Autumn 2011 eNewsletter

Autumn 2011 eNewsletter







Kijner & Sons International Realty will participate at the upcoming 
Hong Kong SMART Expo

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to announce its participation at the upcoming Hong Kong SMART Expo (10-11 December, 2011). The Hong Kong SMART Expo is China's most successful as well as Asia's longest running Investment and International Property Showcase, attracting the World's wealthiest investors. With over 20 expos in 7 years, SMART has opened its doors to over 1,500 exhibitors, 100,000+ quality investors and welcomed the voice of hundreds of senior level industry experts.

We bring you some of the most unique exclusive right-of-sale properties in Florida with Ocean Reef Club (Russell Post, Sotheby's International Realty), in Bangkok with Resort in Town I & II, in Paris and on the French Riviera, as well as in Costa Rica.   



As proud silver sponsors, Kijner & Sons International Realty will also hold two conferences on international real estate investments. Come and meet with us to learn more about investing and/or relocating to the United States, Florida, Thailand, Costa Rica and France. 

Kijner & Sons International Realty will also be joined by the President of the Agency for Real Estate Affairs in Thailand, Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai* and his team to further promote Thailand. 



For more information on this exciting event, please visit and for all the latest updates, check regularly our Facebook page

To get a FREE PASS to the Hong Kong SMART EXPO, click here

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth!

* Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai is a CRS Member, the President of the Thai Appraisal Foundation and the President of the Agency for Real Estate Affairs.





Kijner & Sons International Realty presents 
the agritourism "Tea, Mulberries and Dry Flowers"

Our partner My offers brand new agritourism entitled "Tea, Mulberries and Dried Flowers". This new ecotourism concept and tourist program in Kanchanaburi offers a visit to an organic Mulberry farm in the morning, followed by a visit to a natural dry flowers farm in the afternoon.

Both ecotours give an insight into two different farming styles in Thailand, with a unique opportunity given to participants to take part first hand in practical activities, which makes the experience memorable, informative, unique and real fun.

We invite you to discover this exciting ecotourism concept with the following short film. Enjoy!

Agrotour in Kanchanaburi 2 : Tea, Mulberries & Dry Flowers from iSi Asia on Vimeo.

To learn more about the new agritourism "Tea, Mulberries and Dry Flowers", click here.

To know more about accomodations in Kanchanaburi, click here





Investing in Boutique Hotels

In recent years, international businessmen and groups have turned to a new type of real estate investment: the Boutique Hotels.

Boutique Hotels offer highly personalized services to their demanding and sophisticated clientele, a state-of-the art environment as well as unique amenities. Because they are generally smaller than typical hotels, they can offer customized travel accommodations and adapt their offer to specific lifestyles, making their guests feel "at home" when traveling abroad. 

One of the kind boutique hotel with full management and operation in place
Hyères, French Riviera, France

Kijner & Sons International Realty gives you the main reasons why you should consider investing in a Boutique Hotel:

Tourism is a major economic drive and represents a solid percentage of a country's GDP

The emergence of a new wealthy middle class from developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC).

There is a growing overall demand for Boutique Hotels as travelers are looking for more tailored services whether they are going on a vacation or business trip. Traveling is more and more seen as an experience and a lifestyle where discovering a new country and its culture starts with the hotel, people are staying at. 

 Boutique Hotels provide investors with good rate of return as they usually target wealthier travelers who are willing to pay to get luxury amenities and a customized experience. 

Because of their usually smaller size and "lighter" management structure, operating costs of Boutique Hotels tend to be less than those of larger chain hotels

To read the full article, please click here.   


 United States 
Premium Processing for the EB-5


The Director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced on May 19, 2011, a proposal to implement premium processing of cases under the EB-5 program. The significance of premium processing is that it is a program under which USCIS, in return for an additional fee of $1,225, currently, commits itself to deciding the case, or taking further action on the case by requesting additional evidence, within 15 days. There was a public comment period for the proposal that ended on June 17, 2011. On August 2, 2011, Director Mayorkas announced that within 30 days, USCIS will take the first step to implement premium processing for the EB-5 program. This does not mean that the program will be available then, but rather that USCIS will finish the first of multiple steps directed toward implementing premium processing for the EB-5 program.

An EB-5 investor's ability to file the I-526 petition with premium processing will depend on the regional center, in which he or she invested, obtaining USCIS's approval of its project ahead of time under the application procedures for the I-924 application. The I-924 application is currently used for obtaining approval of a regional center designation or of an amendment to an existing regional center designation. However, under the new procedures, either an entity that is just applying for its designation as a regional center could also present a project for approval of its eligibility for premium processing, or an existing regional center could apply to have its latest project approved as eligible for premium processing. A crucial factor in determining whether a project would qualify as eligible for premium processing is the extent to which work under the project can begin right after approval of the EB-5 investors' I-526 petitions, at which point the investment funds are normally released to the regional center's project. If the project is ready to that extent, then the regional center can opt to pay the additional fee for premium processing for the I-924 application, which would result in a processing time of 15 days. Otherwise, for such projects, if the regional center does not opt for premium processing, USCIS would, nevertheless, commit itself to a processing time of no more than 2 months. If the project is not ready to this extent, or the project is still only hypothetical, then the processing of the I-924 application could take up to 5 months or longer.


