In our most recent quarterly letter to investors, we reflect on 2022 and remain optimistic about what lies ahead. While the capital markets remain volatile, we are finding opportunities to benefit from dislocations in the broader markets via commercial real estate.
Cadre continued to build on our compelling track record in 2022, realizing an additional seven transactions. Cadre now has a firmwide realized net IRR up to 27.6% along with a 1.8x net multiple on invested capital.
In Q4, the volatility inherent in stocks and cryptocurrencies took center stage, underlining the benefits of more stable alternatives like real estate.
The long-term nature of real estate investments was also brought front and center when a number of large institutional asset managers, including both Blackstone and Starwood, limited redemptions for lack of liquidity. (Cadre’s investors have the potential to access liquidity via the Cadre Secondary Market on a quarterly basis.)
While the year was hit or miss for many managers, Cadre landed on the “plus” side, nearly doubling our investors’ money in our last exit of the year, the Colorado Springs Office Portfolio.
We have a number of new launches lined up for the first half of 2023, including both individual assets and a new diversified portfolio specifically designed to capture opportunities in our current macro climate. This climate is challenging. Our team is facing these challenges head on. We believe that this climate presents an opportunity to grow, and our focus is on growing the value of our investors’ portfolios.
In December, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 0.5%, their seventh hike for the year. The U.S. central bank indicated that it anticipates more hikes in 2023 as they attempt to bring down inflation, putting the chances of a soft landing in question. The crypto market also saw extreme volatility as several crypto companies folded and equities took investors for a wild ride. This underscores an important point that bears repeating: Real estate is an historically more stable investment than both cryptocurrencies and equities.
Both stocks and bonds had a wild roller-coaster year in 2022. The U.S. bond yield curve ended the year twice inverted, with inversions between both 2-year and 10-year Treasuries, as well as between 3-month and 10-year Treasuries. Stocks are also facing significant headwinds, as all three major indexes, the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones Industrial Average, finished the year down in December. Two of the three, however, were up for Q4—a hopeful harbinger of the new year.
Some investors, understandably, are concerned about Blackstone and Starwood limiting redemption requests in BREIT and SREIT for lack of liquidity. This does not mean real estate investors should worry, particularly those partnered with the right managers. It simply reinforces the fact that real estate is a long-term investment.
Fiduciary duties apply not only to investors seeking to liquidate but also to continuing investors who would be disadvantaged by an immediate sale. As Starwood CEO Barry Sternlich explained: “We can’t liquidate our properties overnight at attractive prices. We have to manage liquidity.”
Overall, the number of redemption requests from investors in leading institutional investment platforms highlighted a key theme in Q4: Liquidity is tight for commercial real estate. Lending institutions are increasingly closing the coffers, cautious about the uncertain economic outlook as well as the implication of rising rates to the value of the underlying collateral.
The Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) started 2022 at 0.05% and hit 4.30% at the start of 2023. Cadre takes the pricing of debt and resulting cap rate expansion into account in our underwriting. We only bring deals to our platform that we believe will make sense from both an equity and debt perspective.
As investors, we enter the new year with the opportunity to try new things and to reset old expectations. For a long time, many of us have experienced higher-than-usual returns with greater-than-normal liquidity. As much as we’d love to see that continue ad infinitum, it simply can’t always be the case.
Real estate is a long-term investment. The complicated macro climate becomes much simpler when we consider shorter-term changes as part of a longer investment horizon.
We can focus on what we do know, which is that private commercial real estate, selected cautiously and managed judiciously, has a lot to offer investors in any market environment.
Commercial real estate has been proven to help hedge inflation. Adding private real estate to a traditional stock and bond portfolio can generate attractive long-term returns, outpace other sources of income, and help reduce volatility in a larger portfolio. Investors may also have tax advantages available to them.
Cadre has a deep conviction that there are compelling prospects—both relative and absolute—to be pursued in real estate. The beauty of this asset class is that it encompasses a very large macro space with abundant micro opportunities. Our team has decades of commercial real estate investment experience across different market cycles, and we partner with premier local operators who can identify unique opportunities in the present marketplace. We supplement this knowledge with proprietary data science. Our goal is to select assets in high-growth markets with the potential to generate compelling returns for our investors in any market environment.
Learn more about Cadre’s wins in 2022 in our Q4 2022 Quarterly Investor Letter. Sign up for free to access the full letter.
Tax-Advantaged IRA Investing
Investors in the Cadre Horizon Fund now have another great way to fund: through their IRAs! Now investors in our core/core-plus diversified fund can add a variety of institutional-quality commercial real estate assets to their retirement portfolio and grow them in a tax-efficient way.
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In Q4, Cadre exited the Colorado Office Portfolio with a 28.1% realized net IRR and 1.8x realized net multiple, more than doubling our original underwriting. Our team is pleased to have returned almost twice our investor’s investment dollars with this realization. We look forward to bringing you even more attractive deals in the coming months.
Cadre team members spoke with several media outlets in Q4 about the benefits of commercial real estate and how our company is disrupting the industry to help more investors grow their wealth with this essential asset class.
Cadre Founder and Executive Chairman Ryan Williams was declared one of the top 100 People Transforming Business by Business Insider. The publication noted Ryan’s determination to bridge the wealth gap in the U.S. by providing access to real estate to more individuals. He went into detail about Cadre’s corporate mission and successes on CNBC’s Fortt Knox Podcast.
Our CEO, Jared Kaplan, took center stage in Medium’s Authority Magazine, where he discussed purpose-driven businesses and authority and grace in challenging times:
“The pandemic taught me the importance of planning for the unknown. It is important to stay grounded in your original mission and purpose, regardless of the circumstances.”–Jared Kaplan, Cadre CEO
Cadre’s Most Valuable Places to Invest (MVPs) made headlines across our top markets such as Austin, Texas, and via Business Insider. Our Chief Investment Officer discussed our data-science driven approach to market selection on a podcast from AltsDB, the Alternative Investment Database. Cadre’s approach to selecting assets in high-growth markets has proven to be effective, and we look forward to using our latest insights to help source more opportunities for our investors in the new year.
To learn more about what’s trending in commercial real estate, and what’s new at Cadre, sign up for free to read our full Quarterly Investor letter, available only to Cadre members.
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