Martin Lee, the youngest son of Hong Kong real estate tycoon Lee Shau-kee , paid HK$1.82 billion ($233 million) for a site in the city’s most expensive residential area, signaling luxury home demand is withstanding government measures to avert a bubble.
Martin Lee, a son of property billionaire Lee Shau-kee, bought a site on Hong Kong’s Peak and said it was for family use. The auctioneer, Joseph Tsang, said the price was HK$68,200 ($8,747) per square foot.
Leung Chun-ying, the property surveyor who was a surprise choice to be Hong Kong’s new leader, takes office July 1 facing immediate demands to narrow a record wealth gap and come up with plans for universal suffrage.
A Henderson Land Development Co. subsidiary bought a Hong Kong building site for HK$1.33 billion ($170 million) in the second auction this year to miss surveyors’ estimates as the government moves to ease concern about a property bubble.
Hong Kong chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying’s visit to the Beijing Liaison Office yesterday raised concerns over the role China would play in the city’s next administration, former chief secretary Anson Chan said.
Nan Fung Development Ltd. and Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. bid HK$10.4 billion ($1.34 billion) for a site in Hong Kong, falling short of some surveyors’ estimates and sending property stocks to the biggest drop in almost two weeks.
Leung Chun-ying, a former property surveyor, pledged to address Hong Kong’s wealth gap and demands for universal suffrage as the city’s next chief executive after winning a poll in which only one in 5,900 people could vote.