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9 Months Ago
By
Tim Shoultz

Data Driven Real Estate Investment

In real estate investing, it can be very easy to get tied up emotionally into a property or even an area. It is very easy to look at a particular area, fall in love and focus your investment based on a misguided sense of a particular property or even an area in general.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Why The SMARTCAP Group invests through LLCs

Every syndication we create is a separate LLCs. Each of our syndicated investors becomes a prorated shareholder of that LLC. Then that LLC is the single owner of a commercial real estate property. Learn more about why The SMARTCAP Group uses LLCs for our syndicated investments.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Understanding Real Estate Investment Returns

When reading about commercial real estate investments you will see many potential investment returns expressed as an IRR. The IRR is the average annual return an investor can expect to receive over a certain amount of time, given a corresponding amount of cash flows. In this post we'll explore what IRR can tell us about a real estate investment.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Real Ownership vs REIT investing

Most 401ks have a REIT in their mix, and many investment professionals recommend some portion of your portfolio be placed into a REIT for diversification into real estate. What most people don't understand is that when you invest in a REIT you do not actually own real estate. Instead, you own a share of stock in a company. The following article highlights some differences between REIT investing and direct ownership.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

What are retail assets?

From small retail stores to multi-million dollar malls, no matter what size or how much they make, these retail outlets are all known as retail assets. Since the range between these assets is large, we can divide them into four different categories described in this post.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

4 Real Estate Investment Strategies

When you read about commercial real estate opportunities, you'll notice that the offers all fall into one of four categories: Core, Core-Plus, Value Add, and Opportunistic. These four categories are strategies used by real estate operators to achieve returns from properties, but they're also signals to investors about what to look for in terms of risk and return from a given opportunity. Learn more about what strategy The SMARTCAP Group employees.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Real Estate Syndication Basics

Real estate syndication is an effective way for investors to pool their financial resources to invest in properties and projects much bigger than they could afford or manage on their own.

Posted
4 Years Ago
By
Joe Ollis

Commercial Real Estate Terms

For many people investing in commercial real estate requires learning a whole new set of terms like NOI, CAM and IRR. This short guide outlines common terms found in real estate investing.