In the past, no one in their right mind would have considered making a major international property investment without personally inspecting the site and meeting personally with the seller. This made investing in foreign properties difficult. International real estate investment was once reserved for highly connected entities with deep pockets. Smaller investors and those just entering the international arena didn’t have access to the most attractive deals, and the complexities of investing solo kept many out of the game.
However, over the last decade CRE has increasingly taken advantage of digital tools and platforms that remove those barriers. Technology is making it easier to make connections and identify opportunities in international real estate investment, in several ways.