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Chongqing Tiandi

by Arthur I Segel, Nicolas P. Retsinas, Joshua A. Katzin, Nadeem Meghji and Cindy Yan


In late 2000, Vincent Lo, a prominent Hong Kong developer was invited by the Deputy Mayor of Chongqing, China to undertake a major redevelopment of the urban core. Lo had previously successfully developed the landmark Xintiandi retail and entertainment district in Shanghai. Lo must decide if the opportunity is the right fit in terms of place, timing, government support, and market demand.

Keywords: Demand and Consumers; Emerging Markets; Business and Government Relations; Urban Development; Real Estate Industry; Chongqing (municipality, China); Hong Kong;


Segel, Arthur I., Nicolas P. Retsinas, Joshua A. Katzin, Nadeem Meghji, and Cindy Yan. "Chongqing Tiandi." Harvard Business School Case 207-019, November 2006. (Revised August 2007.)