Despite new regulations in Hong Kong and on the mainland, both property markets remain very strong.
Due to demand and supply imbalance and hot-money inflows, the market has become demand-driven even as property values keep rising.
International, Hong Kong and mainland developers, along with public entities and contractors, have been busy rolling out construction projects on the mainland. These are mainly in first- to third-tier cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Changchun, Changzhou, Qingdao, Chongqing, Wuhan, Xian, Changsha, Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Shenyang, Huizhou and Harbin. They are largely mixed-use, residential and commercial projects.
As a result of large property developments and investments, demand for architectural, engineering, surveying and other technical professionals is significantly on the rise.
Professionals with solid mainland project management experience, plus good interpersonal and communication skills, are in high demand. The red-hot positions are at all levels, from project co-ordinator to project director, with concrete experience in architecture, design, project management, contract management, planning, quantity surveying, building services engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering.
Andrew Chung, senior consultant of Judd Farris Recruitment - Asia