By Greg Brown, Registered Representative at VENTURE.co Brokerage Services, LLC.

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Greg Brown HeadshotIf you are looking for windsor knots, french cuffs and real estate perspectives from the top of the ivory tower, this is not the blog for you.

To kick off this blog, let me say something brief about myself. I have a 20+ year career in commercial real estate. Currently, I am Managing Director of NAI DiLeo Bram in Central, NJ, and I’m also a Registered Representative (Series 7/63) with VENTURE.co, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, where I lead the real estate division.

So why write a blog? Besides every blog on career advice on social media telling me, “You should write a blog”? Because I am passionate about making private real estate capital markets work more efficiently for stakeholders across the board.

For too long it has been nearly impossible for investors to efficiently source quality real estate investments. I aim to be part of the solution. I’m tackling a variety of topics including: how to look at real estate deal sponsor fees, what to look for in a deal sponsor, how to think about assumptions in real estate modeling and reviews on specific deals I find compelling.

So who should read my blog?

  • Current or potential private real estate investors (this likely means you’re accredited) who would like some guidance on cutting through all the noise to sharpen their investment decision-making.
  • Deal sponsors who want to bring transparency and efficiency to the deal-making process—and want to understand what investors these days are struggling with.
  • Anyone who thinks applying fintech to private real estate investment can make the investment process much better.
  • Your mom. I promise she’ll think I’m awesome.

If you are looking for windsor knots, french cuffs and real estate perspectives from the top of the ivory tower, this is not the blog for you. If it is, I hope you stick around. Talk soon.

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