Real Estate vs Bonds: Which is a Better Investment?

Bonds or Real Estate: Which is a Better Investment?

Each individual investor is unique in the sense that each has his or her own individual return requirements, preferred asset classes, investment objectives (for example, income, capital gains, or both), liquidity needs, risk tolerance, and time horizons. An investor should weigh these individual needs carefully before making an investment choice. Compounding the decision, there is […]

Is Commercial Real Estate a Hedge Against Inflation?

Inflation and Commercial Real Estate, Shop Rite Exterior

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 […]

Stock Market vs. Commercial Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment?

Stock Market vs. Commercial Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment?

If an individual has capital to invest, the rational course of action is to evaluate a variety of investment opportunities and to choose the one that offers the best chance for the highest return. Often, this means comparing the pros and cons of one opportunity to those of another. And one such comparison that is […]

What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate Investing

What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate Investing

Commercial real estate (CRE) is 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 building layout […]

Where to Invest Instead of the Stock Market

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 […]

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate Partnerships

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate Partnerships

For individuals looking for how to invest in commercial real estate, there are a number of vehicles through which capital can be deployed.  For example, an investor could purchase a property directly, which entitles them to 100% of the property’s cash flow and appreciation, but it also requires a significant time commitment to manage the […]

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate (CRE) is a broad category with a wide variety of property types, property classes, and investment vehicles.  For individuals new to investing in commercial real estate, the number of options can be overwhelming and confusing, but they don’t have to be.  By following a few steps, an investor can quickly filter through […]

What is Net Asset Value (NAV) in Commercial Real Estate Investing?

What You Should Know About Net Asset Value

When an individual chooses to invest in a private equity real estate transaction, it typically means they are purchasing securities in a company that owns and operates a piece of real estate.  In some cases, the company may own a single property (as is the case in many of our transactions) or, in other cases, […]

Understanding Passive Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Understanding Passive Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunities

There is a commonly cited belief among real estate investors that an investment in commercial real estate rental properties can provide passive income.  This is only partially true.  Yes, passive or “hands-off” income and cash flow is possible, but the property management for a commercial real estate asset is far from a passive endeavor.   All […]