Skip to content

Prepare and Survive a Recession as a Real Estate Investor - Part 1 of 3

Social Media Artwork Template2 (29)

Educating Individuals About Private Real Estate Investing

This is a tough but necessary subject matter in the real estate investment business. In any normal 40 year career in real estate investment and development, you can expect to experience anywhere between 3-5 recessions or market downturns. Scott Choppin and the Urban Pacific team have been through 2 recessions - 2001 and 2007. These lesson are drawn from those periods.

Part 1 of 3

To begin, prepare and manage your moods about a recession. Recessions and peak markets are both fundamental parts of the marketplace, the timing is always different, and they always begin and end at some point in time. Second, be in a mood of vigilance, meaning still doing business but watchful. It’s too easy to go down the negative rabbit hole if you always dwell on the negative, that everything is terrible and will never end. It’s also easy to have a blind spot that all will be good forever, and that “it’s different this time” when folks suggest suspending belief in fundamental economic principles... markets do go up, and they go down, and they go up again, and so on. The trick is to be vigilant (my mood) and anticipate, design and prepare to act in a downturn. The most money I’ve ever personally observed people make is in a downturn. We advised major banks on distressed assets during the 2008 recession and saw huge discounts on real estate assets that were once in a lifetime opportunities:

Subscribe to our regular newsletter and get exclusive access to our next investment opportunity.

Recent Posts

Economic Update | 7.1.2022

Economic Update | 7.1.22 Economic Data Updates: 6/27 to 7/1: STLFSI, NACM Credit Managers’ Index, weekly unemployment claims, and yield…

Read More...

Building Middle Income Multi-Generational Housing with Scott Choppin

Building Middle Income Multi-Generational Housing with Scott Choppin “Today Guest is Scott Choppin. He is the founder of the Urban…

Read More...

Rent Increases Up Sharply Year-Over-Year, Pace is Slowing

Rent Increases Up Sharply Year-Over-Year, Pace is Slowing “Welcome to the June 2022 Apartment List National Rent Report. Rent growth…

Read More...