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Alternative Investments


The alternative real estate sector includes property assets that fall outside of the other traditional real estate sectors. These types of alternative real estate assets can take many forms. Some of the most commonly thought of alternative assets are parking lots and self-storage. However, the breadth and depth of the sector is much greater, including transportation and infrastructure such as roads and bridges as well as natural resources such as timber, oil fields, and natural gas deposits. The maturity and acceptance of real estate as an asset class in general has, in turn, focused attention on the alternative assets as investors search for yield.

Role / Company Location Posted
Associate/AVP - Portfolio Management/Loan AdministrationSitus Phildelphia, PA Sep 13, 2019
Vice President - LendingNewport Private Investments, Inc Newport Beach, CA Sep 13, 2019
Asset Management AssociateR.J. Kelly Company Inc. Burlington, MA Sep 13, 2019
Real Estate AnalystCity of Vancouver Vancouver, BC Sep 11, 2019
Commercial Underwriting Senior Associate - DallasTrimont Real Estate Advisors Dallas, TX Sep 11, 2019
Asset Manager - AtlantaTrimont Real Estate Advisors Atlanta, GA Sep 11, 2019
Debt Underwriter - LA OfficeInvesco Los Angeles, CA Sep 10, 2019
2020 Summer AnalystMack Real Estate Group New York, NY Sep 9, 2019
Commercial Real Estate Financial AnalystThe Kelemen Company Irvine, CA Sep 9, 2019
Real Estate Transactional CoordinatorSylvan Road Capital, LLC Atlanta, GA Sep 9, 2019



Looking to the future

The future of alternative investments in real estate will be led by a focus on sustainable energy and infrastructure. As the world's oil reserves are depleted, more and more sources of sustainable, renewable energy will be needed. Large plots of land for wind farms and solar panels will be necessary. Also, the infrastructure in the United States is rapidly approaching the end of its useful life. There is a tremendous need for renovations and improvements, and the private sector will play are large role in providing either the capital and/or the expertise to complete these projects. Formal Public Private Partnerships between government agencies and private companies are already taking place to meet this need. Public infrastructure REITs are also forming to allow greater access to the market.

 
Alternative Investments

Skills Required

  • Self-storage
  • Land banking
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: Roads, Railroads, Airports, Bridges, Utilities, Dams
  • Parking Lots
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Timber, Precious metals and stones, Water, Wind farms, Coal mines, Oil fields, Natural Gas, Solar

Professional Reading and Resources


  • "Real Assets"
  • "Commercial Property News"
  • "Real Estate Forum"
  • "Preqin"
  • "National Real Estate Investor"

Top Companies


  • Public Storage
  • Extra Space
  • Sovran
  • U-Store-It
  • U-Haul