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POSITIVE SUM MENTALITY

Leadership If there is a secret to business, this is it: Put energy into creating value, in addition to capturing value...

BAD SYSTEMS… BAD RESULTS

Success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Anyone who’s spent time working a bureaucracy has seen how this…

ARE YOU ASKING THE RIGHT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS?

Nothing is more important to the success of a growing business than building a great team. But finding the right people…

APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE

Thoughtful, sincere praise might be the most underutilized gift leaders can give. Everybody wants to feel that they are valued,…

YES! YOUR JOB CAN BE CREATIVE

I heard a quote recently that really resonated with me. “Creativity starts with an empty calendar and ends with a full…

QUIET QUITTING SHOULDN’T BE CONTROVERSIAL

Media has been filled with stories about “quiet quitting”. These stories often have a tone of indignation: what is wrong…

COMPOUND INTEREST… COMPOUND HABITS

What’s the secret to your success? You hear questions like this all the time these days… at networking events, podcast…

AVOIDING DECISION FATIGUE

Business leaders have earned their stripes. We’ve honed our business judgment through years of experience and wins. But exercising good…

OVERCOMING MY SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS

For years, I built Alliance incrementally. Deal by deal. Of course, that’s the only way to do it… but at…

ARE YOU OWNING IT?

I’m always looking to grow as a person. Sometimes life throws you challenges to overcome… and other times an idea…

NOT MORE TIME… BUT MORE ATTENTION

“Attention is the cash value of your time” – Sam Harris I love this line. I believe it carries a…

INVESTING IN YOURSELF… FOR THE BUSINESS

These last few years, I have been extremely focused on taking Alliance to the next level. It’s been quite a journey,…

RESPONSIBILITY, BUT NOT CONTROL?

A few times recently, I came across this saying called the serenity prayer. It goes “grant me the serenity to accept…

REFLECTIONS ON 2022… EXCITEMENT FOR 2023

One of my favorite parts of the December holiday season is that it’s a perfect time to reflect on the progress…c

ARE YOU SELECTING OR ELECTING?

You can tell a lot about companies by watching how they make decisions. Clear, decisive, accountable leadership nearly always leads…

CULTURE CAN BE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Some people say that “culture” is a made up idea. Or that it’s ambiguous and subjective. I disagree. Anyone…

WAR HAS LESSONS FOR BUSINESS

It’s been more than two months since the hot war between Ukraine and Russia began. The outcome to date has…

MEASURE TWICE, HIRE ONCE

Businesses across the country are seeing surges of demand. America is increasingly open for business, and businesses are hiring. Today’s tight…

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

Life is short, and best lived when enjoyed. For me, the pandemic was a reminder of this fact. There are no…

A GROWTH MINDSET BRINGS OUT YOUR BEST

Is an engineering degree the right degree? What is the best job out of college? These kinds of questions have come…

AMERICA IS STILL THE LAND OF OPTIMISM

The last few years have been turbulent. Even beyond the pandemic, our politics, culture, and economy are changing fast. While some…

A PANDEMIC LESSON FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

Business leaders have earned their stripes. We’ve honed our business judgement through years of experience and wins. But exercising good judgement…

HOW MUCH REMOTE WORK IS RIGHT?

As many companies officially return-to-work, organizations are finally rethinking stale conventional wisdom about how things get done. Should everybody return to…

MIXING POLITICS AT WORK

Politics are very polarized these days, and unfortunately that is bleeding into the workplace. This can be a challenge, but it’s…

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM

These days, I hear a lot of pessimism about the future. There are always valid reasons to worry, but I…

CORPORATE VIRTUE SIGNALING IS COMPLICATED

Recently, many businesses have been getting more involved in politics. Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star game from Atlanta is the…

GREY RHINOS ARE INEVITABLE

The ongoing pandemic has exposed a lot of short-term thinking. Many businesses were caught unprepared for lockdowns and supply chain disruptions….

