Virtus Real Estate poised to amass $500 million fund

September 28, 2011 – Media Mention
Austin Business Journal
Belinda Schwartz says that, with some caveats, this can be a good time to launch a commercial real estate fund. In this story, which describes how a Texas-based private equity real estate company is launching a fund that will look to buy commercial real estate properties, including those used for student housing, senior housing, medical offices and self-storage facilities. Belinda outlines the necessary elements for success. Included among them, she says, are an appropriate time horizon, the ability and willingness to hold property for some period of time rather than flip them, good management teams to oversee any properties acquired, some tolerance of risk, and the patience to buy property at a favorable price.