Orlando real estate investor eyes investment market growth
Lenny Layland, founder, and broker/owner of Investorlando Realty based in Longwood, Fla., was one of 45 professional investors invited to attend the Investment Provider Leadership Summit in Phoenix, Arizona last month. For the past 11 years Layland has also run his own private real estate investment fund, Investorlando, Limited. Layland says, “Real estate is alive and well, regardless of the recessionary climate. In fact, it is one of the best investment opportunities in years.
“People don’t realize how big this is,” he adds. “It’s even a larger market than I thought, even on the international stage. For example, New Zealand investors at this conference see our prices as dirt cheap and are actively investing in the U.S.”
Layland, who graduated from Miami University with a degree in finance and turned down offers from Wall Street to become an independent investor and broker, has real estate investing in his blood. His parents retired to Florida after years of home investing in the small town of Eaton, Ohio.
Investorlando Realty, and the related real estate investment fund formed in 1999, provides individuals multiple, simple and diversified ways to invest in real estate. The newly launched brokerage also offers property management, buyer representation, marketing, and consulting for residential, investment and commercial buyers and sellers.
Investorlando offices are located in the historic Longwood Village Inn, which opened as the Waltham Hotel in 1887. It is one of the few remaining 19th century buildings remaining in Florida today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.