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Become an Expert, or Join Them?

Become an Expert, or Join Them?

As investors, we have to decide whether we spend our time becoming an expert in real estate, or if we are going to focus our attention on another area and invest passively. And if investing passively, how do you choose which experts to invest with?

Our business is based on the assumption that we would all rather invest alongside an expert that is investing themselves in a deal. Many experts recommend or sell deals that they themselves are not investing in, and are rather earning commission or fees irrespective of the outcome.

Global investor behaviour shows a marked trend toward the adoption of direct investment platforms that allow for investment alongside sponsors and real estate experts, rather than investing on the advice of experts with no stake in the game

This article from Reliant is a great example of the kind of asset-specific expertise required to be successful in real estate and protect your capital.

Ruth Coates

Ruth Coates

Key Account Manager - Knysna, South Africa