Western PA Real Estate Investor's Association Presents Community Service

Western PA Real Estate Investor's Association Presents Community Service
Mr. Conner was a keynote speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Real Estate Investor's Association 2012 Financial Freedom, where he spoke to a standing room only crowd of Pittsburgh real estate investors. A survey of club members taken after the event …
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National Real Estate Investor's Association Convention Coming to Pittsburgh, PA
For the first time since the organization was founded the National Real Estate Investor's Association annual mid-year leadership conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. One of the main reasons that Pittsburgh was chosen is because of the strong …
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Strongbrook Presents Unique Retirement Plan at Pittsburgh Real Estate Investors Association Meeting


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) April 01, 2013

Last evening’s meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Real Estate Investors Association may have caused a shift in the Pittsburgh real estate market. With over 125 real estate investors in attendance, the Strongbrook retirement seminar was nearly a standing room only event.

Members of the local real estate investing group were joined by other retirement investors from Ohio, New York, and West Virginia, as well as a host of traditional stock market investors. The commonality among the audience was the desire to learn about the unique approach that Strongbrook founder Kevin Clayson was presenting.

It was a coup for the membership of the Western PA REIA to attract a speaker like Mr. Clayson to a regular Tuesday meeting. It is rare that the founder of a company will travel from Utah to Pittsburgh PA, just to give away free stuff, and that is exactly what Kevin Clayson was in town to do.

Real estate investing has always been part of the American dream. Real estate offers several advantages over other forms of investing. For example, real estate is a hedge against inflation, in good time real estate appreciates, in bad times real estate is a vehicle to wealth. Real estate functions like a commodity, in that it can be advantageous in both good and bad economies, with the added advantage that real estate is not consumed as it is used. Real estate provides a constant flow of income to the savvy investor. For these reasons, real estate has created more millionaires than any other investment in American history.

The drawback to real estate investing is that it requires a significant education in the methods of investing to be successful.????Many novice investors lose money because they do not understand the market and how to use leverage, appreciation, depreciation, or any of the other advantages that real property offers.

Strongbrook has a unique model for creating the type of passive income that allows normal Americans to retire without worry in a way that no stock market fund offers. The program combines the advantages of real estate investing, with the done for you investing style of a standard mutual fund.

The disadvantages of stock investments stem from the fact that the investor has no control over the performance of the companies that form the basis of value for the stock price. Anyone who needs an example of this can simply Google companies like Lehman Brothers or Enron. By the time the average investor hears of a problem, they have already lost their entire investment.

Strongbrook offers clients a free, retirement road map, that shows perspective clients how working with Strongbrook can help them reach their retirement goals in a safe, investor controlled manner that does not require the expertise of traditional real estate investing.

Nationally known real estate investor Josh Caldwell of Caldwell Holdings LLC commented that I love the done for you approach, that Strongbrook offers, even a monkey can understand what they are doing. I also love the free retirement game plan, that way you get to see if they are a company that you want to work with before you even spend a penny. Many of the investors in the crowd seemed to agree with Mr. Caldwells assessment of Strongbrook.

Any who wishes to learn how to retire the Strongbrook way can follow the Strongbrook link for a personalized, no obligation, and free retirement game plan. http://retirementinvestor.strongbrook.com/freedom/index.html







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Selective Commercial Real Estate Investing is Key in 2013 Says Off Market Association


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

In the new commercial real estate environment, it is crucial that investors take an active and selective stance when making investment decisions, says President of the Off Market Association, Terry Robinson. In markets across the globe the key phrase concerning commercial real estate investments is now the best versus the rest. This has resulted from the marked difference in performance between tier 1 markets and the rest of the commercial real estate environment as investors focus on location, asset size and income quality.

We are finding that many investors have been surprised by the changes in the commercial real estate markets since 2008. Conversely, these dramatic changes in terms of yields, innovation and cash flows have presented attractive opportunities for those investors who are able to change their mindset regarding commercial real estate investment, said Robinson.

Consider how polarized real estate performance has been over the past 5 years. In the U.K., the best shopping centers have seen a 22 percent increase in value in the past 3 years, while second tier centers and lower have seen a 10 percent drop in their values. U.S. shopping centers are seeing similar results, with small neighborhood malls declining in value since 2008 while the larger malls in prime locations have returned 15-30 percent returns in 2012.

This trend is not limited to shopping centers either. Office space has been a noticeably weak performer in the recovering commercial real estate market, however locations such as New York, Washington, Paris, London, and Munich have all seen a recovery in prices and vacancy rates. Many second tier markets have seen little recovery since 2008.

Do commercial real estate investors need to be concerned? Clearly the job recovery is weak, businesses are changing the way in which they operate in order to maximize profits, and banking is still reluctant to lend money and support business. Shopping centers and office complexes are seeing historically high vacancy rates, and while this is improving, it is doing so at a slow pace.

