We are all experiencing some sort of heartburn with the current trying financial times, I know I am. Whether it's a depleted stock portfolio, diminished 401k or your tenants not paying their rent (or all the above), things will get better. Let me say that again, things will get better. Now is the time to start thinking about how to best capitalize on future prosperity in this dark economic environment. Alliteration aside, let's talk about the unique real estate situation we find ourselves in.
The Fed has taken several monetary policy actions to buoy the financial markets and the federal government is in the process of figuring out the best way to help those most impacted by the sweeping unemployment effect of COVID-19. These measures will take time. Most CRE investors are in 'wait and see' mode, concerned about the now. The savvy investors view this period of uncertainty as a wealth creator. The question I've been getting over the last couple weeks is, 'where's the arbitrage'? The answer... capital.