Our Top Three: The Most Read Posts of 2021
As we enter a new year, we recognize the importance of looking back on all the factors that brought us to where we are today. Thanks to our holistic investment approach and an exceptionally resilient team, Avenue Living rose to new heights in 2021, turning the uncertainties of another year of restrictions into opportunities to establish best-in-class practices across our organization. Reaching $3 billion in AUM and seeing Mini Mall Storage Properties expand their operations into the U.S. are just two milestones we reported in 2021.
Below is a quick recap of our most read stories from the past year — a year we are grateful to have shared with you.
An inflation hedge is an investment that is expected to maintain or appreciate in an inflationary period. Real estate has long been considered a hedge against inflation, as rent and property values tend to increase with inflation. Our white paper by Dr. Wilson of the University of Saskatchewan explores how farmland can also be included as a real estate hedge opportunity.
Sometimes, the things that make the biggest difference in the quality of a home are the invisible upgrades, not the flashy finishes. These keep residents happy and comfortable and, when done well, make sure capital expenditures benefit everyone in the long run. In this article, we show how our approach differs from other owner-operators — and supports our role as stewards of capital.
When we launched our Mini Mall Storage Properties (MMSP) Trust in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was just around the corner. However, our focus on fundamentals, investing methodically, and sticking to what we do best led to not only rapid growth for MMSP in Canada, but a successful expansion into the United States. This expansion is a continuation of the overall plan to acquire self-storage properties in attractive secondary markets on both sides of the border throughout the North American Heartland.
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