Juwai.com, the international real estate portal based in Shanghai and Tokyo, will aim for an Australian listing within a year according to comments made by the company’s newly-minted CEO in Tokyo on Friday.

Charles Pittar said the company would be seeking new funds from institutional investors and strategic partners to fuel the upcoming IPO, which they expect to be completed by early 2017 at the latest.

The company is also close to announcing a new partnership in the Japanese market.

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Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com