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Chasing Yield Educates Individual Investors on How to Evaluate and Earn High Yields from Passive Commercial Real Estate Investments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial real estate and investment expert Jay Kerner has released a new book entitled: Chasing Yield, An Individual Investor's Guide to Passive Real Estate Investments (ISBN: 978-0-9851665-0-2). What does the average investor do when certificates of deposit are yielding less than 1%, 10 Year U.S. Treasuries are yielding less than 2% and the S&P 500 average dividend yield is less than 2.5%? Considering that U.S. inflation has averaged approximately 2.5% over the past 20 years, average investors are struggling to keep up with inflation let alone increase cash flow and the value of their portfolio.

Mr. Kerner says, "A knowledgeable investor is a powerful investor." Chasing Yield is intended to educate and guide the average individual investor on how to invest passively in a variety of commercial real estate investment vehicles. He provides a detailed explanation of the types of investments that are available and the pros, cons and potential returns of each type. The book focuses on investments professionally managed by others through either publicly traded shares or privately held investments.

"I have seen many seniors and other investors make poor investment choices driven simply by their need or desire to achieve a higher investment return in today's low yield environment," Kerner remarks. "Passive commercial real estate investments have a place in almost every investment portfolio, but the investor must understand the risks and rewards before investing." Chasing Yield helps educate investors in this regard.

About the author

Jay Kerner is the CEO of U.S. Realty Partners, Inc., a privately held owner and operator of commercial real estate properties. He has more than 27 years of experience in the acquisition, development, operation, leasing and management of shopping centers, multi-family and mixed-use properties. Mr. Kerner previously served as Director of Capital and Counties, U.S.A., a private REIT owned by Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC in London; Senior Director of Acquisitions for Federal Realty Investment Trust, a public REIT; and prior to that was the President of Kerner Management and Investments, a regional operator and developer of shopping center and apartment properties. Mr. Kerner has been actively involved in more than $1 billion in commercial real estate properties.

Jay Kerner
U.S. Realty Partners, Inc.