Friday, December 21, 2007

Let the bargain hunting commence!

That's one possible interpretation of CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) and their announcement yesterday that the system is going to allocate 10% of assets towards real estate.

The Calpers fund is worth about $250 billion, which isn't a bad day at the office. In a time when people are fleeing real estate, Calpers is diving into the pool by putting another $5 billion into the market It's almost as though someone taught them how to buy low and sell high..... (Besides, even in California, you can buy a good bit of property with $5 billion.)

If you have money to put into play, this is a great time to buy and hold multi-family housing, as a number of properties that should be good deals and snapped up quickly are moving more slowly. While commercial real estate is still a long way from the apocalypse that some have forecasted for it, there is room to make a value play on some properties.

Give me a call and see if I can help!

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