As we continue to navigate through a financially tumultuous time thanks to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19,

Join InvestPlus REIT President and CEO Domenic Mandato as a part of our EXCLUSIVE webinar series, where he will divulge just how the REIT has circumvented the major challenges presented by the coronavirus through diligence and expertise.

JOIN US – REGISTER for Wednesday, July 8th, at 12:00pm MT

In this week’s webinar, you will learn:

  • How InvestPlus REIT has successfully navigated through the COVID-era of real estate investment
  • How over the last six months, the REIT has acquired more than 20 million dollars in assets delivering a 57% growth in asset value
  • How the REIT has grown its investor base equity by 30% and how we continue to see great opportunities in light of COVID
  • Market predictions for future prospects within the REIT

Domenic Mandato, President and CEO of InvestPlus REIT will cover these areas using current market figures and personal examples. Discover just how InvestPlus REIT has tackled one of the most important financial challenges in the country’s history.

Not all REITs are created equally

InvestPlus Real Estate Investment Trust (IP REIT) is a private real estate investment fund, based in Calgary, Alberta. The REIT provides an opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of multi-unit residential apartment and commercial buildings in western Canada. Our mandate is to provide you with the most attractive, well-structured, and ethical real estate investment in Canada. Our track record proves our method. Management has transacted over $100,000,000 in buildings comprising of 23 commercial and multifamily buildings, THIS IS WHY Not all REITs are created equally.

Certainty is key

As 2020 continues to forecast a future of financial turmoil for some REITs, it is beginning to separate the weak from the strong. All of the factors that allow any REIT worth their salt to remain competent in this time are related to one thing: certainty.

Take a look at most of the REITs out there and you will find that most are publicly traded. While this does not necessarily mean that these REITs hold disappointing assets or that they are managed poorly, they simply are tied to what investors believe the actual value of each company is. This tie to the stock market is what introduces large amounts of volatility to these public assets. Just one month ago marked the third biggest drop in stock market history of about 12% in just one day, demonstrating exactly how uncertainty can backfire.

Instead of relying on these ties to the stock market, some REITs choose instead to be in the private real estate market. Their market is tied directly to whatever the value of the property in question is. The value is based primarily on the income it generates, the quality of tenants, condition of the building, as well as comparably to similar type buildings trading in the same geographical area.

These are tangible criteria and are not determined by what investors feel the market is going to do, which in turn drives the value of public REITs. A great advantage of privately held assets is  that property values move slower which creates better decisions for management due to the ability to predict how market conditions may affect property values. Real Estate tends to lag behind the stock market by about six months, so as building owners we can adjust and position our properties accordingly giving better certainty to our unit-holders.

Liquidity equals volatility

During this period of heavy stock market fluctuations, there is great concern as to what is happening to people’s savings — their retirement plans. One of the main core differences between a publicly-traded REIT and a private REIT is that a private REIT is not as liquid as its public counterpart. It is that liquidity that creates volatility. In all cases of investment, if an investor can withdraw their money from a company within a 24-hour period, that is going to create volatility in the stock market no matter how small.

This allows a private REIT such as InvestPlus to make decisions based on local private market conditions instead of “knee-jerk” reactions due to the public markets deciding one day that the valuation of the company was worth less due to conditions unrelated to itself or the market it is in.

Not all REITs are created equally so for more information on how InvestPlus finds success during financially troubling times, read the top 5 reasons to invest in a REIT.

InvestPlus Real Estate Investment Trust (IP REIT) is a private real estate investment fund, based in Calgary, Alberta. IP REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust focused on increasing unitholder value through the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties in primary and secondary markets in western Canada. Management has transacted more than $97,000,000 in buildings in the provinces of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The current portfolio is appraised at more than $47,000,000 and comprised of 139 rental units and more than 100,000 square feet of rentable area.

Schedule a discovery call with InvestPlus REIT today.

Pushing InvestPlus Commercial Portfolio to more than 100,000 sq ft Under Management

InvestPlus REIT is excited to announce the addition of a 28,962 sq ft commercial building (called ‘The Phoenix’) to its portfolio for $6,960,000. The acquisition was closed on April 30th and marks another milestone within the InvestPlus portfolio — bringing the overall commercial space under management to more than 100,000 sq ft. We continue to further our footprint and geographical diversification into Saskatoon, SK with a long-term government lease.

We have also been successful in having one of the Chartered Banks, BMO, provide us financing for this great building. We have been able to secure financing with BMO for a five-year term at a rate of 3.29% bringing our overall weighted average interest rate for all the company debt to 2.95%. These rates and terms from a Chartered Bank allow InvestPlus REIT to provide their unitholders with the security of having a long-term fixed mortgage, providing predictable revenue to the Trust. Furthermore, having BMO as our lender further confirms the steps we are taking as a trust to grow and acquire accretive properties like the Phoenix Building is a step in the right direction.  We are excited to work with BMO and look forward to furthering our relationship with them in the future.

The Phoenix building is located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon and is projected to be accretive by more than $200,000/year after unit-holder distribution. The acquisition of this building also pushes our overall assets under management to $48.2M bringing our growth for 2020 up by 42% since December 2019.

We will continue to target strong-tenanted buildings in Western Canada that will not only provide us the performance and returns we are looking to achieve for our unit-holders but also assets and tenants that can and are weathering the storm in these tumultuous times. Please look forward to our next acquisition announcement, coming to you soon.

InvestPlus Real Estate Investment Trust (IP REIT) is a private real estate investment fund, based in Calgary, Alberta. IP REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust focused on increasing unitholder value through the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties in primary and secondary markets in western Canada. Management has transacted more than $90,000,000 in buildings comprising of 21 locations in the provinces of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The current portfolio is appraised at more than $47,000,000 and comprised of 139 rental units and more than 100,000 square feet of rentable area.

Schedule a discovery call with InvestPlus REIT today.

Domenic Mandato, CEO of InvestPlus REIT has been invited once again to give several keynote presentations to real estate investors at the upcoming ACRE Real Estate Investor Summit in Calgary, Alberta from March 6 to 8, 2020.

 

The main topic of conversation is how to use your RRSPs to buy multi-family and commercial real estate. Often many real estate investors get stuck on how to keep growing their portfolio holdings beyond three, four or five properties. InvestPlus REIT is a great option and solution for investors.

“Anyone looking for passive income is a great candidate for InvestPlus REIT,” says Domenic Mandato, CEO of InvestPlus REIT. “Also anyone who doesn’t have the time or the knowledge to invest in real estate should really consider a more passive approach like InvestPlus REIT.”

All real estate investors, no matter if you have zero, one, five or 10+ properties are encouraged to attend the ACRE Real Estate Investor Summit in Calgary.

“When you attend a Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) event like ACRE, you are surrounded with like-minded individuals that create a culture of care and collaboration that ultimately puts you in an environment to succeed,” says JG Francoeur, Chief Growth Officer of REIN Canada. “REIN has educated more than 151,000 real estate investors in Canada and that has translated into those investors growing their net worth by 5.34 Billion dollars, so you’re in good hands!”

How COVID-19 eroded market values in just a day COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on stock market value, and with it, hard-working Canadians’ RRSPs are now possibly in jeopardy. A few weeks ago, we observed a single-day drop of 10% to 12%, marking the third-largest fall in stock market history.