For many individual investors, the traditional 60/40 portfolio focused on stocks and bonds was the only option they had for investment plans. Bluerock is among a group of alternative asset managers creating offerings meant to increase access to other asset types and investment structures.
In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Ramin Kamfar, CEO of Bluerock, on how the firm built its interval funds. Bluerock’s Bluerock Total Income+ Real Estate Fund is the largest real estate interval fund and second largest of all interval funds with more than $6 billion in assets. .
- The role of alternative investments in creating an efficient portfolio
- An explanation of the Bluerock Total Income + Real Estate Fund (TIPRX)
- Notable trends in the four major sectors of commercial real estate
- The role of education in raising awareness among advisors about alternative investments
- And more
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About Our Guest:
Mr. Kamfar serves as Chief Executive Officer of our Manager, and as Chairman of our board of directors and as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kamfar served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. from August 2008 to October 2022. In addition, Mr. Kamfar has served as Chairman of the board of trustees of Bluerock Total Income + Real Estate Fund, a closed-end interval fund organized by Bluerock, since 2012, and as Chairman of the board of trustees of Bluerock High Income Institutional Credit Fund, a closed-end interval fund organized by Bluerock, since 2022. Mr. Kamfar has also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Bluerock Industrial Growth REIT, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of its external manager, Bluerock Industrial Manager, LLC, since 2021. Mr. Kamfar is the Founder and has also served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bluerock since 2002. Mr. Kamfar has approximately 30 years of experience in various aspects of real estate, private equity, and investment banking. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Kamfar worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, New York, New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Kamfar built a startup into a leading public company in the ‘fast casual’ market now known as Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. Mr. Kamfar received an M.B.A. degree with distinction in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree with distinction in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.