Portugal rates as one of the most popular golden visa and investment
destinations for South Africans due to the enticing family friendly lifestyle
and climate. This together with other strong fundamentals, is how Portugal’s
property market has lured a significant percentage of High Net Worth
Individuals particularly from South Africa. A key attraction for investors is
Portugal’s stable economy and healthy property market.
we know, Investors can gain citizenship within five to six years once their
Golden Visa has been approved, following which – providing permanent travel
within Schengen countries capacity but also the ability to live and work
anywhere within the EU. Other benefits to South Africans for offshore property
investment in Portugal are long-term capital appreciation prospects and
currency hedge. The same would apply in large to other investors from emerging
markets such as Brazil and Turkey for example.
most investments provide potential for long-term returns, offshore investments
give the opportunity to outperform inflation in most cases and grow capital in
a stronger currency. Offshore investments provide access to global markets,
allowing investors’ money to work harder within a diversified portfolio.
The importance of dealing with established and
reputable entities within this space cannot be stressed enough which is why
South African based 12 Star Capital after extensive research elected to identify
only best in class Portugal partners for collaboration. Investors using 12 Star
Capital to facilitate their offshore investment have the confidence that the
money being invested is secured in opportunities that have been scrutinised and
assessed by experts in the field. An example would be the EQTY Capital initiated
and professionally managed platform for Golden Visa eligible funds which
provides access to a select and diverse portfolio from Portugal’s leading Real
Estate Developers, all with a reputation of delivering exceptional properties. The
properties in the portfolio are rented out with the rental income being paid
out in the form of dividends. Importantly, these rental leases have inflation-linked increases
further protecting against periods of high unstable inflation like we are
Golden Visa investors have ‘risk mitigation’ at the forefront of their thoughts, so it is paramount to ensure that investments presented comply with this and are not overextended to one asset type or real estate developer for example. The question should be asked: ‘If a Golden Visa was not attached to this particular investment, would I be interested in it?’. Fundamentally, is it a good investment?
About 12 StarCapital:
Boasting 10 years’ experience in Citizenship by Investment Programmes, 12 Star Capital have a distinct understanding of the application process and have affiliated with experts in the field of immigration to ensure success is achieved. With a strong South African presence, with a corporate office in Johannesburg, American Dream and 12 Star Capital team are easily accessible for South African investors and understand the various hurdles that might be encountered. Our objective is to ensure you experience a streamlined process through the investment programme and acquire an alternative residency. Additionally, 12 Star Capital is a member of Investment Migration Council and IIUSA and a lifetime member of AIIA.
For more information, visit 12starcapital.com