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Why taking a more sustainable approach to developments is set to transform Mexican real estate

Taking a more sustainable and environmentally sensitive approach to real estate development is a growing trend, not just in Mexico, but of course around the world as well. We are all becoming increasingly aware of the very real, very practical consequences of climate change, and of humankind’s direct impact on the natural environment.

And clearly, as real estate investors, we have a important role to play in this process. By working alongside innovative and forward thinking developers, we are in a position to be able to take an approach to real estate development that takes into account the needs of the […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

How understanding how real estate markets are classified can help your investment strategy

As anyone who has been involved in the real estate investment sector for any length of time will probably tell you, it can be a complex and sometimes confusing industry to try to understand.

This can be particularly the case if you are a foreign investor – for example someone who is looking to negotiate the local complexities of a market like Mexico’s. There are many different housing sectors to assess and, on top of this, challenges that include everything from understanding unique legal requirements such as fideicomiso through to finding a local real estate agent you trust.
Classifying the markets
But there […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

What will be the next big disruptor in the real estate industry?

As a successful real estate investor over many years, I have always been fascinated by the idea of ‘disruptors’ – not just in real estate, but across the whole of the global economy. It feels as if many sectors have experienced changes in recent years that have been truly transformative, and these kinds of dramatic, game changing dynamics should, I believe, be of huge interest to anyone who is trying to predict the future direction of the markets. But before we look at potential disruptors in the real estate market, it is probably worth exploring exactly what mean by the […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

A guide to buying seafront properties in Mexico

Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a potential real estate investment, I never hesitate to suggest a seafront property in Mexico. I’ve spoken here before about the opportunities that are available right across the country, and why I think it offers such a great range of options for all kinds of investors, whatever their interests. In recent years the country has made it so much more straightforward for foreign investors to buy into the Mexican real estate market, across all sectors – and today properties in popular coastal areas such as Playa del Carmen have become hugely valuable.
The natural choice […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

Does ‘bricks and mortar’ retail real estate have a future?

Apocalyptic storylines are big business. There is something thrilling about the idea of everything dramatically changing (whether for better or worse), so it is no surprise that the idea of a ‘retail apocalypse’ has been a compelling narrative for some people. While many in the industry will say that much of this kind of talk is media hype, it is also clear that there are some seismic changes going on in the retail landscape.
The end of physical shops?
Taking one of the biggest retail markets, the US, as a quick example, it is worth reflecting that retailers announced well over 3,000 […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Real Estate, Retail|0 Comments

How might AI and VR change real estate investment?

We are living through arguably one of the most fascinating revolutions in human history – one of those points where everything shifts dramatically forward in a way that has deep and far reaching consequences for everyone. The revolution I’m talking about, of course, is the one that we are experiencing thanks to the huge advances we’re seeing in technology.
A world transformed
Technology is enabling us to communicate, collaborate and innovate on a scale that is unprecedented and would have been unthinkable even a decade or so ago. Today, global teams can work quickly and seamlessly together thanks to the advances in […]

By |September 7th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

Five golden rules for investing in real estate

It’s true: investing in real estate can be a complex and sometimes daunting experience for the uninitiated. The risks can seem frighteningly large, and the opportunities are often tough to spot.

I’ve had many years of experience working within the real estate sector as an investor, on a huge range of different projects, each with their own challenges. Thankfully, most of the projects I’ve been involved with have been successful, and I put a lot of this down to good judgement, thorough market research and the confidence that only a lot of experience in the sector can bring.

It hasn’t always worked […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

How to deliver a project successfully

Project management is a skill. It involves every aspect of making a project happen, no matter which sector you’re working in. Think of it as the overarching framework that holds initiation, planning, execution and resource management of a project together, along with the end of goal of delivering within a time and budget limit.

A successful project manager will be someone who can visualise the entire scope from start to finish and have the skills and knowledge to make this happen. By following the advice below, you will be on your way to delivering a project in budget, on time and […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

What does a good real estate investment look like?

Real estate investment can be a fantastic way of either earning a bit extra or making your way towards financial freedom. But how do you know which investment strategy to use? The first thing to note is that there is no ‘one’ way to go, and lots of different strategies have their own merits.

In my long career in real estate investment, I’ve seen every kind of strategy utilised by people keen to make money from property. Each strategy is potentially lucrative, but as with any asset class investment, depends on your personal circumstances and goals.

Just like with any other area […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Investment|0 Comments

How to make the most effective use of your time

In the modern business world we have a huge number of demands on our time. When we are not holding meetings, we’re arranging them, when we’re not reading emails, we’re writing them. We have instant, almost unlimited access to information, and our curious minds find it almost impossible to resist the temptation to absorb more.

It seems that the transformative effect that technology in particular has had on the way we work has ultimately done little to ease the burden of the many different things demanding our attention on a daily basis. Instead, it has simply increased the number of opportunities […]

By |August 12th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments