Institutional Activity in Real Estate

Over the last few decades real estate has become a viable asset class for institutional investors. While institutional managers have traditionally gravitated towards stocks and bonds to fulfill their pension obligations, institutions have slowly increased their allocations to real estate.  Today, the average target allocation for U.S. pension funds is approximately 9%. Over the last […]

7 Reasons to Consider Investing in Student Housing

1. Steady Demand Student housing tends to experience consistent demand, as there is a continuous influx of students every year seeking accommodation near educational institutions. This steady demand can provide a stable rental income stream, making it an attractive investment opportunity. 2. Potential High Returns Investing in student housing can offer the potential for higher […]

The Capital Stack in Real Estate Investing

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The Capital Stack The capital stack serves as a strategic framework for allocating funds based on risk appetite, return expectations, and project dynamics. It enables investors to diversify their funding sources, optimizing the mix of debt and equity to achieve desired returns while managing risk. Real estate investing is a multifaceted realm where financial strategies […]

Benefits of Private REITs

REITs are commonly referred to by two general categories: Private REIT or Public REIT (whether non-listed or listed). Private REITs and public REITs both offer opportunities to invest in real estate, but they have distinct differences that make private REITs more appealing to certain investors. These are some ways in which private REITs are considered […]

Top Factors College Students Consider When Selecting A Place To Live

There is a vast array of options when selecting college student housing including it is campus dorms, purpose built offcampus housing, apartments, and shadow market houses. According to survey results, the following are key selection factors students consider when choosing where to live while furthering their education. 1. Location and Proximity to Campus Easy access […]

Understanding the World of REITS

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) are investment vehicles that allow investors to pool their money to invest in real estate assets. There are several types of REITs, including private non-traded REITs, publicly traded REITs and public non-traded/non-listed REITs. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between these types of REITs: Private Non-Traded REIT: »  Not […]

Why Market Selection Matters in Student Housing

Market selection is a crucial factor to consider when investing in student housing assets. The right market can significantly impact the success and profitability of an investment. Here are some reasons why market selection is important in this context: 1. Demand and Population Private REITs often invest in properties that are not available to the […]

Defer Capital Gains Tax with 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange, also known as a like-kind exchange, is a provision in the United States Internal Revenue Code (Section 1031) that allows investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of certain types of business or investment properties, as long as they reinvest the proceeds into another qualifying property. The main purpose of […]

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