Passive Investments Beyond Multifamily With Previous $1B Family Office Portfolio Manager Arti Shah

Passive Real Estate Strategies

Apr 5 2023 • 19 mins

Get ready for an engaging episode as we welcome our special guest, Arti Shah, who has a wealth of experience in the world of commercial real estate investing. Arti, who has worked for a family office with a core asset in real estate and managed their operating businesses, will be sharing her valuable insights and experiences in this dynamic market. Are you curious about why Arti moved beyond multi-family investments into commercial real estate? Want to learn how passive investors can vet and diversify wisely into larger commercial buildings? Arti's company, Invest Beyond Multi-Family, aims to educate people about the lucrative opportunities in commercial real estate investing. Join us as Arti sheds light on the difference between passive and active investments, underwriting deals, and navigating the complexities of this market. Discover Arti's unique perspective on niche markets, value-add opportunities, and creative strategies for success in commercial real estate. From mom-and-pop retail strips to flex spaces and co-working spaces, Arti will reveal why commercial real estate offers more potential for adding value compared to residential properties, but also entails higher risks due to tenant turnover. Don't miss this episode packed with valuable information for anyone interested in commercial real estate investing. Tune in now to unlock the secrets of strategic investments that offer long-term growth potential while minimizing risks! So, buckle up and get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of commercial real estate investing with our expert guest, Arti Shah!

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Key Highlights:

[00:00 - 05:25] Diversifying Wisely: Insights for Passive Investors in Commercial Real Estate

• Moving beyond residential real estate: Arti Shah's experience in commercial real estate and private equity investments

• Exploring the opportunities: Commercial real estate has many niches and opportunities beyond multi-family properties

[05:26 - 10:41] Exciting Niches in Commercial Real Estate

• Beyond multi-family properties: Mom and pop retail strips, flex spaces, and co-working spaces as attractive investments

• Thinking outside the box: Key to finding success in commercial real estate

[10:42 - 15:53] Adding Value and Location Considerations in Commercial Real Estate

• Value add items in the commercial world: Facade changes, quality tenants with personal guarantees, appropriate signage

• Location matters: Tertiary markets can be viable if close to a big city and have potential for growth and buyer interest

Key Quotes:

"Hitting your bottom line is hard, but at the same time, you also have that ability to bring that whole portfolio up." - Arti Shah

“If you're able to make your surroundings exquisite, you're able to get that value back with the right tenant.” - Arti Shah

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