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Why Birgo Capital’s Real Estate Funds are Well-positioned to Navigate COVID-19

Here's what Birgo Capital is doing (and has done) to maximize the performance of our real estate private equity funds in light of the coronavirus recession.
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How Will COVID Impact Pittsburgh Multifamily Real Estate?

Will the relative resilience that Pittsburgh enjoyed during the last recession translate to similarly impressive performance through this one? Let’s examine several regional economic factors to determine how Pittsburgh multifamily real estate is likely to perform during the current crisis and in the years to come.
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Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Operating Expenses

Through COVID-19 and associated economic shutdowns, real estate investors have largely been focused on how these events will impact revenue. However, multifamily investors must also be thoughtful about other components of the cash flow equation - particularly the impact this recession will have on expenses. In this post, we’ll highlight a few key areas of consideration for the impact of the coronavirus recession on operating expenses.
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Four Strategies to a Stabilized Real Estate Portfolio

In a new economic landscape, these tips can help you find stability in real estate.
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When is it Time to Buy?

As the corona-dust begins to settle, many investors are wondering how to know when it is the right time to begin acquiring real estate again. Here is how we are thinking about acquisitions during a pandemic at Birgo Capital.
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Collecting Rent During COVID-19: An Inside Look at Our May Rental Income

When the coronavirus public health crisis seized America by storm in mid-March, investors in residential rental properties struck a tone of concern regarding whether or not tenants would be able to pay rent in the coming months.
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Is Workforce Housing Still a Safe Investment?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this niche within the multifamily sector was increasingly viewed as an undervalued safe haven for real estate investors that produces steady cash flow regardless of economic cycles, with the added social and economic benefits of supporting a basic need for working-class citizens.
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Will Workforce Housing Real Estate Be Impacted by COVID-19?

For a little more than one month now, COVID-19 has had the multifamily real estate industry on its heels as we seek to determine what the pandemic’s impact will be on property owners’ ability to collect rents.
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A Candid Look At COVID-19's Impact on Real Estate

Four key questions Birgo Capital is asking as we navigate the current climate
Birgo Realty

Looking For a Commercial Real Estate Property? Here's How to Begin:

So, you’re looking for a place to host your business, huh? There’s a few different ways that you can approach the process of attaining a commercial real estate property.
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What is a Private Equity Real Estate Fund?

What is a private equity real estate fund? A private equity real estate fund allows investors to combine their capital together to invest across a diversified portfolio of professionally selected and managed real estate properties. Today we're sharing why America's wealthiest are choosing private real estate funds to earn passive income in real estate.
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Four Ways to Start Investing in Real Estate

“The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist
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Buying Real Estate with Rising Interest Levels

Everyone knows that interest rates are on the rise- the economy is doing well, and to match the price to borrow money with the demand for loans, rising rates are the variable that is manipulated. This increases a homeowner’s mortgage payment, but is it really that simple?
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Cap Rate: What is it and Why is it Relevant?

Cap rate, a term frequently used in real estate, demonstrates the return on one’s investment in a property, usually a commercial building. It is defined as annual operating net income divided by the cost of the property. What needs to be noted for financing purposes, and could easily be forgotten by some people, is that debt on the property is not taken into account for. Also, it needs to be understood by potential investors that cap rate is not the same as the cash flow.
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Real Estate Investment Trusts: Market Application

Previously, the concept of a REIT was discussed and demonstrated as a great way to invest one’s money with the hopes of ensuring a return on the investment. While there are risks with any investments, the upside was much greater than the downside for REIT investing.