Once USCIS gives EB-5 investors the option to use the premium processing service for their I-526 petition, this will be a tremendous benefit to EB-5 investors from multiple perspectives. First, this will constitute a considerable improvement over the current processing time of 6-8 months for a decision on the I-526 petition. Second, there will be greater certainty that the I-526 will not be denied due to the regional center's project, since it will have been approved under the I-924 application process. Third, the availability of premium processing will improve EB-5 investors' chances to complete the process to obtain conditional permanent residence prior to the sunset of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, which is the EB-5 program for the regional centers, on September 30, 2012. Fourth, for those EB-5 investors with a specific need for faster processing, such as those who are already living in the U.S. under a visa that will soon expire, or those EB-5 investors living outside of the U.S. who have plans to get their kids into school or university by a certain starting date, have a job offer in the U.S. with a certain starting date, or have other urgent plans to move to the U.S., the premium processing option for the I-526 petition will be tremendously beneficial.

When will premium processing of the I-526 petition become available? In remarks during the USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting on June 30, 2011, Director Mayorkas explained that premium processing will be phased in after USCIS accomplishes several steps in preparation. He stated, then on August 2, 2011, that the first step in implementing premium processing of the I-526 petition, will occur within 30 days of August 2, 2011.  The remaining steps will presumably be accomplished over the coming weeks and months. Even once premium processing becomes available, regional centers will have to go through the process of applying for approval of their project to make it eligible for premium processing. Therefore, it will take an additional 15 days to 2 months for regional centers to obtain approval of projects that they can offer them as eligible for premium processing. So, we are looking at several months, at least, before premium processing will become effectively available to the public.

For more information on the Premium Processing, please contact Anthony Olson, P.A., Immigration Law Firm

USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Source: Courtesy of our partner Anthony Olson, P.A. For the original article, please click here.



Ari, a charming neighborhood

Among Bangkok’s favorite and newest neighborhoods, Ari is a very pleasant residential area for family and young people alike. Seduced by its Thai feel and a growing number of recent real estate projects, more and more expats are moving there. In Ari, you will surely enjoy strolling along the green alleys, marvel at the stalls of the many street vendors and try out the delicious and inexpensive restaurants and cafes. Once adopted, it is truly difficult for people to leave this charming and authentic neighborhood. 


Recommended addresses in the neighborhood:

Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd
BTS: Mo Chit
MRT: Chatuchak Park
For more information, please click here.  
             Chatuchak Weekend Market
BTS: Mo Chit
MRT: Chatuchak Park
For more information, please click here.

To learn more about Ari, please click 


 United States 


Nestled in 2,500 secluded, tropical acres on the northernmost tip of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef is considered one of the country's most comprehensive communities. Offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and boat slips, Ocean Reef also features an oceanfront Inn, full-service spa and salon, and an array of dining and shopping options.

Leisure amenities include a world class 175-slip marina for boating, fishing and diving; three championship golf courses; world-class tennis and lawn sports; art league; cultural center; and more. Ocean Reef is also equipped with a fully staffed Medical Center, gourmet grocery store, veterinary care and The Academy, an independent K-8th grade "school within a school". Located within an hour from Miami International Airport and 1.5 hours from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ocean Reef is also serviced by its own private 4,456-foot lighted runway.


Oceanfront Estate with Sandy Beach
in the Florida Keys


Prime property in Islamorada with over four acres on the Atlantic Ocean with 350 feet of pristine sandy beach 

     Florida Keys
Private Family Estate


The entrance of this magnificent estate greets you with a canopy of mature, tropical foliage, a marble paver driveway and gates for privacy



Unique Double Lot Villa in Hua Hin

Exquisite villa in the charming Hua Hin Royal beach seaside village


Modern Private House in Bangkok
(Sukhumvit Soi 24)


Nestled in Sukhumvit pristine and vibrant area, Resort in Town I is centrally located in Bangkok most effervescent and luxurious neighborhoods of Prom Phong


Modern Private House in Bangkok
(Sukhumvit Asoke)


Resort in Town II, a renowned architect designed home in Asoke is surrounded by tropical luscious landscaping and furnished with top of the line European Interior design and Italian kitchen



Phenomenal Ocean Front Estate
in Ramatuelle, France


Wonderful waterfront property located in the prestigious Domaine de la Capilla


La Bastide, A Unique Estate
in Saint Tropez, France


An exquisite waterfront property in one of the most exclusive estates
on the Côte D'Azur

Custom Waterfront Villa
in Cannes, France


With a living space of 1200 m² in a closed and secure park of 10,000 m², this property benefits from a position dominating all the Cannes Bay



The Outstanding "White" Villa 
in Saint Tropez, France


Exceptional villa on the French Riviera i
n a secure private domain






Kijner & Sons International Realty
83-85 Boulevard de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France

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