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What makes Cuba uniquely attractive to U.S. investors? What are its major investment opportunities? Do the Cuban people have an entrepreneurial spirit after more than 50 years of socialism? What will it take for investors to succeed in Cuba? And what are the potential pitfalls? We ask Michael Andrews and Victor Hugo Rodriguez, two of the principals at Cuba Avanza Partners, a New York–based private equity firm focused on funding small- and medium-sized businesses in Cuba.
Given a hypothetical $1 billion to invest in real estate, what allocations would you make? That is the question put to top-tier investors by the Real Confidence Executive Survey, produced by Altus Group in collaboration with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). Which property type dominated among survey respondents? Which posted the largest increase over the previous survey? And which property type was decidedly out of favor? Chuck DiRocco, director of research for Altus Group, joins us to review the results.
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc., offers his speculation on the year ahead.
What are the key differences between micro-unit and family-unit apartment complexes, and why are developers and investors so hot for the former rather than the latter? What do investors need to understand about affordable multifamily housing? What are the three key pieces of advice apartment investors and developers should take into account? We get answers to those questions and more from Daryl Carter, founder and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, and immediate past chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Whether you are an investment manager, wealth adviser, accountant, lawyer, management consultant or a member of almost any profession, you are on the hook to produce sales. Yet, most people have almost no facility when it comes to sales. Fortunately, the ability to sell and present is a learnable skill, according to our guest, Patricia Fripp, who is past president of the National Speakers Association, and a person named “one of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine.