Ariah Rastegar became a firm believer in transcendental meditation soon after he started his successful career. He has worked a number of high-pressure, high-stress jobs throughout his career, including a music promoter and real estate investor. Ariah Rastegarcurrently runs Rastegar Equity Partners, a real estate investment firm based in Dallas, Texas.
Keeping everything in perspective and keeping away the anxiety and pressure of his various jobs over his career has become extremely important over the years. He recommends transcendental meditation for anyone dealing with stress.
Transcendental meditation is a mental technique used to avoid distracting thoughts and to promote a state of what meditation experts call ‘relaxed awareness’. This form of meditation was made popular in the United States in the 1960s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who borrowed the practice largely from the ancient Vedic traditions of India.
Every day, usually in the morning, Ariah Rastegar practices transcendental meditation by sitting in a comfortable position, closing his eyes, and repeating a mantra in his head. A mantra is a meaningless sound, usually assigned by a dedicated instructor in the practice, that allows the meditator to clear his or her head and achieve what adherents call a ‘perfect stillness’. While research into the concrete health benefits of this practice is still spotty and anecdotal in most places, some studies have found that practitioners have reduced chronic pain, anxiety, hypertension, cholesterol, and the use of health care services overall.
Ariah Rastegar swears by his morning transcendental meditation routines, which he says keep him focused on difficult problems and their solutions for his long days at the office.
Ariah Rastegar invests more prodigiously in commercial real estate on behalf of his clients for Rastegar Equity Partners. He built his experience in finance and investing by opening an offshoot of the Austin, Texas based company World Class Capital Group in New York City. Over time, he built enough experience, as well as a list of impressed investors and customers, to open his own investment group, Rastegar Equity Partners, in Dallas, Texas. Rastegar Equity Partners invests in recession- resilient real estate properties throughout the united states, mostly in discount retail industries or self-storage. Here are three keys for investing in commercial real estate that Rastegar has come across in his long career:
Globalization affects commercial real estate everywhere. At the end of 2016, investment in commercial real estate around the world was as prevalent and profitable as ever. As companies with real estate holdings expand to new markets around the world, more new assets become available to investors like Ariah Rastegar.
Changing demographics. The world is getting younger by the day, and real estate market investors have to keep up. Even as the world gets younger, in the United States, the population is aging. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the needs of this large swath of people changes. Investors must account for this change.
Technology affects investments. Changing and improving technologies have changed how workforces in retail and other industries have interacted with their work and their environment. Many industrial and commercial real estate investors are always looking for the next area of the United States to support a tech boom, like Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, and elsewhere.
Ariah Rastegar is the founder and owner of Rastegar Equity Partners. This investment firm, based in Dallas, Texas, raises capital from registered investment advisors, public pension funds, and high net worth individuals to invest directly in best-in-class real estate around the country. This model helps the company expand and work with many different investors in different settings, including in hedge funds. For those who don’t know financing language, what is a hedge fund?
Technically speaking, a hedge fund is a limited partnership including investors who use high-risk investing tactics, such as investing with borrowed money, to get large gains for the group. The idea is to limit risk for each individual and share in potentially large profits from riskier investments, which usually return big gains. Ariah Rastegar has worked hedge funds into his company’s business plans to offer his investors more options and less liability. Hedge funds can take bigger or smaller risks with a pool of money from different investors, using all kinds of risk-management techniques, many of which are employed by Rastegar and his partners themselves.
Ariah Rastegar uses all of his experience and background in finance and investing to get his investors the best possible returns for their money. As Rastegar Equity Partners expands and offers more services, he will offer different forms of investments to yield the best possible returns he can provide.