THE REAL ESTATE GUYS™ – THE NEW REALITY OF RETAIL REAL ESTATE
Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC (LibertyFund.io) is interviewed by Robert Helms and Russell Gray, aka The Real Estate Guys™. In this episode, Michael and Robert discuss the new reality of retail real estate in the age of technology and how commercial real estate is evolving. They touch on why Triple Net (NNN) and Single Tenant Net Lease properties are superior in the retail real estate business and what tenants investors want occupying these secure, low-maintenance investments. Michael also explains his new venture Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC, the world’s first Single Tenant Net Lease Security Token Fund. Michael and Robert delve into how the fund brings real estate on the blockchain, expanding investor opportunities on a global scale.
Listen all the way to the end! Russell Gray really hits a home run with his analysis of bonds versus real estate, his take on Security Tokens and what they will do for US real estate is HUGE!
07:00 – Robert Helms, co-host of the Real Estate Guys Radio Show, introduces Michael Flight, Real Estate Entrepreneur as Principal of Concordia Realty, and Founder and CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC
07:54 – How is retail and commercial real estate constantly evolving, especially with demalling and moving to out-parcels?
09:20 – What are Triple Net (NNN) leases and Single Tenant Net Lease properties?
10:45 – What are “credit tenants” and why are they superior leasees for Triple Net properties?
12:37 – What are the trade-offs between small business tenants and corporate-backed tenants?
14:24 – What were the challenges Concordia Realty faced with anchor tenants in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic?
16:15 – How are Single Tenant Net Lease properties fairly internet-resistant, especially essential businesses?
19:38 – Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund, explains the stability of creating Liberty’s diverse portfolio of Triple Net investments
21:00 – How are Net Lease properties like bonds wrapped in real estate?
22:40 – How are Liberty Fund’s net lease properties durable with their Main-and-Main locations?
24:47 – How does Liberty’s syndication open investment opportunities to investors internationally?
30:51 – How did Liberty choose the net lease properties that make up the digital asset fund?
33:00 – How is Liberty utilizing real estate on the blockchain and security tokens for STNL investments and Net Lease investments?
33:29 – How do Liberty’s security tokens benefit investors internationally?
34:38 – How does Liberty’s tokenization of real estate benefit investors with peer-to-peer trading and token exchanges?
38:32 – How do Liberty’s security tokens generate wealth with hard assets and create freedom for investors?
40:23 – Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate, explains his written report on Liberty’s tokenization of real estate and the benefits of bringing real estate on the blockchain
Michael J. Flight
Michael J. Flight is a founding principal of Concordia Realty Corporation in 1990 and more recently CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC, the World’s First Net Lease Security Token FundTM, joining 30 plus years of institutional real estate investment experience with blockchain technology to deliver very stable, diversified, tax efficient returns combined with liquidity, security and transparency. The LIBERTY-RE token is a net leased property fund curated to create a conservative, safe haven portfolio of long term, Single-Tenant Net-Leased properties designed for geographic diversification, tenant credit diversification and industry diversification.
Michael is a real estate entrepreneur and Security Token evangelist who is an expert in retail real estate (Shopping Centers and Single-Tenant Net-Leased) investment, redevelopment and real estate on the blockchain. He has an extensive record of partnering with some of the world’s most well-known banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and institutional investors in many successful projects. Michael has been active in commercial real estate over the past 34 years. Michael has been featured on these quality podcasts: The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, Cash Flow Connections, Real Estate Espresso, CashFlow Ninja, Buck Joffrey’s Wealth Formula, Family Office Club and Bitcoin.com podcasts and many more. Michael is also a well-known speaker at FreedomFest, Investor Summit at Sea, the Intelligent Investors Real Estate Conference, the Multifamily Investor Network Conference, the CRE Power Players Summit, the LA Blockchain Summit and the Liberland 5th Anniversary Conference. He is a published author having been recently, and was featured in the #1 Amazon bestselling book: DESIRE, DISCIPLINE & DETERMINATION (2019). He is currently finishing a book on the benefits of Single-Tenant Net-Lease (STNL) real estate investments. Michael is co-host of the Nothing But Net podcast – an educational podcast about Net Leased (“NNN”) properties.
Michael has been elected to public office, also serves on the real estate investment advisory boards of two non-profits and is a founding board member for Freedom of Life, a Romanian NGO helping women achieve liberty and build new lives while recovering from human trafficking.
Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC is The World’s First Single-Tenant Net-Lease Security Token FundTM, joining 30 plus years of institutional real estate investment experience with blockchain technology to deliver very stable, diversified, tax efficient returns combined with liquidity, security and transparency.
Liberty is a real estate investment fund that acquires Single-Tenant Net-Leased (NNN) essential business retail, auto service and medical properties in the United States. It is designed for investors to achieve: Geographic Diversification; Industry Diversification; Tenant Credit Strength and is built with hard assets that have intrinsic value. Our portfolio of Net Lease properties is constructed with brand name Essential Businesses operating in high growth markets throughout the United States. These Net Lease assets have long term contractual rents backed by excellent brand name, well capitalized companies.
Liberty is focused on investing in high quality, well located Single-Tenant Net-Leased (NNN) properties in targeted high growth, low tax areas of the United States. The portfolio has been specifically designed to provide stable, recession resistant income combined with inflation protected wealth preservation and equity growth.
Liberty was founded by an experienced real estate team who believes that Security Tokens are superior to traditional investment methods because investors will benefit from the liquidity, cost efficiency and transparency provided by the blockchain.
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Courtney Stone is a Marketing and Creative Writing Specialist at Liberty Real Estate Fund
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She is a May 2021 honorary graduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who majored in English, with Economics and Journalism minors. Courtney also works as a Copywriter and Marketing Strategist for Concordia Realty Corporation as well as proofreads for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).