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Bringing foreign capital to the US

Panelists discuss the process of bringing in foreign capital, the criteria that foreign investors look to in U.S. properties, and what kind of investments they are looking to make.


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Lawrence Selevan: Bringing foreign capital in the US it’s not about the regulations here are so much, unless we get the wrong president, but it's really how they pulled the cash out of their country. So if you have an institutional Chinese investor often especially if they’re majority owned by the Chinese government, they need to get three or four different levels of approval before they're allowed to take the capital out. And over the last four or five months they've had a more restrictive policy than I've seen in a very long time. So a lot of it has to do how you get it out of their country and get it to here. We have a much freer flow of capital in and out of the United States, except when it goes under the Patriot Act.

Give an example of criteria that are important to foreign investors that we may not consider.


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Kenneth Weissenberg CPA, Tax Partner in Real Estate Services, is experienced in tax saving strategies and negotiating sales and acquisitions. He represents owners of some of the most well-known real estate properties in New York City.

About Lisa Knee

Lisa Knee is a Tax Partner and Co-Leader of the national Real Estate practice and leader for the national Real Estate Private Equity Group with expertise in the hotel, real estate, financial services, aviation and restaurant sectors and is a member of AICPA, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Bar Association.

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