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Is the Era of High Returns Coming to an End?

September 6, 2016

Is the Era of High Returns Coming to an End?

August 31, 2016 | Diana Bell | National Real Estate Investor

Is the window for oversized returns on commercial real estate behind us? Quite likely, according to Goldman Sachs, which recently issued a report implying real estate stocks may now be too risky for investors.

Real estate industry experts have mixed views, however, about whether the ship has already sailed for high returns on commercial real estate investments.

“People have read this report as if to say that this is no longer a time to get into real estate. I disagree in the sense that it assumes that people have just one motivation when investing,” says Jim Costello, senior vice president with New York City-based research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). “One can have a number of motivations while investing, and different types of real estate and different real estate vehicles can satisfy these motivations.”

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