Commercial real estate, given its illiquid nature, is generally much slower to respond to economic shocks such as the COVID-19 crisis, however, the impact is certainly beginning to unfold as well. Whether you’re a long-time investor or someone who’s just getting started, it’s important to be prepared for recessions such as these.
Ryan Sterling of Future You Wealth shares how investors can get on the path toward building long-term wealth by focusing on acquiring appreciating assets, even in times of market volatility.
Alex Libin of Mercer Street Partners describes what investors can expect during these unprecedented times. The good news is, there is always opportunity in times of disruption.
Becoming comfortable with taking the leap from steady employment to entrepreneurship, and the pivotal role that Mindset plays in that process.
While returns have dominated the CRE conversation over the past decade of growth, recent events, namely the volatility and unprecedented economic shutdowns caused by COVID-19 have amplified many investors concerns about the other side of the coin: risk. From hotels to shopping centers to office buildings, people are paying attention to risk. The market has already experienced tremendous change and it is difficult to forecast which further changes will occur.
However, what we are currently facing is far from unprecedented. In 2008, for example, many opportunistic investors were able to capitalize on a rapidly changing real estate market. Even a brief look at our economic history, dating from the Great Depression to the present, will reveal that moments of great uncertainty are often followed by moments of great opportunity.
As a developer or sponsor, part of your job is to explain this brave new world to investors. With the right mindset—and with supporting data—you can address their concerns and help them overcome the fear of the unknown.
Insurance is a classic case of misaligned incentives resulting in an industry that prioritizes commissions over customer value – but it doesn’t always have to be that way.
An Affordable Housing Developer’s path into commercial real estate and insights into correcting the systemic imbalance of opportunity that plagues low-income communities.
The journey of a real estate entrepreneur who created billions in value by doing right by others.
Insights into the history of real estate crowdfunding, how the current crisis compares to the Great Recession and the likely path toward economic recovery.