AFIRE Podcast #63: Safe As Houses

(Featuring Sabrina Unger, Managing Director, Research and Strategy, American Realty Advisors)

The future of residential investments is all about demographics—and the forces behind them.

With more and more time spent at home, capital appetite has grown for all things residential, with new living schemes entering the fray at a rapid pace.

Yet not all living investments are as safe as houses. It is important to consider demographic wave crests and troughs and how these forces will impact prospects for the various components of the residential spectrum going forward.

On this episode of the AFIRE Podcast, Sabrina Unger, Managing Director and Head of Research of Strategy for of American Realty Advisors, talks about the future of residential investing and how the COVID-19 crisis influenced the evolution of that particular asset class.

Listen now on your favorite podcast service (Apple, Google, Spotify) for the full episode.

This podcast is based on the article “Safe As Houses?” from Summit Journal (Spring 2021). Read the full article here.


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Sabrina Unger is Managing Director, Research and Strategy, for American Realty Advisors research initiatives and works closely with the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Management Teams in developing investment analysis in support of new acquisitions and strategy implementation. Sabrina is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining ARA, Sabrina was a Senior Associate, Global Research with Invesco developing global portfolio strategies as well as authoring numerous thought leadership papers and contributing to the firm’s House View. Before that, she held positions as a member of the research team at Clarion Partners and a top strategist for a sports entertainment company’s real estate divisions. She has been published in leading industry publications, including Real Assets Adviser, and the research publications of ANREV and AFIRE. She is an active member of NAIOP and served on the NAIOP Editorial Board for the 2016 – 2019 publication seasons.

Sabrina has nearly a decade of experience and hold a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from DePaul University. 




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