In order to meet increasing demand from investors in China, Gibbs Investment has recruited two Chinese nationals: one based in China and one at the company’s UK offices in Westhoughton.

Originally from Sichuan, Lyslee Li has joined the firm as personal assistant to the company’s owner and chair Phil Gibbs. She will provide a central point of contact for both investors and the company’s strategic partners in China. She will also help to support the company’s marketing activities in China, working with specialist Chinese marketing agency Language Brand Communication.

Joining the China office, Zach Zhan will identify UK real estate investment opportunities for Chinese clients. He is a graduate of Business Studies at Neusoft Institute, Guangdong, and will support the operation on the ground in China. Accompanying Phil Gibbs, Zach has already represented the company in meetings with strategic partners and real estate developers in Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing.

Phil Gibbs, owner and chairman of Gibbs Investment, said: “Lyslee Li and Zach Zhan join us at a critical point in the growth of our services to Chinese investors. In the short time since we launched our Hong Kong office, the volume of enquiries we receive from Chinese businesses looking to invest in the UK property markets has grown exponentially. Having two Chinese nationals on the team we are now able to rapidly respond to those enquiries and connect investors to suitable opportunities immediately.”

The move comes following news that Gibbs Investment has already secured its first three property instructions, with a combined investment value in excess of £5m.


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Notes to Editors

Gibbs Investment

Gibbs Investment is part of P R Gibbs & Co, a professional firm of chartered surveyors with over twenty five years’ experience in delivering quality real estate services in the commercial and residential sectors.

The company’s headquarters are in Manchester, with offices in Hong Kong, and the firm has a respected network of professional partners across the UK and China. They provide specialist and comprehensive services to international clients looking to invest in the UK real estate market.

China is now Gibbs Investment’s key strategic focus. The company has established a team of professional service providers in China, including accountants, lawyers and immigration advisers, so that Chinese investors can experience a seamless service.

The Gibbs family has provided real estate services for three generations, and this vast experience means that clients can be assured of a quality service delivered through true experts in the field; committed to delivering exceptional results for investors.

P R Gibbs & Co is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and is a member of the British Property Federation (BPF) and the Ombudsman Service: Property. The firm has also been awarded the ISO 9001-2008 quality management standard.