Commercial & Investment Real Estate Archive

New Report: Foreign Buyers’ Interest in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Expected to Continue in 2017

NAR recently released the 2017 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report that analyzes cross-border commercial real estate transactions made by REALTORS® during 2016. By surveying a sample of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial transactions, the report is able...

Just Released: 2016 Local Market Assessment Reports

Each year NAR Global conducts studies on markets where you wouldn’t normally expect to find global business opportunities. Those who don’t reside in metropolitan areas like New York City or Miami are sometimes quick to assume there isn’t any...
November 18, 2016

Helping Snowbirds Fly Overseas

It’s almost that time of the year again. There’s a chill in the air and chili in the crock pot. The leaves turn orange as holiday décor begins popping up in stores. We all know what’s coming. -Winter. And...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Water

This blog is the third in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 1

This blog is the first in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

It’s More Fun (and Promising) in the Philippines

Much is made of growing Asian economies, particularly China. But there is a quietly emerging market on the horizon, one that isn’t making the headlines quite like China but still offers substantial opportunity for real estate agents. The bubbly...
January 6, 2015

Assessing Your Local Market for Global Business

Foreign interest in both commercial and residential U.S. real estate remains strong, and is poised to grow in coming years. For some real estate agents, especially those in large metropolitan areas with a diverse demographic, “going global” is second...

Unlocking Panama’s Potential

It might be a country you haven’t heard of for awhile, but Panama is back on the scene in a big way. A booming downtown Panama City, expanding transportation infrastructure and new, master-planned community are all signs of a...
March 25, 2014

Small Sale, Big Results: High-Quality Service for All Transactions

How positive are the experiences you provide your international clients, even the seemingly small-time purchases? I just attended the Texas Association of REALTORS® Conference in Dallas (a top-notch event, by the way). While I was there, a member shared...
September 14, 2013