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your pre-retirement paycheck with sources of income like pensions, Social Security, and portfolio withdrawals) may be outdated. […]

Student housing developments: What you need to know before investing


The need for student housing has become a burgeoning business in recent years. More and more students are attending college, and that means there is a higher demand for quality student housing choices once they’re enrolled in their desired university. As an investor, chances are that the commitment to building, investing in and maintaining a […]

Why opt for professionally managed services?


Buying and owning a property that you lease out to tenants is no walk in the park. It doesn’t matter if you own an apartment complex or a business building, every property requires immense time, attention, and money to keep everything up and running. Unfortunately, running a piece of property is more than just collecting […]

Recession leery? Find confidence in student housing property investments


We’ve been hearing a lot of concerns about the “next recession.” Perfectly understandable. The last recession shook up so many of us. It had such a direct and dramatic impact on so many. Operating under the old adage of “once bitten, twice shy,” we are noticing hesitation with many investors starting to creep back in. […]

Looking to diversify that portfolio? Consider the growth of student housing


The student housing market has been booming in the U.S., with what we believe to be a continued positive outlook. One of the reasons for the influx of capital into the market is that investors are seeking portfolio diversification, and therefore investing in niche commercial real estate sectors. According to the latest PREA Investor Intentions […]