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Looking for cracks in shady real estate facades

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 07:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

It was “a classic example” of abuse of the Canadian financial system and real estate market.

But it took an expert understanding of society in China and the Chinese language to crack, explained Kim Marsh, president of IPSA International, a risk mitigation firm with offices around the world.

“What was helpful is [a researcher] picked up how he wrote his name in Chinese characters…that’s how we were able to focus on who this guy actually was,” Marsh said, describing the case at the Association for Certified...