Real Estate vs. Bonds: 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?
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?
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
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 Can I Invest in Commercial Real Estate?
Individuals looking to invest in commercial real estate (“CRE”), especially for the first time, can be overwhelmed by the number of available options and the managers who offer them. We have found that it can be easy to narrow down the choices by first grouping them into two buckets, active or passive. Active vs. Passive […]
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 […]
Options for Investing Passively in Commercial Real Estate
Commercial real estate investing comes with a variety of benefits including income, capital appreciation, tax benefits, and portfolio diversification. Depending on the individual needs and desires of each investor, there are two avenues through which these benefits can be obtained, active investment or passive investment. The Difference Between Active and Passive Investment As their names […]
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 Kind of Commercial Real Estate Investor (CRE) Are You?
Commercial real estate investment properties come in all shapes, sizes, types, classes, conditions, prices, and in different locations. In addition, the method or vehicle through which to invest can vary from one transaction to another. For individual investors who are interested in commercial real estate investing and the portfolio diversification that it brings, the choices […]