Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Investor Watch: Tiptoe into Commercial Real Estate

Investor attitudes towards commercial real estate may be changing from toxic to opportunistic.

According to the New York Times, financial advisors are recommending that those who have an appetite for real estate investment look for some distressed, discounted properties, as real estate may present "tremendous opportunities".

Passive investors may want to allocate funds to REITs. Active investors might want to purchase a building or the underlying debt of a property in distress.

We may have crossed the threshold where a market that had been in steep decline is creating an economic upside in its aftermath.