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As a ASICON real estate investor, there are several different investment strategies you can use. Most strategies can be broken down into four categories: Core, Core-Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic. The best strategy for you will depend on your risk tolerance and investing goals. In this article, we discuss the defining characteristics, advantages, and risks of...
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When you invest in real estate, capital expenses can have a significant impact on your property and your profits. Planning for these expenses can help you keep your finances intact when your investment property needs major renovations or improvements. As a real estate investor, you need to not only understand what capital expenses are, but...
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If you are interested in real estate investing, you are sure to eventually come across the term “net cash flow”. It’s a pervasive term used in a variety of real estate calculations. While you may have a good guess as to what it means at first glance, it’s a bit more complicated than it may...
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If you spend enough time learning about real estate investing, you’re bound to come across the term “debt-service coverage ratio” (DSCR) or “debt coverage ratio” (DCR). Just like with other financial terms, it’s a good idea to make sure you know what it means before you make any investment decisions. Within the real estate industry, DSCRs...
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The capitalization rate is an essential metric for many real estate investors. Here’s what you need to know about this measure, how you calculate it, and how to use it to make wise investing decisions. What is a Capitalization Rate? Capitalization rate, or cap rate, is one of the most important terms to know if...
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Though the headline of this article will deliver on it’s promise, it’s also true that becoming a successful commercial real estate investor on your own can be extremely complicated and difficult work. Part of that is because becoming successful in any worthwhile endeavor is always going to be difficult, but the other part is due...
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If you’re a rental property investor who’d like to measure the profitability of a real estate deal, you may have run into some difficulty finding a metric that best suits your needs. For instance, return on investment (ROI) measures returns as a function of appreciation or equity, which can be tricky to apply to rental...
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One way to make money as an investor is to look into real estate. Commercial real estate investing offers the opportunity to diversify beyond stocks and bonds with the potential for high risk-adjusted returns.  Here’s what you need to know as you decide if commercial real estate is a good investment for you. What is commercial...
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Some people are DIY types. When it comes to any kind of project (including commercial real estate investing), they love the idea of  “doing it yourself.” I’ve got a lot of respect for those people, but what about the rest of us? That’s probably the best way to think about commercial real estate syndications …...
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Every industry has its own jargon, and the business of investing in real estate is no exception. Terms like real estate sponsor, promote, preferred returns, ladders, waterfalls, GP, LP, and IRR are tossed around routinely in the deal room but may sound like a foreign language to some. In this article, we will focus on...
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