Jason is still in Japan with gently falling snow as his backdrop. And today, if you are expecting a housing market crash, don’t hold your breath! Jason references Mike of Altos Research showing how inventory is very low and the trend is not changing anytime soon!
Jason also finishes his interview with Neal Bawa, CEO / Founder at UGro and Grocapitus, two commercial real estate investment companies. Neal’s companies use cutting edge real estate analytics technology to source and acquire OR build large Commercial properties across the U.S., for over 800 investors. Current portfolio over 4800 units, with an AUM value (upon completion) of over $1 Billion.
Neal believes that we are at a turning point, where traditional commercial real estate will combine with Proptech and Fintech technology disruptors, and will truly reach it’s potential as a tradable, highly liquid asset class that will rival and eventually beat the stock market in its size and scope. He also believes that the Build-to-rent will become a much larger and more profitable part of the Multifamily asset class over the next 5 years, due to its uniquely desirable characteristics. Neal’s vision is to combine the Build-to-rent asset class with fractionalization to democratize commercial real estate.
“With the rising middle class, where are all the assets?” – Jeremy Siegel
“I think the housing shortage ends sometime in the 2030s” – Neal Bawa
“Software is eating the world.” – Jason Hartman