Alternative Investments

Land as an alternative investment has always been attractive to wealthy individuals, institutional investors and certain types of businesses such as developers.

The Lucent Strategic Land Fund offers such investors an alternative investment vehicle to make the most of the rising value of land.

While most conversation on investments focuses on what is found on the financial exchanges – stocks and bonds, primarily – many investors pursue a different strategy: alternative investments. These are investments that offer potential for appreciating value but may require deeper knowledge than the apples-to-apples nature of stocks and bonds. Alternative investments include land (real estate), precious metals (gold and silver, primarily), agricultural commodities (grain and livestock), energy commodities (petroleum futures) and by some measures renewable energy, such as solar panels and wind turbines. Alternative investments in financial instruments include short and ultra-short funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds.

The reasons investors choose alternative investments are as varied as the investors themselves. For some, it is about diversifying their portfolio. Certain alternative investments offer tax advantages. Timing matters as well, as some alternative investments may be bought and sold at a moment's notice while others may mature over decades.

The land investor will necessarily need to be educated by an advisor on the risks and rewards of different classes of land investments and particular parcels because of the number of variables inherent in real property. The unique structure of the Lucent Group allows investors to make their investment knowing that knowledgeable and highly experienced professionals are minimising the risks and maximising the significant returns to be made.

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Title Published Date
Smaller Living Spaces: The Answer to the UK Housing Shortage? 08 March 2016
New Houses on Green Belt Land: A Trend for 2016? 08 March 2016
200 Years of Housing Policy History in the UK: We Adapt 05 January 2016
RICS New Buyer Enquiries Outpace Housing Inventory, Driving Up 2016 Prices 31 December 2015
What Effect Has the Stamp Duty Overhaul Had on Homebuilding in the UK? 18 November 2015
What to Make of George Osborne’s Get-Tough Stance with Councils on Housing Development 20 October 2015
How Advisable is UK Land as an Alternative Investment? 09 September 2015
Why House Prices in the UK Might Rise Faster Outside of London After 2015 21 August 2015
What UK Cities Outside of London are Poised for the Most Growth by 2020? 23 July 2015
How Are Housing Values Affected by Green Infrastructure? 05 June 2015
What “Good Growth” Factors Make UK Cities Attractive to Development? 18 March 2015
Smart Workers in the UK: How University “Spin-Outs” Support Metro Growth 18 March 2015
How Many Empty Homes are in England – and what Does this Tell Real Estate Developers? 01 March 2015
Two Million Working Adults in the UK Live with Parents – What is the Investor’s Opportunity? 01 March 2015
The Difference Between Open- and Closed-Ended Investments in Real Estate 27 January 2015
How Do the UK’s Housing Associations Work and What Do They Do to Increase the Housing Supply? 27 January 2015
Is the UK Housing Shortage Crisis a Myth? 26 November 2014
The London Housing Crisis: Boris Johnson's Proposals and Others' Suggestions 26 November 2014
Strategic Land: How the ROI Differs from Other Real Estate Investments 28 October 2014
The Help to Buy Debate: Is this Why Home Price Averages are Climbing? 23 September 2014
How the Ageing of the UK Population Impacts Housing 02 September 2014
What Are the Worst Consequences that Population Growth in the UK Could Bring? 02 September 2014
What are the Cost Considerations for Developing Land into Housing in the UK? 30 July 2014
The Controversy of UK Agricultural Land Conversions to Housing 30 July 2014
Local Planning Authorities Follow Dictates – But Try to Help, Too 30 July 2014
Immigration Pushing Up Housing Demand, Land Prices 30 July 2014
Identifying Qualified Land Investment Agents: What To Look For 30 July 2014
Demographic Trends Pushing UK Land, Housing Values Up 27 June 2014
Eurozone Crisis and UK Land Values – What Might Happen? 27 June 2014
Can the UK Housing Crisis be Eased with “Hard Money” Loans? 26 June 2014
The Land Development Two-Step: Why Investors Profit By Selling to Homebuilders, Not Homebuyers 22 May 2014
How Land is Purchased at an Optimal Low Price 01 May 2014
Would Alternative Investments Be a Good Long-Term (10+ Years) Strategy? 31 March 2014
What Requirements Does the Code for Sustainable Homes Place on Green Buildings? 31 March 2014
The Simplicity of Buying Undeveloped Strategic Land 31 March 2014
Is the Opportunity to Buy Raw UK Land for Development Past? 31 March 2014
Homebuilding and Land Site Investment Are Separate Entities in the UK 01 March 2014
How Environmental Issues, Zoning and Planning Affect Land Value 01 March 2014
Three Challenges with Real Asset Investments – and How to Work Around Them 01 March 2014
Is Another UK Land and Housing Value Bubble Building to 2008 Levels? 07 February 2014
Does Undervalued, Undeveloped Land Still Exist in the UK? 06 February 2014
CEBR Predicts 15% House Price Rise and What It Means to Investors 06 February 2014
Avoid UK Land Investment Scams 05 February 2014
What Can Be Learned from 40 Years of Housing Volatility in the UK? 07 January 2014
Is 9% of Developed Land In the UK Enough? 07 January 2014
Are Housing Prices Inflated by “Middle Men” Land Investors? 21 November 2013
A Diversified Investment Portfolio Might Include Raw Land 21 November 2013
Reasons Why the Time is Right for Land Investments 22 May 2013
Understanding Alternative Investment Funds 25 September 2012
Alternative Investments: Minimising Risk in Unknowns 06 September 2012

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