Brian Fielding Highlights Good vs. Bad Charities

Good vs. Bad Charities

Good vs. Bad Charities

Brian Fielding is known for offering expert advice when it comes to buying and selling homes, but many people out there might not be aware of the passion he finds for providing information about different causes that are dedicated to helping people, animals, the earth and more. Finding different charitable causes that a person is passionate about does often take time and research, but there are a few ways a person can realize if they are truly helping out or simply giving their money away. Here is some top advice that will help make selecting the perfect charity easier than ever.

  • Local Level or International?
  • Money Does Matter:
  • What’s Important?

Brian Fielding knows this information will make anyone feel more at ease when it comes to finding an organization they care about. Consider doing research today in order to find a charity to make contributions to the next time you have some extra money left over, even a little bit will help.

 


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Brian Fielding introduces one-stop-shop for charity news

Brian Fielding Charities

Brian Fielding introduces one-stop-shop for charity news

Charities around the world now have an online venue on which to share their events, achievements and requests for assistance.

Brian Fielding Charities is making brianfieldingcharities.com the go-to place on the Web for the latest in charity news and calls to action.

The goal is to give both large and small charities an equal voice, said Brian Fielding, who is a real estate investor and philanthropist. The idea came to him when he began supporting Send Me on Vacation and Amigos de los Ninos, both non-profit organizations. The latter provides healthcare to children whose families lack sufficient funds to cover their needs. The former allows women with breast cancer to go on dream vacations with their families in order to lend them some emotional support.

As Brian Fielding was supporting and speaking to others about these charities, he realized that not many people had heard of them, even with websites of their own. He felt creating a hub for important but low-profile charities would help further their causes.

The current website will continue to feature a blog roll. However, it will soon include articles on other charities and their activities. Brian Fielding said he invites that charity organizations to submit their own posts for consideration. Once the content has been reviewed, it will be posted on the Brian Fielding Charities website with a link back to the charity’s website.

In addition, the Brian Fielding Charities website will also feature an Our Charity Partners page highlighting those charities that actively submit content for the blog.

While financially supporting each charity every day would be wonderful, Brian Fielding said, it is not feasible. What is possible, however, is informing the masses that these charities are out there and creating conversation about their efforts. This will in turn create recognition so that when people are able to give, they will know there are more than one or two charities out there that need their money.


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Fielding Investments Sees Good News from Chinese investment in U.S. Real Estate in 2015

Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments discusses why Chinese investment in real estate in the United States is a promising sign for good things to come.

Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments discusses why Chinese investment in real estate in the United States is a promising sign for good things to come.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate was nearly $6,000,000,000 between January of 2014 through March of 2015, making it likely that the evolving super power may one day soon exceed the traditional foreign investors in the United States like Australia and Canada. Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments reminds that this sort of activity is reminiscent of the 1980s, when Japanese individuals and companies ran up the price of a variety of real estate investments.

     “We believe that while there are some parallels to the historical investment frenzy of the ‘80s, and that this flurry of activity is a sign that the Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate is a better indicator of that country’s interest in long-term investment of these assets.”

     He went on to say that while some might be wary of another real estate “bubble,” that unlike their Asian counterparts, the Chinese are not merely seeking out “trophy assets,” which were bid up during that timeframe. Rather, the Chinese began their acquisitions as property prices were beginning their post-recession rebound.

     “We see this activity as a prudent diversification strategy by well-heeled investors who recognize the stability of the U.S. real estate market,” added Brian Fielding.

  Mr. Fielding suggests that the effect of this movement should be comforting to the investment community. He points to the statistics showing that the majority of the Chinese investment has been directed at the two coasts – with over $1B invested in California and $6B in New York since January of 2005. He goes on to suggest that the investment activity is primarily bi-coastal, not necessarily because the fundamentals of the real estate is perceived as being stronger. It is likely that this is due to the greater due diligence challenges in other parts of the country where foreign investors have limited knowledge and the lack of advisors with whom they have relationships to provide sufficient advice on purchasing decisions.

  “We continue to recommend that private investors should use their unique expertise on their nearby communities to make educated purchase decisions,” Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments added. “While the small investor lacks the financial wherewithal to compete for quality assets in larger markets, he should have a wealth of knowledge about local communities, growth areas, highways, regional buying habits, needs and planned gentrification that other investors cannot possibly know nor appreciate.”

    Fielding Investments views feels that the increase in foreign investment will only serve to keep the commercial real estate market very healthy and expect that as foreign investors decide to live and invest in the broader range of American cities. Therefore the value of quality assets, wherever they may be situated, will continue to appreciate.

    Fielding Investments continues to emphasize that the most successful investors are those armed with the most knowledge, something that presents a very special opportunity for those persons who do the most due diligence and keep themselves most acutely aware of developments within their home and neighboring communities. Brian Fielding suggests that investors should attend planning and zoning meetings, track where investment in infrastructure will be made locally and statewide, and invest the time necessary to fully understand the office and retail market.

     “We have seen the greatest success stories realized by those persons who make the effort and take the time to be the ‘best’ within a small area, rather than try to be experts in communities about which they have little firsthand knowledge,” reveals Brian Fielding.

