Investing in Downtown Jacksonville: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Investing in real estate can be both exciting and daunting. You want to make the right decisions that will lead to maximum returns. In a city like Jacksonville, Florida, investing in real estate is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, especially downtown. We recently invested in 20 blocks of downtown Jacksonville. This multiple-year endeavor required tens of millions of dollars in construction, but the results have been fruitful. Investing in downtown Jacksonville is a great opportunity for everyone in the vicinity, especially our clients at JWB. And for any naysayers, we promise it’s not overpriced, and we’ll tell you why.


Why Jacksonville is a good investment

Our strategic decision to influence downtown Jacksonville was based on one simple goal: when median incomes rise, everyone wins, especially people who own assets within that 10-15 minute radius. When median incomes rise, market values increase at a higher rate than typical appreciation, which is how all of our clients benefit. It’s the best risk-adjusted income, and we are riding the coattails of downtown growth which is still underpopulated. Do you know what that means? There’s even more benefit to be enjoyed by clients current and future.

Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States, and it has a big problem – urban sprawl. As a result, Jacksonville’s downtown has been underdeveloped. However, recent developments are changing that, and JWB Real Estate Companies are ahead of the curve in taking advantage of this opportunity for ourselves, and especially for our clients. We focus on growth in areas right around the downtown hub and have steadily watched everything come together to support the new growth.

It's important to note that this growth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jacksonville as it transitions to becoming a large, destination city. As more businesses move downtown and more residents move in, the area is poised for an unprecedented level of growth, and JWB is at the forefront of it all.

Maybe you're asking yourself how we can be so sure of this growth. Well outside of our own investments into revitalizing the city, U.S. News & Report also ranked Jacksonville No. 16 best place to live in the country. “U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on the quality of life and the job market in each metro area.” 

Quality of life and job markets are big motivators for people to move. Factor that with the booming housing developments, and it’s hard to imagine anything else happening. While downtown is currently occupied by only 5000 residents, we see that increasing drastically. In fact, at 10,000 residents, downtown developments become mainstream. Once that happens, the growth of a city becomes self-sustaining. With every development that opens up, businesses and people move in. It becomes a hub of activity, a destination, and an attraction in its own right. Jacksonville is primed and ready for this, and JWB Real Estate Companies are leading the way.


Invest with JWB Real Estate; Invest in Jacksonville

JWB Real Estate Companies manage 5000 rental homes around the urban core. The investment in 20 blocks required working with other officials to create win-win scenarios for us and the people we love and respect. Higher-paying jobs equal higher median incomes and higher rents and home price appreciation for investors. Most people can’t afford to buy homes in downtown developments, but they can buy in the surrounding area and enjoy the growth as a result.

Investing in real estate can be risky, but when you make the right decisions, the returns can be enormous. Investing in downtown Jacksonville is a profitable decision because the city is ripe for development. We took the risk and it’s paying off. Our strategic decisions bolstered the city of Jacksonville, influencing downtown growth, and as a result, our clients get to enjoy the benefits of higher market values, rents, and home price appreciation. 

This type of growth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. What are you waiting for? If you’re an investor looking to make a smart choice, call us to get started. The opportunities are endless, and the returns can be enormous.

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