SCMP - Luxury Living
Firms expand their horizons
Pilar Morais, CEO of CHI Residences, is similarly on the lookout for new locations. Usually, the company refits existing buildings, but its most recent development - near Wan Chai MTR station - is being designed and built to order.
"Convenience is always an important factor, this hasn't changed over the years," Morais says. "The locations we choose must be easily accessible, but also provide an authentic Hong Kong experience for our residents."
A subsidiary aim is to create an environment which can serve as a retreat, when necessary, from the hustle and bustle of the city, while being near the heart of the action.
"For us, having out-of-town apartments is not a priority," Morais says. "We do, though, see a move [by employers] to chosing accommodation away from the Central, Admiralty and Mid-Levels areas."