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March 13, 2023

Optimism in the Uncertain Markets

Optimism in the Uncertain Markets

In this episode of the Limited Partner Podcast, Jeannette Robinson, Director of Investor Relations at Blue Lake Capital, shares her insights on the current state of the real estate market. Jeannette discusses the reality versus perception of investing in real estate, and provides strategies for navigating uncertain markets. She advises LPs to do their due diligence before investing in real estate and offers tips on researching sponsors, scrutinizing numbers, and conducting market research. Jeannette's years of experience in the industry make her an expert in the field, and her advice is invaluable for anyone looking to invest in real estate.

Jeannette's Market Insights: Reality vs. Perception

Jeannette explains that real estate goes through cycles and it's important to remember that it's not always a party, but many people have successfully made money and scaled their wealth across various cycles. Investor sentiment seems to be divided into two extremes, with some investors feeling nervous and sitting on the sidelines, while others see a lot of opportunity in the market and are being bullish. Robinson advises that it's a matter of perspective, investors' appetite for risk, and most importantly, their strategy and long-term goals.


Blue Lake's Strategy in Uncertain Markets

Jeannette notes that real estate goes through cycles, and investors should be mindful of this fact. She observes that some investors are nervous and want to sit on the sidelines, while others are bullish and see opportunity in the market. Robinson also discusses strategies for navigating the current market, including monitoring expenses, creating additional revenue streams, and sticking to fixed rates for debt. She also notes that it is a good time to buy assets, as institutional assets are coming onto the market and will eventually present good opportunities.

Jeannette’s Advice for LPs

Jeanette Robinson advises passive investors to do their due diligence before investing in real estate. She suggests researching the sponsor's past performance and speaking with current investors. Robinson also recommends looking at the team's experience and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. When considering a deal, investors should ask a lot of questions, scrutinize the numbers, and conduct their own research on the property and market. By doing thorough due diligence at the beginning, investors can ensure that the remainder of the holding period is passive. Robinson reminds investors that their investments are essentially their business and should be treated as such.

Who is Jeannette Robinson?

Jeannette is responsible for facilitating the company’s strategy, growth opportunities, and business initiatives with Blue Lake Capital’s investor community. She manages consistent communications and provides support and oversight with all investor relations. Prior to joining Blue Lake, Jeannette worked as Chief Relationship Officer for a technology-based company focused on providing support to the veteran community.  ​  Jeannette has more than 20 years’ experience in volunteering and working with nonprofits, where she specialized in donor relations. She has received numerous awards and honors for leadership, most recently named “Woman of the Year” by Operation Supply Drop for her work and service to the veteran community. Jeannette received her BAAS from Howard Payne University and spends her free time serving as a passionate advocate for children with disabilities.

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