RHL Development History
Established in 1972, RHL International’s founding company, Francis Lau & Co., (Surveyors) Ltd, was the first Chinese-established surveyor firm in Hong Kong. As early as 1972 and 1973, we provided valuation services in relation to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for prestigious corporations such as Great Eagle Holdings Limited and Island Dyeing and Printing Company Limited in Hong Kong.
RHL International was one of the earliest consultancy companies to expand its network into mainland China. In the early 1990s, we established companies in Beijing and Shanghai and set up our wholly-owned service consultancy in Shenzhen. During this period, we conducted asset valuations for a number of state-owned enterprises listed in Hong Kong, as well as consultancy work in urban property acquisition for redevelopment.
In the early 2000s, RHL International entered the corporate valuation and advisory sector to meet rising global demand for these services. To date, we have conducted numerous valuations in Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Americas.
Faced with the Asian financial crisis and the global financial tsunami, we handled a large amount of property auctions and valuations during this decade. Meanwhile, we further expanded our services in project feasibility research and zone planning and development consultancy.
To cope with growing cross-border and cross-business needs for mainland China and overseas clients, the Group expanded its global network, as well as its cooperation and consultancy platform, to provide a more diverse range of services to different locations. In addition, following the development of the Greater Bay Area, we have strengthened our services in market research, regional strategical planning and sustainable development research.
RHL Appraisal Ltd is on the panel list as one of valuation organisations serving Central Enterprises accredited by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council in the People’s Republic of China since 2012.
We signed a cooperation agreement with the China Appraisal Association (“CAA”) to form a strategic alliance on the provision of property valuation and advisory services in mainland China in 2014.
In 2016, RHL Appraisal Limited’s Quality Management System for corporate and real estate valuation was certified compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard by HKQAA with international recognition including by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) , Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). It is a testament to our efforts in providing reliable and high-quality services to our clients.
Our company was awarded the tender for the Provision of Services for Sustainability Assessment for Hong Kong 2030+ in 2017.