When is it Safe to Invest in Real Estate? These 4 Companies Hold the Answer

NEW YORK, December 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is a Research Report Being Issued by Equities Awareness Group LLC, the U.S. leader in equity reports, offers quality reports to investors looking for the most undervalued companies in the market and today issues a report on LIG Assets, Inc., Marriot International, Inc., Red Lion Hotels Corp. , and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

What was once a sure thing is now no more. The same strategy that was once responsible for building the majority of a generation's wealth is the same strategy responsible for seeing families' median net worth plummet 40% between 2007 and 2010. After such a painful hit, how will investors ever feel safe investing in real estate again? When is the right time to get involved?

This is where the average investor is misled. The question people should be asking is not when, but rather how. The days of flipping residential properties for a quick buck are long gone. The answer that real estate investors seek can be found in LIG Assets, Inc., Marriot International, Inc., Red Lion Hotels Corp., and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

The price of residential properties is not going to skyrocket like they did in 2007 probably for the rest of your lifetime; that bubble has burst. The profit margin per property just isn't there anymore. However, the profit generated from hundreds of properties held under one enterprise could provide investors with gains similar to 2006 and 2007. The problem is only investors like Donald Trump have the capital to invest in hundreds of properties. The answer for people like us: an equity stake in LIG Assets.

LIG Assets (PINKSHEETS: LIGA) is a provider of funding and financing for early-stage, high-growth businesses and real estate projects. LIG Assets focuses primarily on income-producing properties in commercial and residential real estate, whose cash flow and operating leverage contribute to the overall value of the entire LIG Assets enterprise.

Properties currently generating cash flow for LIG Assets include nearly 300 residential properties throughout Texas, a storage center, and SuiteMagic (SM), a technology entertainment services company that offers an all-in one entertainment system for hotels. Projects under construction include a garden-style apartment complex and an assisted living center. LIG Assets allows investors the opportunity to own a piece of several different real estate investments. Not to mention the potential behind SuiteMagic considering the explosion of the hotel sector over the last few years. LIG's diverse portfolio helps to mitigate risk while offering several different revenue channels.

Click here to read the full press release by LIG Assets regarding SuiteMagic.

On October 4, 2012, LIG Assets announced a share buyback program with purchases to be made out of ongoing positive cash flow from operations. Under the program, LIG may acquire up to 20,000,000 shares at prices up to $0.10 per share over the next 180 days. LIG has gained 150% from its October 2012 low so far. Still, a move to $0.10 would offer investors a 285% gain from the current price. Considering that LIG Assets has a stable book value above $0.10 a share, this company certainly deserves a look from serious real estate investors.

The portfolio diversity of LIG Assets can also be seen in Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR). Marriott operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and corporate housing properties worldwide. Marriott is also now licensing the development, operation, marketing, and sales of vacation ownership properties. Marriott has nearly 3,800 lodging properties under 17 different brands. You can get a closer look at Marriott as the Company will be featured on CNBC on December 12 at 9pm EST in "Hotel: Behind Closed Doors." Marriott has gained 253% since the market bottomed in October of 2009; compared to 113% in the S&P 500.

Red Lion Hotels Corp. (NYSE: RLH) is another lodging company with 48 properties in 9 states and a Canadian province. Red Lion has gained 346% from its October 2009 low and received a four out of five star rating from analyst David Loeb of Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Red Lion  has recently opened a new hotel in Kent, Washington, just twenty miles south of Seattle.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) is another lodging and leisure company operating hotels, resorts, retreats, and residences. Starwood has gained 584% since its October low in 2009. Starwood also recently introduced a new mobile application for the Android platform to deliver a personalized experience for members across their nine brands.

The common characteristic that these four companies share is a diverse outlook on the new look of the real estate industry. Marriott , Red Lion , and Starwood  have proven that a diverse reach and new focus on lodging in addition to residential could provide early investors with substantial gains; gains that well outperform the S&P 500. LIG Assets could be a less expensive alternative to that same form of real estate investment.

LIG Assets is yet to explode into a worldwide powerhouse like Starwood. Yet, they share similar strategies. Is LIG Assets an undiscovered real estate gem? Begin researching LIG Assets as well as Marriott, Red Lion, and Starwood right away. The successful, newfound strategy that is diverse portfolios may just become the future of real estate investing.  

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