Foreign Direct Investment in North America
Enhancing Your Real Estate Opportunities and Strategies – a Complimentary Seminar


Wednesday, November 12 
13:00 - 17:00 
Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Room 401
2-8, Hommachi-bashi, Chuo-ku Osaka 540-0029 

The U.S. law firm of Masuda Funai will host this informative seminar in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Legal and real estate professionals will present proven and effective strategies for direct investments in real estate in North America. Speakers from SelectUSA, ProMexico and Invest-in-Canada will discuss foreign direct investment. Public/private partnerships and infrastructure projects will also be reviewed.

Please register for this complimentary seminar by November 1, 2014 via E-mail at events@masudafunai.com. For more information call Fumiko Tokuyoshi, Client Service Representative, at +1 (312) 245-7439.

Program Topics:

Roundtable Discussion on Foreign Direct Investment in North America

Panel discussion by representatives of SelectUSA, ProMexico and Invest-in-Canada.

Investing in the United States - Masuda Funai

Masuda Funai will address: (1) real estate investment in the U.S., including land use, permitting and licensing, ownership entity options, strategies for integrating operations in North America and global project management, and (2) opportunities for suppliers of goods and services in public/private partnerships and infrastructure projects.

Investing in Mexico - Rubio Villegas & Asociados

The Mexico-based law firm will offer insight into tax and legal consequences arising from real estate transactions in Mexico. Additional topics include different purpose trusts, guarantee transactions, acquiring or leasing real estate including IMMEX and shelters, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance.

Investing in Canada - Davis LLP

Davis LLP / Davis & Takahashi will discuss (1) investment in Canada including ownership entity options, and also (2) the Canadian public/private partnership model and investment opportunities for Japanese companies in PPP projects in Canada.

Site Selection and New Construction Challenges and Strategies

A panel of real estate brokers will discuss real estate strategies, site selection, lease and purchase options and operational integration of real estate facilities in North America.