What is “commercial real estate”? In our opinion, that’s making the buying, selling and operating of real estate a method of creating wealth, both in monthly income as well as asset appreciation. Around 65% of U.S. households own real estate in the form of their personal homes, but only a fraction of Americans have discovered the financial power of using real estate as an investment vehicle.
America’s first millionaire attained that honor in commercial real estate: John Jacob Astor. He amassed a fortune of $20 million (around $1 billion today) between 1799 and 1830. In fact, roughly 90% of all U.S. millionaires made their money in commercial real estate – more than all other investment vehicles combined. The strength of real estate investing includes 1) strong performance during times of inflation 2) ability to push rents in tandem with market forces 3) regular monthly income (except in land speculation) and 4) attractive tax structure.
Commercial Real Estate University is different than all the other real estate websites in the U.S. for many reasons:
- We focus in on real, practical information and not hype or untested theory.
- All of the content is curated by Frank Rolfe and Dave Reynolds, who are legendary real estate investors that own over $1 billion in commercial real estate.
- We host a massive content platform that dwarfs all others featuring over 1,000 articles, one of the longest-running forums on the topic in the U.S., and a rich tapestry of courses on every niche of importance in American real estate.
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