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08 Jun
Avocado Plantation Investment

New Organic Avocado Plantation Investment Returns 16% Annually

Panama Avocado Plantation Sold Out—This Is Your Last Chance To Get In As I remind you often, when you find a flag-planting opportunity that interests you, you should take advantage of it while it's available because, in the offshore world, things change. Usually, when I make this point I'm referring to residency programs, banking opportunities, [...]
23 Mar
agriculture

Agriculture And Productive Land Are The Biggest Current Property Investment Opportunity

An important focus at last week’s Global Property Summit in Panama was agriculture. As we discussed with the help of agricultural and other relevant industry experts, an investment in productive land is the biggest opportunity of our age. The global population will surpass 9 billion by 2050. The percentage of undernourished people around the world […]

26 Feb
View from Q1 looking north

Lief Simon Hosts Annual Global Property Summit In Panama

Investing pre-construction, which gained a bad rap post-2008, is again a viable option. If you were a pre-construction investor stung by losses in pre-2008 bubble markets from Florida to Spain, you may be understandably wary. However, in certain markets, pre-construction is again interesting. I recommend you take a look at Istanbul, for example, where the […]

12 Feb
Turn-Key Agriculture Investments From Timber To Fruit

Turn-Key Agriculture Investments From Timber To Fruit

The best investment during the 20-year period from 1994 to 2013 was U.S. farmland. That’s the conclusion of a recent report in The Economist, which also considered farmland in Britain, U.S. stocks, international stocks, gold, U.S. T-Bills, U.S. forestry, and commodities. Based on the annualized returns and including appreciation of the land, U.S. farmland outperformed […]

07 Nov
Agricultural Land Investment

Agricultural Land Investment

Last week I wrote about biofuels and the opportunity they will present in Europe over the coming years. This week a friend in the timber and agriculture business forwarded me an industry report he receives quarterly. Some of it was statistics to do with the fundamentals that you’d see in any discussion about investing in […]

30 Sep
Investment Projections Per Expectation

Investment Projections Per Expectation

“I can project any return you like and back it up with real data. The problem is that, the higher the projected return, the lower the likelihood of hitting it.” I was meeting with a new development group as part of my due diligence work. The group is focused on agricultural investments in Latin America. […]