Stocks, Bonds, or Commercial Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment?
For a moment, consider the following thought exercise: Assume that an investor has $50,000 in capital that he or she needs to deploy, but this person can only invest in one of the following asset classes: stocks, bonds, or commercial real estate. In order to make such a decision, the investor must consider the relative […]
Is Commercial Real Estate a Hedge Against Inflation?
A commercial real estate investment can provide many benefits including cash flow, capital gains, favorable tax treatment, and portfolio diversification, all while serving as a hedge against inflation. Most of these benefits are fairly straightforward, but the last one—a hedge against inflation—is commonly misunderstood and often overlooked. In order to understand what it is and […]
What Are The Benefits of a Commercial Real Estate Investment?
If an individual has excess capital that he or she would like to deploy into an investment of any sort, there are several popular options from which to choose. One could choose to invest in the stock market, in which case it’s possible to achieve high returns—but this option could also face significant price volatility. […]
What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate Investing
Commercial real estate (CRE) is defined as a class of real estate assets that are purchased with the intent to generate a profit through rental income, capital gains or both. Broadly speaking, there are four widely recognized commercial property types: Office: Office space is designed for the unique needs of running a business. The office […]
Where to Invest Instead of the Stock Market
Traditional financial advice on saving for retirement states that an individual should make regular contributions to a tax advantaged retirement account and use these funds to invest in a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Over time, this has proven to be a reliable strategy, but economic conditions can drive periods of intense volatility that can […]