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Considering commercial real estate investment in the U.S.?

Many New York residents follow financial news, particularly everything related to foreign investments. You may already know that such purchases boost the commercial real estate market in the United States. Data shows foreign investments have grown over the years. Some say that the stability of commercial properties in this nation exceeds those in most other places around the world; so, many people think it's a good place to secure their money.

Perhaps you are one of many who believe commercial real estate investment in the United States provides the best opportunity for capital appreciation. In 2015, foreign investments comprised at least 17 percent of the total commercial market value throughout the nation. Just last year, such investments exceeded $90 billion.

Prime investment locations

Less than 10 key geographical markets exist where international investors appear to place their money most often. They include:

  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta

The most recent reports show two other cities, Phoenix and San Francisco, outperforming Atlanta and Dallas. If you're already an experienced commercial property investor in the United States, you might favor one or two locations over the others. One way to discern how to choose an area to serve your interests best includes speaking with other successful investors or experienced business advisers who know the market well.

Potential problems

Perhaps you'll acquire property in a busy city, or some type of agricultural land. Either way, you'll want to be as prepared as possible to navigate your way through any challenges that arise. Foreign investors often face the following obstacles:

  • Disclosure issues
  • Licensing complications
  • Land restrictions
  • Reporting problems
  • Tax laws

Some commercial deals are so substantial that they make the news. Whether your purchase falls under that category or you plan to conduct business on a much smaller scale, knowing what to expect and developing a plan of action to rectify potential problems can help prevent delays and propel you toward tremendous business success in the United States.

It's typically best to address troubling issues before actually purchasing a property. However, it's never too late to seek support if you experience problems after you begin the process. One of the people who can often be of tremendous assistance in such circumstances is a New York attorney experienced in foreign commercial real estate investment affairs.

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