Dongdu International Group signs MOU with Nova Scotia economic development agencies

May 27, 2014

International real estate developer intends major investments in Nova Scotia. Dongdu International Group signs MOU with Nova Scotia economic development agencies

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA May 27, 2014 – Dongdu International Group (DDI), a Shanghai-based international real estate, high technology and lifestyle oriented company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) and Greater Halifax Partnership (GHP) formalizing intentions to carry out a multi-phased plan of investment and development in Halifax and other areas of Nova Scotia.

DDI has more than 20 years of comprehensive real estate development experience, with business interests in east China, southwest China, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada.

In 2013, DDI acquired and is refurbishing the historic Pacific Building on Barrington Street in Halifax, and is planning additional developments in Nova Scotia. To date, DDI has acquired nine properties in Nova Scotia and one property management company.

“Nova Scotia and Halifax have an abundance of well-educated people, many universities and international students, beautiful scenery, interesting tourist attractions, as well as superior transportation linkages and emerging new technologies, all of which make it a compelling location for DDI to establish its first Canadian location,” said Marvin H.L. Li, Founder, Chairman & CEO, DDI.

“DDI is an internationally recognized company that has chosen Nova Scotia to do business,” said Ron Smith, CEO, NSBI. “We will continue to work with our partners and DDI to manage potential investment and trade opportunities for the province.”

“There has never been a better time to invest in Halifax and Nova Scotia,” said Paul Kent, CEO and President of the Greater Halifax Partnership.  “Halifax understands its role and responsibility to the province and region to demonstrate leadership in attracting new investment and growing the economy. We look forward to working with DDI to explore economic opportunities for our city and province.”

Investments in Halifax and Nova Scotia are DDI’s first in Canada, but not North America. DDI recently purchased and is refurbishing three prominent buildings in downtown Detroit, MI, including the David Stott, old Detroit Free Press, and Clark Lofts buildings, and also have real estate investments in California.

DDI was recognized as one of the top 100 real estate developers in China in 2013, the top 10 fastest growing real developers in China in 2013, one of the top employers in 2009, and has created a niche in the China’s housing culture for young Chinese leaders and has been recognized for innovation with projects such as: Shanghai DongDu Celebrity Building, Shanghai City Young Executives Series, Changzhou City Young Executives Series and Nanjing International Youth City.

DDI intends to build a strong partnership with Nova Scotia governments, universities and business communities, which will provide opportunities for new jobs, develop new trading relationships, attract tourists, and build new businesses all with mutually beneficial outcomes.

“We see great long-term potential for the development of information technology, film and tourism sectors in Nova Scotia,” said Li.

DDI’s longer-term vision in Nova Scotia could include private-sector investment in resort developments, establishment of a high-tech cluster, promotion of tourism in China, and further development of a film and movie industry. 


About Dongdu International Group

Dongdu International Group (DDI) was established in Shenzhen in 1989, and headquartered in Shanghai since 2000. After more than 20 years’ development, DDI has become a comprehensive real estate, high technology and lifestyle group with business involved in east China, southwest China, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada. At the beginning, the focus of the company was in real estate development. However, DDI has diversified its business into multi-purpose real estate, high-technology, finance and private members clubs and residences.

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国际房地产开发商有意在新斯科舍省进行重大投资
东渡国际集团与新斯科舍省经济发展组织签署合作备忘录

二零一四年,五月二十七日, 在加拿大新斯科舍省哈利法克斯市 – 东渡国际集团 (DDI), 一家以上海为总部,以高科技和生活方式为导向的国际化房地产公司,与新斯科舍省商务公司(NSBI)和哈利法克斯地区合作局签署了合作备忘录,正式确认在哈利法克斯市以及新斯科舍省其它地区进行多阶段性的投资和开发计划意向。
东渡国际拥有超过二十年全面的房地产开发经验,并且在中国东部,西南,香港,美国和加拿大拥有商业利益。

二零一三年,东渡国际收购了位于哈利法克斯市巴林顿大街上历史悠久的太平洋大厦,目前正在进行翻新。 同时正计划在新斯科舍省进行更多的开发。 至今为止,东渡国际已经在新斯科舍省收购了九家地产和一家地产管理公司。

“新斯科舍省和哈利法克斯市有着丰富受过高等教育的人才,众多大学和国际学生,优美的风景,颇具吸引力的旅游景点, 以及优良的交通网络和新兴科技。所有这些条件,让东渡国际选择这里确立我们在加拿大的第一站。” 东渡国际创建人,主席兼首席执行官李海林先生这样评价到。

“东渡国际是一家国际上认可的公司,并选择到新斯科舍省进行商务投资,” NSBI首席执行官罗恩.史密斯这样说到。“我们会继续与我们的合作伙伴和东渡国际一起为本省发掘潜在的投资和贸易机会。”

“现在对哈利法克斯市和新斯科舍省投资,是从来没有过的最好时机,” 哈利法克斯地区合作局首席执行官及总裁保罗.肯特如此评价到。 “哈利法克斯市清楚地明白它对这个省和地区所担任的角色和承担的责任并且在吸引新的投资和经济增长方面,我们要起到领头羊的作用。我们展望与东渡国际一起共同为我们的城市和省份开拓更多的经济机会。”

投资哈利法克斯市和新斯科舍省是东渡国际在加拿大的第一笔投资,但并非是它在北美的第一次投资。东渡国际最近刚刚收购,并正在改建位于底特律市中心的三座著名建筑,包括大卫.斯托特大厦,旧底特律自由新闻大厦,以及克拉克LOFT式公寓,同时也在加州有房地产投资。

东渡国际被评为中国2013年度排名前一百强房地产开发企业,2013年度中国房地产开发企业最快成长速度前10强, 2009年度先进职工之家, 并且在中国房地产文化中独创了针对青年人居的小众市场。已经被广为认可的创新项目有:上海东渡名人大厦, 上海青年城系列, 常州青年城系列和南京国际青年城。

东渡国际有意向与新斯科舍省政府,各大学和商业团体建立起牢固的, 基于互惠互利的合作伙伴关系, 以此为契机提供新的就业机会,发展新的贸易关系和吸引更多的游客。
“我们看到新斯科舍省在信息技术,影视业,旅游业拥有长远的发展潜力。”李海林董事长这样评价。

东渡国际在新斯科舍省的长远规划包括在滨海新城的投资开发, 建立高科技园区, 推广中国的旅游业, 以及进一步开发影视行业。

关于东渡国际集团
东渡国际集团(DDI)于1989年在深圳成立, 2000年总部定于上海。 经过逾20年的发展,已经发展成为了一家综合性的房地产,高科技和以生活方式为导向的集团,其商业发展涉及到中国东部,西南,香港,美国和加拿大。 在初始阶段, 公司主要集中在房地产开发。 之后,东渡国际的业务向多样化的领域发展, 涉及有多功用的房地产,高科技,金融和私人会所。

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