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Christie Ou

Christie Ou is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PERE covering the private equity real estate markets in the region. Prior to joining PERE, she covered Asia’s business market for Bloomberg Business Week Chinese and the credit market for UK-based Private Debt Investor. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, with solid command of writing and speaking in English. Christie holds her bachelor degree at London School of Economics and a master degree in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.
The deleveraging process in China is “progressing relatively slowly thus far” according to a report titled “Deleveraging, Destocking and Rebalancing”, authored by Hang Seng Bank acting chief economist Thomas Shik.
Greater China investment into European commercial real estate (CRE) reached €8.5 billion ($9.3 billion) in 2015, a 22 percent increase on 2014. The trend will continue to be upwards, according to the latest research by Cushman & Wakefield.
Institutional investment will continue despite a pull-back from residential, writes Christie Ou.
Sales of loan portfolios by deleveraging banks reached a record €104 billion across 30 European countries last year, according to a new report published by KPMG.

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