Since the worldwide pandemic hit in March of 2020, multifamily investors have been monitoring all types of trends and opinions in order to help determine their investment strategy during COVID. Some experts predicted that multifamily properties would drop in value due to high unemployment and skyrocketing vacancy levels. Others stated that rents would decrease, and income would suffer as millions of tenants lost their jobs.
Fortunately, those negative predictions never materialized. Multifamily property prices held steady, as did occupancy rates. In many areas, rents actually increased rather than declined. In our Atlanta area properties, for example, we saw rent increases of 20% to 30% and higher. One of the trends that some investors followed were those of family offices. There are more than 3,000 family offices around the world, and they have more resources than the average high net worth individual investor; from dedicated investment teams, to access to top-notch data bases, and vast experience in investing in multiple downturns. Learning about how they behave and invest today can be invaluable to investors.
Looking at family offices and the resources and employees they have in place it’s no surprise that many investors follow their investment strategies. After all, they were able to amass an enormous amount of wealth, so they do know what they’re doing when it comes to investing and managing money.
Family Offices: A Closer Look
A family office is basically a wealth management firm that typically manages money and investments for only one wealthy family. Each one generally invests a minimum of $100M across real estate, stocks, angel investments, and others. Their investments are based on the way they allocate the funds for investments, and according to Fintrx 80% of family offices make direct