481 Eighth Avenue
New York City, New York 10001

June General Meeting: Investing in REITs & Out-of-State Investing

Investing in Commercial Real Estate via REITs

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are an efficient way for many investors to invest in commercial and residential real estate businesses. As an investment, REITs combine the best features of real estate and stocks. They give an investor a practical and effective means to include professionally-managed real estate in a diversified investment portfolio.

A REIT is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate such

as apartments, shopping centers, offices, hotels and warehouses. Some REITs also engage in

financing real estate.

Who Invests in REITs?

Tens of thousands of individual investors own shares of REITs. Investors typically are attracted to REITs for their high levels of current income, capital appreciation and the opportunity for moderate long-term growth. These are the basic characteristics of real estate.

Why Should I Invest in REITs?

REITs are total return investments. They typically provide high dividends plus the potential for

moderate, long-term capital appreciation. Long-term total returns of REIT stocks are likely to be

somewhat less than the returns of higher risk high-growth stocks and somewhat more than the

returns of lower risk bonds. Because most REITs also have a small-to-medium equity market

capitalization, their returns should be comparable to other small to mid-sized companies.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of an Out of State Investor - Investing in Tennessee & Mississippi

Allen Bailey is the principal broker of Poplar Realtors located in Memphis, TN. He is a licensed real estate broker, insurance agent and formerly was a licensed auctioneer.

In 2001 he started investing in real estate and invested $450 and turned it into over $10,000 by flipping resort properties in Arkansas that he controlled for $25 each.

He has personally bought and sold over 3000 properties in over 26 states.

Poplar Realtors is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi and is focused on serving investors both as their buyer’s agent and property manager.

Challenges to Consider in Investing Out of State…
When you invest out of state, you must overcome your lack of familiarity with the out-of-state real estate market and with its local economic conditions, both at the city level and the neighborhood level.

Because you won't have the same intimate, day-to-day knowledge, in-depth understanding of the best & worst neighborhoods of a distant market that you have of the market where you live, you will have to rely on word of mouth, research, gut instincts and the opinions of the professionals you hire.


· How to buy turn-key single family residences

· Obtain positive passive cash flow

· How to structure deals

· What type of homes NOT to buy

· Tax avoidance

· Asset protection

Come Learn Why These Are the Ideal Investment Markets in Today’s Economy!
Date and Time
Start Date: 06/08/2011 Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 06/08/2011 Approx. End Time: 9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: 06/06/2011 Meet Time: 6:30 PM
Event Leader
Teresa Martin
Contact Leader
646 278-6724 H
646-467-7370 W
Registrants: 0 Max Attendance: 75
Guests: 0 Spots Available: 75

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Event Cost
This event requires pre-payment. Payment online is optional.
Pricing Option Name Price Deadline
Member Online Payment Rate $10.00 06/06/2011
Member Door Rate $15.00 06/06/2011
Non-Member Online Payment Rate $25.00 06/06/2011
Non-Member Door Rate $30.00 06/06/2011
VGM2011 Free 06/08/2011
VSM2011 Free 06/08/2011
GSTM Free 06/08/2011
Location (More Detail)
Event Location: New Yorker Hotel
Address: 481 8th Avenue @ 34th Street (3rd Floor) , New York , NY 10001

Added by REIA NYC on May 13, 2011



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