Inside this issue
  Global real estate investment hits record high in 2019  

Global commercial real estate investment reached an all-time high of US$800 billion in 2019, as investors continued to seek out the solid returns and relative stability of the asset class. Transaction volumes last year rose 4 percent from US$769 billion in 2018, according to JLL.

While investment was up overall last year, activity was far from homogenous. Asia Pacific saw yet another record year with investment in the region rising each year since 2015, reaching a peak of US$169 billion in 2019. The Americas also saw growth, underpinned by the U.S. market as volumes rose by 12 percent to US$347 billion. Click here to continue reading.



  Interested In U.S. Commercial Properties? 14 Tips For International Investors  

The American economy is booming, and the rest of the world is taking notice. Every year, increasing amounts of international investors come to the U.S. to explore options for growing their money by investing in local companies. In the most recent years, commercial property has become one of the largest sectors for international investment in the country.

As a foreign investor, however, it can be challenging to keep a finger on the pulse of an economy that exists in a separate geographical location to where you are. Fourteen members of Forbes Real Estate Council examine the most critical tips that international investors ought to pay attention to regarding the local commercial real estate market. Click here to finish reading the Forbes article.



  EB-5 In 2020: Managing The 'Stun Gun' That Just Hit The Investment Program  
  In November, the price of a U.S. permanent residency visa through the EB-5 program jumped by 80%, and the federal government tightened the rules on what qualifies as a legitimate EB-5 investment. In response, demand for the visas has slowed significantly, experts tell Bisnow, because EB-5 is either beginning a long slide into irrelevance as a source of capital, or a pause as investors adapt to the new reality - depending on who you ask.

The new rules specify that investors must commit $900K in Targeted Employment Areas, up from $500K, or $1.8M for projects outside TEAs, up from $1M. The new rules also make it much harder to invest in areas that aren't in need of economic stimulus, one of the chief criticisms of a program that was used to funnel $1.2B in low-interest investor loans to the $25B über-luxury development Hudson Yards. Click here to read more.


  Spend more time selling and less time marketing  

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