Given the current market conditions, how would an investor best prepare for the next 5-10 years?

If your business is small and flexible, with much experience in commercial &
some residential but not cash heavy, where will the demand be geographically and
demographically for commercial investing and development?
In Buying Property - Asked by g w. - Apr 18, 2010
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Richard E.
Los Angeles, CA

"A Decade of Hurt" is how one Commercial Lender described the current economic forecast. Most other prognosticators see continued double-digit unemployment for the forseeable future and beyond as the economic fundamentals still seem to be lacking despite the run up in the stock market. That saiod, it goes without saying that any investment or business going forward has to run "lean and mean". Cost containment is an absolute must as there is little margin for error and aggressive management of assets is also a necessity.
Like any investment, you still need to do a 3-year/5-year or 10-year exit strategy analysis using practical and probably conservative guestimates in order to establish a buying criteria. Since there are so few sale comprables, it is imperative to define what an acceptable rate of return on an investment should be and then underwrite opportunities with a conservative slant on income and allow some flexibility in expenses. Don't be surprised if this formula doesn't produce a lot of results as the core gap between Buyer expectations and Seller valuations continues to widen.

Apr 19, 2010
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Armond W.
Carmel, IN

I would like to work with you on this
can you give me a call..

Apr 20, 2010
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Tujunga, CA

Save cash and network with other investors and professionals as much as possible. Join Loopnet on LinkedIn and start meeting people and joining other commercial real estate groups like mine.
Knowing there is opportunity is one third the battle. Knowing what the opportunity is another third and being able to take action on the opportunity the last puzzle piece you need to succeed.

Apr 23, 2010
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