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Ten Major Differences Between Real Estate Investing In China And Real Estate Investing In The United States

Commercial real estate is an approximately USD$26 trillion (RMB 162 Trillion) global industry, The United States has over 25% of the global commercial real estate at almost USD$7 Trillion. (RMB 43.7 Trillion). It has been...more

Blame It on the Bossa Nova! A One Note Samba for Inbound Real Estate in the U.S

As an undergraduate at West Point, I was a Spanish and Portuguese major. My Brazilian “thing” had already started a decade earlier as a ten year old growing up in the Panama Canal Zone seeing Pele play for his Brazilian team...more

REsource - Winter 2013/2014

In This Issue: Bringing Non-U.S. Capital Into (and Back Out of) U.S. Real Estate; A Wider Play of Shale: A Hydraulic Fracturing Primer; California Clears Way for Pollution Clean-Up with AB 440; and Which Way is the...more

Chinese Developer Makes Large Footprint in U.S.

We have previously written here on CrunchedCredit about Chinese banks lending in the U.S. With recent news that Chinese state-owned developer Greenland Group has agreed to purchase a 70% stake in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards...more

Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market - Challenges and Opportunities  [Video]

David Crook and Eric Michailov, partners at White & Case, discuss how the legal environment is changing for Russia-related transactions in 2013....more

Proposed FIRPTA Changes Would Attract More Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate

Non-U.S. taxpayers are generally exempt from U.S. federal income tax on gain from the sale of U.S.-situs capital assets. The one major exception is U.S. real estate. Under the Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property Tax...more

Cash Deals, French Interest Increasing In South Florida Real Estate Market

Bienvenue! Bienvenido! Bem-vindos! Welcome to Miami – where cash is king - Buyers from across the globe continue to hone in on South Florida as a hot market for real estate investment....more

Considerations For International Clients Who Intend to Buy A Home In the U.S.

International buyers invested $82.5 billion in U.S. residential real estate (4.8% of total U.S. sales) according to the most recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors for the 12 month period ending with...more

Banks Begin to Welcome Mortgages From Foreign Buyers as International Investment in Florida Real Estate Continues to Grow

Foreign investment in South Florida real estate has been a tremendous boost to the local economy in the past several years, and now it appears that banks are becoming more accommodating to these international buyers of local...more

Florida Has Highest U.S. Foreclosure Rate in 2012: Great News for Foreign Investors Interested in Buying Florida Real Estate...

There isn't far to look when investigating reasons why real estate investors all over the world are looking at buying property here in Florida. Some foreign investors, as we pointed out on Tuesday, are doing this via the web,...more

Foreign Investment Fever for Florida Gets Even Hotter in 2013: South Florida is Very Popular with International Investors Now

This week, AOL Real Estate reported on foreign investors becoming so infatuated with U.S. real estate, particularly Florida residential real estate, that they are buying property here without even bothering to visit the home...more

South Florida Commercial Real Estate: How Will Miami Commercial Property Fare in 2013?

Entering into the New Year, Florida real estate analysts and professionals involved in land development and real estate investment are looking at the South Florida commercial real estate market and wondering how it will fare...more

Foreign Investors Survey: International Investors Are Very Interested in Investing in United States Commercial Real Estate

This week, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) released its yearly review of international investment trends: for several years now, AFIRE has compiled a year-end survey of foreign investors to learn...more

Brazil Investing in Florida: Brazil is Florida's No. 1 Trade Market Now, and Brazil's Future Looks Bright to Many Top Economists

In the past few posts, we've delved into international investment in the Florida economy, particularly the Florida real estate markets as China looks primed to become a major investment source for Florida (especially Miami)...more

Florida Isn't the Only Place Boosting Its Economy With "Buy a Home, Get a Visa" Campaigns: Spain, Ireland, the Bahamas, and Others...

The growing popularity of EB-5 Visas with foreign investors is exciting to see for those of us watching the Florida economy, particularly Miami. Our past couple of posts have discussed aspects of this new "buy a home, get a...more

Miami EB-5 Regional Center Application Gets Boost From Proposed Panorama Tower Project: Will Chinese Investment in Florida...

The EB-5 Visa is important to Florida real estate development (as well as the Florida economy overall) because it is a great incentive for foreign investors to choose Florida - particularly places like Miami, South Florida,...more

Is Miami’s Housing Market Getting Better? Depends on Who You Ask

Miami’s real estate market has always been the topic of dinner table conversations – with the ebbs and flows of its success closely tied to the economy. Not surprisingly, as the economy starts to (slowly) pick itself back up,...more

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