I have been investing in various equities and real estate for quite a while. My background is real estate as an appraiser, focusing on the "four basic food groups", special use properties, hotels and resorts ,and development (commercial and residential subdivisions/condo projects). My real estate (hard asset) approach is basically finding broken, low occupancy, under performing assets at a discount and bringing them back to their full potential. My personal approach to equities is sort of a blend of dividend growth and current income with BDCs, REITs, mREITs, and a couple CEFs. I also like to find historically good dividend payers that have run into a hiccup and got punished by the market for a good entry point; but that doesn't always work out.