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Alphabet Soup: REITs, DSTs, And What They Mean For You

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Jun 10, 2019

If you’ve been following these blogs for any length of time, you know there are several different ways in which you can invest in real estate. There are direct investments, in which you place your funds directly into a piece of land, second house or industrial warehouse for example.

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Busting Myths: The Connection Between Real Estate and Interest Rates

Posted by Drew Reynolds on May 21, 2019

As of December 2018, The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) had bumped up the federal funds rate for five consecutive quarters. Although Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled a slow down of increasing rates in the committee’s meeting in January 2019, there is still optimism that the U.S. economy will grow in the near future amongst FOMC members, meaning the possibility of further increases in the future.1

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E and DST

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Mar 14, 2019

In her iconic song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” Tammy Wynette sings about the heartbreak of a couple that is separating. Throughout the song, Wynette spells out the difficult words, to ensure that the couple’s four-year-old son remains blissfully ignorant about the parents’ breakup.

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Multi-Tenant Industrial: A Potential “Hot” Investment?

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Mar 1, 2019

When you think of the words “industrial real estate,” what comes to mind? If your first thought involves massive factories and production plants, you’re partially right. Industrial real estate encompasses a wide spectrum of property types, and includes warehouses, manufacturing buildings, and flex properties to name a few. Typically housing multiple tenants, this asset class is becoming a hot investment commodity, due to current pricing, growing demand, and mostly hands-off maintenance.

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Risk-Adjusted Returns: In Plain English

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Feb 25, 2019

Picture this.

You are with your financial planner, talking about different ways in which you can boost the power of your investment portfolio. Then he or she throws out the term “risk-adjusted returns” when asking about investment decisions.

If you are scratching your head about risk-adjusted returns, tell your financial planner you will get back to him/her. Then, read this article.

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A DST For Your Cash Investment

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Feb 4, 2019

*Update February 2019: Realized has established its Secondary Market and has completed its first Secondary Market transaction.


Much of what we write about focuses on exchanging from a real estate holding into a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). Thanks to Internal Revenue Code, Section 1031 and Delaware’s statutory law, you can defer capital gains taxes from the sale of your property, without stressing to find a “like” property in a 45-day period. Additionally, that DST gives you the perks of property ownership, while avoiding the “terrible Ts” of toilets, trash and tenants.

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E-Commerce: Not the End of Retail Real Estate

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Jan 25, 2019

Some real estate experts have been in “sky-is-falling” mode when it comes to brick-and-mortar retail. The media seems to be following suit, regularly reporting bankruptcy filings for, and closures of, retail chains. Take Toys R Us as a recent example, which announced it would close all its stores and liquidate inventory in March of 2018.

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Home, Sweet... Rental?

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Dec 11, 2018

Investing in single-family homes, then turning around and renting those assets to other people, can be a good strategy for your portfolio. These properties can be easier to buy than their multifamily counterparts, and have become increasingly popular among potential tenants. Green Street projects that of the 3.9 million projected new renters that will come to market by 2020, nearly 40% will opt for single-family residences.1

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Retail-Based Clinics As Real Estate Investments

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Oct 23, 2018

Once upon a time, if you were ill or required a physical check-up, you likely paid a visit to your primary care physician. That doctor might have had his or her office on a hospital campus, or in a nearby medical office building; in fact, that hospital could have owned that building.

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Real Estate Return Objectives & Investment Constraints, Part 2

Posted by Drew Reynolds on Jul 20, 2018

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.

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