"For the past 18 months, the commercial real estate markets ofChina's major cities have been strong performers, even as marketsin most of the other major Asian cities have faltered," says JonesLang LaSalle Hong Kong national director Timothy Bellman. "Now isthe time for forward-looking international investors to take acloser look at real estate opportunities in China."

Demand for class A office space has increased in the past year,according to LaSalle Investment Management's most recent edition ofMarket Watch. It hasn't hurt that Beijing has won its bid to hostthe 2008 Olympics and China was recently accepted in the WorldTrade Organization.

"As China's capital controls become less cumbersome, increasingnumbers of international investors will find rapid economic growth,improving market efficiency and greater transparency a compellingcombination," Bellman says.

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