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Southeast Asian Real Estate Investment Opportunities on the Rise

Foreign investors would love taking a look at Southeast Asia, according to The Edge Market. There is a lot of high-yield, yet higher risk investment properties in the region and those with a high-risk 'addiction' would love it here. Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar are only a few of those places, according to Colliers International's David Faulkner.

These three countries lagged behind their Southeast Asian neighbours in terms of attention largely due to the countless risks. These countries had the risk connected with their respective economies, most of which are less familiar with investors seeking to put up capital for investments in these countries.

Indonesia had remained an intriguing prospect for most foreign investors. They are attracted by the potential that Indonesia's population poses, but there are also other opportunities to be excited about. Vietnam and Myanmar, meanwhile, carries the same potential that Indonesia does, making them very interesting prospects in terms of portfolio expansion.

On a separate list, Asian Correspondent added two Southeast Asian nations that are on the rise as investment destinations. Interestingly enough, Indonesia also made it on the list, all but confirming that the Southeast Asian nation truly is a risk worth taking. These are, however, not without caveats, with the list warning people about the odd 'blip' here and there when referring to the many risks in these countries.

Cambodia, perhaps, managed to secure its place on the list thanks to the Chinese. The investments made in the country has propelled a 'construction boom' in pockets and areas such as Phnom Penh, the capital city. The Philippines, meanwhile, doesn't only have Manila to offer as an investment destination anymore. Other rising cities such as Paranaque, Las Pinas, and Pasay are also on the rise, as well as provincial ones with Davao City as an example.

Indonesia's highly urbanized status makes it hard to resist, as well as the various levels of development scattered across all its 17,000 islands. Jakarta, the country's capital, still stands out as a shining beacon for investors. It is one of the hottest real estate markets in Asia, where high-end apartments can yield rents anywhere between 7.4 to 8.5 percent.

Investors don't have to be high-risk addicts to invest in these cities. They can also go through real estate investment trusts (REITs) or through mutual funds if they cannot directly invest in these developments. Singapore REITs cater to Indonesian investors, while Malaysia and Thailand investors are welcome too.

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