Real Estate Investing Basics

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An Overview: Types of Commercial Real Estate Properties

Investing in “commercial real estate” often seems like a logical next step for serious investors who want to gain best-in-class exposure to the real estate asset class. However, it’s easy to become overwhelmed after realizing that commercial real estate encompasses a significant variety of property types. Birgo Capital is here to help introduce investors to commercial real estate property types. Let's take a brief look into each commercial real estate asset type.
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Exploring Cash-on-Cash Returns

Real estate investing may seem daunting, especially with a plethora of terminology and phrases. Birgo Capital's Josh Fischer breaks down one of these terms – the cash-on-cash return.
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Private Equity Real Estate Fund Structures: A Primer

Tiptoeing into the world of real estate private equity fund investing can be intimidating because the structure and terms can seem difficult to digest. Let's explore the structure and unique features that exist within private equity real estate funds. 
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How Changes in Interest Rates Impact Real Estate Investments

Real estate investors know that interest rates are one of the most important economic factors to consider when monitoring the investment landscape. But interest rates are also a complicated topic! Today, Birgo Capital is sharing some considerations for how changes in interest rates impact real estate investments.
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Cap Rates Debunked: What's in a Cap Rate?

At Birgo Capital, we know that an understanding of cap rates is essential. For new investors in real estate, picking the right property to start an investment portfolio can be a daunting task. After all, purchasing an investment property is no small feat. Any time you’re putting your money on the line, it’s important to make an informed decision.
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Vertical Integration: The Key to Successful Workforce Housing Investments

Why does Birgo Capital dive right into workforce housing real estate while others shy away from it? And what’s our secret that’s led us to a 99.5% collection rate of our budgeted top line through a pandemic?
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Core, Core-Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic Real Estate Investing

Birgo Capital discusses the four main types of real estate investment strategies: Core, Core-Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic. Which strategy supports your real estate investment goals?
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Workforce Housing Apartments: Backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the U.S. Government

Why workforce housing apartments is an almost-magical place to allocate capital for vigilant investors like Birgo Capital.
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Collecting Rent During COVID: Birgo Capital's June Update

Birgo Capital's rent collection took a hit in late March, but April and May were solid. How is June shaping up? Dan Croce, Principal at Birgo Capital, shares a deep-dive look into the data.
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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, Birgo Capital will 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 from Birgo Capital 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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Is Now the Time to Invest in Real Estate?

In this three-part series, we’ll share our point of view on the risks and rewards of real estate investing in light of current circumstances, recommendations on the safest real estate investments during economic volatility, as well as how Birgo Capital is actively navigating this season.
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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 Birgo Capital is 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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Pittsburgh Real Estate: Opportunity In Private Equity (White Paper Download)

Real estate private equity is increasing in popularity as an alternative asset class. Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming one of the world’s best locations for long-term real estate investment. Provided is an overview of both — the Pittsburgh Real estate market and the opportunities that abound specifically in private equity. Attached is our white paper Investing in Pittsburgh Real Estate: Private Equity