Here at RealCrowd, we’re a big proponent of the Yale Model of allocation, because it emphasizes a clear, but often overlooked fact: portfolios which include a healthy chunk of real estate significantly outperform ones which don’t. In fact, Thomson Reuters recently conducted a study showing that core commercial real estate provides the best risk/return profile […]


Investors are turning to real estate en masse. “About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate…” reports Bloomberg on a Morgan Stanley finding. “Direct ownership of residential and commercial properties was the No. 1 alternative-investment pick for 2014, with a third of millionaires surveyed saying they plan to […]


One of the greatest mantras in all of investment strategy is “diversify, diversify, diversify.” For good reason, too. We know from academic studies, history and personal insight that diversification is one, if not the primary driver, of any portfolio’s performance. It can mean, the difference, during good times, between mediocre and healthy returns, and during […]