Course Credits: Counts towards the CIPS Designation
Duration: 1 Day
Format: Classroom, Online
Any international real estate transaction, whether it involves the purchase of a home, a useroccupied
business facility or an income-producing property is considered an investment. The
purchaser or lessee typically commits a substantial amount of cash in their own currency to carry
out a transaction in a foreign currency.
If the international investor has money on deposit in the currency of the country where the
investment is being made, there will eventually be some kind of exchange transaction. There is
always the possibility that money will be made or lost based on the currency exchange dynamics
alone. For that reason, it is important to be familiar with the mathematical and financial skills
presented in this course.
Domestic residential brokers and salespeople are accustomed to presenting homes as
investments in terms of appreciation and tax sheltering. Many real estate professionals are
not familiar with how to determine, discuss and present an investment analysis of a property.
This course examines how customary real estate practices need to be modified when working
with international clients or properties.
In some ways, a real estate transaction involving international clients or properties is similar
to a domestic transaction.
The International Real Estate for Local Markets course introduced the international real estate
market, including conditions and practices around the world. This course builds upon that
knowledge by providing:
Case studies are used to present the course material. There are three cases which follow a
progression of increasing complexity.
During this course students will learn how to:
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