As Will Rogers once said: “Don’t wait to buy land, they aren’t making any more of it.” But we have developed it making the ground far more valuable and those who own what’s on it, in some instances richer because of it. Over the last couple of days we have focused on your immediate real estate. While your home is not an investment per se, it is often considered one. Owning a hundred homes, or a shopping center or an office tower is an investment. The roof over your head, not so much an investment as a stewardship. You pay for it, you fix it up, you might even spend your entire life in it but at some point, you pass it on to the next owners. And you care for it in that manner, improving it so it is saleable to those next in line.
Today on the Financial Impact Factor Radio with Paul Petillo, Dave Kittredge and Dave Ng, we have someone who has focused his career on real estate as an investment. Brad Thomas. Mr. Thomas researches and writes on a variety of real estate based fixed- income alternatives including both publicly-traded and non-traded REITs or real estate investment trusts. He has a broad background in capitalization and sustainable net lease investing. Mr. Thomas currently writes weekly articles for Seeking Alpha and Forbes where he maintains “real time” research on many of the equity REITs and retailers.