ARE YOU ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

Nothing is more important to the success of a growing business than building a great team. But finding the right people…

DON’T FEAR BEING MISTAKEN

Most people are too afraid of being wrong. Of course it’s better to be right than wrong, but those aren’t the…

LOOK PAST DISTRACTIONS TO WHAT REALLY MATTERS

For quite a while now, national politics has sucked up most of the oxygen in the news. Stories of conflict and…

BUSINESS LEADERS MUST CONTINUE TO STEP UP

These days, a lot of professionals are working from home. The pandemic may have forced this change, but I don’t see…

YOUR TEAM SHOULD FEEL APPRECIATED

As we approach this unusual holiday season, I’ve been thinking about my role as a leader. Normally, the end of the…

STRONG CULTURE LEADS TO GREAT RESULTS

What makes a winning organization? Is it strategy? Vision? Operational excellence? Talent? All these things are important, but building a great…

SCIENCE DOESN’T MAKE DECISIONS FOR US

Recently, I’ve heard a lot of people saying that we need to follow the science. It’s a catchy slogan, but what…

YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY

There’s a saying in sports that you can’t win if you don’t play. This has never applied to entire leagues before,…

BEWARE SIMPLISTIC NARRATIVES FOR COMPLEX PROBLEMS

Over the course of the campaign season I heard many negative political narratives. One side caused the problem, and once “we’re…

NO, WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET

Communities across America are re-opening for business. This is great, but we still need to be smart. Months of quarantines and…

FOR REAL ESTATE (AND POLITICS), YOU NEED TO THINK LOCAL

The coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protesting are two major challenges that America faces. This is a moment in history that will…

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, NOW MORE THAN EVER

Personal responsibility is a concept that is sometimes thrown around like some kind of slogan. But it’s a real thing,…

YOU CANNOT CUT YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

In these difficult times, many business leaders have no choice but to cut costs to survive. These executives face wrenching…

NO EASY SOLUTIONS TO HARD PROBLEMS

How do we get back to some kind of normal? This is the trillion dollar question everybody is debating. One of…

ORCHIDS ONLY GROW IN PERFECT CONDITIONS, NOT YOU

Social distancing is a challenge. It has disrupted more than the daily rhythm of life. It has put life goals and…

CONSTRUCTING SUCCESSFUL TEAMS REMOTELY

Resourceful and fortunate companies are remaining productive. Determining how to structure teams fit for purpose is a challenge for business leaders…

SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T RISK YOUR TEAM’S CULTURE

Social distancing is going to temporarily change the way we work, socialize and travel. In time, we all expect the crisis…

PANIC IS MORE CONTAGIOUS THAN CORONAVIRUS

Fear of coronavirus has been increasing in recent weeks. It’s undeniably tragic for those impacted in China, and scary for…

LESSONS FROM PROHIBITION

I noticed in the news last week, that it was the 100 year anniversary of prohibition. This giant policy blunder…

REASSESSING WHAT SHOULD BE A GOAL FOR BUSINESS LEADERS IN 2020

Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them is hard. I believe this is especially true for business owners and…

GRATEFUL FOR 2019, AND EXCITED FOR 2020

Just because the calendar year is turning, doesn’t mean people want to read some “humble brag”, curated email about how…

LOOK THE PART

After a few decades in business, I can make this observation with confidence: how we present ourselves to the world…

CASE STUDY: INVEST IN GREAT PARTNERS

In recent years, I’ve heard more people saying some version of your network is your net worth. I don’t entirely…

EFFICIENCY VS EXCELLENCE?

There are so many ways business leaders can try to boost performance. Among all the compensation schemes, training programs, consultants, frameworks,…

WHY ARE JOB DESCRIPTIONS OFTEN SO TERRIBLE?

Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of fads come and go in business. Recently I’ve seen a particularly bizarre one:…

HOW’S YOUR HIT RATE FOR NEW HIRES?

How much work do you put into hiring a new team member at work? A typical company might review stacks of…

THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DEBATE MISSES THE POINT

The recent college admissions scandal has clearly touched a nerve. But the story of elites using fraud to give their kids…

HOW ENGAGED IS YOUR TEAM?

Like business owners everywhere, I’m always thinking about how to get great performance out of my team. Over the years, I’ve…

March 16, 2022

The great economist Milton Friedman once said: the business of business is business. ‍It’s a zany one-liner that gets at something deeper, in particular on government regulation.

December 7, 2021

These days, it can feel like everybody is trying to sell something. Usually that’s no problem, but a magnetic salesman can tempt people into making bad decisions.

December 7, 2021

I know I’m not the only one who has choked on my coffee when I opened a lawyer’s invoice. Simple services should not be so damn expensive. Of course, we..

December 7, 2021

I’m excited that some environmental deregulation seems to be on the way. Lighter regulation means easier development, greater deal flow, and higher profit.

YES, YOU SHOULD TAKE A VACATION

Summer travel plans have been upended, but that doesn’t mean you should stay home.‍I believe that in these stressful times, it’s more important than ever to get away.

