A lot is being written how the global economy isn’t progressing as expected, and this has impacted many industries, including real estate. However, many investors and developers see this as an opportunity for growth and expansion. Chinese entrepreneur and investor Gordon Tang is one of them. Mr. Tang is a part of the SingHaiyi Group, which has considerable investments in the US, Malaysia, China and Singapore. Despite being the non-executive director of SingHaiyi, he has a controlling stake in the company through holding company, Haiyi Holdings. He has been a major guiding force behind many mergers and acquisitions and believes that global perspective about offshore developers is changing rapidly.

Mr. Tang and his wife have been extensively involved in Singapore’s real estate and has individual investments in strata offices and condos. In fact, SingHaiyi also completed a 500+ condo project in Singapore recently. While there’s no denying that entry into selected regional real estate markets will be tough, SingHaiyi and Mr. Tang are already studying European and Australian markets. The group already has a 9% stake in Australia-listed Cromwell Property Group. With assured exposure, Mr. Tang seems to have found a way to acquire and develop distressed real estate assets and is planning to expand in commercial real estate.