Galliard opens first office in China

London’s largest private developer, Galliard, has opened its first office in China as it seeks to ramp up sales of its prime luxury flats to Asian buyers.

It has taken a three-year lease on the 27th storey of the Kerry Centre in Jing’an, Shanghai, for a two-man team tasked with driving sales across the continent.

The expansion has been spearheaded by Ben Waterman, Galliard Homes’ director of international sales.

Waterman said: “This is Galliard going into China as Galliard Homes China. It is a supporting office.

“The Chinese market is very much driven by third-party