- May 1, 2008: Vol. 2, Number 5

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The Away Game

by Richard Fleming

With some of the fastest growing economies in the world, the countries of Asia present a myriad of investment opportunities for real estate investors. As with Europe, Asia is not a homogeneous market. As with anywhere where there are a number of markets at different points of the cycle and at different stages of development, Asia has ups and downs and ins and outs. It is these ups and downs and ins and outs that provide opportunity. Even in a global market that is facing challenging credit crunch–related conditions, the opportunity offered by real estate investments in Asia stands out.

Investment decisions on real estate markets and deals in Asia require the same diligent research and the same construction of a targeted investment strategy as investment decisions in any other real estate markets. It is a question not just of “why?” and “where?” but also of “what?” and “how?”. And, again as with any other investment decision, timing is key, so “whe

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