Hello reader and thank you for visiting my SA profile page.
I am a real estate investment consultant. In simple words, I try to assess whether a particular property investment is viable, given the economic and social factors in the subject area. In fact, I have a postgraduate degree (MSc) in Real Estate Investment and Finance awarded by Heriot Watt University of Edinburgh.
My initial (Bachelor's) degree was in the field of Urban Planning and Regional Development and it was awarded by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Right now, I own a newly founded and quite small company: PHAON engineering and real estate consulting. We undertake construction contracts, provide independent valuation and real estate consulting services and feasibility studies.
My first encounter with the stock exchanges was in 2007. Since then I have been driven by my love of the financial and real estate markets and trying to consistently outperform the major financial indices and reinvest the capital gains.
My investment "childhood" was teared apart in 2012, when Laiki, a Cyprus bank, collapsed and lost some funds. Since then, I am trying not to repeat the same mistakes and to clear my investment path by researching before investing. It is within the context of this endeavour that I wrote my first articles here, in SA. And it is within the same context that I will continue to provide quality research to all of my readers.
Disclosure: I have never been prosecuted on any securities-related issue or been barred from the securities industry, or convicted of a felony.
Demonstrated success is the one outstanding fact which justifies confidence in the outlook for any particular business, and thus the investor will always, as a first test for an industry security, carefully consider the results already obtained. John Moody
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I have studied to ply my trade in finance with a bachelors in accounting. In 2014, I developed an app to access corporate disclosure materials at the SEC. My grandparent’s home was filled with valuing investing paraphernalia and, naturally, I became interested in the stock market.
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Private investor focused on value and GARP. Began investing in mutual funds just a month or so before Black Monday in 1987! I survived that and stayed the course. Been investing now in individual stocks for 16 years. I find that capital markets are a continual learning opportunity, particularly when one is getting his or her ass kicked! SA is a tremendous vehicle for exchanging ideas in a thoughtful and respectful manner.
Millennial. Financial Analyst for a private mid-size company in Boston. Former property Asst. Controller for Marriott property owned by SunStone (SHO) and LIHTC analyst.
I have been investing my own money since the fall of 2011. Constantly trying to expand my knowledge. I try to follow as much as possible, but tend to concentrate on hospitality REITs, oil & gas royalty trusts, and equities. Generally a long only focus.
Bentley University 2011
Recently retired DIY investor. Retired from both the Army Reserve and an electrical engineering career. Trying to become a better fisherman and an investor. Taking a CFP course for fun. Spent 7 years working in Tokyo and a year in the Middle East.
I am close to retirement so looking for stable income. The majority of my list includes Preferred Stocks, MLP and REITS. I try to buy and hold and do my best to be patient even in the face of a troubling market. I also try to buy low and to appreciate when market drops so that I can take advantage of lower prices and higher yields.
I am a private invester mostly in mutual funds and ETFs. I am a beleiver in value and growth investing and when I buy an individual equity, it's as if I want to own a part of the company for the long haul.
I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business.
Core holdings: EPD, MMP, ETE, GRX, BIP, AAPL, COR, HASI, SO, BA, BX, CVS, DLR, CELG, BIIB, AMGN, REGN, HTGC, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, NEWT, NRZ, O, OHI, RFI, RTN, UNP, VZ, WMB, OAK, SXL, VTR, and ETJ.
As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008. I believe that CEF's are extremely under owned by individual investors.