BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21 ® brand in China, today announced that it is collaborating with The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, to launch the SCMP-CTC Index, a leading price index for secondary homes in Beijing and Shanghai.
Based on the hedonic pricing method, the SCMP-CTC Index is designed to provide investors, sellers and buyers with credible and detailed data that reflect seller sentiment around pricing trends. Beginning in April 2014, The South China Morning Post will use the Index on a monthly basis to supplement its analysis of the Chinese real estate market.
"We are delighted to be working with The South China Morning Post on this index, which we believe provides investors, buyers and sellers with a valuable snapshot of market sentiment and activity," said Mr. Donald Zhang, chairman and chief executive officer of Century 21 China Real Estate. "As one of China's leading primary and secondary real estate brokerages over more than a decade, Century 21 China Real Estate offers a unique perspective on China's fast-moving real estate market, and we're pleased to be able to share it with their readers."
About Century 21 China Real EstateIFM Investments Limited ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or "CTC") is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21 ® brand in China. CTC primarily focuses on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services. CTC has experienced substantial growth since it commenced operations in 2000, and received numerous awards and recognition as franchisor and real estate services provider for its service quality and business achievements. Century 21 China Real Estate became a public company in January 2010 and its ADSs, each of which represents 45 ordinary shares of CTC, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CTC." For more information about CTC, please visit http://www.century21cn.com/english . Safe Harbor: Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "confident," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "future," "intend," "is currently reviewing," "it is possible," "likely," "may," "plan," "potential," "will" or other similar expressions or the negative of tchese words or expressions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are subject to change, and such change may be material and may have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition and results of operations for one or more periods. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, either expressly or impliedly, in any of the forward-looking statements in this press release. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks outlined in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless otherwise specified, all information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any such information, except as required under applicable law.