Praise for Emerging Market Real Estate Investment
"An indispensible tool for executing successful international real estate investment strategies with a focus on the biggest and fastest growing emerging markets. This is the only book of its kind. A must–have for serious investors."
Stephen M. Renna, President of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers
"David Lynn and Tim Wang combine their extensive industry experience in real estate research and strategy into an insider s look at how the professionals think about and act on international real estate opportunities. Reading this book is like having a preferred seat on the investment committee at a major international real estate investment firm."
Dr. David Funk, Director of the Cornell University Program in Real Estate
"For anyone considering investing or working in real estate in China, India, or Brazil, this is the definitive starting point. David Lynn and Tim Wang provide a timely and thorough introduction to each country s economy and nascent real estate markets."
Dr. Peter Linneman, Principal of Linneman Associates and the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, The Wharton School
"A compelling argument for investing in real estate opportunities in China, India, and Brazil. This is the most comprehensive discussion of topics and investment strategies that real estate investors must consider when evaluating emerging markets."
Robert M. White, Jr., CRE, Founder and President of Real Capital Analytics Inc.
"The best guide there is to real estate markets in the high economic growth countries of Brazil, India, and China. If you are a private equity investor contemplating emerging market real estate, read this book."
James Fetgatter, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Characterizing Emerging Market Real Estate x
China, India and Brazil x
Outline of the Book xvi
CHAPTER 1 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment 1
Investing by Property Sector 3
Investing by Style 7
Investing by Phase 9
Asset Allocation 10
CHAPTER 2 Investing in International Real Estate 13
Why Invest in International Real Estate? 13
Risks in International Real Estate 22
Mitigating Country Risks 23
CHAPTER 3 China 27
Overview of the Market Environment 29
The Real Estate Market 48
Property Sectors 56
Primary Markets 66
Secondary Markets 80
Investment Strategies 84
CHAPTER 4 India 101
Overview of the Market Environment 102
The Real Estate Market 111
Property Sectors 115
Primary Markets 128
Secondary Markets 136
Investment Strategies 140
CHAPTER 5 Brazil 153
Overview of the Market Environment 153
The Real Estate Market 171
Property Sectors 174
Primary Markets 200
Investment Strategies 203
APPENDIX A Country Risk 211
APPENDIX B Property Market Practice in China 213
About the Authors 219
DAVID J. LYNN, PhD, is an institutional real estate investor, strategist, and portfolio manager with extensive experience in national and international markets. Currently, he is Managing Director, Head of the Research and Investment Strategy Group, and Generalist Portfolio Manager at ING Clarion Partners. In this capacity, he directs the firm s strategic and tactical investment decisions regarding investment portfolios. He is also a member of the Investment and Operating Committees, where he makes decisions on billions of dollars of new investments, portfolios, fund strategies, and dispositions. Lynn s theoretical work has yielded new approaches and analytical techniques in the areas of active portfolio management, market forecasting, financial distress, and emerging markets. He has published widely on the subjects of real estate investment, development, economics, and land use. Lynn has written or coauthored over seventy articles, internal investment and strategy papers, and three major books, including
Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy. He writes a highly regarded column called Capital Trends in
National Real Estate Investor magazine and is frequently cited in the media for his views on the economy and the real estate industry. Lynn earned his PhD in financial economics from the London School of Economics, where he also earned a master of science specializing in finance. He holds an MBA from MIT s Sloan School of Management.
TIM WANG, PhD, is Senior Vice–President and Senior Investment Strategist with the Research and Investment Strategy Group at ING Clarion Partners. Dr. Wang joined ING Clarion Partners in 2006 and has authored more than fifty internal and external real estate investment strategy and market research articles and book chapters. He is a frequent speaker at industrial conferences. Tim holds an MBA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Georgia.