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Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange Pros and Cons

October 24, 2019

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

September 19, 2019

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

August 12, 2019

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

August 10, 2019

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

July 22, 2019

[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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The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

July 22, 2019
Real Estate Crowdfunding

The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding By Adam Gower Ph.D. Welcome! Thanks for your interest in crowdfunding and real estate. Crowdfunding is one of the most innovative ways to invest in real estate.   It opens up multiple avenues for identifying potentially profitable investment opportunities and lets qualified investors fund the projects and invest in real estate assets. It is revolutionizing the real estate industry. The idea is that a large number of people…

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Benefits of Self-Directed IRAs for Real Estate

July 9, 2019

Benefits of Using Self-Directed IRAs For Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. Alternative Assets   Recent research indicates that including alternative investments in a portfolio increases risk-adjusted returns. These “out of the norm” investments range from real estate to market funds, such as lending platforms or other less tread investment paths. Institutional investors have embraced alternative assets to the tune of billions of dollars and are in the process of moving more and more of…

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Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Real Estate

July 9, 2019

Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. A New Approach for Your Portolio   Registered investment advisors, or RIAs, have long scoured the market for the top performing securities to invest in on behalf of their high-net-worth clients. Historically, RIAs would invest in some combination of stocks, bonds, and cash as a means of balancing a client’s portfolio. Investing in commercial real estate was never really an option, per the regulations established…

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Cap Rates: Ultimate Real Estate Investing Guide

June 27, 2019

Cap Rates: Ultimate Real Estate Investing Guide By Adam Gower Ph.D. I‘ll tell you right now this is probably one of the most used terms in real estate and it is one of the most misunderstood. As much as it’s used, it always astonishes me how little cap rates are understood. If you ask 10 brokers, ” what is a cap rate?” they might give you a basic idea of what it is. But if…

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Real Estate Sponsor Fees and the Role They Play

June 11, 2019

Real Estate Sponsor Fees and the Role They Play By Adam Gower Ph.D.   When looking at any real estate deal with a new sponsor, understanding the principals’ motivation for why they are doing a particular transaction is a key consideration. The best sponsors will be able to articulate clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the opportunity and will demonstrate to investors that real estate is their passion, that they are experts at creating value…

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