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A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity

A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity By Adam Gower Ph.D. Preferred equity is one of those financial concepts that a lot of investors believe they understand, and yet each may have a different concept in mind which can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. This article provides guidance on the definition of preferred equity, and how you can tell the difference between the different types. Simply stated, there are two types of capital that are used…

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Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange Pros and Cons

Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange Pros and Cons By Adam Gower Ph.D. Real estate investing has a lot of advantages. The use of leverage to increase returns (as well as risk), significant tax advantages from“non-cash”expense such as depreciation and the ability to defer capital gains taxes through the use of the 1031 like-kind exchange have long made real estate an attractive option for savvy investors.    The rules are complicated and anyone considering using an…

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What Is the Optimal Investment Period for Real Estate?

What is the Optimal Investment Period for Real Estate? By Adam Gower Ph.D. Many of the most common questions that I receive from those learning the ropes of the commercial real estate business have to do with timing. Typically, it has to do with when to get in the market- and when to get out. I’d like to take this opportunity to explore an aspect of the latter category and answer the question: what is…

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Value Investing: Not Just for Stocks

Value Investing: Not Just for Stocks By Adam Gower Ph.D. ‘It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.’ –Warren Buffet, Value Investor Extraordinaire When most folk think of value investing, their minds conjure images of Warren Buffett, poring over newspapers and corporate financial reports, or perhaps thoughts of a well-worn copy of Professor Benjamin Graham’s seminal work on value investing, “The Intelligent Investor.”…

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The Ultimate Guide to SEO for Real Estate Developers

The Ultimate Guide to SEO for Real Estate Developers By Adam Gower Ph.D. As many as 93% of all online experiences start with a search engine. Why does that matter to you? If you’re not optimizing your website and the content on it using an SEO strategy, you could be missing out on a huge number of leads. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics   What is SEO? The long form is “search engine optimization”. In…

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Real Estate Waterfall Outliers

The Outliers of the Real Estate Waterfall World By Adam Gower Ph.D. When investing in a real estate project as a passive partner, cash distributions are calculated and made using what is called a ‘waterfall,’ most of which are structured according to reasonably uniform standards, and some of which are more creative.   According to Investor Management Services (IMS), the industry-leading investment management technology company for commercial real estate, commonly seen waterfalls offer an 8…

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The Benefits of Investing in Institutional Quality Real Estate

The Benefits of Investing in Institutional Quality Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. Investing in commercial real estate can take many forms. An individual investor might dip their toes in the waters by purchasing a duplex or small apartment building. Someone else might invest with others in a small retail strip center. Those with significantly more money to allocate, the institutional investors such as insurance companies, endowments, pension funds, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, often…

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The 5 Keys to Successfully Sharing Your Story with Real Estate Investors

5 keys to successfully sharing your story with real estate investors - COMPRESSED

5 Keys to Successfully Sharing Your Story with Real Estate Investors By Adam Gower Ph.D. “Always remember that our conscious mind is simply the PR department for our subconscious mind, where all the real decisions are being made.” – Robert Mckee How do we convince investors to get on board with a new real estate investment project, especially through a newer approach like crowdfunding? The key to nurturing investors is to make sure we’re telling…

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The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures

The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures By Adam Gower Ph.D. Waterfall calculations are used by real estate developers to calculate distributions to investors during the life cycle of a project and there have been some notable shifts in how they are structured since the emergence of real estate crowdfunding – with significant implications.   One trend is the way investors are driving how sponsors underwrite and present their deals, the tail wagging…

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LinkedIn as Resource Not Resume

LinkedIn as Resource Not Resume By Adam Gower Ph.D. You can never get a second chance at a first impression. If you’re looking for high net worth investors, or even non-accredited investors, use your LinkedIn profile to give a great first impression – and not as a resume (unless you’re looking for a job!)   Why Prospect for Investors on LinkedIn?   You can find prospects everywhere online. Why LinkedIn? Here’s why:   LinkedIn Is…

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