Par­adise Rede­fined

The pri­vate is­land in­vest­ment mar­ket has changed ir­re­vo­ca­bly in the past 20 years, re­ports Stephen Short

Hong Kong Tatler - - Real Estate -

he alure of a per­sonal is­land par­adise ex­erts a strong pull on celebri­ties and the su­per rich— War­ren Buf­fett and Johnny Depp have both just bought Greek is­lands, and Brad Pitt and An­gelina Jolie are re­port­edly about to take the plunge—but buy­ing and in­vest­ing have be­come more the pre­serve of in­sti­tu­tions and busi­nesses. Three key events—the ad­vent of the in­ter­net, the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis, which saw the wealthy re­treat to their core mar­kets, and the growth of the eco agenda—

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