China’s housing rental transaction service platform operator Ke Holdings has filed a preliminary prospectus for a U.S. initial public offering on July 24, aiming to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “BEKE”.
Renting an apartment in China is not that hard. There are a variety of online rental platforms providing customized services to both Chinese and foreign tenants.
As the COVID-19 outbreak left many Chinese families struggling to pay their rents and mortgages, several cities introduced “relaxed” home purchase policies to alleviate people’s burden and reanimate the stagnating real estate market.
According to Bloomberg, the Chinese real estate platform Beike Zhaofang (Beike), has been working with a consultant on a potential IPO and may complete its listing as soon as 2020.
For average working professionals in Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong, buying a place for themselves would be a mission impossible.
For the vast number of migrants in China, house rental has been a hard issue. House purchase is faced with many policy constraints and the price is too high to afford the house. So for them, renting seems to be the only option available. For the vast number of migrants in China, house rental has…