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Business
21 Feb 2024
6 min reading

Rising Star in Real Estate: Why Investors are Turning to Storage Facilities

Self-storage investing emerges as a star commercial real estate play with strong demand drivers, steady returns through cycles, and projected growth.

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Business
7 Oct 2022
5 min reading
Growing an Industrial Real Estate Business With Levi Benkert, Founder of Harbor Capital
While many investors focus exclusively on residential real estate, industrial real estate can be incredibly rewarding. And many industry veterans — like Levi Benkert, Founder and CEO of Harbor Capital — have jumped into the industrial real estate waters with both feet. In this article, we'll share Levi's tips for growing an industrial real estate business, as well as our own insights into the process. Let's dive in!
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Business
7 Oct 2022
4 min reading
Sourcing and Underwriting Real Estate Deals
Consistently sourcing real estate deals takes an enormous amount of effort, systemization, and dedication. For that reason, deal sourcing is a practice that most real estate investors don’t even attempt. Even sourcing small deals can be difficult, but sourcing and underwriting large-scale deals for an REIG (Real Estate Investment Group) has its very particular set of challenges.
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The Deal Makers
7 Oct 2022
4 min reading
2008 and 2022: overcoming failure and facing strenuous markets by Joe Blackbourn
Working as a syndicator is an incredibly fulfilling career path for many; you’re constantly learning, connecting with diverse groups of people and helping them meet their needs, and networking with others who can continuously help you to grow. But sometimes, uncontrollable external factors in the economy can lead to potential losses and stressful times in the real estate industry.
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The basics
11 Sep 2022
4 min reading
GP vs LP (General Partner vs Limited Partner): What’s the difference?
For real estate investors, the way a particular deal is structured can play a substantial part in its overall profitability. The capital for most private equity deals is structured in a Joint Venture between a General Partner (GP) and a Limited Partner (LP).
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News
7 Sep 2022
2 min reading
Swissroc X Agora – A new collaboration as Agora enters the Swiss market
Swissroc, a real estate investment group based in Geneva, signed an equity investment in Agora, as part of our Series A led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners and supported by Aleph, who led the previous round.
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News
15 Nov 2022
3 min reading
Announcing our $20M Series A, Led By Insight Partners
We’re thrilled to announce that Agora has raised a $20M Series A round led by Insight Partners, with participation from Aleph. This funding round will help us expand our services and extend our reach.
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Product updates
19 Jul 2022
3 min reading
Agora investment management platform: a new fundraising experience
Agora's new real estate fundraising tool makes it easy for real estate firms to market assets via an intuitive and highly customizable process, bringing in new prospects and commitments faster than ever.
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The Deal Makers
19 Jun 2022
5 min reading
The steps to success for a syndicator – Insights from Joel Fine
There are many key components to consider when investing in real estate, whether you’re a real estate entrepreneur or a seasoned syndicator. Joel Fine, managing partner at Lakeline Properties shared his insights about his pivot from software engineering in Silicon Valley to becoming a full time real estate investor, syndicator, and land developer.
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Investors
29 May 2022
5 min reading
Building healthy financial investor relations relationships with your real estate investors – It’s easier than you think
other than financial backing, investors can offer unparalleled business insights — based on their experiences — and resources that can help you ensure that your brand name, and your firm’s reputation in the industry are on the right track. Learn how to do it
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