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How to Build a Mountain of Wealth Outside of the Stock Market

Seems like every time I either turn on the TV or read business articles all I see is that the Market is approaching a correction.  To me, that does not mean...

Creating Value Means What…..

Earlier this week I spoke with a good friend about how he handles his LinkedIn account and online experiences. He told me that the majority of his connections were just looking...
The Platform Journey

What a Week!

This past week was full of so many emotions! We commenced beta testing for our due diligence platform, and also purchased 2 assets in Indiana. The launch of the platform by...
The Platform Journey

I Couldn’t Believe It!!!

I Couldn’t Believe It! I did not know what to do! I have never built a platform But John and Mike have really stepped up and have gotten knee deep with me (Not their...

You Said What???

https://youtu.be/RG-aGnc0br0 You Said What??? NO! That is the answer I got from numerous developers I have spoken to about creating the platform Speaking to 15 plus developers = Not all conversations are equal They either said...

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Seven Steps To Protect Yourself From Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Successful investing in private real estate takes more than deep pockets. Behavioral economics, the study of financial decision-making psychology, bares the subconscious biases that trigger real estate investment mistakes. That is how we work as private equity real estate managers at Origin Investments. Seven steps, inspired by my knowledge of behavioral economics, can help a private investor avoid common real estate investment mistakes: 1. People are comfortable with things they know, a behavior that is known as familiarity bias. Investors should look for deals where the sponsor holds significant equity. Private investors often hold assets that are losing their value. In private equity real estate, the risk posed by such loss aversion is to hold out for at least a breakeven result, even if that's unlikely. An old Wall St. saying applies here: “Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered.” A winner may not be such a winner when compared to other opportunities, and a loser may make a recovery. To make sure your investment decisions involve more discipline than rationalization, it pays to work with experienced real estate management teams that employ a data-driven process.