As of the beginning of 2023, the activity of Russian-speaking property buyers in various foreign countries has more than doubled compared to activity levels at the beginning of 2022.
The authorities of Turkey and Georgia reported a record number of real estate deals concluded by Russians in these countries during the 12 and 9 months of 2022, respectively. The high activity of buyers from Russia was noted by official sources from Thailand and Spain based on the data on registration of ownership rights in 2022.
Cross-border property investors ramped up to or surpassed the pre-COVID-19 level of activity in most countries by the end of 2021.
For travelers, food can make or break a city; the more culinary options there are in a city, the more enticing a destination it will be among tourists and expats. Toward this end, a team of analysts at international real estate brokerage Tranio have conducted a survey on food outlet penetration across major European cities, taking into account the housing prices and quality-of-life rankings.
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.