The RealCrowd Platform: Empowering Investors to Achieve Asset Diversification and Net Higher Returns
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 […]
by Adam Hooper • February 13, 2014
Why a Strong Accreditation Process Drives Quality Deal Flow
Investors sometimes ask us why our accreditation process is more stringent than what other real estate or equity crowdfunding sites require. It’s a fair question. After all, if we are asking investors to do a little more leg work, we should have a good reason for it.
by Adam Hooper • January 17, 2014
Commercial Real Estate’s (Not-So-Great) Alternatives
Warren Buffett quips that his favorite holding period is “forever.” That’s fine for him and, like most of his sentiments, sage advice. But for most investors, it’s merely aspirational. Whereas Buffett can wait for the cows to come home for healthy returns, retail investors have shorter horizons and tighter constraints at play.
by Adam Hooper • November 20, 2013
Is commercial real estate currently a part of your investment portfolio?
I was recently talking with a principal of a billion dollar global investment fund and he made the comment that even most high net worth investors are underweighted in commercial real estate investments. The comment reminded me of David F Swenson and the Yale Model. This investment strategy highlights just how essential real estate allocation […]
by Adam Hooper • June 10, 2013
Real Estate: A Powerful Investment for Every Generation
“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” -John D. Rockefeller Commercial Real Estate (CRE) can be a superior wealth creation tool for every generation. CRE provides above-average annual yields, the ability to appreciate in value and long-term benefits that many believe far outweigh stocks, bonds and other investment types. Here’s why investors […]
by Adam Hooper • March 29, 2013