These are just some of the important issues that will be addressed during the SMART Investment and International Property Expo, held between 8-9 September, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Hall A, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
As we draw towards the final quarter of 2012 many Singaporean investors are taking stock of the financial and property markets. Traditionally it’s a good time for the reassessment of wealth strategy. International property remains as popular as ever for investors. With many developers offering enticing deals, guaranteed rental yields, and with the excellent currency exchange leverage, the price of overseas property never looked so attractive.
This time round the 27th SMART Expo will have many successful strategists who have cut their teeth in property and financial investments sharing their wisdom, and on show some of the world’s most attractive investment and lifestyle properties.
Range of property on show covers Japan, Singapore, Bali, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, U.S.A, Australia, and many more. From premium freehold condominium in the heart of Tokyo by one of the largest developers in Japan, Sumitomo Realty & Development to Luxury Nikki Beach Hotel and Spa Phuket by Castlewood Group, the expo provides outstanding variety to suit buyer’s need. For those on their first step onto the property ladder, affordable options include 3 year U.S. housing bond, where the investor gets full money back after 3 years, but generates a 15% return on their money, for a minimum investment of only £10k sterling. Regionally, Bangkok remains a hot destination and on offer the “VOQUE” Residential Condominium Sukhumvit 16, Bangkok can be had from SG$ 400 /sq.ft. Award winning Malaysian developer IOI Properties Berhad will exhibit a whole range of fully-integrated urban residential projects, prices from SG$ 200,000 to SG$ 1 million.
For tax breaks Crown Property Pty Ltd is an Australian Property Developer and “approved provider” by the Australian Government under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). The NRAS is a long term commitment by the Australian Government in partnership with the states and territories, to invest in affordable rental housing. 30 NRAS approved homes will be for sale – landed and freehold title, investors can expect to receive handsome tax-free incentives for 10 years from the Australian government.
Amongst the experts showcasing their path to success are self made millionaires, bestselling authors and strategists. The knowledge journey begins with Alfred Chia, CEO, Singcapital Pte Ltd., who will offer guidance to help investors to map out their financial strategy for a secure future. From this springboard investors will have dozens of seminar topics to choose from during the 2-day event. Property enthusiasts will be able to gain a balance view of the local, regional and the global property markets. Many investors will visit the SMART Expo and walk away with a broad understand of the impact of macro and micro factors that directly affects investment decisions. But most are eager to witness highly successful entrepreneurs’ gut instincts as to where the current property market is headed and hopefully tap into where the next hot property investments are.
Topics not to be missed include “Asian Property market –where is it headed?” presented by James Sundram, senior VP, PropertyGuru Group; “common pitfalls in selecting commercial real estate for investment,” Roy Chong, head of Business Space, Propnex Realty Pte Ltd; and “how to invest and make millions in the global property market,” by Patrick Liew, CEO, HSR Global Ltd. Other renowned speakers include Wendy Kwek, director, WK Investment Network Pte Ltd., Prof. Seow Eng Ong from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore and Sigrid Zialcita, managing director, Asia Pacific Research, Cushman & Wakefield, their respective talks are on investment property strategy, REITs and overview of Singapore’s property market.
For feel good factor, Paul Freer, co-founder and director of Alquity Group Ltd shows there is more to success then just money. Freer’s talk is an interesting paradox as he illustrates how money can still be made without the Gordon Gekko’s Wall Street mentality. The growing global phenomena of Socially Responsible Investments is going to be one of the most illuminating and will give investors a whole lot of reasons to feel better about themselves.
Destiny or luck you decide, or better still create your own luck. The art of Feng Shui is no longer the domain of subsistence farmers; it has moved on to help global corporations and the world’s richest to be extremely successful! If you are looking to optimise your wealth and luck, then as luck will have it two renowned Feng Shui masters, Hui Master and Louisa Ong-Lee will be at the expo not only to present but also available for free consultation.
Success as the organizer believes is ultimately in investor’s hands and what the expo does is to provide a media of positivity spurred by an environment of expert knowledge, winning strategies and buyer’s mentality. In fact everyone who walks through the door is a winner with sponsored welcome gifts, instant prize lucky dips, hourly prize draws for Apple TV, ipad, Sony cameras, F1 tickets, and many more.
The SMART Investment and International Property Expo is free to attend with registration. For full details and free registration visit smartexpos.com/sg.