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What to Know When Reviewing Your Investment Portfolio in 2019

We have all said hello to 2019.  As we enter this New Year it’s a great time to take steps to position our investments, finances, and estate plan to flourish in 2019. Some of those steps will include an overall review of your investment plan to reducing your exposure stocks and shift more into bonds; or updating your will and end-of-life-documents.

What Happens to Your Commercial Property During a Downturn?

Benjamin Franklin once said that there are no guarantees in life other than death and taxes but I believe we can also add a downturn in the real estate cycle to that list.

Having been in the real estate business for over three decades I’ve experienced first-hand multiple cycles in the market. During these phases I’ve noticed a trend, people who operate their properties with a strong management team typically forecast the market turning and prepare in advance. 

The market you’re in will have a lot to do with how properties are effected, Los Angeles and a few other major metro areas typically only see a drop in value of a few percentage points while other areas can take a bigger hit.