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Articles about Foreign Investors


Commercial | August 2018 
Look Beyond Today
Demand for commercial real estate capital has increased nationwide in the past few years. Regulations implemented after the financial crisis a decade ago, however, have led banks to use more cautious ...
By Justin Short, managing director of proprietary lending, Hunt Mortgage Group

Residential | May 2018 
A Never-Slowing Pipeline
Real estate investors coming over from other countries — especially China, Mexico and Canada — and paying cash for properties in the U.S. is not a new thing, but it does seem to be a growing trend. Ac...
By Eric Tran, CEO, Universal Commercial Capital

Commercial | March 2018 
The Right Financing for Your Deal Is out There
Commercial banks may be tightening their lending standards, but capital is still available if you know how and where to find alternatives. Many banks are being conservative because of leasing cha...
By Ben Kadish, president and founder, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc.

Residential | November 2017 
Global Lending Is Within Your Grasp
In general, large U.S. retail and consumer banks, and most wholesale lenders do not offer residential mortgage loans to international borrowers. This means an enormous opportunity exists for community...
By Jim Picciotto, senior mortgage loan originator, TCB

Commercial | July 2017 
Tune Into Global Real Estate Investment
Much has been said about foreign real estate investment in the United States and the impact it is having on the industry. Commercial mortgage brokers should be tuned into this trend and the implicatio...
By Matthew McGovern, director, GRS Group

Commercial | June 2017 
Devote Time to Emerging Markets
In search of higher yields, commercial investors are betting on the concept of “18-hour cities,” places where people live, work and play in large numbers. These cities are not only business centers wi...
By Clark Briner, founder and CEO, Revere Capital

Residential | February 2017 
Prepare for the Unexpected
For every unique lending situation, there is a unique loan solution. In today’s ever-changing economy, it is critical for mortgage originators to have access to a vast product portfolio with an array ...
By Aaron Nemec, executive vice president of production, Academy Mortgage Corp.

Residential | December 2016 
Foreign Homebuyers Like to Feel at Home
Flocks of Canadian snowbirds travel annually to the U.S. to seek refuge from the frigid winters and to enjoy activities like golf, sightseeing and tennis. A National Association of Realtors report — t...
By Alain Forget, director of U.S. business development, RBC Bank

Commercial | December 2015 
Overseas Investors Join the Crowd
In turbulent overseas markets, especially China, investors are eager to hold fixed-income investments and hard assets, including U.S. commercial real estate properties and securities. Where do they fi...
By Scott Picken, founder and CEO, Wealth Migrate

Residential | October 2007 
Mexico's Need-to-Knows
Brokers with a mind for details; the ability to handle property, income and legal documentation; and a familiarity with Spanish might consider expanding their business into Mexico. A...
By Courtney Sapin, broker, Commercial Mortgage Broker Services

Residential | May 2007 
Business Across the Border
There is an opportunity for mortgage originators who wish to help the aging baby boomer population and other U.S. residents purchase vacation homes and second homes. That opportunity lies south of t...
By Tim Kelley, chief operating officer, IMI Group

Residential | March 2007 
Helping Hands: CitiMortgage
Name Dale Korte, director of community development, CitiMortgage Project Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project Site Lonavala, India Ho...
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | January 2007 
Tapping Foreign Investors
As housing activity continues to slow, mortgage brokers seek new ways to develop their business and find niches. Foreign investors can be one way. The foreign-investment market can provid...
By Christopher A. Potter, senior loan officer, MortgageIT; and Julie Teitel, senior vice president, GuardHill Financial Corp.

Commercial | November 2008 
Q&A: Karin Shewer, Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
As chairwoman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (A.F.I.R.E.) until this past September, Karin Shewer led the 188-member organization through one of the real estate industry's mo...
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | November 2014 
Guide Foreign Investors Through the EB-5 Maze
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is attracting increasing media attention while its popularity soars among foreign nationals seeking ...
By Jonathan Mettel, vice president, production, B2R Finance


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