Archive for August, 2013
CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, a top performing mutual fund manager and award winning financial planner explain why they are building up their global real estate holdings. Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund’s Jason Wolf and Gerstein Fisher’s Gregg Fisher on the opportunities they are finding in real estate around the world are next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. American humorist and social commentator Will Rogers once famously quipped: “Buy land, they aren’t making any more of it.” Americans have taken that advice to heart since the nation’s founding,
Demand for commercial and residential real estate in the developing world is exploding as an estimated one billion people move to cities over the next decade. This new “consuming class” could contribute $20 trillion a year to the global economy, according to McKinsey. A major beneficiary is expected to be the real estate industry. This week’s guests say global real estate is a huge investment opportunity overlooked by the vast majority of individual investors. Jason Wolf, who works for deep value investment legend, Marty Whitman, is the Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of the top performing Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund. Gregg Fisher is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Gerstein Fisher, named one of Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors. These two have very different approaches to real estate investing, but agree that it should be part of everyone’s long-term, diversified portfolio. Continue Reading »
Gregg Fisher is the Chief Investment Officer of Gerstein Fisher, an independent investment management and advisory firm he founded in 1993. Gerstein Fisher was named to Barron’s list of top 100 financial advisors in 2013. Its Gerstein Fisher Research Center, which works with leading academics recently published a paper on real estate investment trusts. Gerstein Fisher also recently launched a mutual fund to invest in global commercial REITs.