CI 263: Manhattan Apts. Pandemic Housing Prices, Ari Rastegar, COVID Real Estate Outlook

Ari Rastegar, the founder of Rastegar Property Company, joins Jason Hartman today to share his insights on investing in many sectors, with a particular emphasis on multi-family housing. Will retail and commercial suffer indefinitely, or will this all pass? If you put in the work, 2020 is an incredible opportunity to invest.

Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Discussing rent collection issues and eviction moratoriums, but during COVID-19, 90% and more of rent was still being collected.

[3:45] In the single-family space, we’re seeing a surging of home prices.

[8:00] In regards to shadow-demand, the majority of US young adults live with their parents.

[12:10] California and New York are the ‘land of the flee,’ and Texas is the ‘land of the free.’

[15:00] Q2 sales of Manhattan apartments down by 54%

[19:20] Risk controls in the sub-prime market have been put into place to protect the residential side of recession effects.

[20:00] Retail and commercial will suffer longer.

[21:15] Ari believes that work-from-home is entirely unsustainable.

[26:10] “People are going to miss opportunity because opportunity shows up in overalls.” -Edison


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