Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Update to Brooklyn Development Project

--Project Remains on Schedule--
--Construction Commenced in 4Q13--

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (XIN), a residential real estate developer with a focus on high growth cities in China, today announced an update to its Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based development project located at Kent Avenue and South 8th Street, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 

The Company commenced construction on this project in late November 2013 and the 506,000 sq. foot gross buildable residential condominium development project site is now active.  The Company signed a general contractor for the site in the fourth quarter, after a lengthy selection process and has also selected an exclusive U.S. listing agent to help market the available units to prospective buyers. 

Mr. Yong Zhang, Chairman of Xinyuan, commented, "We are excited to have embarked on the physical construction phase of the project after a careful and thorough pre-development and preparation phase.  We expect to commence pre-sales for this project in the next few months after we secure necessary approvals from various regulatory agencies.  We believe the location and timing of this project are ideal, particularly as the housing price recovery in New York remains in full effect.  With a strong operational team on the ground, we continue to adopt a very prudent approach on the execution front and are committed to ensuring that this project remains on schedule.  Overall, we are encouraged with the progress of all of our active development projects both in China and in the U.S."

About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. In China, Xinyuan primarily focuses its development projects in Tier II cities, Zhengzhou, Ji'nan, Suzhou, Kunshan, Xuzhou, Chengdu and Hefei. The Company's U.S. development arm, XIN Development Group International, Inc., is a pioneer amongst Chinese real estate residential developers, entering the US market in 2012.  Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://en.xyre.com/ir.html.

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For more information, please contact:

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Ms. Helen Zhang
Interim CFO
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9398
Email: irmanager@xyre.com

ICR, LLC
William Zima
In U.S.: +1 646-308-1472
In China: +86 (10) 6583-7511
Email: william.zima@icrinc.com

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