How to Invest in Commercial Property in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

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Indonesia has become one of the most interesting investment destinations in Asia. With that said, foreign commercial property buyers have been standing on the sideline due to unfavorable property ownership regulations.

Over the years, the Indonesian government has issued new reforms, but we’ve not seen radical changes. There’s most likely more to come.

That said, navigating the Indonesian real estate market can be a truly daunting task, something we will review in greater detail in this article.

Today, we review the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Indonesia?
  • Indonesia’s Commercial Property Market
  • Hotels
  • Office Space
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial Real Estate and Warehouses
  • Car Parks
  • Best Cities to Invest in Commercial Property in Indonesia
  • Commercial Property Taxes

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Indonesia?

Indonesia is infamous for having some of the strictest foreign ownership regulations in Asia. However, regulations differ greatly if you buy property as an individual or through a company.

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How to Invest in Mongolia’s Property Market: By Mongolian Properties

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Mongolia has been one of Asia’s best performers in terms of property rental yields and capital appreciation in the past decade. Yet, it’s still not under many investors’ radar.

At the moment, most attention comes from foreign companies who look for commercial property or housing for expats. With that said, Mongolia is predicted to perform well in the coming years, having one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.

Today, Mongolian Properties helps to explain how it works when buying property in Mongolia. It’s one of the biggest real estate agencies and a reputable developer that has built many projects in the past.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy property in Mongolia?
  • What property types are available to foreigners?
  • How is the real estate market?
  • How is the process when buying property?
  • Can foreigners rent out property in Mongolia?
  • What are the best cities to buy property?
  • What property types should be of interest?
  • How can I transfer funds from Mongolia to overseas?
  • What property taxes do I need to pay?

Can foreigners buy property in Mongolia?

Mongolian property laws are comprehensive and well-drafted with good protection of title and ownership rights. This applies to foreigners as well.

Having a ‘floating freehold’ system, the constitution and other major laws provide both foreign and Mongolian citizens with inalienable freehold rights to immovable property.

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How to Invest in Commercial Property in Thailand: A Complete Guide

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Thailand is less spoken about when it comes to commercial property investments. Other regional countries, like Singapore and Malaysia, have better foreign ownership regulations with more transparency.

Truth be told, there are not many options available in Thailand, at least not to individual investors. The only exception is if you invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS).

With that said, increasingly more foreign companies have started to target Thailand’s commercial property market, including property developers, manufacturers, and co-working space operators.

In this article, we review the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Thailand?
  • Thailand’s Commercial Property Market
  • Hotels
  • Office Space
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial Real Estate and Warehouses
  • Car Parks
  • Best Cities to Invest in Commercial Property in Thailand
  • Commercial Property Taxes

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How to Invest in Commercial Property in Korea: A Complete Guide

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Korea’s residential and commercial property markets have seen much investment recently. Locals have started to complain about rising prices and the government impose higher taxes to cool down the market.

Cities like Seoul attracts many investors thanks to preferable ownership regulations, having a strong economy, and bright future outlook.

We see large foreign corporations such as WeWork and Marriott expanding quickly in Korea, trying to grasp market shares.

Yet, before you invest in commercial property here, you must get your feet wet and learn about the market and local regulations first.

In this article, we review the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Korea?
  • Buying Property through Companies and Trusts
  • Korea’s Commercial Property Market
  • Hotels
  • Office Space
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial Real Estate and Warehouses
  • Car Parks
  • Best Cities to Buy Commercial Property in Korea
  • Commercial Property Taxes

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Korea?

Foreigners don’t have any particular issues to buy residential or commercial property in Korea. With that said, there are three laws you need to comply with:

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Investing in Co-Working Spaces in Asia: A Complete Guide

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The co-working industry has exploded in Asia and it’s currently the fastest-growing market globally.

Not surprisingly, private investors and developers alike try to profit from this new market, and the supply of co-working spaces increases steadily.

It’s not strange, as it’s said that 30% of office space will be co-working spaces in Asia by 2030. Thus, co-working is not a temporary trend, but here to stay long-term.

In this article, you’ll learn the following

  • What is a co-working space?
  • The co-working space business model
  • The co-working space market in Asia
  • How much can I earn when investing in co-working spaces?
  • List of co-working Spaces by Country and Region

What is a co-working space?

