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Alternative Investments

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Our mission is to provide our valued clients with innovative investment strategies, appropriate for their goals and proportionate to their appetite for risk. 

As the volatility of the stock market increases, it can be difficult to know where to best put your money. Because of this, alternative investments are playing an increasingly important role in client portfolios as investors seek new, differentiated opportunities that may provide the potential for high returns uncorrelated to the traditional equity and fixed income markets.

Recognizing this, we assist both novice and sophisticated investors alike to better understand the alternative investment opportunities available and help educate investors on these alternative opportunities that may help them grow their assets while further diversifying their investment portfolio.

What Are Alternative Investments?

An alternative investment is an investment product that can compliment traditional investments such as stocks, bonds or cash. They are investments that provide unique risk and return properties not found easily in traditional stock or bond investments.

Some of the more common alternative investments strategies that we currently offer are:

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Clean Technology Investments
  • Managed Futures
  • Equity-linked notes
  • Venture Capital
  • Equipment Leasing Programs
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Oil & Gas Programs
  • Tax Credit Programs
  • Real Estate LLC’s
  • Mortgage Funds
  • Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • 1033 Exchanges

Most alternative investments aren’t open to everyone and involve special risks.

Some alternative investments are available only to accredited investors. Most have minimum income and/or net worth requirements.

Contact us so we can provide you with specific information about the alternative investment you are interested in.


Investing in alternative assets involves higher risks than traditional investments and is suitable only for sophisticated investors. Alternative investments are often sold by prospectus that discloses all risks, fees, and expenses. They are not tax efficient and an investor should consult with his/her tax advisor prior to investing. Alternative investments have higher fees than traditional investments and they may also be highly leveraged and engage in speculative investment techniques, which can magnify the potential for investment loss or gain and should not be deemed a complete investment program. The value of the investment may fall as well as rise and investors may get back less than they invested.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. It is a method used to help manage investment risk.

There are material risks associated with investing in DST properties and real estate securities including liquidity, tenant vacancies, general market conditions and competition, lack of operating history, interest rate risks, the risk of new supply coming to market and softening rental rates, general risks of owning/operating commercial and multifamily properties, short term leases associated with multi-family properties, financing risks, potential adverse tax consequences, general economic risks, development risks, long hold periods, and potential loss of the entire investment principal. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Potential cash flow, returns and appreciation are not guaranteed. IRC Section 1031 is a complex tax concept; consult your legal or tax professional regarding the specifics of your particular situation. This is not a solicitation or an offer to sell any securities. DST 1031 properties are only available to accredited investors (typically have a $1 million net worth excluding primary residence or $200,000 income individually/$300,000 jointly of the last three years) and accredited entities only. If you are unsure if you are an accredited investor and/or an accredited entity please verify with your CPA and Attorney. 

A REIT is a security that sells like a stock on the major exchanges and invests in real estate directly, either through properties or mortgages. REITs receive special tax considerations and typically offer investors high yields, as well as a highly liquid method of investing in real estate. There are risks associated with these types of investments and include but are not limited to the following: Typically no secondary market exists for the security listed above. Potential difficulty discerning between routine interest payments and principal repayment. Redemption price of a REIT may be worth more or less than the original price paid. Value of the shares in the trust will fluctuate with the portfolio of underlying real estate. Involves risks such as refinancing in the real estate industry, interest rates, availability of mortgage funds, operating expenses, cost of insurance, lease terminations, potential economic and regulatory changes. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation or an offer to buy the securities described herein. The offering is made only by the Prospectus.

Trading futures involves the risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Please consider carefully whether futures are appropriate to your financial situation. Only risk capital should be used when trading futures. Investors could lose more than their initial investment. You must review customer account agreement prior to establishing an account. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading can be substantial, carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of your financial condition.