Samantha Russell

Samantha Russell is the Editor for our Global Property Advisor, guiding readers to establish, build, and diversify their international property portfolio, and is LIOS’ in-house real estate Guru, protégé to Lief Simon.

Samantha started following property markets when she was 21 and made her first investment just two years later at 23. After getting to grips with her local market (London), she began to look farther afield at international markets. Armed with this firsthand experience, Sam knows what to look out for when considering a real estate deal, but she also backs it up with serious due diligence on every project she considers for her readers. As she says, “you can’t fall victim to PDF fear,” meaning she happily ploughs through 200-page PDFs on property or planning law… sometimes in her second language.

Currently living in Panama but having traveled three continents, Samantha has seen a bit of everything in life. She goes off-road and nips through cities, submerging herself into society´s truths and secrets. These days, nothing gets past her unnoticed… she then puts pen to paper and divulges all, bringing her readers the sweet, and at times bitter, truth. Known for her honest writing, Samantha covers property markets throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. She also dives into the world of citizenship through investment programs, current affairs, Smart Cities, and the potential of blockchain.

Nearly Sold Out: Teak Investment With Returns Up To 690%

teak tree forest

The Panamanian teak plantation Global Property Advisor featured in January 2018 had only 25 parcels left in December. Now the inventory is down to 10. That is a seriously limited inventory. And each parcel makes a return from 10.4% up to 690%. An investment this attractive means these last 10 are going to sell out soon. The …

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2 Smart Cities That Are Changing The Future Of Urban Living

medellin smart city

Smart cities improve life. And who doesn’t want improvement? A “smart city” is a city that’s smartly run. The city’s movers and shakers work together, thinking collectively. And they use technology to make the city a better place… nicer, more pleasant, more sustainable, easier… Smart cities aren’t about technology being used at the dinner table, …

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Investing In The U.K. Student Housing Sector (PBSH)

oxford england university dorms and houses

Student housing is gigantic, global, and growing. Savills states that 2016 saw US$16.4 billion invested into global student housing. The United Kingdom and the United States traditionally lead the Purpose-Built Student Housing (PBSH) sector. In Europe, 80% of PBSH is focused in the U.K. And, although I predict the U.K. and the States will continue …

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