The report stated, "Brazil jumps 14.2 percentage points from fourth place in last year's survey, to be named the second best country for capital appreciation, pushing China into third position.” It added that Sao Paulo was particularly strong: "Sao Paulo rose from 26th place to be named investors' fourth global city for real estate investment dollars in 2012."
Hanging on to the top spot was the US, largely due to the growth in the rental market. However, 8.6 per cent of those questioned in the survey said that they consider Brazil to be the best bet in terms of return on investment for real estate. “In fact, Brazil was ranked number one in the ‘emerging market for real estate category’ showing that now is the time to buy,” stated AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
AAA supports a range of alternative investment opportunities in Brazil, not least the forestry plantation projects that have helped to attract foreign investment to the developing country and reduce deforestation of native rainforests.
AAA’s support of projects like the one run by Greenwood Management , stems from a belief that investing in ethical projects can generate good returns while helping projects, that may not get off the ground otherwise, to flourish. Real estate is just one of many alternative asset classes that have attracted the attention of mainstream investors in recent years due to the volatility of the stock markets and general uncertainty about the global economy.
About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320