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Real Estate Investment – Attractive SectorsThe global property market enters into the 3rd year of recovery phase, and there have been some sectors that have performed better than other sectors. We look into some niche sectors in this articleMedical FacilitiesMedical facilities is a general term that covers hospitals, clinics, suburban medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, or any facilities that are used by medical professionals. This can also include buildings for blood banks. This property sector has performed well worldwide as the demand for such facilities continue to rise due to ageing population; and some property funds have successfully purchased industrial properties and converted them into medical facilities; and sold them to investors. Internet Data CentersOne sector that is not well understood by most investors or real estate agents. Reubens Brothers, one of the UK’s most successful property investment groups, understands this and had purchased different data centers worldwide. Singapore backed Temasek Group had bought a large number of data centers in Japan and United States.In 2005, there was a global over-supply of data center spaces, and it is now a complete opposite. There is actually an under-supply of data centers worldwide. These facilities house mission-critical assets such as telecommunications facilities, major computer servers and super-computers. Events like Japan’s earthquake, terrorist activities and power outages have all prompted further demand for data center spaces.What does this mean for real estate investors? Many such facilities have been converted from ex-semiconductor plants, or government buildings due to their security and structure. If you are selling ex-Government or large scale ex-R&D or High-Tech facilities, you may keep an eye on data center operators, as they are expanding their space at moment.SchoolsOne analyst told me that schools are also in demand. It’s an interesting thought. He mentioned that English teaching and skills colleges are both expanding. English colleges have expanded due to significant increase of Chinese & Korean students studying abroad; as well as Indian students. Some colleges have expanded their campus by 2 to 3 times last year due to these new demands, others have opened up new campus in new cities.Here are just some interesting feedbacks we have collected from agents and property analysts, and hopefully they can help you in planning some new angles for marketing. Check out our Global Real Estate Investors Guide on [please contact me for website address] your property opportunities to reach Chinese investors: [please contact me for website address] & [please contact me for website address]