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The Impact of War on Commercial Real Estate

The Impact of War on Commercial Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. There has been very little research conducted into the impact of war on commercial real estate—but that shouldn’t lead anyone to believe there is no correlation. Indeed, there are some very evident impacts of war on commercial real estate. We elaborate below. Defining “War”   One of the reasons it is so difficult to find information about the impact of war on commercial…

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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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7 Ways You Can Invest in Commercial Real Estate Online

7 Ways You Can Invest in Commercial Real Estate Online By Adam Gower Ph.D. According to the research site, Statista, commercial real estate development in the United States has been steadily growing since 2010. Meanwhile, vacancy rates for these properties have been declining. What that tells us is there is continued demand for commercial property, and that new space is being absorbed as it gets built.   There was once a time where the only way…

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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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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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The Impact of the Yield Curve Inversion on Real Estate

The Impact of the Yield Curve Inversion on Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. We are headed for a recession, of that there is no doubt, and the much talked of yield curve inversion has been cited as a sure sign.  But is it?  This article examines the background to and definition of the inversion, and concludes that it is less a sign of the inevitability of recession, and more an indication of the depths…

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How to Syndicate a Real Estate Deal

How to Syndicate a Real Estate Deal Real estate syndication is the process by which investors pool their capital resources and expertise to invest in real estate projects that would be too capital-intensive or complicated for an individual investor. This process is nothing new- investors have been combining forces to get real estate projects off the ground since the early days of the property market in the United States.   In recent years, real estate…

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What You Need to Know About Apartment Building Investing

What You Need to Know About Apartment Building Investing By Adam Gower Ph.D. This article first appeared on the Bigger Pockets Website Investors new to real estate often ask the same question; should I invest in multi-family properties of 4 units or less, or partner with experienced apartment building investors across a range of projects?   They balance the returns on directly investing themselves which would be higher than partnering with a professional investor, with…

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Real Estate Waterfalls – White Paper

[Download] The Waterfall In Real Estate Syndications – White Paper By Adam Gower Ph.D. DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER NOW Real estate syndications use ‘waterfalls’ to make payments from a project to the developer and their investors in a pre-arranged hierarchical fashion, by structuring the way cash available for distribution from operations and sale or refinance cascades through a series of calculations.   Using data never before seen in the real estate industry, this white paper…

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