YES, SPORTS SHOULD COME BACK

In this time of hardships, America needs sports.‍Sports have a special place in our society. They offer us compelling drama, role models, novelty, and bring a community together.

BUSINESS SCHOOLS ARE RIPE FOR DISRUPTION

Warren Buffet wisely said that price is what you pay, value is what you get. Are traditional MBA programs really delivering value? The marketplace is finally..

SPORTS REFLECT LIFE

I love sports, and not for the usual reasons. While I played as a kid and I still have a few favorite teams, what really keeps me interested is the way athletics highlight..

PRODUCTIVITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

All of today’s amazing technology was supposed to make us all smarter, healthier, and more productive. What happened?‍Compared to what I grew up..

IT’S TIME FOR TESLA TO SINK OR SWIM

Tesla is at risk of going out of business. This electric car pioneer has raised new capital every year since its 2010 IPO, and they’re still posting massive losses.

SCORING ADVERSITY IS UN-AMERICAN?

The College Board’s plan to add Adversity Scoring to the SATs is questionable. It means scoring people on the circumstances of their birth, rather than the content..

NEW FRONTIERS OF SELF IMPROVEMENT

Technology has recently started to overlap with personal health in powerful ways. These new innovations could offer new avenues for self-improvement and productivity boosts.

VIDEO GAMES ARE HARMFUL?

I’m concerned about kids and video games.‍I see friends worrying about what their teenage kids do when they are not at home. In my opinion, a bigger..

WOKE CAPITALISM

There’s a recent business trend where companies are making big statements that seem designed to go viral. In today’s highly polarized environment, diving..

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

Recent news reports tell us that smartphone sales are slowing. This is terrible news for Apple, but it might be good for the rest of us. Life still happens in the..

BE SMART ABOUT WORKING HARD

There are a variety of ways to get ahead in life. While nothing beats getting lucky, most of us have to work for it. We can work hard, or we can work smart.

TURN OFF THE TV

Success comes from actively shaping your own destiny. Even downtime is an opportunity to engage in your life and invest in your future. The demands of..

PROTECT YOUR DATA

The value of data is rising, and so are major hacking incidents. We’ve seen a steady parade of data breaches, from Anthem to Yahoo and JP Morgan Chase to Target.

A NEW CHAPTER

It’s crazy how fast time flies by. My eldest son recently left to start college at the University of Southern California. I’m excited for him as he starts this new chapter of life.

NEVER OUTSOURCE YOUR THINKING

My grandfather used to say that opinions are like ***holes, everybody’s got one. Thanks to social media, anybody can broadcast their opinions wide and far..

IF ADMISSION TESTS AREN’T FAIR, NEITHER IS LIFE

In recent years, I’ve seen a troubling trend toward protecting kids from unfairness and anything that might make them feel bad. I applaud the sentiment — we all..

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS BEATS MORE RELATIONSHIPS

For cutting through all the digital noise, there’s still nothing like face-to-face interaction. Some people might call it wasteful to travel by for a conversation when..

WORLD CUP FEVER

World Cup fever is here. While Team USA failed to qualify this time, we’ve just been selected to host (along with Mexico and Canada) the 2026 tournament.

OUR DIGITAL SHADOWS

The internet is powerful because it connects us to each other. By the same power, it also connects different parts of our lives together. Everything we do..

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

It drives me crazy that the word diet is so loaded with baggage. “Diet” commonly means self-denial, crappy food, ridiculous promises of miracle results, crank science..

GAMIFY YOUR GOALS

It’s been two and a half months since many of us made New Year’s resolutions and I’d bet that most of us are continuing right where we left off last year.

MIND OVER MATTER

Everybody wants to know the secret to success in life. I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I do have a worldview that has helped me get where I’ve always..

THE RIGHT KIND OF VACATION

The ideal vacation is more than just a rest, it’s an opportunity to continue growing. I want my holidays to complement the rest of my life and fill in the gaps that I’m missing..

WATCHING SPORTS IS A WASTE OF TIME

Some might call this heresy, but I think watching sports on TV is largely a waste of time. TV viewing, including sports, is a passive activity. When we’re looking at a TV..

SOCIAL MEDIA IS (MOSTLY) A WASTE OF TIME

There’s no reward for perusing social media. No score keeping for “likes” or “shares”. And no real value in seeing what your old high school fling looks like now and how..

DIY PROJECTS THAT ARE WORTH IT

If you own your own home, you know all about maintenance. Some house projects require a skilled professional, others are simple do-it-yourself tasks, but most fall..

