Types of Real Estate Investment

You are already a Real Estate Investor if:

  • You own a home
  • You own stocks and bonds – Every Corporation has real estate on their balance sheets
  • Have a Pension – Every Pension Fund has a Real Estate Allocation – 3-20% is a typical asset allocation in the Real Estate Sector.
  • Own Life Insurance


Other forms of real estate investing are:


Real Estate Food Groups

I call them food groups like a Tomato is a Vegetable. There are hundred of variations within each food group.  I will be writing about each one in future blogs/pages.

The Ranking here is in order of complexity, with Retail the hardest

  1. Retail
  2. Office
  3. Apartment – five units or more are considered commercial
  4. Industrial
  5. Land
  6. Sports/entertainment
  7. Hotel/Motel – unless you are buying a lease or a “managed property”, Hotels/Motels is really a business enterprise