is buying four projects in the Chinese mainland city of Harbin from troubleddeveloper Renhe CommercialHoldings Co. for more than 1 billion Chinese yuan, reportedlymaking it the biggest-ever real estate acquisition in northeastern China,according to an April 5 article from DBW.cn.
Theportfolio is located in the core area of Qunli New District in Harbin and spansacross 1,796,000 square meters of gross floor area. It includes threeresidential schemes already in sale and one land parcel designated forcommercial use, according to the news outlet, an official website authorized bythe Heilongjiang provincial government.
Thetransaction brings the number of Evergrande's projects in the province to morethan 20.
RenheCommercial's subsidiary Harbin Shenghe Real Estate Co. Ltd. owns the projects.The parent firm issued a profitwarning in March and later launcheda US$1.00 billion sale of some Chinese malls amid a bleak outlook on thecommercial real estate market in China.
As of April 5, US$1 wasequivalent to 6.47 Chinese yuan.