EXERCISE YOUR BEST SELF

Everybody wants to know the secret of success. These days, our social media-driven culture gives us a high definition picture of what success looks like, who’s..

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK

More than half the calendar year is gone, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to coast to the finish. Quite the opposite. For me, the time between summer break and..

TECHNOLOGY SHOULD WORK FOR YOU, NOT AGAINST YOU

I’ve been thinking about workplace efficiency recently. Businesses have to adapt or face extinction. The last real estate investment firm to incorporate satellite and..

BUILDING SOMETHING GREAT

Tragedy in the news recently has me thinking about what really matters. Life is short, our time is precious, and I want to make sure I’m living right. How do we know..

IS MINDFULNESS A FAD?

Across the corporate world and beyond, mindfulness is all the rage. Consultants and gurus are selling books, lectures, retreats, and meditation classes that promise..

HOLIDAYS SHOULD HAVE A POINT

Holidays are supposed to have a point. Holy days celebrate things of spiritual significance, and even secular holidays honor people, values and events worthy of..

GRATITUDE IS CONTAGIOUS

I love holiday season and Thanksgiving is my favorite. In my view, a good holiday has a purpose and gives us a chance to step outside our personal dramas remember..

END THE YEAR STRONG

Now that we’re into the final month of 2017, it’s time to think about how to close out the year. To many people, December is a time for shopping, vacations, and relaxing..

MATERIALISM AND THE HOLIDAYS

Winter holiday season is upon us. No matter what your religion, this is a great time to reflect on the year gone by and hopes for the future. It’s a time for warmth..

MAKING THE MOST OF FAMILY TIME

I always look forward to gathering with relatives at the end of the year and it saddens me that so many people feel anxious about family time. Even the tightest-knit..

STAYING HEALTHY IN THE HOLIDAYS

It’s the season of temptation. Cold weather encourages us to stay indoors just as family plies us with hearty meals, endless sweets, and booze. We’re all at risk..

RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018

New Year’s resolutions might seem corny to some people, but I take them seriously. The turn of the year is a special opportunity to reflect on what matters and focus..

THE VALUE OF RECONNECTING

Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. We sang that song in kindergarten, and it’s still one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my life.

THE BEAUTY OF MARCH MADNESS

March madness is here, and basketball fans all over America are glued to their televisions. It’s costing us a little productivity at work, but that’s a price I pay happily..

PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Facebook is under all kinds of fire for their many sins. Exposing personal data without permission and using their mobile app to collect non-Facebook (phone call) data is bad.

COLLEGE IS ABOUT EDUCATION, NOT PRESTIGE

It’s college admissions season, and as the father of a a son in the 12th grade, I empathize with anxious parents all over America. An acceptance letter from an elite school..

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

Technology today is truly amazing. Our lives, from the moment we wake up through the time we go to bed all depend on technologies that our parents’ generation could..

WHY I DISLIKE THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY

After watching another NBA draft lottery, I can’t help thinking that our sports leagues are kind of un-American. The draft punishes success and rewards failure.

MOBS HELP KEEP HEALTHCARE COSTS DOWN

The healthcare industry is under pressure to be more cost efficient – a key trend that Alliance is tracking. ‍An aging baby boomer population is moving..

RECENT MIXED MARKET SIGNALS

Commercial real estate services company CBRE recently released their report on the state of the real estate market in 1Q23: here ‍The report largely confirmed things..

NURSE SHORTAGE? MOB INVESTORS SHOULDN’T WORRY

As many news readers know, there is a significant shortage of nurses. What is going on? ‍There are multiple reasons why demand..

MOBS ARE GETTING LARGER, TALLER

A recent study highlights that there are more large MOBs under development than ever before. This study was conducted by 42floors (here). ‍The study is interesting..

WIDENING SPREADS AND CAP RATES

Commercial real estate services company CBRE conducted a survey of industry professionals in 2H 2022. ‍This CBRE report focuses on one..

MOB TRANSACTION VOLUME IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN 2023

It’s no secret that commercial real estate transactions have slowed recently. Inflation, higher interest rates, and other macro factors are slowing down the market.

MORE MOBS ARE MOVING CLOSER TO YOU

Medical facilities often cluster together near hospitals. This is still the case… but there is an interesting sub-trend that Alliance is dialed in on.

BE INTENTIONAL, LIVE YOUR VALUES

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. This line from the childrens’ book Alice in Wonderland contains an essential truth.

THE HOUSING SHORTAGE HOLDS AMERICA BACK

An important real estate trend that I have followed closely is the national residential housing shortage.‍This shortage has been driving up home..

