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Nicholas Gerli

Reventure Consulting is the result of my passion for two complementry disciplines – urban economics and real estate development. Urban economics seeks to understand how and why cities grow. Real estate development provides the housing, workspace, and retail to match that growth. Reventure Consulting marries its expertise in these fields to provide real estate professionals with the data they need to confidently pursue the investments in the right locations. 

I started my real estate career in 2011 at UC Funds, a national commercial lender. Across eight years at UC Funds I underwrote and closed more than 200 transactions totaling over $2 billion in value. The deals were in multiple asset classes – multifamily, hospitality, retail, and industrial – and spread across the country.

Reventure Consulting has spent nearly two years of research and data analysis to help answer these questions. The result is a suite of products – market reports, feasibility studies, and custom data solutions – that allow real estate investors to make confident investment decisions.

As my exposure to a wide array of markets grew, so did my desire to fully understand what made each market tick.

  • Why do some cities add jobs and population while others lag?
  • Why do certain neighborhoods within a city achieve faster growth than others?
  • And how do these differences impact real estate investment decisions?

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Strongest Multifamily Markets during COVID

Multifamily in most markets continues to remain resilient. In particular, affordable markets throughout the Southwest and Midwest are achieving accelerating rent growth even in the midst of a recession.

Want to find a Secure Market? Follow the Degrees

Educational attainment is the driving force behind economic growth in 2020. As a result, sound real estate investment strategy should analyze the differences in educational attainment in markets across the country.

Which markets are in a Real Estate Bubble?

Values in certain markets are beginning to detach from fundamentals. These markets are could be in a Bubble and should be approached cautiously.

The Northeast and West Coast Recession

The term “US Recession” should be replaced with “Northeast and West Coat Recession”. Those regions have job losses 2-3x higher than the rest of the country.

Now’s the Time to Invest in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is the economic powerhouse of the United States. It’s stranglehold over corporate expansion (IPOs) and innovation (tech startups) is increasing each year. This bodes well for real estate investment in the area.

Finding the Unicorn: How to discover the next Growth Neighborhood

Successful real estate investing is all about finding a neighborhood early in its growth cycle. A good way to do that is by evaluating “Value Ratio” – the relationship between home values and income levels across different neighborhoods.

Driving Growth: The Importance of the Tradable Sector

Want to understand the growth prospects of your real estate investment? Start by understanding the city’s Tradable sector.

Northeast CRE Markets set for Significant Pain

Economies in the northeast have been hit significantly hard in the wake of the COVID crisis. Real estate markets will soon follow suit as federal fiscal stimulus abates.

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