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Joe Berko, President of Berko & Associates, Makes the Case for Mitigating Risk

Mitigating risk is on Joe Berko’s mind. With cap rates being so compressed, he sees prices remaining steady and financing fundamentals becoming a little more conservative. The U.S. is still a real estate safe haven and cash is coming here, but not as freely as it used to from places like China, Russia and South America. Because many parties are taking a hold position, Joe suggests strategies like considering short-term bridge financing and not overleveraging in order to get a solid yield.


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The last two-year period has been very difficult for investors looking to buy. While prices have pretty much kept steady,  the rest of the fundamentals, such as money and banking, have shrunk back and became a little bit more conservative and probably rightfully so.


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