investment portfolios have broadened to include overseas properties in developed countries such as Australia. There has been a clear trend of increased transactions in commercial, residential, retail and hospitality properties in key Australian cities and tourist destinations.
KPMG, Knight Frank, and King & Wood Mallesons are delighted to team up to develop this document, which provides an analysis of the Australian Real Estate Market and the methods of investment available to the typical Chinese investor.