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Location, Location, Location

A Financial Poise column highlighting the tips, tricks and tools you need to know to successfully invest in real estate.


Location, Location, Location

Trust me! How to Evaluate Sponsors of Real Estate Investments

February 23, 2017

by Tracy Treger, Principal at Syndicated Equities The smart real estate investor’s checklist for Deal Sponsor diligence   ASSUME YOU LEARNED about an opportunity to invest in a real estate project. The property is in a great location, has quality tenants and the underlying economics appear sound. Better yet, it’s within your range of risk […]

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Real Estate Due Diligence: A simple guide for investment properties

January 26, 2017

Gather the facts. You’ll make better investment decisions.   by Tracy Treger, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Syndicated Equities   MOST PEOPLE KNOW that they should do some “homework” before purchasing investment real estate. But what does good due diligence really look like? This article describes several forms of general due diligence that can help […]

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Real Estate Syndication

January 18, 2017

How to invest in larger, more exclusive properties with better yields   by Tracy Treger, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Syndicated Equities   MAYBE YOU WANT to start investing in real estate, but you do not have enough capital to purchase a quality commercial property.   Alternatively, perhaps you are concerned about placing a large sum of […]

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Apples to Apples: Understanding the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

December 15, 2016

By Tracy Treger Contact at Syndicated Equities, 350 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60654, 312-640-9023, ttreger@SynEq.com.     The internal rate of return, or “IRR,” is the percentage that reflects what any individual investment is expected to yield from inception to sale.  It takes into account anticipated cash flow and appreciation, as well as the time […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Real Estate Investments

November 14, 2016

By Tracy Treger Editor’s Note: You can hear Tracy speak in depth about this topic on her podcast with Financial Poise Radio here. You may also enjoy this webinar and this webinar on real estate deals. The current election cycle has generated a high volume of articles about the virtues or vices of real estate investment, depending […]

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Evaluating Residential Real Estate Investments

October 11, 2016

By Tracy Treger One of the questions I am often asked by clients is what type of real estate is “best” to invest in.  My response is always another question: “What are your investment goals and your tolerance for risk?”  While location and financing will have an impact on the success of any real estate […]

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Net, Net, Net: Investment Property Without the Hassle

August 24, 2016

By Tracy Treger A common concern many individuals have about buying real estate for investment is the potential time and cost of maintaining the property.  Not everyone has the tools, expertise or inclination to fix leaky faucets, clean soiled carpets or plow a snow-filled parking lot in the wintertime.  Further, it may not be practical […]

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Pricing Commercial Real Estate

July 20, 2016

By Tracy Treger Editor’s Note: For an in depth discussion of due diligence in real estate deals, we also recommend this webinar. When purchasing real estate for personal use, such as your home, you select the neighborhood you want to live in, determine your budget, and begin looking at houses in your price range, perhaps with […]

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Putting off the Tax Collector – The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

June 21, 2016

By Tracy Treger Editor’s Note: You can hear Tracy speak in depth about this topic on her podcast with Financial Poise Radio here. You may also enjoy this webinar and this webinar on real estate deals.   One of the consequences of selling an appreciated investment, be it a stock, collectibles or investment real estate, is the […]

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There’s Plenty of Risk and Potential Reward When Investing in Commercial Real Estate

May 25, 2016

By Tracy Treger Real estate can be an attractive investment, providing cash flow, appreciation and tax benefits.  However, if a real estate deal is poor, it is possible to lose your entire investment, and in a worst-case scenario, additional capital.  Because there is no prescribed list of disclosures required for real estate transactions, buyers must […]

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