Individual investors are extremely attentive, good listeners. We know this as we measure their engagement at each of our VirtualInvestorConferences.com events. For example, our October 1st event has had 898 hours of investors’ ears and eyes listening to CEOs presenting their vision via an online non-deal roadshow.
This amount of engagement is meaningful – far from the Grant Wood “America Gothic” myth regarding “retail investors.” As you see here, individual investors can handle the truth. Organizations like OTC Markets and Deutsche Bank understand this – as does Forbes.
Next week, November 12th to be exact, Forbes editor and REIT expert, Brad Thomas, are investing (pun intended) their brand and his time to deliver insights and opinions on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) at VirtualInvestorsConferences.com. REIT investing can be a very complicated activity, with variables of both location, location, location compounded with the individual dynamics of the organizations and brands that the REITs work with ie: brick-&-mortar stores and restaurants. It requires in-depth research by an investor – individual and institutional – and assuredly the shareholder value can be strong: REITs must distribute at least 90 percent of their taxable income annually.
Ranked as the #1 analyst on Seeking Alpha in 2014, Brad Thomas has been commercial real estate developer and consultant for over 20 years and he is currently the Editor for Forbes Real Estate Investor, and Chief Analyst, iREIT Investor Forbes. Thomas has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, TheStreet, and Fox Business.
Pre-register here to hear Brad Thomas and CEOs from REITs.