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Unmatched potential and equal property rights – why foreign investors are going mad for Mongolia

October 29, 2013Article by Ray Withers

With world-leading economic growth of over 17% in 2011, Mongolia was a clear favourite with international investors. Mineral deposits worth an estimated $1.4 trillion attracted global attention and analysts far and wide were tipping Mongolia as the place for investors to make their fortunes.

Here at Property Frontiers, where we always like to be ahead of the game, we had already put the Mongolian market to the test. Our 2007 residential development investment opportunity, in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, brought on average returns of 24% and 300% capital growth over four years for those who invested.

A changing environment

Of late, some people have expressed concerns about investing in Mongolia, but we firmly believe that this dynamic and growing economy is still a land of opportunity so far as foreign investment is concerned.

Since 2011, the environment in Mongolia has changed, with a new, pro-business party winning the 2012 parliamentary election in this blossoming democracy. This has already led to improvements in legislation that affect foreign investors, such as the new investment law due to come into effect on 1st November 2013 which sets stable tax periods based on investment amounts and effectively levels the playing field for domestic and foreign investors.

Mongolia remains a country with unmatched growth potential. In the first half of 2013, its economy expanded by 11%. In May 2013, a new securities law paved the way for the modernisation of its stock market. In July 2013, the implementation of new legislation in relation to mortgage regulation generated a massive shift in the housing market, as homebuyers took advantage of improved mortgage rates over longer periods.

Future plans

The Mongolian government has pledged a package of additional reforms to further improve the investment climate, making now the perfect time to become a part of this swiftly modernising country’s future.

Property Frontiers’ investors exclusively have the opportunity to once more lead the market where Mongolia is concerned. Our new opportunity, The Village @ Nukht, is a luxury leisure and shopping centre complex that is currently under construction. Due for completion by the end of Q4 2013, we are offering high end retail units from just USD 254,000. Rental returns of 14.8% NET are expected, alongside an optional assured yield of 12% for 24 months.

We stayed ahead of the curve with our Mongolia investment opportunity in 2007. Now, in 2013, we are proud to offer our investors the opportunity to do the same again.

If you would like more information on developments in Mongolia, feel free to contact us today.

Author

Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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