PANDEMIC WINNERS AND LOSERS

Disruptive events like the pandemic always create their own winners and losers. The difference between commercial real estate portfolios that..

DISTORTIONS IN INSURANCE PRICING

Property insurance is priced according to the underlying risk, right? That’s the idea, but many would be surprised at the distortions that can occur in some markets.

WHAT GETS MEASURED GETS MANAGED

Some places care a lot about getting things done, other places are tied up in knots of red tape. Since Alliance invests in commercial real estate across..

CORPORATE CULTURE IS MISUNDERSTOOD

Culture is super important for building high performing teams. It’s also widely misunderstood.‍Most organizations try to shape culture through policy.

CASE STUDY: PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF

Alliance focuses on investing in properties with strong fundamentals and then adding value to the properties we manage. But it’s impossible to eliminate..

GREAT TEAMS ARE FUTURE ORIENTED

To succeed in business, strong teams are essential. There is no recipe for building a common culture and shared sense of purpose. Companies try all..

PERSONALITY TESTS CAN HELP WITH HIRING

Years in business have taught me that few things are as critical to success as building a great team. High performing organizations have some common traits.

ARE YOU A HIGH PERFORMER?

The subject of high performance is a frequent topic in my world. Why? Well, when you accomplish your goals in any given year this requires a tremendous..

CHOOSING PARTNERS AND SUCCESS

It is time again for our monthly Q & A‍ Q: Ben, I respect what you do and admire you as a principal. I had a bad partnership experience in the past.

HEY INVESTORS, DO YOU KNOW YOUR VACANCY RISK?

One of the fundamental errors in real estate investing is to ignore the risk of long term vacancy. Everybody knows to look at zoning, property prices..

OUR FAVORITE REAL ESTATE DEAL

There are many paths to a great investment. The key is finding a place where you understand the upside and risks better than your competition.

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY A HOME?

As a real estate professional, younger friends and acquaintances often ask me for advice on home buying. When is the right time to buy? Am I making..

PARTNERS, NOT VENDORS

We’ve all heard the saying – A good team is greater than the sum of its parts. I totally agree — teamwork is indispensable. Not all teams work well together..

THE QUICKEST PATH AROUND AN OBSTACLE

Whether it’s legal issues, zoning surprises, lease negotiations, tax surprises or something else, real estate deals always come with unexpected challenges.

GOOD LANDLORD, GOOD BUSINESS

I want to continue the story we started last week about the property we just sold at a whopping 34% IRR. We didn’t just buy a great property at a discounted price.

BUSINESS LESSONS FROM THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE

The NBA trade deadline just passed. The hot takes on who “won” and “lost” have me thinking about the parallels between building a winning basketball team..

TECH SHOULD WORK FOR US

This New Year, I’m thinking about how to lead a more mindful and intentional life… including wasting less time on mindless activities, and on goals that aren’t true priorities.

AI IS A TOOL, NOT A THREAT IN REAL ESTATE

I often hear people say: data is the new oil. ‍Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving into more and more areas of the economy, and the fuel for AI is data - and lots of it.

UNICORNS AREN’T RARE ANYMORE

Technology is changing the world incredibly quickly. I’m excited to see where it takes us in the coming years.‍One fact that illustrates just how quickly technology..

COMPUTER CHIPS, AND SHORT-TERM THINKING

Over the last year, a shortage in computer chips has hobbled production of a wide variety of popular products like cars, phones, and gaming consoles.

MOVE BEFORE THE MARKET DOES

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a lot of stories about cybersecurity breaches. In technology and beyond, change creates opportunities for some and risks for others.

IS GOVERNMENT THE ANSWER TO BIG TECH?

Many people in the media and politics are pushing to punish Big Tech for their various “crimes” and transgressions. There’s a lot of anger in the air, and with so much..

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH LIBOR?

I’m always on the lookout for new risks to Alliance’s business. Usually, they’re deal-specific, but recently I’ve been looking at something bigger. An important piece..

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INVESTING IN MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS

Real estate has long been considered a great way for investors to diversify their portfolios and mitigate against the risk of stocks, bonds, and more traditional equities.

HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED THE SENIOR HOUSING BUSINESS

The senior housing industry was already facing several changes ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these challenges would go on to become even

MEDICAL OFFICES: WHY SHOULD THEY BE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO | ALLIANCE

Cap rates may be compressing among certain real estate product types, but that has not kept investors on the sidelines. Instead, more investors

5 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN INVESTING IN A MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING | ALLIANCE

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a heightened awareness of the importance of America's healthcare system. In turn, many investors are paying closer

WHAT IS RESIDUAL VALUE AND HOW TO CALCULATE IT

In real estate, it is not uncommon to see two developers offer to pay two wildly different sums for the same exact property. How can one justify the price

THE 9 BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE WHEN INVESTING IN MEDICAL OFFICES

With cap rates compressing among other property types, a growing number of real estate investors are turning to medical office in search of yield. Indeed, there..

SHOULD YOU OWN A MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING? WHAT TO CONSIDER

Yield-seeking investors, or those otherwise looking to diversify their real estate holdings, will certainly want to consider opportunities in the medical office space.

MEDICAL OFFICE REAL ESTATE: WHY COMPETITION IS INCREASING

The past year and a half have been enlightening for several reasons. One lesson learned: there’s no better time to own medical office real estate than during..

INVESTING IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: THE PROS AND CONS

It is hard to turn on the TV or scroll through your social media feed and not see something about real estate. Whether it is flipping houses, being a landlord..

5 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING INVESTMENTS

Medical office building investments are similar to the purchase and sale of most other income producing commercial properties. What differentiates medical..

WHY INVESTORS ARE INTERESTED IN MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS

With the stock market at or near all-time highs, more investors are looking to mitigate risk by diversifying their portfolios through some combination..

VOLATILITY IN REAL ESTATE

Every investment class is prone to experience some levels of volatility, and real estate is certainly no different. Volatility refers to a given investment’s..

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST IN HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE?

Medical office properties, once considered a commercial real estate industry niche, have moved into the spotlight in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE IN A BEAR MARKET

One of the most important aspects of finding success in any investment class is knowing when to strike. Market trends, projections, and forecasts..

HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE: A BRIGHT OUTLOOK

There’s no doubt that COVID has left its mark on the healthcare industry. There were significant disruptions to service delivery early in the pandemic..

THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE: BUILDING LOCATION AND DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH

The healthcare real estate market continues to prove its resiliency, most recently, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a brief pause..

WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE

The healthcare industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries and today compromises an estimated 20% of the national GDP. This isn’t lost..

INVESTING IN HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving, and in turn, demand for certain types of medical properties is changing. As a result, Healthcare real estate..

HOW TO IDENTIFY FAIR MARKET VALUE IN CRE

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That famous line about subjectivity applies not just at the art auction and on the dating scene but also to buyers..

FIXED-INCOME BONDS VS. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Investors looking for an alternative to stocks often turn their attention to bonds or real estate. Both asset classes are important pieces of a diversified..

TRIPLE NET LEASE: THE PROS & CONS

There are many flavors of lease agreements in commercial real estate. For investors who operate commercial space for rent, the lease is a basic building..

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

We won’t tell you that investing in commercial real estate is a guaranteed path to wealth. But we can say that property ownership is a proven and..

THE MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING MARKET: TRENDS BOTH PAST AND PRESENT

Medical office buildings are an often overlooked asset because most real estate investors simply do not understand the nuances of this property type.

ARE MEDICAL OFFICE SPACES RECESSION RESISTANT?

Real estate investors looking to diversify their portfolios are increasingly considering medical office properties. Once considered a relatively niche sector..

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INVESTING IN MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS

Real estate has long been considered a great way for investors to diversify their portfolios and mitigate against the risk of stocks, bonds, and more..

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE?

Commercial real estate is a term that covers a broad spectrum of asset types, classes, locations, and markets. It is an industry that institutional..

FOUR HEALTHCARE REITS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO

America has an aging population, and that translates into continued rising demand for all types of medical services and medical service real..

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LOANS

Nearly all commercial real estate deals are financed using some combination of debt and equity. The nature of that debt can take many forms – ranging..

THE TOP 10 CITIES WITH THE MOST AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE AND PROSPECTS FOR PROPERTY APPRECIATION

It is no secret that housing is prohibitively expensive in California, but perhaps less known is the disease of exorbitant rents and mortgages..

USING DEBT FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING: IS IT A GOOD OR BAD IDEA?

From an early age, most people are taught that taking on too much debt is irresponsible and can result in financial ruin. Therefore, many people..

WHY THIS IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN HEALTHCARE REITS

Never before in world history has such a large—and wealthy and entitled—population moved into their golden years, as presently in the United States.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT INVESTING IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The commercial real estate market has been generating strong returns for investors. For property owners in the right sectors, the rent checks are rolling..

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