Fund management experts at Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claim that some of the best prospects for real estate investors lie in Asia.
Boston, MA, USA, September 17, 2011 — Fund management experts at Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claim that some of the best prospects for real estate investors lie in Asia.
This claim is based on the themes occurring at this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference, according to AAA’s analysis partner Anthony Johnson. Following the economic crises in Europe and the US, many real estate developers and investors are now looking to Asia as the best place to focus their efforts, claimed Chao Teng-Hsiung, the chairman of Farglory group, a Taiwan-based developer.
Speaking at a conference event called ‘scouting locations’, Mr Chao said, “Asia offers good prospects for development and the future is bright.”
He went on to add that people who invest in real estate are seeing better returns than those with money in stocks. Many investors are turning increasingly towards alternative assets, like real estate, forestry investment and commodities as the stock market continues to struggle. “After 10-20 years of development, the returns are still higher than stocks. Real estate is something that is worth investing in,” added Mr Chao.
China is a particularly strong bet for those looking for a place to invest in real estate, thanks to the country’s enormous economic growth over the past months and years. The country is becoming increasingly urbanised thanks to more jobs and industry. Some 400 million people are expected to live in cities within a few years, up from the current number of 240 million and they all need somewhere to live.
Mr Johnson said, “The growth in demand for real estate is unprecedented as millions move to inner cities for work and opportunity. Investing in emerging economies almost always makes sense and firms such as Greenwood Management, are offering people the chance to invest in forestry in Brazil, which is another major growth region.” He added that investing in forestry projects carries the added advantage of being an environmentally and socially responsible option.
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