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What do your future investments look like?

EisnerAmper Partner Lisa Knee asks the panel what their investors are looking for, the tools their investors are using to evaluate the market, the balance of supply and demand in real estate, and how they are planning for the “second half” of the real estate cycle.


Transcript

Lisa Knee: What are you doing now to poise yourself for the future, and current investments that you have and future investments that you're going to make with everything looming on what's going on in today's environment?

Samantha Davidson: Well I think it's a couple of things to think about and it really is a question of kind of what's your outlook on the market. And what's interesting is, while I think in some ways you could maybe get to a consensus after we spend a day in the room, if you spend individual time with investors the way we do, you really see that there are only a handful that are, what I would say particularly pessimistic. There's a large group that's relatively cautious and then I would say a group that is what I almost would put in the moderately optimistic category. And really that ends up being a function of where you're playing and really the true competition that you are facing in your market. But in terms of tools, I think we are seeing and actually relying on investors to start using tools, particularly in the portfolio construction side.


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Kenneth Weissenberg CPA, Tax Partner in Real Estate Services, is experienced in tax saving strategies and negotiating sales and acquisitions. He represents owners of some of the most well-known real estate properties in New York City.

About Lisa Knee

Lisa Knee is a Tax Partner with expertise in the hotel, real estate, financial services, aviation and restaurant sectors and is a member of AICPA, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Bar Association.

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