USA real estate investment


Presentation and Q&A: Global Real Estate Transactions

What: Global Real Estate Transactions — Presentation followed by Q&A Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Where: Malibu Public Library — 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA  90265 Host: Malibu Association of Realtors – Global Committee Phil will be part of a presentation and Q&A session along with Mitch Creekmore, […]

Make the net election once

Nonresidents who have U.S. rental real estate will usually make an election to have their rental income taxed as if they were residents of the United States. They do this because it results in lower income tax.  It results in lower income tax for a simple reason:  if they don’t make the election their rental […]

Milestones for the nonresident investor in U.S. real estate

If you are a nonresident of the United States and are considering real estate investments in the U.S., the first thought is “Where do I start?” It is a big job to buy real estate in your home country. Investing in a faraway land adds to the complexity. Here is a quick set of milestones […]

Speech to South Bay Association of Realtors

I just got back from a lunchtime speech to the South Bay Association of Realtors (that’s Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, etc. for those of you outside Southern California.  They’re having a week-long Certified International Property Specialist certification course.  I was part of the entertainment today.  Good time. I did the “FIRPTA in One […]

Outlook for commercial real estate investment

For our clients outside the United States who plan to buy commercial real estate (and I met with some of you on my recent trip to Singapore and Jakarta): By the end of 2010, about half of all commercial real estate mortgages will be underwater, said Elizabeth Warren, chairperson of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, […]

Real estate holding structures for nonresidents – tax law changes coming

This is a distant early warning to nonresidents with U.S. real estate investments. The warning applies to multi-national corporations as well (businesses that operate in the United States and elsewhere in the world) but I am going to focus on real estate investors here. RISK An proposed change in U.S. tax law may double the […]