Global Insights , China Context

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Joseph J. CHRISTIAN has been a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. The primary focus of his practice has been real estate, representing institutional investors and developers in large commercial transactions across the U.S. and in South Korea. In January of 2014, he began a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Asia Center, where he is researching and writing on the senior housing industry in China, an industry in which he is recognized as a leading expert. He draws upon more than ten years’ experience representing institutional investors in the senior housing sector in the U.S., and three years’ experience in Hong Kong representing several U.S.-based operators and investors in their exploration of the senior housing market in China. A speaker and writer on U.S. and Asian real estate issues, Mr. Christian is an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education program.