Attorney Viking Tao of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC has co-authored a book meant to provide Chinese investors insight into the U.S. real estate market, titled “Chinese Institutions’ Definitive Guide to USA Commercial Real Estate.” The book, which was written by a team of industry experts led by Ben Briggs of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, has been published by one of Beijing’s top business publishers. It includes chapters highlighting markets and submarkets in each of America’s top gateway cities, written by local real estate CEOs and top brokers nationwide.
Viking’s global network of business investors includes strong connections with the Chinese, who were the single largest group of foreign investors in commercial real estate in the U.S. last year, with deal volumes reaching a record high of $19.2 billion, up 10% from $17.3 billion in 2015, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield. Viking leveraged her extensive experience with both Chinese and American companies to write the article on negotiating joint venture agreements between Chinese and U.S. partners. The article delves into intercultural differences as well as the nuances of joint-ventures.
Viking focuses her practice on representing Chinese companies in establishing their presence in the U.S. and in connection with their strategic investment and expansion in the U.S., such as real estate investments, asset and stock acquisitions, and establishing strategic alliances with American businesses. She also advises American companies in connection with their investments in China and business negotiations with Chinese companies.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, in partnership with Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, recently hosted a reception to mark the launch of the book. The event was held at the Museum Tower, located at 1918 North Olive Street, Dallas, Texas, on April 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM and was attended by more than 100 guests.