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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 4/20/21


Apr 20, 2021 by Marc Rapport
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Pot stocks for 420 Day, the perils of all the office eggs in one basket, lessons from a small Jersey deli and big developer Howard Hughes, and good news from Uber and its destinations.

In Today’s News

4 Marijuana Stocks to Buy on 420 Day That Could Soar 20% or More This Year

Motley Fool’s Keith Speights says these high-flying cannabis issues should have plenty of room to run in the year ahead.

The Millionacres takeaway: None of these four are real estate stocks, but if you have a hankering for that, you also can consider Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR).

During Pandemic, Landlords Find Relying on One Office Tenant Can Backfire

Leasing an entire office building to one company is often an efficient way to collect steady rent checks, but some of these tenants are deciding not to renew, The Wall Street Journal reports [subscription required] today.

The Millionacres takeaway: Another reminder about diversification in a portfolio. In this case, you might want to check the holdings of some of the holdings among real estate investment trusts (REITs) in your portfolio.

$100 Million New Jersey Deli Is Representative of Nothing

The author of this Bloomberg opinion piece [subscription required] points out that the only real asset of this company is the land under the single small restaurant in rural New Jersey, and the lessons therein for investors looking for a quick score.

The Millionacres takeaway: This is a very instructive read on very small-cap stocks and the obscure factors that drive their valuation, with a lot of context relevant to real estate equities investors.

Today on Millionacres

Where Will Howard Hughes Corporation Be in 5 Years?

Then there’s Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), developer of some of the largest planned communities in the country.

The Millionacres takeaway: Our Matt Frankel looks at the past, present, and future of this big REIT and explains why it fits into his own long-term growth strategy.

Uber Riders Returning: Good News for CRE Investors

Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) says March bookings were the highest in a year and that it needs hundreds of thousands of new drivers. Plus, the restaurant and travel industries also say their numbers have perked up considerably.

The Millionacres takeaway: All this is good news for the commercial real estate investors who have money tied up either directly in the buildings that support these businesses or in stocks that own them. It means people are feeling vaccinated enough, or otherwise safe enough, to get back out and spend.

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Marc Rapport owns shares of Innovative Industrial Properties. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Innovative Industrial Properties and The Howard Hughes. The Motley Fool recommends Uber Technologies. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.