BEIJING and NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirin International Holding, Inc. (OTCBB:KIRI), the largest private developer of residential mixed-use properties in Xingtai, North China's oldest city, announced that today it has officially obtained the Presale Permit from the Xingtai Administration Bureau of Real Estate for its No. 79 Courtyard community. The permit will enable the Company in Q4 2011 to generate about $36 million in contact sales and receive 50%-60% in cash deposits. Kirin expects that No. 79 Courtyard, Kirin Bay and Kirin County together will bring about up to $87 million in contract sales for the company in Q4 2011.
No. 79 Courtyard is one of Kirin's major master-planned developments and covers a land area of over 290,000 square meters with a total building area of approximately 450,000 square meters. The project is positioned as a high-end residential development with some mixed commercial use. Construction started in June 2011 and project completion is planned for the last quarter of 2014. The first phase residences are expected to be delivered by the end of 2012 while the final phase residences are expected to be delivered in January 2015.
"The Presale Permit for No. 79 Courtyard project is a great step forward for Kirin International Holding, Inc.," said Kirin CEO Mr. Longlin Hu. "Upon the receipt of the Presale Permit, we can launch various marketing campaigns to boost the sales of our project. As the Chinese government authorities restrict presales, only upon the issuance of the permit can a real estate company start to sign contacts with potential buyers," Mr. Hu stated. "Kirin will take advantage of the best selling period of October and November to market our No. 79 Courtyard master-planned community project to the citizens of Xingtai," concluded Mr. Hu.
Kirin's projects are currently concentrated in the southern area of Hebei Province of the PRC, primarily in the city of Xingtai, approximately three hours south of Beijing, and nearby regions. Kirin's real estate developments target first-time, owner-occupied homebuyers consisting primarily of young urban professional families and middle class clients. According to Kirin, approximately half of Kirin's homebuyers pay cash for their housing units and another quarter of their purchasers make 50% down payments.
In addition to its projects in Xingtai, Kirin China has started gaining knowledge on property conditions and related land and development approval procedures in Shijiazhuang of Hebei Province and in Dezhou and Tai'an of Shandong Province, and the suburban area of Tianjin, all adjacent to the recently-opened Beijing-to-Shanghai high-speed rail corridor.
Ms. Cindy Zheng, CFO, Kirin International Holding, Inc.
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