RICSSenior Economist, Asia-Pacific
Mr Sean Ellison is responsible for the RICS Economics team’s research into the Asia Pacific property sector, identifying market risks to the sector and analysing economic events and their effects on real estate. Mr Ellison manages our regional surveys and proprietary data, including the Global Commercial Property Monitor, a market-leading report on commercial property occupier and investor sentiment from property professionals worldwide. In addition to contributing economic insights, market intelligence and analyses to RICS business strategy, his work also contributes to our advisory capacity to international policy organisations.
Mr Ellison joined the RICS Economics team after working as a strategist in the Hong Kong and Singapore financial services industries, where he advised global institutional investors on strategies for Asian equity, foreign exchange, fixed income, commodity and derivative markets. Sean also modelled and maintained forecasts across asset classes and provided a top-down analysis of major economic events. Mr Ellison holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Canada’s Brock University.
Sean Ellison, 28 Jun 2018
Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what affect is this having on real estate companies?
Sean Ellison, 08 Feb 2018
Mainland Chinese demand has significantly shaped property markets globally, eliciting a response from both professionals and policymakers. This has been particularly true for mainland Chinese purchases of overseas housing, which has reshaped residential property markets across Asia Pacific and beyond.
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
Sean Ellison, 22 Nov 2016
An increase in leverage among Chinese developers via an opaque financing structure has increased the risk of a downturn in the residential property market. The Chinese government's annual Central Economic Work Conference held in December will likely offer an indication of whether authorities begin to reign in leverage.
Access to cheap credit has resulted in unsustainable land price inflation in China. Residential prop...
On Chinese residential property developer debt at critical levels
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