Buying Industrial Real Estate in the Philippines: The Ultimate Guide

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Philippines is one of the most populous countries in Southeast Asia and its economy just behind Thailand and Indonesia.

Increased manufacturing operations and an expanding service sector will help to further fuel the economy in the coming years.

Setting up a company is relatively easy by Southeast Asian standards, communication in English flawless, making it a top choice for foreign companies.

Everything from automakers, shipbuilders, and producers of electronics has chosen the Philippines for outsourcing and assembly activities.

Due to these changes, the industrial property market grows at a rapid speed. With that said, investing in industrial property requires that you have a well-rounded knowledge of the market beforehand.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in the Philippines?
  • Investing in Industrial Real Estate Through a Company
  • Philippine’s Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Industrial Clusters in the Philippines

Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in the Philippines?

Philippines tops the list in our annual Asia Property Index thanks to generous visa regulations, low real estate taxes, high rental yields, and PwC’s general buying recommendations. Continue reading Buying Industrial Real Estate in the Philippines: The Ultimate Guide

Investing in Malaysia Office Space & Buildings: A Complete Guide

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Malaysia is one of a few Southeast Asian countries that allow direct foreign ownership of real estate and where capital controls are non-existent by comparison.

The ease of doing business, visa options, developed infrastructure, along its English-speaking population has made it a top choice for overseas investors.

Not to forget, it’s considered one of the best places to buy real estate in the world. Besides, residential and commercial real estate costs a fraction in Kuala Lumpur compared to cities like Hong Kong.

The development of commercial areas and economic corridors spur the demand for office buildings in the future. With that said, before you engage in the market, you must understand how healthy it is, about ownership regulations, where to buy, and more.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Malaysia?
  • Malaysia’s Office Market
  • Commercial Clusters and Cities in Malaysia
  • Malaysia’s Five Economic Corridors
  • Taxes

Can foreigners buy office space in Malaysia?

Foreigners have no general issues investing in residential or commercial real estate, including land, office space, industrial property, and the list goes on. Continue reading Investing in Malaysia Office Space & Buildings: A Complete Guide

Buying Office Space & Buildings in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

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Philippines is one of the fastest-growing countries in ASEAN and a top-performer in our annual Asia Property Index.

Low taxes, generous visa options, real estate prices, and rental yields are the main drivers behind the high score and why many foreigners see the Philippines as a great investment destination.

The office market is predicted to perform well in the Philippines in the coming years as it recovers from the pandemic and we will see increased demand from local and foreign firms.

Being a developing country, investing in office space and buildings can be challenging and involves the risk of coming across costly pitfalls though. In this article, I explain the basics when buying office space in the Philippines.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in the Philippines?
  • The Office Market in the Philippines
  • Major Commercial Cities in the Philippines
  • Leasing Office Space
  • Investing in REITs

Can foreigners buy office space in the Philippines?

Foreign individuals cannot buy commercial real estate in the Philippines, but generally, only have access to strata-titled condominiums or office units. Continue reading Buying Office Space & Buildings in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Indonesia: A Full Guide

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Indonesia’s manufacturing sector plays a vital role in its economy, contributing to around 20% of the total GDP. The government’s goal of making Indonesia a top 10 economy by 2030 can only be met with manufacturing at its core.

Previously, Indonesia was famous for the production of agricultural products, including tobacco, rubber, coffee, tea, and sugar, for example.

Now, Indonesia has become a prime-spot for producers of automotive parts, cars, electronics, petrochemical products, and textiles in Southeast Asia, something that will continue to drive the economy in the coming decade.

As a result, we see a growing demand from foreign companies that want to invest in industrial real estate in Indonesia, something we review in detail in this article.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Indonesia?
  • Using a PMA Company to Invest in Industrial Property
  • Indonesia’s Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Industrial Clusters in Indonesia
  • Industrial Parks

Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Indonesia?

Indonesia is infamous for having tough foreign ownership regulations and commercial property, including industrial real estate, is not available to foreign individuals. Continue reading How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Indonesia: A Full Guide

Investing in Thailand Industrial Real Estate: The Complete Guide

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Thailand and particularly the areas around Bangkok serve as some of Southeast Asia’s most important manufacturing hubs.

Foreign companies, many from Japan, have operated here for decades and helped Thailand to develop advanced supply chains and manufacturing capabilities by Southeast Asian standards.

This brings a demand for industrial real estate among foreign companies. However, due to complex ownership regulations and common pitfalls, navigating Thailand’s industrial property market is not the easiest task on hand.

In this article, I go into greater detail and explain how it works when investing in industrial real estate as a foreigner in Thailand.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Thailand?
  • Thailand’s Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Industrial Clusters in Thailand
  • Thailand’s Importance as a Manufacturing Location

Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Thailand?

