What Every Global Investor Needs to Know About U.S. Real Estate

September 6, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz

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With Europe under a cloud, China's economy slowing and conflict in the Middle East, global investors are embracing the US real estate market. What do they know that the US investor doesn’t? How far has the market recovered since 2008? What’s the outlook for 2013? How do you find income-producing properties with attractive risk-adjusted returns? What are the hot sectors? Which metro areas offer the greatest value? Are there special caveats for foreign investors? How about political risk? How will the election outcomes impact the market? What if Congress sends the US over the “fiscal cliff”? What about the impact of potential interest rate changes? Should investors be concerned about fracking? My guest Austin Khan, Chief Investment Officer for Ethika Securities, works closely with Latin American investors and has completed over $2B in RE transactions. An expert in commercial real estate, he’ll tell us how to find off-the-radar opportunities, while minimizing risk.

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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