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.