Good, president of The Key, a Vancouver-based sales and marketing firm that’s focusing on a new wave of Chinese buyers, figures he’s sold more than 500 homes to mainland Chinese investors and immigrants in January and February in Vancouver and Toronto.
He’s also opened an office in Beijing’s business district -The Key China -where Chinese buyers can purchase Canadian condos from a presentation centre and view videos that showcase various condo developments and the virtues of Canada.
“[Chinese investors] have really picked up a lot of steam in the last two or three months,” Good said in an interview. “And I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s an über-wealthy upper class forming and there’s a strong middle class growing in China. This massive middle class is now getting to a point where they can afford international real estate. And Canada is viewed by the Chinese as a very stable place to put their money.
“There are literally planeloads of Chinese coming here to buy real estate.”