American Property Partners was founded in 2011, guiding and advising clients looking to build a property portfolio in the United States.

Director Stephen McClatchie started researching the US property market after the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, discovering that the recession led to a chain of events resulting in a sudden and drastic free fall in American housing prices. Hundreds of thousands of home owners found themselves owning a house valued below their mortgage and walked away from their homes as a result, handing their keys back to banks.

For Australians, the GFC’s impact combined with the strengthened Australian dollar reaching parity in 2010 has created property investment opportunities very different to those found at home.