Foreign individuals can own 49% of condominium units in branded projects, but generally not commercial property such as industrial real estate. Continue reading Investing in Thailand Industrial Real Estate: The Complete Guide

Investing in Indonesia Office Space & Buildings: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia, both by size and land area.

On contrary to Cambodia and Thailand, where commercial activities are concentrated in a single city, Indonesia has a plethora of interesting investment destinations.

As Indonesia will be a major driver of the region’s eCommerce markets and remain as the biggest economy in ASEAN, increasingly more investors look for office space here.

In this article, I go into greater detail and explain how you can invest in office space in Indonesia.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Indonesia?
  • Indonesia’s Office Market
  • Major Commercial Cities in Indonesia
  • The Metropolitan Areas in Indonesia

Can foreigners buy office space in Indonesia?

Indonesia has one of the most regulated real estate markets for foreigners in Asia, something that the government is well aware of. Continue reading Investing in Indonesia Office Space & Buildings: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

Investing in Vietnam Office Space & Buildings: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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Investing in commercial real estate can be challenging and require much due diligence, especially in a developing country like Vietnam.

As office space or complete buildings can fetch tens of millions of US dollars in cities like Ho Chi Minh, learning about local regulations and how the market behaves should be your main priority at a start.

This typically requires that you work with an experienced local partner. In this article, we review how you can invest in office space and buildings in Vietnam.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Vietnam?
  • Setting Up a Real Estate Trading Company
  • Vietnam’s Office Market
  • Interesting Cities to Invest in Office Space
  • How can I find office space for sale?

Can foreigners buy office space in Vietnam?

Vietnam has comparably strict foreign property ownership regulations by Asian standards and we can generally only get hold of condominium units (strata-titled property). Continue reading Investing in Vietnam Office Space & Buildings: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

Investing in Thailand Office Space & Buildings: A Complete Guide

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Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and attracts everything from leisure travelers to investors. Most of Thailand’s office space is allocated to the capital where multinational banks like J.P. Morgan and startups alike have offices.

While prime office space is found in the central and extended business district, we also see upcoming areas in suburban and fringe areas.

That said, when looking at buying regulations and bureaucracy, investing in office space in Thailand can indeed be challenging for some foreign investors.

In this article, I explain the basics you need to know when buying office space and buildings in Thailand.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Thailand?
  • Thailand’s Office Market
  • Areas to Invest in Office Space
  • Taxes
  • How can I find office space for sale in Thailand?

Can foreigners buy office space in Thailand?

Foreigners are allowed to own so-called strata-titled units in Thailand, which typically include condominium units and strata-titled office units.

According to Thai laws, 49% of the units in a project can be owned by foreigners while the remaining 51% have to be allocated to Thai citizens. Continue reading Investing in Thailand Office Space & Buildings: A Complete Guide

How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Japan: Foreign Investor’s Guide

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Japan has one of the biggest industrial real estate markets in the world. You can find a high density of warehouses, logistics centers, and factories in clusters, such as in the Hanshin Industrial Region or Greater Nagoya.

The market will see a transformation in the coming years as Japan is in great need of automation and more advanced logistics facilities. Here, the growing eCommerce market is the main driver.

In this article, I explain how you can buy industrial real estate as a foreigner in Japan. I will cover a wide range of topics covering regulations, the market, tax obligations, and more.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Japan?
  • Japan’s Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Primary Industrial Clusters
  • How can I find industrial real estate for sale?
  • Taxes

Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Japan?

Japan is one of a few Asian countries where foreigners have no general issues buying real estate, no matter if it’s residential or commercial real estate. You can also own land on a freehold basis, Korea and Malaysia are practically the two only other countries that allow this. Continue reading How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Japan: Foreign Investor’s Guide

Investing in Singapore Office Space & Buildings: Complete Guide

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Singapore has one of the most expensive office markets in the world due to its competitiveness as a financial hub globally. The ease of doing business here is incomparable to other regional countries.

Nowadays, multinationals and foreign investors don’t only have to deal with obscurely high real estate prices in prime areas, but also newly imposed real estate taxes.

I will touch more upon this later in this article. Today, we review how you can invest in office space and buildings in Singapore and what you must pay attention to.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Singapore?
  • Singapore’s Office Market
  • Areas to Invest in Office Space
  • Taxes
  • How can I find office space for sale in Singapore?

Can foreigners buy office space in Singapore?

Foreigners have no issues to invest in office space in Singapore, might it be a single unit or building. Other types of commercial properties that are available to foreigners include hotels, shop houses, warehouses, factories, and shopping malls. Continue reading Investing in Singapore Office Space & Buildings: Complete Guide