Why invest in North America?
The United States is the land of opportunity, especially as real estate is undergoing a recovery after the damage caused by the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
From large coastal metropolises to inland cities, the available properties are scarce for both purchasers and tenants. This scarcity has provoked a bidding war on the market. The historically low ownership rate has created a lot of interest in renting, thus unleashing fierce competition for obtaining a lease.
Though not linear, American growth is continuing its upward trend as confirmed by several healthy economic figures. On the back of a significant rebound in manufacturing and mining industries, industrial production has grown, and according to several indicators, consumer confidence in real estate is now recovering thanks to a large rise in buying intentions in the US.
Main risk factors: properties may lose value due to fluctuations in the property market. There is also a currency risk because the majority of investments are overseas.