Direct Property Investment


= Investor acquires one or more properties in his own name (also called asset deal) and for his own account.


There are many reasons for acquiring and holding real estate, including historic reasons. Direct investors are characterised as follows:

  • Owner-occupier (natural person or corporate body)
  • Private investor (natural person)
  • Institutional investors (also called qualified investors; usually a corporate body)
  • Professional property companies (total solution providers, general contractors, property management companies and so on) that track construction output for end-investors such as insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional investors.


The “direct investor” focuses on the following transactions in his property investment:

  • Property transaction to acquire ownership
  • Property management to drive performance
  • Refinancing the property investment
  • Hedging

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