Utilizing the Past and Present to Determine the Future
The Chinese proverb/curse, “May you live in interesting times,” absolutely applies to the mass perception of American real estate. Optimists see buying opportunities everywhere, with signs of 2006-like frenzies in some markets. Pessimists see a glut of commercial properties, amidst a soft and shaky and short-term recovery, along with a large shadow inventory of single family homes. Fatalists feel the stock market is overbought and fixed-income returns are almost 0%, so maybe single family homes are the least bad investment. And, so many others are simply dazed and confused. So, what’s Real Estate Reality 2012?
We will examine the Southern California housing market and the national commercial investment market, utilizing the past and present conditions to predict the future. Hard (or complicated) does not mean impossible. Apply the immutable laws of real estate to market conditions (whether in 2012 or whenever), as we create order amidst the perceived chaos.
There’s also a much larger investment question…Where does real estate fit into your overall investment portfolio? Is it all or nothing (a fully committed 100% real estate investor or only traditional stocks and bonds)? The answer may surprise you—A lot.
We will also revisit the predictions of the June 2012 HLS Real Estate presentation made by Mr. Dean, about the Southern California housing market and national commercial opportunities—All of which were 100% accurate.
Finally, many real estate presentations are made by cheerleaders, with happy appeals to greed (and fear of missing out). Real Estate Reality 2012 will indeed be of good cheer—And totally based upon its bedrock foundation of analytics and inviolate business fundamentals.
Are you a believer that our reality can live up to the hype? We’ll see you at Real Estate Reality 2012. Are you a skeptic? Well, prepare to be convinced at Real Estate Reality 2012. Join us on Thursday, November 15th and find out.
Be prepared for a lively presentation and discussion. Hot breakfast, parking, and great networking included.
When and Where:
7:00 - 9:00 a.m, Thursday, November 15th
The University Club
801 E. Peltason (UCI Campus), Irvine 92617
Cost: (includes parking)
Pre-Paid Non-Members: $25
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- All Tickets will be $35 at the Door
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About the Speaker:
M. Dean has been active in all facets of real estate development and
acquisition, including building regional malls early in his career,
developing the Walt Disney Company Corporate Headquarters/Parking
Structure, and creating over 5,000 residential units, mostly new
construction, in affordable housing, senior living, and market rate
properties. He also created and taught several different
real estate courses at UCLA and UC Irvine, in real estate finance and
investment analysis. Currently, Mr. Dean is active in the purchase of investment properties, amidst the real estate crisis. He earned his BSME at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his MBA at Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County. For more background about Mr. Dean and his ideas about the real estate market, please visit www.RealEstateCFO.com.
7:00am - 9:00am [ iCal ]
The University Club
801 E. Peltason
Irvine, CA 92617