Alternative Investments Jobs (Storage, Parking Lots, etc.)
Alternative Investments are considered to be anything that does not fall into the most common sectors, which are office, industrial, retail, residential, and hospitality. These types of investments within real estate can take many forms. Some of the most commonly thought of alternative investments are parking lots and self-storage. However, the breadth and depth of the sector is much greater, including transportation and infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and natural resources such as timber, oil fields, and natural gas deposits.
Information on this page provided courtesy of Cornell University Baker Program in Real Estate
Energy & Natural Resources: Timber, Precious metals and stones, Water, Wind farms, Coal mines, Oil fields, Natural Gas, Solar
Looking to the Future
The future of alternative investments in real estate will largely focus on sustainable energy and infrastructure. As the world's oil reserves are depleted, more and more sources of sustainable, renewable energy will be needed. Large plots of land for wind farms and solar panels will be necessary. Also, the infrastructure in the United States is rapidly approaching the end of its useful life. There is a tremendous need for renovations and improvements, and the private sector will play are large role in providing either the capital and/or the expertise to complete these projects. Formal Public Private Partnerships between government agencies and private companies are already taking place to meet this need. Public infrastructure REITs are also forming to allow greater access to the market.
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