Why Direct Real Estate
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
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
Why go direct: REITs vs Direct CRE Ownership
Investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a popular way to “diversify” into real estate. However when you invest in a REIT you do not actually own real estate, you own a share of stock in a company. Here are 5 reasons you can do better with direct ownership…
by Adam Hooper • June 29, 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
Apple’s Record Bond Issuance Compared to Commercial Real Estate
On Tuesday, April 30th 2013, Apple Inc made history by selling $17 billion worth of corporate bonds. Investor demand for the bond issuance reached $50 billion according to reports. Apple’s 10 year bonds were priced at a 2.42% annual yield. But that’s paltry compared to owning property…
by Adam Hooper • May 1, 2013