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Capitalising on Canada - unique land investment opportunity

9th November 2011 Print

Canada’s sound fiscal situation, commodity wealth and solid economic performance make it one of the most promising places in the world to invest. Combine these pull factors with the high returns from a type of investment usually reserved for institutional investors and you get a rare and exciting investment opportunity.

Landcorp International is introducing UK investors to a pre-development land investment opportunity at Forest Lakes Country Club in Nova Scotia. The four-star, all season resort is set to become Atlantic Canada’s premier leisure destination. Investors are being offered fixed returns of up to 108% on investments over £20,000, which can be placed in a Self Investment Personal Pension (SIPP) or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS)

According to a new report from the IMF, Canada is faring best out of the G7 countries and is seen as an economic safe haven, with its tightly regulated banks, buoyant housing market and low debt burden. The country is also rich in natural resources and strong on exports and manufacturing. Canada’s GDP did not dip much when the majority of the western world sank into recession in 2008 and when the recovery began the following year, Canada quickly returned to growth. The Economist Intelligence Unit puts Canada as the number one investment location of the G7 for the 2010-2014 period. Canada also offers a high quality of life, ranking top among G7 countries and second overall in the OECD’s Better Life Index, where countries were rated on various factors including income, housing, work life balance.

Industry in Nova Scotia and the area surrounding Forest Lakes Country Club was recently given a huge boost with the announcement that the Halifax shipyard has been awarded a $25 billion contract by the federal government to build Canadian combat ships. This news will have enormous impact in terms of jobs and prosperity in the area, creating 15,000 jobs annually over the next 30 years.

This positive economic backdrop continues to fuel the Canadian property market where prospects remain bright. The luxury end of the market particularly is tipped for long-term future growth, with significant demand for recreational property and holiday homes with good amenities and rental potential, such as the properties available at Forest Lakes.
Forest Lakes Country Club is set to become the most luxurious and environmentally friendly lifestyle resort on Canada’s east coast. Nova Scotia, known as Canada's Ocean Playground, has some of the country’s most breathtaking natural scenery. Forest Lakes is located on a site of over 1000 acres, with the development set amid picturesque forest and interspersed with crystal clear lakes. The resort is located just 30 minutes drive from the provincial capital Halifax and its international airport, from where flights to London take just under six hours and only two hours to New York.

The resort will offer a range of luxurious property types including villas, townhouses, condominiums, hotel rooms and guest cottages. It will also be packed with amenities embracing the great Canadian outdoors, including a Nicklaus Design 18 hole golf course with driving range and club house, a series of interconnecting lakes for watersports, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and facilities for tennis, gym, skiing and cross country skiing, ice skating and ice curling. It will also include a luxury boutique hotel and spa, shops, bars and restaurants. Terra Firma Development Corporation, the developer of the resort, achieved full planning permission in August.

Terra Firma is offering a fixed return of up to 108% on investments over £20,000, with multiple exit options available including purchasing a building plot or a cash return. Investments are managed by a Licensed UK based Trustee governed by UK Law with all funds held in a protected Escrow Account in the investors name.

Ailse MacFarlane, Managing Director of Landcorp International comments: “When a country has as much to offer as Canada, there are numerous reasons to choose it as a place to invest. The country’s strong economic position is giving investors confidence that Canada is a safe bet and the financial outlook for Nova Scotia is particularly positive in light of the ship building contracts. That coupled with the high rates of return that this type of pre-development land investment offers, make it a very exciting opportunity.”

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