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High Net Worth Investing by Sam Phoen

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CHAPTER 2

Real Estate

AS INVESTORS LOOK FOR alternative asset classes to diversify into, Real Estate is increasingly gaining in popularity, especially in Asia. Investors like it as it is tangible, seen as a good inflation hedge, has reasonable yield when rented out, and most importantly, has good potential for capital appreciation. The main downside to Real Estate is its illiquidity and the need for large capital outlay. As such, one needs to have a long-term perspective when investing in real estate, and by long-term I mean several years at the minimum.

As I will cover real estate from the retail perspective, the focus will largely be on residential ...

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