Southport Financial and its affiliates provide real estate investments to a select group of institutions and individuals, both domestic and overseas. Southport's management is accomplished and broadly experienced in acquiring and then enhancing the income and value of real assets for ultimate sale. The principals of Southport have invested on behalf of some of the largest pension funds in the U.S., major financial concerns in Europe and the Far East, and a number of prominent American institutions and individuals.
Real estate is the singular focus of Southport Financial. Portfolio returns have been excellent over the years with some portfolios yielding annual rates of return as high as 46% after taxes. Southport excels at acquiring, enhancing, and selling investment grade real estate. For more than 40 years, the principals of Southport have acquired and operated real estate valued in excess of $1 billion on behalf of investors.
Depth of experience is critical to success in the hands-on real estate industry. Real estate is not a commodity; each investment is unique. Special talents are required to identify a real estate investment with superior profit potential, improve its long term income producing ability through creative property management and financing, and, ultimately, to sell a property at its maximum value at the appropriate time. Southport offers broadly experienced professionals, a full complement of technical resources, numerous industry contacts, and affiliates who provide asset management and on-site property management across the U.S.
Historically, multifamily investing has generated superior returns compared to stocks and bonds and with considerably less volatility. In addition, the asset class provides a steady and reliable income stream.
Multifamily investments exhibit virtually no correlation to the stock and bond markets, thus adding a diversification benefit to an investment portfolio. Furthermore, because multifamily assets are less volatile than other asset classes, it may serve as stabilizing influence in a traditional portfolio.
Real Estate offers tax advantages, chief among them being the ability to use depreciation (a non cash expense) to reduce taxable earnings.
Multifamily assets are often awarded the most favorable financing terms from lenders because it is the asset class with which they are generally the most comfortable because the cash flows are stable and predictable.