Instructor - Dr. Margot Weinstein

This is a 10 Hour course and costs $95

How does globalization impact real estate investment? Learn the key issues that that affect international real estate transactions.

Course Summary

Globalization impacts all industries, including real estate. Foreign markets can be very attractive, but differences among real estate markets, and limited understanding of them, can increase risk. There are key issues of international business that relate to real estate investment strategies that any student, or practitioner of real estate investment, needs to understand. In this course, Understanding Global Real Estate Investment, you will learn the fundamentals of globalized economies, identify the factors that impact real estate transactions, and understand the key factors that can help you to minimize risk. In the process, you will come to understand the issues that affect global investments and capital flows. Through in-depth lectures and presentations, you'll be able to identify the key concepts and strategies necessary to understand, and practice, business in the highly competitive global marketplace.

How do I take this course?

This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in the area of Global Real Estate Investment. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch as many, or as few segments each day, or each week, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned. There is also a dedicated chat room for this course, so you can talk, get help, and just be social as you journey through international investments and opportunities with others online.

Do I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.

What are the main features of globalization, and how does it impact the markets, and businesses, in different countries? What are some of the differences between real estate markets in different countries? Follow along as Dr Weinstein sketches out the issues in this introductory session that establishes important concepts on which the next lectures build.
The increased volume and speed of capital flows across borders is one of the main drivers of globalization. What are the causes, and more importantly, the effects on international real estate?
In this session Dr Weinstein explores some of the macro-economic factors that international investors face in making business decisions, including monetary policies, fiscal policies, exchange rate policies, and interest rate policies.
This presentation delves into the ways in which various legal, regulatory, and customary practices can impact international commercial transactions. Using the United States federal commercial regulations as examples, Dr Weinstein demonstrates how a myriad of factors - from tax laws, to environmental regulations, to reporting requirements - can influence, promote, and sometimes prevent international real estate transactions.
International transactions are more prone to risk, because foreigners usually do not have as thorough an understanding of the markets, policies, and ways of doing business in other countries as they do of their own country. In this session, Dr Weinstein outlines the numerous things that need to be understood when making an investment decision.
The world is a large and varied place. This session explores how specialization assists in gaining market knowledge to overcome risks of the unknown. Specialization can be based on Geography (a continent, region, or countries), markets, or sectors. This session examines the pros and cons of each.
The key to business is relationships, and fostering relationships across borders requires sensitivity and cultural awareness. This includes a range of factors, including how people communicate, how they relate to authority, and even how they understand and act on notions like 'time'. In this session, Dr Weinstein provides examples by examining differences between North America and Asia.
In this session, Dr Weinstein examines the importance of creating a reliable market profile, which summarizes economic conditions, demographic profiles, financial aspects of the national and international market, and trends and forecasts for the investment.
Networking across borders has become easier with the advent of social media, but good sense must prevail when selecting business partners. This session covers effective strategies to develop a network in an international market.
In this final session, Dr Weinstein provides some helpful tips, and discusses important resources, like the Jones Lang Lasalle transparency index, and the UN International Property Markets Scorecard

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