Real Estate Matters: Housing Headed for the 'European Model' – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

This post was originally published and is credit to this site By Marty Kovacs Real estate may still be the best long-term investment, but first-time homebuyers are finding it more difficult than ever to grab onto the first rung of the ladder, partly because owners simply are not selling, opting instead to stay put. Ultimately, that may yield what is known as a “European model” of homeownership, where children inherit a home from their parents…

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins – FINalternatives

This post was originally published and is credit to this siteEditor’s note: By definition, alternative investments include assets far beyond your typical equity and debt securities, and fund managers are increasingly interested in the attractive – and largely uncorrelated – investment characteristics of such things as artwork, classic cars, and as Emily Lane of Elan Fine Instruments explains in this in-depth article, rare instruments such as violins.  Investing in Rare ViolinsBy Emily Lane, President &…

Real Estate or Return? – Commercial Property Executive

This post was originally published and is credit to this siteBy David Sobelman, Founder & CEO, Generation Income Properties: Where to place your net lease investment emphasis. “I’m looking for a low-yielding property.” This is most likely a phrase that has never been spoken. But when discussing the options of where to place the most underwriting emphasis for your net lease investment, most investors—institutional entities or individuals using their own money—frequently use the credit of…

Terrafina Announces Interim Chief Financial Officer – Yahoo Finance

This post was originally published and is credit to this siteMEXICO CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Terrafina® (“TERRA”) (TERRA13.MX), a leading Mexican industrial real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”), externally advised by PGIM Real Estate and dedicated to the acquisition, development, leasing and management of industrial real estate properties in Mexico, announced today the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Angel Manuel Bernal Robles. Mr. Bernal Robles is leaving the Company to pursue personal interests; effective at the…

2017 Will Be a Breakout Year for Alternative Investing – Huffington Post

This post was originally published and is credit to this site It has been an exciting start to the investing year. Between the Dow Jones flirting with 20,000 points, a major milestone, and financials finally getting back to levels we haven’t see for years, investors are sighing with relief. Last year, we saw a major uptick in savvy investors seeking higher returns in other markets due to a choppy fiscal environment and political insecurity. However,…

Trump will be very good for South Florida real estate, survey says – Miami Herald

This post was originally published and is credit to this site A strong U.S. economy managed by a developer-turned-president has South Florida’s real estate community cautiously optimistic for 2017, according to a survey of top industry professionals released Wednesday by law firm Berger Singerman. About 53 percent of respondents said they expect the local real estate market this year to be “much better” or “somewhat better” than 2016, compared to 47 percent who said it…

Dutchess has alternatives to big jail expansion: View – Poughkeepsie Journal

This post was originally published and is credit to this site Paul Donnelly(Photo: Courtesy photo) In 1972, the United States had 300,000 citizens in jail. Today, that figure has swollen to 2.3 million. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world — higher than the Chinese communist regime and the Saudi Arabian monarchy.  In fact, one out of every four people behind bars in the world is in America. However, violent…