International real estate used to be the exclusive domain of multinational corporations and fabulously wealthy people. But today, even if you don’t fit into either of those categories, technology and the global economy make it possible for you to enter the international commercial and investment real estate arena.
There's no credit crunch if you want to buy or build multifamily housing, experts say. But to get the financing, you must show a clear market for the housing and have the financial wherewithal to do the deal without having to overleverage the project.
One of the most conspicuous trends in commercial real estate is consolidation of real estate services. Why has a business that has traditionally been fragmented, localized, and entrepreneurial undergone such a profound change?
Shopping mall owners and developers must meet the demands of the time-crunched, value-oriented consumer or be prepared for the industry's growth to stumble, according to Wall Street analysts at the annual convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
With assets exceeding $120 billion, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are emerging as a dominant force in the commercial market. And they're changing the way real estate investment is regarded on Wall Street and Main Street.