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Institutional Capital Reallocating Towards Office REITs
June 7, 2019

Institutional investors are now allocating more capital to REITs than private equity, according to research from Nareit showing that REITs have historically outperformed …

Millennials – Rent Your Home, Buy Your Future
May 1, 2019

A house in the suburbs, career tenure and pension with the same employer, and a portfolio of stocks and bonds for retirement. Every baby …

REIT Tax Advantages
March 26, 2019

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are chock full of useful tax benefits that simply aren’t available to many other invest-able companies. Here’s a look …

Low Fee Diet: How to Boost Your Real Estate Returns
March 21, 2019

As you’re doing your research about online real estate investing, don’t let enticing return projections distract you from reading the fine print regarding …

Portfolio Update: stREITwise Plaza in St. Louis
March 20, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that Wells Fargo, a long time tenant at stREITwise Plaza, has executed a 5-year lease extension at economic terms above our …

Avoiding the Liquidity Premium
March 10, 2019

Remember the E*Trade baby? In case you don’t, it was a particularly effective ad campaign hyperbolizing how easy and fast online trading is …

A Q&A With StREITwise CEO On The Next Acquisition
February 21, 2019

We sat down with stREITwise CEO Eliot Bencuya to get his thoughts on the newest acquisition, the Allied Solutions Building in Carmel, Indiana. …

New Acquisition: Mixed-Use Office and Retail in Carmel, Indiana
January 25, 2019

Now announcing stREITwise’s next acquisition. A $32 million mixed-use building in the heart of a major mixed-use redevelopment in the affluent Indianapolis suburb …

A Letter from the CEO: 2018 in Review and Looking to 2019
January 16, 2019

I want to thank you for being a supporter of stREITwise and for continuing with us on your journey towards financial success in 2019. …

Are You Waiting for a Market Correction? Why Timing the Market is a Fool’s Errand
December 13, 2018

I’ve been getting calls about “waiting for the correction” to buy-in to this market. Or “buying the dip.” It pains me to hear …

Why We Chose Slower, Measured Growth, Over Raising Venture Capital
November 7, 2018

November 7th, 2018 One of the most prominent internal tensions we have at stREITwise is the friction between delivering the best outward, online …

Humans vs Machines – A Premature Funeral for Active Investing
November 2, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that paper maps were common features found in cars. When my wife started her grad program at UCLA …

Style Drift: Fintech Startup or Investment Firm?
October 18, 2018

On October 10th, the Wealthfront Risk Parity fund, internally built, imploded versus other risk parity funds created by professional quantitative investors. It seems …

What is a Cap Rate?
July 23, 2018

Mathematically, a cap rate is simply: Net Operating Income, or “NOI” (revenue minus expenses) divided by the Value of the Property. For example, …

Value Investing: There’s a Price For Everything

There’s a price for everything. Value investors understand this, while others choose to ignore it…

REITs: A History of Real Estate Investment Trusts
December 13, 2017

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs as they’re commonly known, were created in 1960 to give everyday investors access to a diversified portfolio …

What a Cap Rate Is NOT
December 5, 2017

Generally, the first question we ask about a prospective deal is: “What’s the cap rate?” The reason being we want a general understanding of …

The Cash on Cash Return: Real Estate’s ‘Secret Sauce’
November 29, 2017

John was feeling entrepreneurial that day. He had always wanted to own a brewery and he finally had saved enough to buy one. He bought …

Famous Real Estate Quotes: Our Thoughts
November 22, 2017

In the business world, you need not look much further than the wise words of Warren Buffett for inspiration. Unfortunately, Buffett offers almost no …

What is a Cap Rate… Truly?
November 16, 2017

Before you read, a little context: consider that a cap rate is basically the inverse of an earnings multiple. Simply put, a cap rate …

The Dependable Hedge Against Inflation
November 8, 2017

Everyday investors are regularly inundated by financial news outlets warning about the risks of inflation. But it seems like the noise creates more confusion …

Bitcoin and Reverse Compounding: The Pitfalls of Speculative Investing
October 20, 2017

So your Uber driver just made $10,000 dollars in bitcoin. “I have no idea how it works, but it’s tripled!” your driver says. …

Real Estate 101: How to Invest in Real Estate
October 16, 2017

Historically, everyday investors had few options to invest in real estate other than in their homes. Only the wealthiest and most sophisticated investors …

When Too Much Charisma is a Bad Thing
October 13, 2017

Everyone loves to predict the real estate cycle – it’s such a fun game! And like all armchair pundits, you can never be …

Can’t Touch THIS
October 6, 2017

What’s cool becomes uncool. And then cool again. The 80’s and 90’s may officially be over but they’ll never die. Just check out …

No More Horsin’ Around
October 4, 2017

When the high-end horse market is surpassing previous peak pricing, people must be feeling good. Other things you don’t see at the bottom? …

stREITwise: The Non-Traded Crowdfunded REIT Explained
September 1, 2017

The Genesis stREITwise’s sponsor, Tryperion Partners, has invested in commercial real estate for years through exclusive closed-end partnerships on behalf of high-net-worth and …

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Version 2.0
August 25, 2017

Modern day crowdfunding kicked into high gear in 2012 when President Barack Obama signed into law the JOBS Act, which made investing in …

Location, Location, Location… Is That It?
August 1, 2017

Even those who know nothing about real estate investing know the phrase “location, location, location.” It’s the only real estate investing maxim that’s …

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