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McDonald’s was on the path to failure. You may know Ray Kroc made McDonald’s what it is today, but he cannot take all the credit. There was another man, Harry Sonneborn, who should receive the credit for the company still being around. In the early days of McDonald’s, the parent company was struggling to make...
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For those wanting to invest in real estate and real estate related businesses through public markets, there are a variety of ways to do so, including investing in registered companies of the fullowing types: Real estate operating companies; Brokers, developers, and builders of residential, commercial, and industrial properties; Property management firms; Finance, mortgage, and mortgage...
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Multifamily investments have historically been one of the most stable commercial asset classes – especially properties located in the right areas with the right demographics. And since the Financial Crisis, it’s standing as a preferred commercial asset class has only solidified due to increasingly favorable trends and demographics the likes of which this country has never seen. Due...
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For investors of commercial real estate, it can be easy to get lost in all the analytics, data, and information that all go into evaluating a good deal. There are many factors to consider when evaluating deals, including: Property Details (i.e., location, number of units, square footage, etc.) Cost (i.e., purchase price, cost of rehab. Improvement,...
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The oncoming tsunami of retiring Baby Boomers is poised to cause ripple effects on the housing market on multiple fronts for decades. Here is a snapshot of the most sobering facts about retiring Baby Boomers. 40% of all Baby Boomers (approximately 30 million) are set to retire in the next five years. 24% have no...
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Have you heard about the latest, most excellent investment? Of course, you have because there’s always one being pumped by the financial press catering to an investing public plagued with a bandwagon mentality. This bandwagon mentality is what contributes to stock market volatility. Because of stock market liquidity, investors can jump out of investments just...
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In the age of real-time news feeds, live streaming, and 280-character tweets, we as a society want our information quick and condensed. The side effect is that we tend to simplify and generalize complex issues. So when news started trickling in this summer that major real estate markets across the country saw real estate values...
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The importance of a “diversified portfolio” is likely the one piece of investment advice that is most widely promulgated to the masses. Diversification means dividing your investment capital across as many potential winners and losers as possible because it’s impossible to be sure which ones will “win.” As a result, the most common thought is...
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Stocks or real estate? Which offers a better return? This is a hard apple to apple comparison because stocks and real estate are vastly different, but we’ll take a stab. For purposes of this exercise, we will limit our data analysis to the last 20 years. From a pure growth standpoint, some will argue that...
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Many more opportunities are promoted to Accredited Investors. Those that qualify are not even aware of the doors this opens or how to qualify. Being an accredited investor opens up the new opportunities which are not available to the non-Accredited Investor. Here are some examples: Private placements Real estate syndications Hedge funds Venture capital funds...
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