Co-working spaces are started by individuals or companies who buy or lease office space and other types of premises, such as residential buildings and villas.

The same as it goes with co-living spaces, the founders sometimes partner up with local investors or property owners, to secure capital or to reduce rents.

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Investing in Co-Living Spaces in Asia: A Complete Guide

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Co-living has become a new big trend in Asia and it’s predicted to transform the real estate markets in many countries.

Everything from established developers to individual investors try to find ways to profit from this growing industry.

Yet, before you decide to invest in co-living spaces, you must understand how the business model works practically and which countries that should be of interest in Asia.

In this article, I explain what co-living spaces are, how it works when investing in co-living spaces, about the markets in the most interesting countries, and more.

What is a co-living space?

Co-living spaces are often started by companies who partner with local property owners to reduce leasing costs, to share the profits and financial burden.

Not rarely, these companies receive funding from investors to start or expand operations.

When a company has bought or leased parts of- or a whole building, they refurbish the units and install the modern amenities and utilities needed.

The units are small and with sizes of around 9 to 25 square meters with simple, but modern furniture like a bed, a desk and a private bathroom.

Here, the idea is to spend time in the common areas, to socialize, and to engage in activities within the community. Many choose to live in co-living spaces to grow their network and to develop as persons.

Typical tenants are young persons who just arrived or that plan to stay short-term and cannot sign rental contracts stretching over 12 months.

That said, you also find locals who opt-in for co-living as it’s convenient and comparably cheap.

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How to Buy Commercial Property in Dubai: A Complete Guide

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Being a business hub and global city, Dubai is undoubtedly the most popular city among travelers, entrepreneurs and expats in the Middle East.

It’s made a remarkable transformation over the decades with an economy that currently only relies 5% on oil exports. Nowadays, tourism, trade, real estate and financial services play a vital role in its economy instead.

That said, the government has rolled out a number of foreign friendly policies in the past years. Foreigners can now apply for long term visas, own freehold property, fully own businesses in Free Zones, and more.

Not surprisingly, many locals and foreigners look towards Dubai’s commercial property sector.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Dubai?
  • What are the benefits of buying commercial property in Dubai?
  • What are the disadvantages of buying commercial property?
  • Where can I buy commercial property in Dubai?
  • Freehold vs leasehold
  • What are the most popular areas to buy commercial property?
  • Buying hotels in Dubai
  • Buying residential buildings
  • Buying office space in Dubai
  • Commercial property taxes & fees

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How to Invest in Commercial Property in Japan: A Complete Guide

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Japan continues to be a popular investment destination in Asia. With changes in local policies and eased visa regulations, the commercial market will benefit from the increased amount of tourists and investors.

Interestingly, the Japanese government has significantly revised its projections of the number of inbounds in the coming decade, increased from 20 million to 40 million in 2020, and from 30 million to 60 million in 2030.

People from Hong Kong and Mainland China go to Japan in vast numbers, at the same time as we’ll see future growth from emerging markets like India and Indonesia.

Yet, buying commercial property in Japan requires a bit of planning and caution.

In this article, we review the following:

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Buying Commercial Property in Australia: A Complete Guide

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Australia is the go-to place for Asian property buyers who want to invest in a politically stable country with a strong economy.

With a growing population, especially in the bigger cities, we’ll see a greater demand for commercial property in the future.

Not to forget, commercial property can give you high returns, but is rarely talked about compared to residential property.

Commercial property generally gives you a return of 5%-12%, while residential property averages at around 3%-4%.

In this guide, you’ll learn how you can invest in commercial property in Australia as a foreigner, where to invest, how high the taxes are and more.

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Australia?

Foreigners generally don’t have any issues to invest in commercial property. However, you sometimes need an approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

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Buying Commercial Property in Hong Kong: The Definitive Guide

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Commercial property is an untapped area for many investors, but you can reap great yields if you do your research and dedicate some time and effort.

You have many options if you decide to buy commercial property, including retail property, office space, industrial property, car parks, and more.

Still, the commercial market is rarely spoken about in the media. You mostly hear about how prime office prices change quarterly.

In this article, you’ll learn about the following:

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