Real Estate Trend Alert

By Ronan McMahon

Special Announcement from Brazil

Ronan is in Brazil hosting the International Real Estate Investment Forum. Yesterday he gave a special VIP lunch for RETA members during which he revealed his newest pre-construction deal in Brazil. Don’t worry if you’re not reading this from Brazil right now–Ronan recorded the whole presentation (about 35 minutes) and you can listen to it here.

Crisis Investing – 3 Deals I Discovered This Morning

I consider crisis investing and distressed sales to be one of the hottest international real estate plays today. I’ve called on several sources to help me identify the best opportunities–bankers, developers, finance specialists, and others. This morning I spoke with Colin Murphy. Based out of Madrid, Spain, Colin spends his time pouring over the books of banks–cherry picking the best distressed opportunities in Europe’s major markets. Through his company (Torcana), Colin offers these opportunities discretely to his clients. This is what’s know in the trade as an “off market” deal, i.e. deals that will never be publically advertised. Here’s what we discussed.

All Expenses Paid–for RETA Members Only

In March I told you about an exciting opportunity in the Gran Bahia Principe Resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Today, I’m passing on an all-expenses-paid invite to visit the property for a weekend. This is the same invitation I personally received when developer Benjamin Beja first offered to show me the development. In other words, most visitors won’t receive this level of attention.