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January 7, 2008

Liquid Real Estate magazine has named family-owned property firm Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) as the Best Global Developer, making it the only Hong Kong developer in the world’s top 10.

Liquid Real Estate magazine has named family-owned property firm Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) as the Best Global Developer, making it the only Hong Kong developer in the world’s top 10. It was also designated the best developer in Hong Kong and Asia for the third year running in the magazine poll.

March 1, 2006

Observers had been convinced he would make it too costly, but Gordon Brown’s thumbs up on the launch of UK real estate investment trusts mean family investors have some new investment options to examine – from both the buy and the sell-side, finds Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Observers had been convinced he would make it too costly, but Gordon Brown's thumbs up on the launch of UK real estate investment trusts mean family investors have some new investment options to examine – from both the buy and the sell-side, finds Melanie Stern

March 1, 2005

Many Swiss and foreign investors are looking to invest in Swiss real estate through collective investment vehicles. Although Switzerland does not offer the option of a REIT, the Swiss real estate investment fund may be more flexible and tax efficient for the investor, explains Stephan Pfenninger

Stephan Pfenninger is a partner with Tax Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland. www.taxpartner.ch

Many Swiss and foreign investors are looking to invest in Swiss real estate through collective investment vehicles. Although Switzerland does not offer the option of a REIT, the Swiss real estate investment fund may be more flexible and tax efficient for the investor, explains Stephan Pfenninger

November 1, 2004

UK REITs could offer families the liquidity and diversification they search for without the hair-raising volatility of hedge funds and conventional stocks, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

UK REITs could offer families the liquidity and diversification they search for without the hair-raising volatility of hedge funds and conventional stocks, says Melanie Stern

March 1, 2004

Spot an opportunity and see it through could be the Khayyat family motto. But ‘one door closes and another one opens’ seems more apt for the canny family behind Meatco, Jordan’s masters of survival and economic opportunism

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Spot an opportunity and see it through could be the Khayyat family motto. But 'one door closes and another one opens' seems more apt for the canny family behind Meatco, Jordan's masters of survival and economic opportunism

January 1, 2004

One of the top concerns of a family is confidentiality in its investments. Real estate investment means that, through an appropriate investment vehicle, the ultimate owner of property is protected from identification, liability and reporting requirements, says Bárbara Schuck

Bárbara Schuck is a principal of Bridgemer Investment Properties, Zollikon, Switzerland

One of the top concerns of a family is confidentiality in its investments. Real estate investment means that, through an appropriate investment vehicle, the ultimate owner of property is protected from identification, liability and reporting requirements, says Bárbara Schuck

January 1, 2004

Although signs of economic recovery are emerging in key markets around the globe, Robert Game suggests that investors looking to extend their property portfolios should look at the big picture before taking the plunge, particularly in terms of capital appreciation versus wealth preservation

Robert Game is Head of Real Estate Advisory at The Citigroup Private Bank Europe.

Although signs of economic recovery are emerging in key markets around the globe, Robert Game suggests that investors looking to extend their property portfolios should look at the big picture before taking the plunge, particularly in terms of capital appreciation versus wealth preservation

January 1, 2004

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best way to invest in a number of properties under a single security, and carry a number of benefits for wealth family portfolios, explains Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best way to invest in a number of properties under a single security, and carry a number of benefits for wealth family portfolios, explains Melanie Stern

'Bricks and mortar' has always been the advice of every wise parent to their first-time investing children, and is still smart money across the spectrum of portfolios.

April 1, 2002

REIT stocks can offer family business owners a low-risk investment opportunity – an attractive alternative to direct ownership of real estate where the investor still gains stability and diversification benefits combined with quality professional management

REIT stocks can offer family business owners a low-risk investment opportunity – an attractive alternative to direct ownership of real estate where the investor still gains stability and diversification benefits combined with quality professional management

This article is intended to provide background for family business owners considering an investment in a real estate investment trust (REIT stocks). Before making any investment or sale decision you should consult with your financial and legal advisors.

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