Go South, Young Men (and Women…) Key Investment Considerations in Latin America

  • October 11, 2011
  • • Written by: James M. Whittington, CRE, FRICS 

Fall 2011, Vol. 36, No. 2
Abstract: As the demand for international real estate development and investment continues to accelerate, Latin America is rapidly becoming an attractive alternative to more traditionally popular international markets such as China, India and Eastern Europe. Strong economic fundamentals and a rapidly growing middle class are driving demand for all types of real estate. In this article, the author takes a look not only at why Latin America is more than Brazil and Mexico, and countries such as Colombia, Chile and Peru are markets worthy of strong consideration, but which countries should be avoided and which are too small to matter.