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What is the general climate of real estate investment in your jurisdiction?
There is some slowing of the growth rate of investment, especially with regard to warehouses. Nevertheless there are high expectations with regard to rural properties.
Who are the most common investors in real estate?
In the case of commercial real estate, investment funds are the biggest investors, followed by private sector companies. When it comes to residential real estate, the biggest investors are always natural persons.
Are there any restrictions on foreign investment in real estate?
There is just one restriction on foreign investment in real estate – the prohibition on investing in property located at the Colombian borders.
What structures are typically used to invest in real estate and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each (including tax implications)?
The most common structure used to invest in real estate is a trust structure, as this provides asset protections and limits liability in relation to the business.
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