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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…Read More
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…Read More
Cannabis Real Estate in the United States Contents How to get started as an investor? There are also a variety of property types that can be used for the medical cannabis industry, these include How much does cannabis real estate cost? Where to find cannabis real estate? How to find listings for real estate that is approved for cannabis delivery business? How to get investment in cannabis real estate? How are sponsors finding capital for…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.”…Read More
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…Read More
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