Using Alternative Data to get ahead in real estate investing

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There has always been an abundance of data to track real estate, from property listings to government created indicators. However, most of this data is on a significant lag. Using alternative data from the web, savvy real estate investors can now get ahead of the market with data that is updated much more frequently. This guide contains a few examples.

Track Retail Churn by Individual Mall Location

Using mall directories from the web, track which stores are closing on a mall by mall basis. Analyze a REIT’s exposure to a retailer across multiple locations.

Industrial REITs: Tracking Warehouse Space

You can analyze warehouse REITs and size / vacancies by individual location.

How Residential REITs Adjust Rental Prices

Track residential rental prices by REIT down to the individual listing. Distinguish between the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage.

Coffee Wars: Choose Your Locations Wisely

Coffee store expansion has long been a proxy for real estate investors to identify up-and-coming locations. Track and compare the growth for over 100,000 coffee shop locations.

Self-storage Pricing by Location

Analyze the pricing of self-storage units by location. Filter by attributes such as size and other features.

Using Job Listings as a Predictor

Corporate activity (moving headquarters, hiring staff, etc.) in specific locations has long driven real estate pricing. Track major companies and their job listings growth plans to identify investing opportunities.

Track Home Sale Prices on a Map

Track residential home prices by individual listing over time. Specific attributes include square footage, number of bedrooms, and number of bathrooms.

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