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My Key Takeaways From The 2024 Best Ever Conference

In today’s snippet, I will be sharing my key takeaways from the 2024 Best Ever Conference, the premier commercial real estate conference for active and passive investors. As usual I selected to share below the key highlights relevant for passive investors specifically. If you’d like to learn more about my takeaways relevant for active investors […]

Why We Like Secondary And Tertiary Markets (And What Are The Risks We Consider And Mitigate Before Investing In One?

Investing in secondary and tertiary real estate markets can offer several advantages over primary markets, which are typically larger metropolitan areas with high levels of competition and property prices. But before we dive in, what does a primary-secondary-tertiary market really mean? Primary market is defined as large metropolitan areas with 5MM or more in population […]

Top Three Strategies For New Investors To Implement Before Investing In Their First Syndication

I am often approached by aspiring or new investors and asked what steps they can take to better prepare for their first investment. We understand the anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed in the beginning. After all, the minimum investment amount is not insignificant (ranging from $50,000 to $100,000). And often, especially if you […]

How To Become An Accredited Investor

A question that we are often asked is – what is an accredited investor? Accredited investors have access to many more investment opportunities (506B offerings can allow only up to 35 non-accredited but sophisticated investors; however, such cap does not apply to accredited investors). The most frequently applied definition by the SEC for accredited investors […]

Top Five Amenities Tenants Are Looking For In 2024

With many apartments having undergone stage one of the value add and interior upgrades, we are constantly evaluating other ways to add value to the properties to generate either additional income, raise rents, reimburse expenses, or keep vacancy at a minimum by differentiating the property from others. Based on recent research published in CRE Daily […]

Breaking News In The Banking Industry! Are You Ready And Prepared?

(Detailed charts supporting the comments herein are in the Appendix below)  Among many other events, 2024 will mark the passage of Basel III in the banking industry.  What?The most recent proposal increases the banks’ Tier 1 equity capital requirements by 16% (or by 19% for banks with $100BN or more in assets).  What is Tier […]

Why I Declined These Investment Opportunities And Our Go To Market Approach For 2024

The last few weeks, after closing on our 158-unit investment in Savannah, GA have been quite busy – not only with transitioning the property, but also with continuously networking with various operators with the goal of curating the next investment opportunity. Unless you are part of our Dream Believe Achieve Investment Club or unless the […]

My Key Takeaways From Two Recent Commercial Real Estate Conferences

I recently had the pleasure of attending two commercial real estate conferences (The Advanced Commercial Real estate Summit in Los Angeles, CA and the Warrior Multifamily Summit in Phoenix, AZ) and cannot wait to share with you some of my key takeaways, which also nicely summarize the second half of 2023 and offer a sneak […]