   Due to increased awareness of Fielding Investments and the advice shared by its principal, a new blog has been started where the casual to the expert investor can ask questions. That can be found at http://brianfielding.com.


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Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments Comments on the Forbes List of the Richest Real Estate Tycoons

Forbes recently came out with its list of the richest real estate tycoons, and Brian Fielding is providing some insight and commentary about the list.

Forbes recently came out with its list of the richest real estate tycoons, and Brian Fielding is providing some insight and commentary about the list.

How surprising is it that the United States is home to 29 billionaires who have built their fortune on real estate? Brian Fielding suggests that this fact is not surprising at all. Consider the recent report in Forbes that noted that throughout the world, residential property was up four percent (according to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index) and commercial office rents were up three percent (credit to Cushman Wakefield research). The 4th wealthiest property tycoon, Donald Bren, has had his fortune grow primarily in California, but has investments in a broad range of properties including office buildings, golf clubs, marinas and apartments. Two Americans who recently were acknowledged for fortunes exceeding $1 billion are David Walentas, who focuses on development in Brooklyn, New York, and Jeff Sutton, who owns retail in Manhattan.

So what does this mean for the average person trying to save for their future? Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments opines that every individual has the capability of owning investment real estate, stating that it is only a matter of scale and location that should drive that activity. He explains that every citizen has special knowledge of their community, perhaps where they now live or vacation, or perhaps of the town in which they lived as a youth. The challenge, he states, is for the investor to capitalize on that knowledge and to expand their familiarity with local politics, development, zoning changes and by tracking the growth and decline of the office, retail, industrial, and special needs of those communities.

“Who knows better what side of town is growing, what areas are gentrifying, what new roads are planned and which new businesses are enjoying growth than the local investor?” Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments states.

He went on to explain that one should not simply assume they understand all of the elements involved in owning commercial real estate assets, but with a bit of diligence to understand the intricacies within that industry, any individual can solely, or in a partnership, find unique, local opportunities in which to invest.

“Our tax code invites private investment in real estate, and few other investments can be readily financed with both traditional and non-traditional financing,” Mr Fielding adds.

One needs to learn the “language” of the real estate investment world, a fairly straightforward methodology for demonstrating the value of an asset. Lenders abound for the well-informed and knowledgeable investor, the secured interest a lender obtains, and the knowledge that there is a cash flow off of that asset. These factors often encourage lenders to finance large portions of the purchase price.

“It is not only the quality of the land and building, but the creditworthiness of the tenant and the term of the lease that will encourage financing ventures up to 90 percent of the cost,” Brian Fielding shares.

There are few barriers for those who take the time to become an expert in understanding the community, budgeting, and financing issues. Mr. Fielding strongly recommends that those who wish to first tackle such a project retain competent counsel, establish relationships with the local lenders and consider having partners who have experience in construction and maintenance of commercial buildings.

He suggests that one can easily demystify the processes as being only for the select few. Rather, it is a state of mind and a willingness to invest the time to become competent and/or find experienced professionals in the areas of finance, building construction and maintenance and to be willing to devote oneself to becoming familiar with all matters in one’s selected community. For more information about commercial real estate, visit http://brianfielding.com.

 


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Brian Fielding Shares Trends for Commercial Real Estate Investors to Look Out for in 2015

City building chart 3d isolated horizontal alignment

City building chart 3d isolated horizontal alignment

When investors are looking for options in the rest of 2015, they have a number to consider, but Brian Fielding knows that a quality commercial real estate property is the most advantageous purchase that an investor can make. There are many factors to consider when making such a purchase however. For example, an investor must decide what kind of property they want to invest in before they make their purchase. They may also need to purchase a property based on the amount that they have to invest. In any case, decisions must be made, and to help individuals make smart choices about their commercial real estate purchases Mr. Fielding and Fielding Investments advise that individuals take into consideration some of the following commercial real estate trends that may be seen this year.

  1. Job markets impacting real estate market: Many cities are seeing their job markets continue to bounce back this year. Additionally, many new jobs are being created that were not in play a year ago, especially jobs in technology fields. These positions lead to an increased need for office spaces reveals Brian Fielding. Because of this new demand, these cities will provide many new and safe opportunities to those who have considered purchasing office properties.
  2. Low supply and high demand: In many areas, there is an increased demand for quality properties. However, not all of these areas have the properties to fit those needs. Because of this, those who own high quality properties can charge premium rates for quality tenants. Additionally, Mr. Fielding reminds investors that they will also see lower vacancy rates.
  3. Demand increase on multifamily properties: Another trend that Brian Fielding would like to point out to investors this year is the rising demand for multifamily properties such as apartment buildings. The demand for these is higher than it has been since before the recession. This demand seems to be one that will last for quite a while yet, and quality properties that are near mass transportation and other urban necessities are in especially high demand.

When individuals keep in mind these changing factors for the commercial real estate market in the rest of the year, they will be better able to understand the factors that will decide which investments are the most promising. Brian Fielding knows how important it can be for investors to understand these trends and changes and is proud to be offering individuals the most up to date information on changes in the commercial real estate market. To learn more please visit www.brianfielding.com/


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