It’s difficult to find sectors that are experiencing high secular growth right now. So much of the economy remains moribund. Thus, when a sector seems to be shining through the fog, investors should take note.
People tend to focus a lot on real estate, and for good reason. It tends to hold its value over the very long term. Infrastructure plays usually offer greater stability and long-term growth, and real estate is no exception. There are several public companies that offer what I would call “infrastructure and other investor services” for real estate investors.
These services are vast and deep. Capital market resources are offered to provide financing to buy commercial properties. There are construction oversight services, as well as project and development services to permit both new construction and improvements. Energy and sustainability services allow interested investors to see how to make buildings as energy efficient as possible.
Of course, this sector often involves the government, what with its regulations and all. So there are government navigation services. Agency leasing allows investors to find possible tenants for their commercial properties using local brokers and reps. Naturally, property management is also key, and that’s another important service.
So here’s a look at three of the best ways ways to play real estate.