Embracing the Change: Real Estate Funds and Fund Managers Need to Take Account of the Changes that the New Regulatory Environment Will Bring
The global economic crisis has taken a toll on financial markets, leading to a greater need for investors and governments to become more familiar with the most recent developments on all investment operations. This has resulted in the emergence of new government regulations. These regulations will have an impact on the real estate investment sector as funds are undergoing some fundamental structural changes in their current business processes.
The impact of these regulations does not necessarily have to be negative. The restructuring of business processes and strategies, if undertaken correctly and on time, may result in a competitive advantage for those who are successful with implementation. However, in order to gain an edge, managers will need to familiarise themselves with the new regulations and the areas they will impact.
OVERVIEW OF REGULATIONS
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