A new investment scheme that allows people to invest in social housing projects aimed at helping low-income families in Brazil get housed, has been welcomed by AAA.
Boston, MA, USA, February 1, 2013 -- A new investment scheme that allows people to invest in social housing projects aimed at helping low-income families in Brazil get housed, has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).
The alternative investment advocacy group claims that investing in Brazilian social housing projects is not only an ethically sound option for your dollar or euro, but could also deliver some seriously strong returns.
"Those clever people at Emerald Knight have launched a scheme whereby individuals can invest in a social housing scheme to help meet the projected 12 million unit deficit in Brazilian housing come 2023," explained AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
The scheme is being welcomed by AAA, which claims that new housing is desperately needed in Brazil and that generating investment from foreign investors who are seeking an alternative and ethical asset class to help diversify their portfolio is a great way to fund such construction projects.
The scheme is part of the 'Minha Casa, Minha Vida' (My House, My Life) initiative, which was launched by the Brazilian government in 2009. The project hopes to build as many as three million homes over the coming five years. "Property supply in Brazil simply can't keep up with demand, and on top of this, millions of families in Brazil already live in sub-standard housing. This is a great opportunity to invest in one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world, and to help solve the country's major housing deficit," explained Emerald Knight's director, James Howard.
The first stage of the investment scheme generated returns of 20 per cent for investors and a large percentage immediately signed up for the second stage of the investment, which has now reaches capacity. The minimum investment is around $30,000.
However, there are many alternatives, including investing in sustainable plantations in Brazil, which can generate great returns for investors as the timber is so in demand for use in the new housing projects. Firms like Greenwood Management run plantation projects that are easy to invest in and reap the benefits of the housing demand in the Latin American region.
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