“I started investing in real estate in the early aughts, and clearly a lot has changed since then. In my infancy as an investor, I was frustrated by the lack of tech available for networking and finding investment-quality properties. On the heels of that was the need to connect so I could secure capital for investments. In my desperation, I tried to use MySpace to find the resources needed to launch my investment career. It’s not hard to imagine how ineffective that little experiment worked out.”Read More
A lot of the investors that I work with have some experience investing in single family homes but they want to know more about some of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in apartment buildings. The following lists are not meant to be exhaustive lists detailing every single advantage and disadvantage of investing apartment building and single family homes.Read More
Over the last eight years private equity real estate has witnessed some of the best total returns in its history. This has also coincided with the longest stock bull market in U.S. history. Some investors feel as if the current expansion can continue unabated. More disturbingly than that, and perhaps spoiled by the astounding returns in this cycle, many investors are still reaching for IRRs they achieved in the near past, blithely ignorant of the fact that most of the appreciation was the result of mean reversion and record low interest rates. Investors remain aggressive today when they should be defensive.Read More
(Bloomberg)—Investors in real estate are sending a strong signal about the future of retail.
Values for U.S. industrial buildings, including the warehouses that serve as distribution hubs for Amazon.com Inc. and others that sell goods online, have been wildly outperforming retail-property values for some time. A new report from Green Street Advisors LLC shows that industrial values have climbed 15 percent over the past year, the most of the 10 types of commercial real estate the research firm tracks. Over the same period, prices for malls, the worst performer, fell 12 percent.Read More
Whether you are looking to broaden your investment portfolio or taking the first step into the investment world, add commercial real estate into the mix could be precisely what you need.Read More
Many real estate investors start out like I did with that first duplex before investing in single-family residences (SFRs) and then later trying to move into commercial deals.
At one point, I was well on my way to owning 100 houses, but that was before I changed my strategy.
What caused the shift was gaining experience working as a property manager while selling rentals almost exclusively to real estate investors in my network. Between eviction court, inspections, turnovers, and routine maintenance, I quickly realized how much time and how many headaches were involved, and I started to question my strategy.Read More