MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin: What’s Next for China Real Estate?

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Date(s) - Monday, September 21 2015
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bund SOHO Building F, 3rd Floor


The Shanghai FCC will host a FREE MEMBERS-ONLY dialogue with one of China’s most well-known real estate moguls, Zhang Xin of SOHO China, who will discuss the current conditions and future prospects of one of the world’s most important real estate markets. The even will begin with a guided conversation between Zhang Xin and the FCC’s Pete Sweeney, followed by an open Q&A with members.

After that SOHO China cordially invites FCC members to stick around for a tour of the complex and then a VIP terrace cocktail party.

Event Rundown:

4:30pm:   FCC Member Sign In, Bund SOHO Building F, 1st Floor: Refreshments will be served on Building F 3rd Floor

5:00pm:   Dialogue with SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin Hosted by FCC Shanghai President Pete Sweeney, followed by Q&A

6:00pm:   SOHO 3Q Tour

6:30pm: VIP Terrace Party Celebrating the Opening of Bund SOHO, Bund SOHO Building A, 18 Floor


















Zhang Xin Bio

Zhang Xin co-founded SOHO China in 1995. As CEO, she has led the company to become the largest developer of prime office real estate in China with 5.5 million square meters (60 million square feet) in projects in Beijing and Shanghai. Her collaborations with leading international architects have transformed Chinese skylines with iconic landmark buildings.

In 2007, SOHO China was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong raising proceeds of USD $1.9 billion, one of Asia’s largest commercial real estate IPOs to date. The company has since grown to a multi-billion dollar business, while Zhang Xin and her husband Pan Shiyi have become one of China’s foremost power couples.

Born in Beijing in 1965, Zhang Xin moved to Hong Kong at the age of 14, where she worked as a factory girl for five years before obtaining university degrees at Sussex and Cambridge Universities in the UK. After working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Travelers Group, she returned to Beijing to co-found SOHO China.

Xin’s rags-to-riches story has embodied the rise of China’s entrepreneurship and she is active commentator on China real estate, economic growth, current affairs, and philanthropy. She has over 9.5 million followers on Sina weibo, China’s “twitter”.


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