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What is Professionally Managed Real Estate?


In a Gallup poll released in May 2021, Americans selected real estate as the best long-term investment opportunity, far ahead of stocks, bonds, gold, and savings. And while we’ve established the benefits of investing in private student housing, most people lack the funds or expertise to buy and manage their own apartment properties. A professionally […]

Is There an Easy Way to Manage a 1031 Exchange?

The 1031 Exchange allows landlords to sell their highly appreciated properties without paying a dime in capital gains taxes. It sounds almost too good to be true, so it must be complicated, right? It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. “One of the biggest challenges people have with a 1031 Exchange is the […]

What is a 1031 Exchange?

Anyone who owns rental properties that have significantly appreciated in value and is now looking to take advantage of those gains should become familiar with the 1031 Exchange. A 1031 Exchange, also called a like-kind exchange or a Starker exchange, allows a property or a business owner to defer capital gains taxes incurred on the […]

How Does Depreciation Work?

One of the biggest advantages to investing in real estate are the tax benefits. Because the IRS allows the cost of income-producing property to be recovered through yearly tax deductions, in many cases it’s entirely possible to create a monthly cash flow without paying any tax on it. How is this possible? A big part […]

4 Real Estate Investments Pitfalls and Possible Ways to Avoid Them

4 Real State Investments

“I bought my first itty-bitty studio after scraping together a few bucks because I needed to live somewhere anyway,” says Barbara Cocoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and judge on Shark Tank. The studio eventually doubled in value. She bought a one-bedroom apartment, then worked her way up to buying her 10-room penthouse in New […]

Winter May Be the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here’s Why


In January and February, homes historically cost an average of 8.45% less than they do in June, July, and August. But low prices aren’t the only reason it’s a good idea to consider investing in real estate in the winter. There is also historically less buyer competition, time is on your side, sellers are motivated, […]

Out with the old: Time to make way for Gen Z student housing occupants


Decrease prices or increase amenities? Developers have weighed these options to attract millennials for years now, tending to choose luxury amenities over budget-friendly rates. But those days may be over. Our Chief Investment Officer, Paul Perkins, spoke as a panelist at Bisnow’s Higher Education Real Estate Summit on May 1. The panel discussed the need […]

Why Student Housing is Different from Other Real Estate Investments


When seeking an investment that offers the potential for an income stream, real estate may be a wise option. A 2018 study found that private market commercial real estate returned an average of 9.85 percent. Not bad! Real estate investments historically have provided a reliable passive income and can help you build wealth. The question […]

Seeking an Investment for Retirement That Works to Mitigate Risk


Planning ahead for retirement? Be wary: the current 10-year Treasury yield is 2.72 percent, which means interest earnings may not provide enough for nest egg withdrawals. Experts are saying the 80 percent rule (replacing about 80 percent of your pre-retirement paycheck with sources of income like pensions, Social Security, and portfolio withdrawals) may be outdated. […]

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