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Articles about Foreign Investors


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

Residential | May 2014 
Home Prices Climb on a Weaker Dollar
The 2007 financial crisis didn’t just change how U.S. financial and real estate institutions function, it also changed the public perception of these institutions’ liquidity and ability to fund. Bef...
By Rick Tobin, real estate financier, First Financial Bancorp

Commercial | September 2013 
Chart Your Way to EB-5 Territories
In the past few years, foreign real estate investors have looked at the United States real estate market in the hopes of grabbing bargains after the financial crisis hit property values. Many of them ...
By Paul Braungart, founder and president, Regional Capital Group

Residential | July 2013 
Homebuying Is Going Global
The United States has long been known for providing opportunities to people around the world. For many immigrants, buying a home here is a consummate demonstration of security and success. Today, the ...
By David Stein, co-founder, senior vice president and general counsel, Residential Finance Corp.

Commercial | December 2010 
Grow Your Global Business
Brazil, Russia, India and China have been the top four emerging markets for years. And while the United States, Europe and Japan currently are mired in long-term economic and financial woes, these oth...
By Milton Franklin, founder and president, Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.

Residential | January 2010 
Finding a Niche in Foreign Investors
Foreign investors will play an integral part in the real estate recovery in many regions of the U.S., particularly in hard-hit resort areas. Mortgage brokers looking to pad their business during the o...
By Justine Assal, owner, ACM Financial

Commercial | December 2011 
Opening Doors to Foreign Funding
The EB-5 immigrant-investor pro- gram, overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), attracts foreign investment funds into the United States with the offer of fast-track permanen...
By Richard Zahm, director, Covendium

Commercial | April 2011 
Go Ahead — Call It a Comeback
It has been said that the lending and finance markets must wake from hibernation before commercial real estate recovery will happen. Well, the markets are stirring. Commercial real estate financing...
By Scott T. Pickett, president, PSB Realty Advisors

Commercial | January 2011 
Build Business with International Investors
The British are coming — and so  are the Canadians, the Chinese and investors from many other countries. Foreign companies and foreign high-net-worth individuals are interested in buying real est...
By Bruce E. Hawley, senior vice president, senior underwriting counsel and multinational title-services group manager, Stewart Title Guaranty Co

Commercial | July 2012 
Check the List Twice
Commercial mortgage brokerages  certainly don’t work in isolation from the rest of the market. They are, therefore, prone to fraud attempts and criminal activities, just like any other business t...
By Lori Moore, director of compliance, ATTUS Technologies Inc.

Residential | June 2012 
Breaking the Language Barrier
Mortgage brokers constantly are looking for ways to expand their client bases and removing a communication barrier is certainly a step in the right direction. A company that communicates with clients ...
By George Rimalower, founder and president, ISI Translation Services


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