Chris Dillon, property investment expert based in Hong Kong, shared his insights on why tiny apartments (known as nanoflats) make sense in Tokyo, but were a poor investment in Hong Kong, in his recent interview by the Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly.
Chris Dillon is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur based in Hong Kong.
In 2002, he bought and renovated a floor in an office building in Hong Kong’s Central business district. Since then, he has purchased and refurbished a luxury apartment on the west side of Hong Kong Island and transformed a derelict steam laundry into a multimedia studio. He began investing in Tokyo real estate in 2010.
That experience inspired four books: Landed: The expatriate’s guide to buying and renovating property in Hong Kong (2008); Landed: The guide to buying property in Japan (2010); Landed China (2013); and Landed Global (2014), which covers more than 110 countries and territories.
He released second editions of his Hong Kong and Japan books in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Dillon’s first book was a South China Morning Post / Dymocks bestseller. His writing has received numerous Galaxy awards.
Dillon appears regularly in the international media, as both a contributor and a guest. He is also a frequent speaker at property investment related events and conferences, such as those organized the Urban Land Institute (Tokyo), PERE (Tokyo and Hong Kong), MIPIM (Osaka and Hong Kong) and various chamber of commerce.
- Buying property in Japan
- Buying a home in China
- Buying and repurposing property in Hong Kong