Q&A: Liquidity, scarcity boosting HK property market

Rykadan's William Chan discusses the state of the Hong Kong market and explains why his company is turning from constructing buildings to private equity investing.

After riding on the casino construction boom in Macau, Hong Kong-based Rykadan Capital is transforming its capital-intensive business model as a redeveloper and builder into a private equity shop that focuses on property investments.

In doing so it joins several of Hong Kong's most renowned developers, including Li Ka-shing's Cheung KongNew World Development, and Henderson Land, as each founded asset-management or direct-investment subsidiaries many years ago. 

Sitting in the company’s harbourside office in Kwun Tong, William Chan, chairman and chief executive of Rykadan Capital, a small player in the local property market, discusses the...

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