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Sell land California

October 22nd, 2022

Buy and Sell Land California When does California land increase in value?

What happens when you own California land and the population around it rises? It means new jobs are coming into the area. What else? Money is going into the local economy. New infrastructures are grabbing their blue suede shoes and jumping onto the real estate dance floor including business centers,Guest Posting manufacturing industries and energy plants. Surrounding California homes, schools, parks, hospitals, and shopping malls are blossoming! As the local economy expands recreational centers emerge such as golf courses and theatres. Artists then depict the convergence of old local customs and new city styles and guess what? You make money! Not only is being in the middle of this California land development exciting, but most importantly, you stand a good chance of making money on your land for sale in California above what you paid.

Simple supply and demand economics shows that the opposite holds true when people begin to leave an area. For example, when the devastative Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans, Louisiana, it caused the real estate market there to crash because everyone had to flee.

Knowledge of population patterns is very important to buy land California and sell land California. The chart below shows how the total population of California has increased at an average rate of over 1% a year between 2001-2004.
California State Population Statistics 2001-2004: 2001 2002 % Change 2003 % Change 2004 % Change Average Growth Rate over 3 Years California 34532163 34988261 01.32% 35462712 01.36% 35893799 01.22% 01.30%

California’s growth rate of over 1.3% shows that more people are moving into California than are leaving. As a result, the price of land continues to rise everywhere. However, even if this ceased to continue there will always be certain areas where California land will increase in value. Looking at Land Lots for Sale California by County Population Statistics 2001-2004:

The following chart below shows the population growth patterns for land lots for sale California by the 20 biggest counties in the state:
Largest 20 Counties in the state of California by Percent of Los Angeles 2 Top 20 County Name 2004 % size of Los Angeles County 3 1 Los Angeles County 9937739 100.00% 4 2 Orange County 2987591 30.06% 5 3 San Diego County 2931714 29.50% 6 4 San Bernardino County 1921131 19.33% 7 5 Riverside County 1871950 18.84% 8 6 Santa Clara County 1685188 16.96% 9 7 Alameda County 1455235 14.64% 10 8 Sacramento County 1352445 13.61% 11 9 Contra Costa County 1009144 10.15% 12 10 Fresno County 866772 08.72% 13 11 Ventura County 797699 08.03% 14 12 San Francisco County 744230 07.49% 15 13 Kern County 734846 07.39% 16 14 San Mateo County 699216 07.04% 17 15 San Joaquin County 649868 06.54% 18 16 Stanislaus County 498355 05.01% 19 17 Sonoma County 468450 04.71% 20 18 Monterey County 414629 04.17% 21 19 Solano County 412970 04.16% 22 20 Santa Barbara County 401851 04.04%

Notice how Los Angeles county real estate dwarfs the other counties by the size of its population. Orange County real estate holds the second largest population size. Southern California real estate as a whole has 6 for 6 counties on the list of most populated counties in California, however 7-10 is dominated by counties in the Northern California real estate hemisphere, so they are right there too. The weather is what continues to be the deciding factor for people moving to Southern California.

California Schools Educators Retirement System and Lionstone Group Create Investment Fund

March 28th, 2022

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CSTRS) is the second largest public pension fund in the nation, providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California educators. Over 776,000 kindergarten through community college educators are members of the CSTRS, which currently has an investment portfolio of $142 billion.

Keeping quality educators in the California school system is of primary concern to everyone in the state. Without well-educated California youth, the city, businesses and economy of the state will suffer. Thus, when Lionstone Group, a research-based real estate investment firm, announced last month they and CSTRS had formed a discretionary $100 million real estate investment fund, the news was well received by everyone. As with any organization, good benefits will attract and keep quality educators in California.

What makes the announcement so exciting is Lionstone’s track record with another fund it created with the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF). Called the Cash Flow Office One, the fund has consistently exceeded expectations since its inception in December 2002. At that time, OPERF committed $75 million to the fund, expecting Lionstone to invest the capital within 24 months. Lionstone invested over 80 percent of OPERF’s capital within 12 months with excellent returns. OPERF expanded its funding commitment in 2004 and now has over $200 million of equity and owns 20 office buildings around the country that are valued at $550 million.

Like OPERF’s fund, the California school educators’ fund, known as the Cash Flow Office Two, will target high occupancy office buildings in permanent locations across the United States.

CSTRS has committed $100 million to the fund, which can grow to over $500 million over time. Lionstone contributes one percent of the fund’s total equity. With the combined equity added to debt of up to 50 percent loan-to-value (LTV), the total buying power of the fund is approximately $1 billion.

The Lionstone Group was formed in 2001. It creates national investment strategies using primary research. Dedicated teams execute each investment strategy, including the fund for the California school educators. Before creating the fund with the educators’ retirement system, Lionstone refined their investment process to target locations that produce buildings with lower risk factors, according to Lionstone Principal Dan Dubrowski.

The California schools CSTRS Portfolio Manager Michael Thompson stated that the Lionstone management team over the Cash Flow Office Two fund is very entrepreneurial. He added that their skill set will enable CSTRS to continue to grow their core real estate portfolio.

This news gives all California schools educators hope for a better future, knowing they have an excellent resource during their tenure with the California schools and in retirement.