As we discussed in a previous blog, understanding of personal return objectives and investment constraints is often overlooked in real estate investing, although the same principles should apply as with any financial investment. In that blog, we focused on return objectives, what they are, and how they might impact your decision-making when it comes to investments. Also discussed was risk tolerance, which, when paired with return objectives, are used to determine the best investment “fit” for an investor.
As we mentioned in Part 1 of this series, e-commerce is changing the way we do business. From the way we communicate to the way we transfer products and services, these changes have a dramatic impact on the real estate industry, especially affecting the productivity and value of retail property types. Although one may believe that this particular sector of real estate is stable, looking to increasing values since the Great Recession, a recent shift in returns has shown evidence of a distressed market, that has been significantly impacted by how the sector has been conducting business, and how consumers are reacting.
Topics: Real Estate Investing
If you’ve ever met with a financial advisor to discuss your investment portfolio, you’ve likely heard the terms “return objectives and investment constraints”. This seems fairly straightforward. You certainly want to know what kind of returns you might receive from certain types of investments. And, it’s a good idea to understand what might be standing in the way of those returns.
In a previous blog, we noted that 1031 Exchange rules can be challenging. That article focused on three Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules when it came to identifying the replacement property or properties for a successful exchange.
When it comes to a commercial property acquisition, the typical investor generally spends time performing due diligence. He or she will study the property’s tenants, net operating income, age, location and other information, to make the best investment decision possible.
Topics: Real Estate Investing
About a year ago, we published an article titled “Disadvantages of Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 Exchange Replacement Properties” and it quickly became one of our most read articles. In fact, it remains our most popular article today. I worry that readers of that article might think “Why would I even keep reading about DSTs?”
Realized is fortunate to have Mark Roderick as its guest contributor for this week’s blog. Mark is a well-respected, securities attorney with Flaster/Greenberg. He is also one of the thought leaders in the United States on crowdfunding, and the author of the Crowdfunding Attorney Blog.
There is no surprise that real estate investing stands as an attractive opportunity for individuals trying to grow their wealth. Real estate investments cater to diversification1, while allowing for the potential of steady risk-adjusted returns backed by real property. These potential returns that investors look for don’t exist without the onset of a degree of risk, however, making these kind of investments not all rainbows and butterflies - some investment objectives may vary. Whether it derives itself from the market, tenant, or even financing of the property, risk is assumed in a variety of ways and differs property type to property type.
The retail industry is all around us. Whether it is helping us put food on the table, clothes on our backs, or delivering us a common product, we rely on retail to provide us with what we need, when we need it. From local shopping centers to regional malls, retail properties are characterized by having the sole purpose of selling and delivering consumer goods and services. Although in a growing technological world where e-commerce has established itself as a threat to the retail industry, online retailers have still been establishing themselves in physical stores, only increasing the presence of the retail sector in commercial real estate. Offering both unique investment structures and the potential for higher than average risk-adjusted returns, retail has established itself as an attractive opportunity for real estate investors.