A bearer share holding company is the best way to manage your real estate assets while guaranteeing the beneficiary’s privacy.
A holding company significantly limits the risks of investing in the sector and, at the same time, protects your assets.
The holding company is formed to manage different types of assets, such as real estate, shares, participations, fleet of vehicles, ships, etc. In this way, your identity, as the real owner of these assets, is concealed behind the company. The holding company has the legal possibility to operate in different jurisdictions. Therefore, you can have properties in several countries, all under the same holding company.
This type of company operates without a bank account and conducts no other type of activity. In case you have several properties and you want to rent them, you can place them under a holding company.
Our firm can help you structure your holding company with an offshore company registered in Panama with bearer shares. Upon amendments to the Panamanian laws, these shares must remain under the custody of a bank or an Authorized Agent (this is a service offered by our law firm). This way you guarantee the greatest possible anonymity.
Advantages of holding company with bearer shares
Additionally, another advantage of a holding company with bearer shares is the easy transfer, even in the event of the death of the beneficiary. The heirs only have to claim ownership of the shares. Thus, it is not necessary to resort to court claims, which are often costly and time-consuming.
One of the most common variants is to place, as beneficiary of the bearer shares of the real estate holding company, a private interest foundation in Panama. This Foundation will also allow you to organize the distribution of your inheritance in the way you consider most appropriate. We can also help you create a Panama Private Interest Foundation.
Alternatively, if you plan to invest in several real estate properties, you may also choose to acquire each property through a specific offshore company for each asset. Such strategy ensures that when you sell that property, you will only have to transfer the shares of the offshore company that owns it. By doing so, you avoid the payment of transfers taxes which tend to be very high. The holding company can be the owner of real estate, shares, bonds, personal property, etc.