The general public hears that they should invest in real estate; but most have no idea as to what might be the best approach for those who are not directly involved in real estate. This article concludes that real estate investment trusts offer superior goal alignment and higher risk adjusted returns.
RCLCO recently surveyed 55+ households that were seeking to move in the next two years to understand why they want to move, where they want to live in terms of community setting and/or concept, and what type of community concept and housing product they are seeking. The answers offer insights on how boomers interested in moving want to live.
The Woodmont Company manages about 18.5 million square feet of retail centers, enclosed regional malls and outlet centers almost exclusively on a third-party basis. Their CEO, Fred Meno, has had a front-row seat to the store closures and retail repurposing projects that have defined the market in the e-commerce era.
Besides rampant store closures, one of the biggest challenges retail developers currently face is high construction costs. An ongoing labor shortage, higher prices on certain materials that have been tariffed, and the general impact of inflation have all driven costs of new development to historically high levels.
A novel mix of partnerships, community involvement, and targeted philanthropy is turning a long-vacant 3.2 acre site in Seattle into a positive example of balancing development in a gentrifying neighborhood.
Under the 2006 Forest Rights Act, at least 150 million people could have their rights recognized to about 40 million hectares (88 million acres) of forest land, once the Indian Supreme Court gives a final verdict on an ongoing case.