Cross-border commercial real estate transactions: how is the global market changing?
Although North America remains the largest volume of transactions in the commercial real estate market, only 15% of their number is with foreign investors. At the same time, in Europe,…

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Cities vs. Airbnb: How the authorities are trying to streamline the daily rental market
In 2007, Brian Chesky and Joe Gobbia came up with an online service for daily rent of apartments Airbnb - since then, travelers around the world have used it about…

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What pitfalls are fraught with high yield?
According to the data of the German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung), in every fourth case, real estate brings a zero return, and every twelfth investment is…

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OECD tightens banking checks for investment citizenship and residence permit participants

On November 20, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a list of countries whose investment citizenship or residency programs it considers risky. The OECD recommends that banks carefully check clients who received a passport or residence permit under these programs, in particular, documents confirming the physical presence of investors in a particular country. This applies not only to new customers, but also to owners of particularly large accounts, which hold amounts from 1 million euros. Continue reading

Green building: fashionable and profitable

In October 2017, Saudi Arabia presented an ambitious project of a “smart” and environmentally friendly city on the Red Sea coast “Neom”. According to the authors, the city will receive energy only from renewable sources, and transport and the entire life support system will be exclusively “green”. So far, the megaproject, which is estimated at $ 500 billion, exists on paper, but it reflects the overall focus of the sector on environmental friendliness and energy efficiency. Continue reading

Who buys real estate in Germany?
According to Colliers, in 2017 the volume of investments in commercial real estate in Germany amounted to 57.3 billion euros. It not only became a record for the last 10…

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How to invest in micro-apartments in Germany?
The German micro-market is booming. Students are one of the main groups for which this type of property is designed. The volume of transactions in the student housing sector in…

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Top 5 techno-hubs in the world: a paradise for IT people and real estate investors
American analytical portal Expert Market has published a list of cities that are considered the best for the life and work of specialists in the field of IT. Analysts of…

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Rooftop garden and free iPad: investing in student housing
Universities are not able to provide all students with housing, private investors help to fill this gap The globalization of higher education plays into the hands of investors. Student housing…

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