Over the past decade, several global markets have seen an influx in Chinese buyers seeking to diversify their real estate investments and fulfill aspirations to own property across the globe. Vancouver, New York City, London, California and Australia have all experienced heightened interest in real estate investment from the Chinese buyer.

“We are observing that the Chinese buyer is keen on new condominium developments and property located near top tier universities for their children,” says Philip White, President and CEO Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

Explore five extraordinary residences located in one of these attractive international markets.

Malibu, California | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 0026732

Opulently appointed, this sophisticated home has the most magnificent sweeping Pacific blue views. Designed with Malibu's delightful climate in mind, many rooms feature walls of floor-to-ceiling doors that open to bring the outdoors in. The finish materials and appointments in this house represent some of the highest quality craftsmanship ever seen in Malibu. The home includes 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 powder rooms, a chef’s kitchen, home theater, wine cellar, huge flat lawn, pool and tennis court.

$29,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage


Vancouver, Canada | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000046968

Stunning cityscape views encapsulate this impressive penthouse residence located at Marinaside Resort in the heart of Vancouver. Chic city living at its finest with custom cherry millwork, a private roof top terrace with a hot tub and concierge services.

$1,728,000 CAD | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada


Manhattan, New York | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 0019022

Designed by New York City interior designer Tony Ingrao, this magnificent penthouse apartment occupies the entire floor and has a private entry foyer. This penthouse features extra high ceilings throughout, elegant and dramatic entertaining space and an inviting master bedroom retreat overlooking Central Park.

$75,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage


Melbourne, Australia | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000046086

Occupying the entire 84th floor of Melbourne’s tallest building, this new penthouse apartment showcases an unparalleled level of luxury, captivating designer style and a 360-degree view of Melbourne that is beyond compare. Located in Melbourne’s premier riverside location with the elegant shops and restaurants of Southbank promenade, Crown Casino and the footbridge crossing the Yarra River to the central business district only moments away.

$18,000,000 AUD | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty


London, England | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000046148

Spanning the entire 45th floor, this exceptional property has been commissioned to the highest standards. Accommodations are comprised of five reception rooms, four bedrooms and five bathrooms whilst commanding views of London in its entirety thought this impressive and unique property.

£19,500,000 GBP | London Sotheby’s International Realty