While this may seem to be negative, it just means that investors need to take an active role in property selection and be more selective than ever in choosing their investments, says Robinson. Working with those who understand the trends in their cities, such as Off Market Association members, can help as can looking for innovative ways to participate in commercial real estate.

About The Off Market Association

The world is changing and has changed. Old ways of doing business dont always apply. The Off Market Association (OMA) brings a new, exciting and visionary way to do business to all our members.

OMA uses a cutting edge technology and platforms, a deal desk, and extensive contacts across the US for commercial real estate transactions, bank note sales, small business advising and SBA loan services. The OMA is affiliated with Sunovis Financial and Genesis Capital to provide investors with access to capital and quick financing.







The Off Market Association Shares 2013 Real Estate Trends


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

Real estate is important to the economy and its potential growth. While we may not have the ability to see into the future, it is possible to make some educated guesses based on what you can see around you, and that is exactly what the Off Market Association executives, led by CEO Terry Robinson, has done. The following predictions for 2013 are:


Look for interest rates to rise. With rates at historic lows and the Federal Reserve beginning to hint at the possibility of easing to stop it is likely that we will see interest rates begin to edge up in 2013. Many economists and CRE industry experts agree. With the possibility of rates increasing by a full point by the end of 2013, now is the to capitalize on current deals.

Commercial real estate prices will continue to rise, after falling in many areas and in many sectors. Increases are sector dependent, but theres no doubt that commercial real estate is making a comeback and prices are going to rise as demand outstrips supply. A lack of new construction over the past 5 years means there is no alternate outlet for this demand. We foresee decreasing vacancy rates and increasing rents in 2013, leading to better yields.

International investors will become increasingly active. Europe is still in a mess, so the logical place for foreign investors to look is in the U.S., where prices are still depressed, but activity is heating up. New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. have already seen foreign investment increasing. Cities tied to energy and tech are also targets. With a weak U.S. Dollar international investors are able to pay more (relatively speaking) for properties which should provide additional upside in first tier and select second tier markets.

Off market assets are often priced competitively as sellers are motivated to complete a quick sale. This gap between commercial markets and the off market could contract as the commercial real estate markets heat up, making now the perfect time to take advantage of off market deals, said Terry Robinson, president of the Off Market Association.

About The Off Market Association

The world is changing and has changed. Old ways of doing business dont always apply. The Off Market Association (OMA) brings a new, exciting and visionary way to do business to all our members.

OMA uses a cutting edge technology and platforms, a deal desk, and extensive contacts across the US for commercial real estate transactions, bank note sales, small business advising and SBA loan services. The OMA is affiliated with Sunovis Financial and Genesis Capital to provide investors with access to capital and quick financing.







Off Market Association Highlights Real Estate Investing as Key to Wealth


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Based on the results of the latest research done by the Millionaire Corner, Americas wealthiest people are no longer holding assets in cash and are increasingly expressing an interest in real estate investing as a means to stable and above average returns. The research shows a steady upward trend to interest in real estate investments throughout 2012. Respondents to the survey in January indicated an interest in real estate as an investment vehicle just 10 percent of the time in January 2012, but the November results show that more than 25 percent now believe real estate investments will outperform in the coming years.

These results confirm what we have been seeing also in the off market transactions, said Terry Robinson, President of The Off Market Association. Our members are increasingly interested in commercial real estate as a means to protect their wealth and generate acceptable returns in a low interest environment.

The continued low interest rates coupled with improving market conditions are the primary factors for the change in sentiment among wealthy investors, who traditionally use real estate as a way to consolidate and build additional wealth. One of the top three sources of revenue for those worth over $ 25 million is rental income, and on average these wealthy investors receive $ 1.2 million yearly from their rental properties.

Based on data from the recently released National Real Estate Investor (NREI) Investor Sentiment Index, interest in commercial real estate is at record levels. The third quarter Index stood at 171 points, which is the highest reading since NREI started tracking commercial real estate investing attitudes in 2004.

As investor confidence in the commercial real estate recovery grows, buyers appear ready to start an aggressive strategy with a bigger appetite for commercial real estate and more tolerance for risk, the NREI stated in its Third Quarter 2012 Commercial Real Estate Investment Outlook. The report found that 75 percent of investors agree commercial real estate has greater potential than other types of investments. Only 8 percent of respondents believe the stock market would offer better returns than commercial real estate.

According to the NREI survey, nearly half of the investors surveyed feel that commercial real estate has hit bottom. Interest in the sector is being fueled by the continuing low interest rates and a renewed access to lending capital from banks, insurance companies, and government programs.

About The Off Market Association

The world is changing and has changed. Old ways of doing business dont always apply. The Off Market Association (OMA) brings a new, exciting and visionary way to do business to all our members.

OMA uses a cutting edge technology and platforms, a deal desk, and extensive contacts across the US for commercial real estate transactions, bank note sales, small business advising and SBA loan services. The OMA is affiliated with Sunovis Financial and Genesis Capital to provide investors with access to capital and quick financing.