Friday, February 03, 2017

Mongolian Properties - Real Estate Guide 2017

I have always loved books, but I never thought I would become the editor of annual real estate reports and guides. The Real Estate Guide 2016, which I edited for the first time, got some recognition in Mongolia, so this year companies started placing their ads and our publication cost became much cheaper (almost break even!).

However, people often confuse our biannual Real Estate Guide with our annual "Mongolia - Real Estate Report", so I decided to explain the differences here:

Real Estate Guide 2017

Available from Mongolian Properties' Regency Residence office, Temple View office and Circus Office. 

Real Estate Guide 2017 ("Guide") is the second Guide I have edited (see the picture above) and it is the 10th annual Guide of Mongolian Properties LLC. It has the latest rentals and sales pictures, sizes and prices for each district - Sukhbaatar, Khan-Uul, Chingeltei, Songinokhairkhan, Bayanzurkh & Bayangol. Hence, it is an ideal book for anyone looking to rent or buy an apartment in their particular interested districts. Also, it is an ideal book for anyone looking to value their own apartments by comparing their homes with others. 

It features the latest developments, such as Shangri-La, Choijin Suites, Khiimori Luxury Townhosue, Olympic Residence, Circus Residence, etc. Also, it has the "TOP5 Reasons to invest in a Property in UB" and "A step-by-step guide to buying a property in UB", which people really appreciate.

Finally, this is a pocket guide book for any foreigner, because it has the top10 lists for:
  • Top10 Cultural sights in UB
  • Top10 Countryside destinations
  • Top10 Tourist Camps
  • Top10 Shopping Spots
  • Top10 Restaurants
  • Top10 Bars & Pubs
  • Top10 Lounges, Karaoke & Nightclubs
  • Top10 Cafes
  • Top10 Hotels
  • Top10 Health & Wellness Centres
  • Top10 Beauty Salons
You can download the soft copy by clicking here.

MONGOLIA - Real Estate Report 2016

Available from Mongolian Properties' Regency Residence office, Temple View office and Circus Office.

Mongolia - Real Estate Report 2016 ("Report") is the first book I have edited and it is the 4th annual Report by Mongolian Properties LLC. It has 3 sections:

Section 1. About Mongolia
Nobody would buy a real estate property without doing some due diligence about the country, so here, we decided to explain our history (lil bit), politics (what type of government and party systems we have), economics (what drives our economy?), legal system (what kind of laws should locals and foreigners abide by?) and tax system (what kinds of tax should locals and foreigners pay if they invest in Mongolia).

Section 2. About Ulaanbaatar
Here, we decided to explain the residential, office, retail and hotel sectors. Which sector is hot right now? Which sector is undersupplied or oversupplied? Which buildings are famous in each sectors? etc. All with its database, pictures and detailed explanation. Oh yes, it's a pretty big book.

Section 3. About Districts
For me, this is my favorite part of the Report. Each district has a list of the famous buildings and its photos with detailed information about their average rental and sales price. For instance, if you want to know how much Regency Residence cost in Central Embassy Area, go to Sukhbaatar District's Supply section and find out the prices.

This report was written as at December 31, 2015, so some of the prices seem high as the prices have been decreasing, but do not worry! We are working on MONGOLIA - Real Estate Report 2017 :) 

You can download the soft copy by clicking here.

I would love to hear feedbacks if you had the chance to read these books!

Cheers,
Batzul Gerelsaikhan
The Managing Editor 



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UB Post - Prime Interview


A lot of people contacted me after my interview on ikon.mn's #EarlyBirds #ӨглөөнийХүн series in October. My LinkedIn, Gmail and Facebook exploded with emails and message requests. 

Mostly fresh college graduates and ladies in maternity leave asking for some career advise, mothers asking about schools to send their kids to, people abroad who are thinking of moving back to Mongolia, people asking how I learnt my English, and some men who clearly didn't read my interview (especially the part that I am engaged) and asking me out for a coffee. Anyways, till this date, I still haven't finished replying back. I only managed to finish replying on LinkedIn and Gmail, but still working on my Facebook messages. 

These messages were from Mongolians only, but all of a sudden, foreigners and the expat community started congratulating me in mid November. I didn't understand why till my friend from ING bank told me that my interview was on the UB POST as the Prime Interview (full page!?!). I couldn't believe it, so I asked my friend to take a photo and send it to me, and to my surprise this photo came:

G. BATZUL: FOREIGN INVESTORS WANT STABILITY, CREDIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION


Truthfully speaking, I do not think I deserve this much attention and exposure. I am just a hard working lady, minding my own business. Definitely not running for any politics and I am genuinely surprised at why my interview is getting so much attention. 

Till this date, I still get surprised when ladies stop me in the bathroom or at restaurants, tell me that they have read my interview, also experienced "women do not support women" situation, and start talking about their life, basically. [I am a complete stranger to you! I could be a psychopathic killer. Why are you talking to me?] Anyways, one of the most funny and common comments would be the fact that I gained weight and they always ask if I am pregnant. 

Finally, I should note that one of the best things that happened, after this interview, is that my client base expanded exponentially - locally and internationally. People started asking me to rent their apartments here and there, asking me to valuate their apartments, etc. It definitely gave a positive impact to my career. However, I understand that it comes with huuuuuuge responsibilities and expectations, so I will do my best to be the best I can be and excel at work, but I really wish people stop asking if I am pregnant though. 

Anyways, bye for now. Hope you are all enjoying your New Year parties :)
Cheers,
B.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My personal interview on "EarlyBirds" series on ikon.mn

I had the honor and pleasure of giving my very first personal interview on ikon.mn #EarlyBirds #ӨглөөнийХүн series. It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Bolortuya Ch., the Editor-in-Chief of the ikon.mn news web portal for two days. Please, check it out and let me know your thoughts :)

I talked about my family, school, studying abroad in University of Copenhagen in Denmark and working in PwC, SkyPath Partners and APIP in Hong Kong. Also talked about investment, what investors always ask me and finally the real estate sector of Mongolia. Only in Mongolian though.

Г.Батзул: Олон улсад өөрийгөө сорих боломжтой учир Хонг Конгт ажиллах саналыг хүлээж авсан.

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