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Hong Kong's Newest Property Maven Was Raised in Public Housing

Hong Kong real estate developer Carol Chow founded Lofter 10 years ago. With more than $1 billion in projects, she’s found a niche in the housing market.

Carol Chow isn’t your typical Hong Kong real estate developer.

Raised in a Kowloon public housing project, the 39-year-old comes from a different world than the city’s billionaire property clans. Yet in just a decade, she has built a company from scratch that’s quickly found its own niche in the market.