ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA
We see that the Baltic countries can offer significant advantages and that they exhibit specific characteristics making them suitable from an investor point of view as well as differentiating them from other markets.
- Lower asset prices;
- Advantageous legislation;
- Favorable property structure.
The main advantage is a generally lower price level in relation to other similar growth zones. The price of the end product, timber or pulpwood, is usually similar to what is received in markets where underlying asset prices are much higher.
The second is advantageous legislation, allowing for purchase of land assets by legal entities. The restrictions on ownership are limited if compared to many other markets within the EU.
The third is a favorable property structure allowing for consolidation through purchase of smaller property portfolios and individual properties.