An increasing number of Russian HNWIs (high-net-worth-individuals) are notifying Russia’s tax authorities about their foreign bank accounts and controlled foreign corporations (CFCs). This follows Russia’s adoption of the Common Reporting Standards (CRS) in 2016, which facilitates the automatic exchange of information regarding bank accounts between partner countries’ tax authorities in a bid to combat tax evasion.
Tranio conducted its eighth annual survey, analysing the investment and property purchasing patterns of Russian and CIS nationals abroad. The survey was primarily focussed on income property, looking at the top locations for investment, yield expectations, budgets, and preferred asset classes, as well as the general presence of Russian-speaking investors in local markets.
The world’s travel and tourism market is developing quickly, which in turn is fuelling demand for hotel services. Europe is the most visited continent and property investments in the region are on the rise, with Spain and Germany the most attractive countries.
Germany is a huge draw for both foreign and domestic real estate investors who want to safeguard their capital. A total of $67B was invested in German real estate from Q4 2018 to Q3 2019, while property prices in the country have been rising steadily for the last five years at an average rate of 5% per year, according to OECD.
There’s more potential to make money in the country’s real estate than most people think. The majority of Europe’s real estate markets are overheated but Greece is one of the few countries where property is still relatively cheap.
People are embarking on more short-term travel holidays — aka luxury micro trips — than ever before, and the short-term luxury residential property rental market is booming as a result. Airbnb, never one to miss a trick, has launched the Airbnb Luxe platform, which offers thousands of hi-spec luxury apartments in classy areas from $1,000 a night to cater for this growing market. Tranio explains why there are so many people willing to splash the big bucks on short trips.
The volume of real estate transactions related to luxury property has steadily increased from the turn of the Great Recession in 2011 to 2018. And with signs of a looming global economic slowdown, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) are looking to diversify their portfolio with non-traditional investments—as opposed to the standard set of equities and bonds—including luxury real estate.
From 2013-16, the number of Russians buying international real estate tailed off before the trend reversed – for the last three years a healthy increase in cross-border investment has been registered. This upward trajectory rocketed in H1 2019, boasting a $96 million increase on the previous year. Tranio explains the situation in more detail.
International economists have recently been discussing the possibility of a new global economic crisis, which, according to certain estimates, may be hovering ominously on the horizon. With this in mind, experts at Tranio explain what lessons can be learned from the financial crisis that battered the world at the beginning of the 21st century.
EXPO REAL, one of the largest real estate exhibitions in Europe was held last week from 7-9 October 2019 in Munich, Germany. Tranio’s team was there to document some of the highlights of the event’s conference programme, including panel discussions and debates on various topics related to the key trends in global real estate markets.
The share of offline sales in retail has been decreasing due to the growth of the online segment. Analysts at Tranio international real estate platform outline options for innovative retail technologies (ReTech) for retail stores to help reverse this trend.
International real estate investors have e a positive outlook on the European hospitality market for 2019.
For the first time, more than 50% of affluent Russian nationals have started reporting their foreign bank accounts and controlled foreign companies to the Russian tax authorities. This is the estimate given by the respondents of the third annual joint survey conducted by Tranio and Adam Smith Conferences in 2018.
The volume of commercial property transactions concluded in 2017 has amounted to $698b. According to JLL, transactions volume of the global real estate market for the first three quarters of 2018 increased 7% year-on-year to $507b.
How are things going on the global real estate market? What future challenges does it face? International real estate plaftorm Tranio presents an overview of the main trends that investors can focus on today and for the next year.