Robert Pong, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker and Asia Services Group member, recently flew to China to visit his clients and network in a visit to Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty and Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty. During this trip Pong covered six cities in ten days as he connected with his VIP clientele and various strategic Asia partners.
“I am a strong believer in good, global networking,” said Robert Pong. “Since I missed the Sotheby’s International Realty GNE this year and the visit of Dr. Paul Boldy, Sotheby’s Managing Director Asia Pacific, I wanted to make up for missed opportunities.”
While in Beijing, Pong met with Ruth Yang, as the two have been working with potential investors to Seattle. He also had the pleasure of conversing with Shepherd Sun, who provided an update on investment trends for Chinese and discussed issues related to funds transfer challenges and government restrictions that are making it more difficult for investors to move their money out of China.
During his stop in Hong Kong, Pong connected with Alan Man, Director of Sales Division, who gave him the most up-to-date information regarding Hong Kong’s real estate market, how it works as the window to the world for Chinese investors, and offered his services for Pong’s clients who are looking to purchase property there. Pong also spoke with Kay Lee, Asian Marketing Director, about a range of subjects related to cutting edge marketing and international networking. Lee shared her memorable moments from the GNE and her experiences visiting Sotheby’s International Realty offices from around the world.
“Sotheby’s is a strong brand in the global market and I see the way that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has worked to differentiate our brand every time I travel outside the U.S.,” said Pong. “Our affiliates were excited to hear about the formation of the Asia Services Group and Asia Service Center – the actualization of Dean Jones’s vision. Everyone was thrilled about the idea.”
Robert’s trip overseas was just months after RSIR’s executive team and brokers celebrated the grand opening of the Asia Service Center, a new “one-stop shop” where foreign nationals have access to expert real estate, legal, accounting, and insurance advice, in addition to strategic partnerships with mortgage companies and banks, wealth management firms, property management companies, and travel services, among others. All of the center’s professionals are bi-lingual and bi-cultural with experience living, studying, and working in both China and the U.S.