Webinar - Session 3 - “The Myth of Real Estate”: Why Investing in Real Property Can Be Hazardous to Your Long Term Financial Goals

This will be the third of a series of Zoom interactive webinars on topics in financial planning organized and led by Dan Beck, CFA, and Cicely Jones, both financial advisors with Equitable Advisors.

In this interactive webinar, we will discuss why investing in real property is most often a poor investment choice compared to investing in other asset classes, notably stocks. We will delve into the long term history of real estate prices, why real estate typically loses to inflation, the “psychic costs” and complications of real estate investing, evidence on diversification, and why publicly traded securities are most often a better option. We will also provide some thoughts on the current San Francisco real estate market. Finally, we will discuss liquid ways of investing in real estate such as mutual funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 pm PT

HCSF Zoom Webinar (dial-in information will be sent on Thursday, May 14 at noon to those who RSVP)
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dan beckDan Beck, CFA, is a Financial Consultant with Equitable Advisors, where he has worked for the last four years. Prior to his work at Equitable he ran a fundamental value investment partnership for four years, and he has also worked at State Street Bank, Parnassus Investments, and Starwood Capital Group. Before his career in finance, Dan was a naval officer, and did three deployments to the Persian Gulf on a destroyer and cruiser. He volunteers weekly with One Vet One Voice, an organization that connects veterans with services they are eligible for in the areas of housing, employment, healthcare and education. He is a CFA Charterholder, taught in the CFA Society of San Francisco review course for eight years, currently teaches a class in Behavioral Finance at the graduate level at the University of San Francisco, and is Series 7 and 66 licensed. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in History from the University of Maryland, and a BS, with Honors and with Distinction, from the United States Naval Academy. Dan loves his job as a Financial Consultant so much that he never plans on retiring.

cicely jonesCicely Jones is a Regional Vice President, District Manager with Equitable Advisors, where she has worked for the last four years assisting educators/non-profits, real estate agents, and small businesses in helping them protect their financial well-being. In her first full year of production as a financial consultant she was the highest producer in her 25-person district. She was also the first woman promoted to management in the Equitable Northern California branch in over 20 years and currently manages a team of six financial advisors. She volunteers with the Make A Wish Foundation, Dress for Success, and the North Bay Medical Foundation. She holds a BA in Economics, with Honors, from UC Santa Barbara. Cicely loves working as a Financial Consultant and also loves to travel so much that her future plans are to work for half the year and travel for the other half.

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