Bicycles in Graz, Austria

Nineteen Motley Real Estate Ideas in Times of COVID-19

By Helmut Seitz and Nadja Holzer, HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The coronavirus has got the world of real estate investment thinking about how to set sail when aiming at long-term success in the industry. Continuing our series on “outsidethe- box” investment ideas, in this issue, we turn our attention to commercial real estate.

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Graz, Austria

Effects of Opening Insolvency Proceedings on Real Estate Purchase Agreements in Austria

By Mario Kapp and Raffaela Lödl-Klein, KAPP & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Real estate often represents a substantial part of the assets of a person or company. If insolvency proceedings are opened against the owner’s assets, naturally the insolvency administrator seeks to keep the property within the insolvency estate. However, if the current debtor has only recently concluded a purchase contract regarding the property, the question arises as to whether the property remains in the debtor’s assets.

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Britany, France

The Importance of Keeping Records in France for French Property Ownership

By Prof Robert Anthony, Anthony & Cie

It is necessary to highlight to clients and readers who own property in France, certain necessities in today’s tax legislations. Many people refurbish properties and do not consider the consequences of their actions later on. It is necessary to maintain proper records indefinitely. Invoices need to be addressed to the owner of the property; if it is owned by a company, the records should be in the name of the company. Proof of payments, both invoices and bank payments, should be carefully saved.

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Warsaw, Poland

The Surprising Resilience of Warsaw

By Andrzej Tokaj, Penteris

In a world seemingly teeming with traps, and brimming with stumbling blocks, finding an elegant solution to the challenges we are all now facing can seem like a labyrinthine task. However, the solution could actually be simpler than might be expected.

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Train with trucks in Austria

19 Motley Real Estate Ideas in Times of COVID-19 - Part I – “Logistic” Properties

By Helmut Seitz and Nadja Holzer, HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Suddenly everything was different! Shops were closed, schools and offces were empty, people were queuing up in supermarkets, and hotels had more employees than guests. Any other rental income than from housing suddenly was questionable. The pandemic hit the real estate world with disruptive intensity. We were asking ourselves, “What can we do in the world of real estate to overcome this?” We compiled 19 motley ideas. They are structured in asset classes. In this edition we want to start with “logistic” properties. Obviously, logistics like Amazon or Alibaba warehouse can be seen as winners in these times. But there is more beyond these “no-brainers”.

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Tirana, Albania

Revaluation of Immovable Property’s Value in Albania

By Gerhard Dule, Gjika & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Albanian real estate environment has undergone significant changes, witnessing a rapid increase in the construction sector. This has also positively affected the market value of previously existing properties due to the upgrading of urban areas and concentration of demands for immovable properties.

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Detroit, USA

Gain Deferrals in Real Estate Investing through Bonus Depreciation

By Walter M. McGrail, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors LLC

Most taxpayers have heard of likekind exchanges and opportunity zone investments to defer gains from sales of real estate used in a trade-orbusiness and other capital assets. Each of these deferral techniques can involve very tedious qualification that may make deferral impractical. However, there is another technique for deferring gains by investing in the proceeds of their capital transaction in depreciable real estate: bonus depreciation.

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Ankara, Turkey

Citizenship by Investment in Turkey: Real Estate

By Ferhan Yildizli, Financial Axis Independent Audit & Consulting Inc

The granting of citizenship to foreigners by investment is a policy that has been implemented in various countries in recent years and, in Turkey, has attracted the interest of many foreign investors.

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Vienna, Austria

The Connection Between Investing and Thereby Obtaining a European Residency

By Dr Jörg Winkler, Hasberger_Seitz & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Four EU member states currently sell passports and 13 trade with residency rights through “golden visa schemes”. From 2008 to 2018, the EU welcomed more than 6,000 new citizens and close to 100,000 new residents through golden visa schemes. Spain, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, and the UK have granted the highest numbers of golden visas – more than 10,000 each – to investors and their families. Next in line are Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.

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