Shares in Caribbean Real Estate. What to Choose: Physical Object, Trust or Stock

Shares in Caribbean Real Estate. What to Choose: Physical Object, Trust or Stock in property
Shares in Caribbean Real Estate. What to Choose: Physical Object, Trust or Stock in property

Five Caribbean countries offer citizenship by investment. One of the options in the programs is real estate investment. You can buy the whole object or take part in the construction of hotels and villas.

The share can be in a physical object, trust or stocks. Keep reading for more details on how they differ and what the advantages are of each.

Share in a physical object

A share in a physical property is a classic fractional ownership of an apartment, villa or hotel room. This means that several investors have equal shares in real estate in the Caribbean: for example, ½ or ⅓. Everyone has a certificate of ownership and the ability to live in the apartment for several weeks a year and receive income.

A share in a physical property is usually acquired by investors who want to make a profitable investment in real estate and obtain Caribbean citizenship. Share cost starts from $200,000 regardless of the object. All of them are approved and verified by the government. After five years, the share can be sold with the investment returned and citizenship will continually remain for the investor and his family members.

Buyers of shares in resort complexes and participants of citizenship programs do not deal with the maintenance of real estate as the management company takes responsibility for this. Expenses are deducted from rental payments.

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Apartments in a hotel complex by the sea with its own infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda. Share price starts with $220,000

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Apartments in a hotel complex by the sea with its own infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda. Share price starts with $220,000

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Apartments in a hotel complex by the sea with its own infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda. Share price starts with $220,000

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Apartments in a hotel complex by the sea with its own infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda. Share price starts with $220,000

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Apartments in a hotel complex by the sea with its own infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda. Share price starts with $220,000

Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean real estate for sale beachfront in Antigua and Barbuda

Share in a company trust

A trust is a type of investment fund. The founder transfers his property to the disposal of the trustee. What does this mean in our case? Find out with the information provided below.

In a trust, an investor does not own an object and a certificate of real estate, but a trust declaration. This makes it possible to obtain Caribbean citizenship and spend a couple of weeks at the hotel a year. In five years, this share can be sold, most likely back to the developer.

Also, the investor will receive income, which, as a rule, is calculated from the total production of the hotel, — from 1.5 to 4.5%. A share in a trust is most often chosen by investors for whom confidentiality is important: they will not be listed in the register of owners of the country, since in fact this is a share of participation in development, and not ownership of a specific object.

When buying a share in a trust, it is important to choose a company with a good reputation, familiarize yourself with the agreement and assess the risks. As an example, you need to pay attention to whether a contract has been concluded between the developer and the hotel management company, since they carefully check the project. Immigrant Invest lawyers take over the legal purity of the transaction; the investor does not need to independently understand all the nuances and pitfalls.

Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis

A $220,000 share in a five-star resort run by the Hyatt Group. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Buster

Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis

A $220,000 share in a five-star resort run by the Hyatt Group. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Buster

Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis

A $220,000 share in a five-star resort run by the Hyatt Group. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Buster

Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean beachfront property for sale in St Kitts and Nevis

Shares in corporate equity

When buying shares in a company, the investor becomes the owner of the certificate, but not the physical object. The owner in this case is the developer. Just like in a trust, the investor receives Caribbean citizenship and can stay in the hotel for a couple of weeks a year.

The investor does not have a certificate of ownership, which means that there is no entry in the register of owners either. This is an advantage for those who value privacy.

Income can not be received from all objects — it all depends on the contract with a specific developer. After five years, you can sell your share back to the owner. To do this, it is important to follow the company’s charter and comply with the terms of the shareholder agreement.

Immigrant Invest lawyers check each item of all documents in advance, help assess the risks and answer the investor’s questions.

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

Share in a resort complex on the coast operated by Hilton in Dominica. Share price starts with $220,000

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

Share in a resort complex on the coast operated by Hilton in Dominica. Share price starts with $220,000

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

Share in a resort complex on the coast operated by Hilton in Dominica. Share price starts with $220,000

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

Share in a resort complex on the coast operated by Hilton in Dominica. Share price starts with $220,000

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

Share in a resort complex on the coast operated by Hilton in Dominica. Share price starts with $220,000

Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica
Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica
Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica
Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica
Property for sale in the Caribbean: Dominica

What share to invest in

The decision of what to invest in depends on the investor and his preferences. If it is important to have a title deed and plan to sell the property in five years, it is worth considering a share in a physical property. If confidentiality is important, shares in a trust or company shares are fine.

There are several steps to go through before choosing your equity options. Firstly, we determine what the investor’s tasks and budget are. Secondly, the compliance department conducts a Due Diligence check, of which it becomes clear whether the applicant will be able to obtain citizenship or not.

After that, our experts help the investor to choose Caribbean island real estate, check the contract, give an expert assessment of each clause of the agreement and explain the risks. That is, the investor is accompanied at every stage of the transaction and even after it — free of charge for a year.

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