Savills sets up second branch in Fujian, following Xiamen
Chen Qi (middle), head of the European division of the Fujian provincial department of commerce, He Bao (second, left), deputy head of the Taijiang district government, Liberty Timewell (third, left), deputy consul general of the British consulate-general in Guangzhou and Robert McKellar(third, right), executive chairman and director of Savills Asia Pacific Limited, attend the inauguration ceremony. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Savills, one of the world's spearheading real estate service providers, inaugurated a new branch in Fuzhou, capital of East China's Fujian province, on July 19.
It is the company's second branch in Fujian province following Xiamen and its 18th branch in China.
Chen Qi, deputy head of the Taijiang district government in Fuzhou, pointed out that Taijiang district is striving to develop its modern service sector and create a sound business climate, adding that they will support Savills' development in the city.
Robert McKellar, executive chairman and director of Savills Asia Pacific Limited, said that Fuzhou has become an important node along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and the establishment of the new branch indicates Savills' confidence not only in the city's development potential, but also the company's own future in China.
Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange and is included in the FTSE 250 Index. As one of the world's leading property agents, Savills services span the globe, with 36,000 experts working in 650 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Savills entered the Chinese mainland market in 1995 and has established branches and offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Dalian, Shenyang, Chongqing, Xiamen, Zhuhai, Nanjing, Xi'an, Wuhan, Changsha, Hainan and Fuzhou thus far.