It has been some time since our last special report. Each special report we have written highlights a pressing and urgent topic that is germane to real estate, and usually, the multifamily market in the United States.
Managing Director David Hansel answered questions he received from Lunch with Lucern webinars in the latest installment of the webinar series.
Data plays a critical role in optimizing investment properties and increasing returns. It provides valuable insights into the performance of an asset and helps identify areas for improvement.
Investors have sought opportunities to invest in real estate for decades because of the asset class’s reputation for generating passive income and long-term appreciation, producing performance uncorrelated to public equity markets, and having attributes that make it an inflation-resistant investment.
CIO Frank Forte hosted our second installment of the ‘Lunch with Lucern’ series. In this webinar, we spent 20 minutes shedding light on underwriting multifamily investments.
While there is a multitude of tactics to use when creating a strategy for multifamily property marketing, some strategies offer a higher ROI. For example, optimizing the property’s website for search engines, maintaining a strong social media presence and creating a sense of community through events and activities.
Investing in real estate takes experience and knowledge as not every deal offers the same opportunity to deliver ongoing cash flow and long-term returns. Knowledgeable real estate investors have robust underwriting processes in place to be able to effectively evaluate a market and deals. Our latest article discusses four metrics we believe every multifamily real estate investor should understand before investing.
The end of 2022 has taken professional investing’s reputation on a rough ride. Hardly a week goes by without prominent headlines that highlight the epic implosion of yet another high-flying, over-hyped company. Why do so many highly-experienced investors fall for the hype? How can these smart people get duped by “visionaries”? Let’s learn from these cautionary investment tales and consider the vital role of due diligence.
Before the pandemic brought economic upheaval, multifamily value-add investments followed a reliable path: Buy a property, make upgrades, and enjoy strong returns. That process may have felt like a sure thing just a few years ago, but times have changed.
Sound underwriting can reduce investment risk and help identify opportunities that will drive investment performance.