Real estate or other tangible assets – Real estate and other physical assets are considered an asset class that offers protection against inflation. The tangible nature of such assets also leads to them being considered as more of a “real” asset. In that respect, they differ from assets that exist only in the form of financial instruments, such as derivatives.
There are several types of real estate, each with a unique purpose and utility. The main categories are:
For anyone looking to understand how the industry works and what each of the major categories represents, the explanations below will be a helpful guide.
Land is the baseline for all types of real property. Land typically refers to undeveloped property and vacant land. Developers acquire land and combine it with other properties (called assembly) and rezone it so they can increase the density and increase the value of the property.
Residential real estate consists of housing for individuals, families, or groups of people. This is the most common type of estate and is the asset class that most people are familiar with. Within residential, there are single-family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and other types of living arrangements.
Commercial property refers to land and buildings that are used by businesses to carry out their operations. Examples include shopping malls, individual stores, office buildings, parking lots, medical centres, and hotels.
Industrial real estate refers to land and buildings that are used by industrial businesses for activities such as factories, mechanical productions, research and development, construction, transportation, logistics, and warehousing.
Now that we’ve outlined the four main categories, let’s explore some specific examples of different types of real property.
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