Real Estate Insights

What is an Alternative Investment and How Does it Help Me Build Wealth?

What is an Alternative Investment and How Does it Help Me Build Wealth? Larry Jacobson, President For those looking to build their wealth through investment, it can be tempting to stick to traditional and highly regulated investment types such as stocks and bonds. While these avenues can be lucrative options that help individuals understand investing…

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Evaluating Multifamily Real Estate Deals For Investors – Financial Advisor

Evaluating Multifamily Real Estate Deals For Investors – Financial Advisor Allocations of investor capital to real estate have been rising significantly over the last few years. There is good reason for this trend. During times of uncertainty, such as the pandemic and subsequent economic fallout, tangible assets such as real estate tend to provide more…

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What Will the Residential Market Look Like in 10 Years’ Time? – PERE News

What Will the Residential Market Look Like in 10 Years’ Time? – PERE News Shifting into secondary markets “We anticipate over the next several years multifamily properties will remain in high demand, especially those located in markets that are attracting top talent and companies and offer supportive regulatory environments. We are moving money away from…

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Why a Long-Term Hold Strategy Makes Sense for Multifamily Real Estate Investors

Why a Long-Term Hold Strategy Makes Sense for Multifamily Real Estate Investors Larry Jacobson, President Developing a hold strategy for multifamily real estate can be daunting for investors. Commercial real estate is not like the stock market, where you tend to evaluate your earnings and losses and make strategic decisions daily. Rather, multifamily – and…

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Real or transitory? The pandemic-spurred surge in inflation is both

Market Update: Real or transitory? The Pandemic Spurred Surge in Inflation is Both Larry Jacobson, President I recently had the opportunity to Zoom with noted economist Professor Professor Peter Linneman.  In our wide-ranging conversation, one topic we discussed at length was inflation.  Given the relevance of this topic to all of us today, whether as…

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An uneven recovery

Market Update: An uneven recovery Larry Jacobson, President An uneven recovery: Texas, Arizona among the states that have regained all their lost jobs   The U.S. economy lost 22 million jobs in March and April of 2020, a huge number that reflected the fear gripping employers, investors and consumers at the dawn of the coronavirus…

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White Paper: What kind of returns should real estate investors expect?

[DOWNLOAD] What kind of returns should real estate investors expect? Many long-time commercial real estate investors have grown accustomed to earning double-digit returns on their equity (cash flow plus appreciation). Indeed, commercial real estate has performed exceptionally well over the past few decades. Those who buy-and-hold real estate have been able to weather economic ups…

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White Paper: Why a Sponsor’s Approach to Leverage Matters to Investors

[DOWNLOAD] Why a sponsor’s approach to leverage matters to investors When evaluating real estate opportunities, many people become hyper-focused on the deal specifics – including the market opportunity, rents, and potential returns for individual investors. Often lost in the mix is a deeper look at the sponsor’s approach to leverage in the transaction, including how…

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Property Investing: The Long, Safe Game

Property Investing: The Long, Safe Game Larry Jacobson, President Apartment investing has legs   With the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-9 not yet a distant memory, and the COVID-19 economy 2020-21 ongoing, there is little need to reiterate that returns are not guaranteed for investors, large or small.   “Cash is king” may be one…

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The Recession-Proof Nature of Multifamily Apartment Buildings

Market Update: The Recession-Proof Nature of Multifamily Apartment Buildings Larry Jacobson, President Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic was a global health crisis that few if any predicted. It caught investors and lenders equally off guard, and most took to the sidelines as they waited to see what sort of short- and long-term impacts it would have…

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