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A guide to risk for investors

As an experienced investor, I’m often asked about risk. It’s a fascinating area, and one that is in many ways intensely personal. Some people are naturally attracted to risk, while others are far more cautious. Both groups can, in my experience, be just as effective as investors as the other.

But first, here’s a quick explanation of what risk actually is, in investment terms.

At it’s most basic level, risk is ‘uncertainty’ – that quality of the unknown that every potential investment contains. And that word ‘quality’ is actually an important one for me, because it underlines that risk is, in many […]

By |August 12th, 2019|Investment|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 build a balanced investment portfolio

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my many years as a successful real estate investor, it is that it pays to balance your investments. Of course, this balance, usually achieved through diversification, means different things to different people.

Some may value the need to invest in different sectors – for example retail properties, or holiday rentals, commercial buildings or mixed use developments. Others might see it as being a question of building up a portfolio that is geographically diverse. By doing this, they’re avoiding some of the risks of putting all of their investments into one specific area that is […]

By |July 26th, 2018|Investment|0 Comments

How Mexico is leading the way in eco-friendly investment opportunities

As an industry, the real estate sector has the potential to have a huge impact on both the natural and human environments. It’s an aspect of this business that I am extremely passionate about – not least because Mexico is so rich in precious resources, both human and environmental.
A dynamic future ahead
The country has some of the most beautiful natural environments on the planet. And a youthful, dynamic and talented population, many of whom are keen to make the most of Mexico’s opportunities in a responsible, sustainable way. As a real estate investor, this has always been one of the […]

By |June 24th, 2018|Investment|0 Comments

How big data is transforming real estate investment strategies

One thing to be clear about from the start – investing in general, and real estate investment in particular, has always relied on data to develop effective strategies. At least, any financial professional who has any sense will do it.

Before committing their money, most people will perform the due diligence of looking at past trends in the market they’re considering investing in, assessing how robust the underlying structures of the stocks or the project they’re looking at are and making an informed decision on what they think will happen next.

Real estate investors will look at the performance of similar projects […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Investment|0 Comments

The art and science of spotting investment opportunities

As a successful entrepreneur, I’m often asked about how I identify potential investment opportunities. The truth is that much of how I assess investments comes down to business experience and having instinct about people and the opportunities they’re offering.

I’m incredibly proud of the many projects that I’ve been involved in over the years, from the magnificent Vía Vallejo Park shopping centre in Mexico City to the many car dealerships I’ve helped to create for some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Working with many different kinds of people on challenging and complex pieces of work has brought me a lot of […]

By |May 29th, 2018|Investment|0 Comments