His value investing philosophy has seen his company ride out many bubbles and bursts, not least the one from which the US is struggling to emerge. When he says things people tend to take notice – and he says now is the time to invest in US property.
Investing in overseas property for the sake of the capital appreciation potential was a very popular activity in the boom times. This piece examines what is involved and how risky or otherwise an option it is.
French Leaseback property has been somewhat of a darling of the Irish overseas property investor for over half a decade now. There are signs, however, that it is a product in sever difficulty as a number of operators have either shut down or reduced rentals significantly.
Investment in hotel rooms, often referred to as ‘apart-hotels’ or ‘condo-hotels’ in the US and ‘serviced apartments’ in the UK, has been around since the 1970’s. The concept has experienced renewed interest across Europe in the past few years as hotel operators, with margins continually coming under pressure, explored new routes to circumvent the capital intensive nature of owning their own property portfolios.