ORLANDO — Longtime real estate developer and global marketing strategist Roger Soderstrom, and international marketing specialist sales associate Omar Abdul-Hafiz of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty are heading a team at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for marketing a major Orlando mixed-use project to foreign investors in the Middle East.
Soderstrom said Abdul-Hafiz, with close ties to the Middle East, is fluent in Arabic and has been working with qualified investors there who would like to invest are investing from $500,000 to more than $1 million in U.S. real estate including EB-5 approved projects that offer an immigration visa program which affords investors resident status to travel and work throughout the U.S.
“Foreign investors want to buy vacation homes, multi-family communities, single-family homes and condominiums that are in high demand in the Orlando area. They are looking to generate cash flow and capital gain so they can work toward more investments in the U.S. and in particular Orlando, the epicenter of hospitality that attracts 62 million tourists a year,” Abdul-Hafiz explained.
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is exclusively marketing 29 Palms at City Center – 301 one, two and three-bedroom condominium residences – that are part of City Center West Orlando, an approved EB-5 Florida Real Estate Regional Center. “This is the first major project that has been garnering interest among the team’s Middle Eastern investors,” Soderstrom said.
Central Florida is already home to 130 international companies and is strong in its ability to attract corporate headquarters according to the Orlando EDC. “This area is becoming the Middle Eastern investor’s prime investment target especially with Emirates Airlines starting daily service to Orlando,” Hafiz added.
U.S. immigration policy encourages foreign investments in U.S. projects that will create new jobs and improve local economies.
“The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (UCSIS) allows up to 10,000 EB-5 visas per year, and our local marketing expertise can identify top choice Orlando area investment opportunities with promising returns like 29 Palms at City Center,” Abdul-Hafiz said
Soderstrom has marketed and sold large luxury residential projects, development sites and large office buildings, and worked with local and national residential and commercial developers on multiple projects throughout Central Florida for over 30 years.
Abdul-Hafiz, an entrepreneur who holds a degree in political science and international relations from UCF, founded a profitable real estate firm that buys, rehabs and resells residential and commercial properties.
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