Investment Migration People in the News – Oct 21, 2019

In this weekly segment, we provide a roundup of industry personalities’ appearances in the traditional media over the past week.

The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong and its effects on Portugal’s golden visa and real estate market was a common theme this week.

People who made appearances this week:

  • Tina Cheng, Midland Immigration Consultancy
  • David Hui, Centaline Immigration Consultancy
  • Daniel Correia, United Investments Portugal
  • Patricia Rato, &Beyond
  • Luiz Felipe Maia, Maia International
  • Patricia Climaco, Castelhana Real Estate
  • Dominic Volek, Henley & Partners
  • Alexandros Risvas, Risvas & Partners

SCMP: Hongkongers pursue overseas passports and sell homes at huge discounts to fund move as city’s protests rage on

Hongkongers’ interest in emigrating has jumped fourteen fold as the four-month long anti-government protests show no signs of ending, and many are selling their property before the housing market deteriorates further to finance their move, according to Midland Immigration Consultancy.

IM people featured:

  • Tina Cheng, Midland Immigration Consultancy
  • David Hui, Centaline Immigration Consultancy

Macau Daily Times: HK’s ‘Social Unrest’ is Boosting Property Sales in Portugal

“Our investment product is not planned to the program of the ‘Golden Visa.’ It is a product for a client in a higher segment of the market, which is looking for, above all, quality and security. [Here] the residency visa is an added advantage.”

IM people featured:

  • Daniel Correia, United Investments Portugal
  • Patricia Rato, &Beyond

SCMP: Portugal’s property market gains from Hongkongers looking for golden visa, safe haven amid protest chaos

Hong Kong is tipped to become one of the top sources of foreign investment in Portuguese property as residents seek a European haven from the violent protests that have consistently reduced their city to something resembling a war zone.

IM people featured:

  • Luiz Felipe Maia, Maia International
  • Patricia Climaco, Castelhana Real Estate

Techwire Asia: Southeast Asia might welcome more entrepreneurs, before and after Brexit

With Brexit on the horizon, it is expected that Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries will welcome a wave of economic immigrants — many of whom will be making the move in order to accelerate their digital transformation agenda.

IM people featured:

  • Dominic Volek, Henley & Partners

Ekathimerini: Golden Visa system in a bind

“About a week ago we applied for an appointment for a customer of ours, but to our surprise the response was negative, as the office is unable to serve investors at all, not even in one or two years’ time,” says Alexandros Risvas.

IM people featured:

  • Alexandros Risvas, Risvas & Partners
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