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Ep. 137 | Everything You Need To Know Before Investing In REITS with Brad Thomas

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After 25 years as a developer, investment banker, and real estate analyst, Brad Thomas believes there’s only one rule in investing: protect your principal at all costs.

He’s built his career on trust, staying smart, and conservative on researching, connecting, and doing what’s best for his clients.

Besides real estate, Brad is an editor for the Forbes Real Estate Investor newsletter and writes weekly for Forbes.com and Seeking Alpha, where he maintains “real-time” research on many publicly-listed REIT securities.

He is also the co-author of The Intelligent REIT Investor and has also been featured in Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, U.S. News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, and Fox Business. He was also ranked as the #1 contributing analyst on Seeking Alpha from 2014-2019.

 

Highlights of the episode:

00:32 – Introduction

01:24 – Background of Brad Thomas

03:27 – What are REITS and Why You Should Invest 

07:01 – The Pro’s and Con’s of REITS

09:47 – Total return of investment from REITS   

14:56 – Minimum assets under management to make REITS worthwhile

21:57 – Underlying Ground Lease

27:41 – Importance of finding your passion

31:42 – Why You Should Invest in REITS

 

Notable Quotes 

 

“You shouldn’t compare REITS on a price to earnings multiple. You should compare it to a price to funds from operations multiple.” – Brad Thomas

“It (REITS) gives the individual investors all types of options and alternatives to invest in Real estate.” – Brad Thomas

 

“Most private companies today cannot compete with the cost-to-capital that these public REITS have. It’s not even close.” – Brad Thomas

 

Connecting with the Guest

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rbradthomas/
Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradthomas/

 

Connecting with MHP Law:

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