Clearly, investors have played a critical role in the housing market’s climb back from the brink. However, institutional investors are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the single-family housing market, leaving many wondering if this is good or bad for the recovery and the industry’s future. This pivotal market trend will be addressed in detail during a special presentation at RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange, being held at New York City’s Yale Club next month.
Real estate veteran Greg Rand, founder and CEO of OwnAmerica, will offer his insights and analysis of the trend during the session “Institutional Investors: Friend, Foe…our Future?” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Rand will address the various concerns surrounding the institutional investor trend, including whether investors are helping to stabilize home prices while providing quality housing for renters, or whether they’re fueling the inventory shortage and competing with first-time homebuyers. This session will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of the institutional single-family investor trend and discuss how brokers can work with this group to build a credible clientele and strong volume of business while preventing investors from saturating their respective markets with rentals and diminishing the quality of neighborhoods.
Rand is the founder and CEO of OwnAmerica, a firm focused on the intelligent aggregation of single family portfolios for institutional investors. The company has created and implemented a scalable system for evaluating markets. Rand is a 20-year residential real estate industry veteran, a former member of the senior management team at Rand Realty, a top residential/commercial/mortgage/insurance brokerage in New York, author of Crash Boom! and host of FOX Business Network’s Where to Invest Now.