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Why You Should Take Advantage of the Self-Storage Boom

Why You Should Take Advantage of the Self-Storage Boom

Americans love their stuff. So much so that ​​investors ​are ​putting ​their ​money ​into ​self-storage ​as ​a potentially ​reliable and ​high ​yielding alternative ​investment. Why ​is ​self-storage ​thriving ​these ​days? In both ... read more

Groundbreaking of University Place

Groundbreaking of University Place

Phase One of the University Place Master Redevlopment Plan Commences with Construction of 163 Luxury Rental Units of 10,000-Sq.-Ft of Retail read more

3 Alternative Investments all HNW Individuals Should Have on Their Radar

High Net Worth Investors acquired approximately $3.2 billion in real estate in the first half of 2016 and have shifted focus from a capital preservation to an income producing play. It’s likely that as an HNW individual, at least part ... read more

3 Reasons RIAs Can Benefit from Partnering with Trusted Advisors

Have any of your clients ever asked you about private equity investments? Did you have the information that they needed? If not, you are not unlike the majority of RIAs. According to one survey, 10% or fewer clients with an RIA are ... read more

5 Reasons International Investors are Turning to U.S. Real Estate

In 2015, the Chinese government moved to limit purchases made in foreign currencies to just $50,000. It is one of the chief reasons for the surge in Chinese investment in American real estate over the last several years – an ... read more

Circle Squared Alternative Investments Acquires An Industrial Investment Property

Circle Squared Alternative Investments and the Hampshire Companies have acquired an industrial property in Carteret, New Jersey. The investment property provides an opportunity to develop into a Class-A industrial property in a market ... read more

3 Ways Real Estate Makes Sense as an Alternative Investment

Traditional investment vehicles can be volatile. With a good strategy you could win big. That same strategy, by no fault of your own, could end up costing you. One way that real estate makes sense as an alternative investment is in its read more

The CSQ Podcast – 12/28/16

In the latest CSQ podcast, Circle Squared President & CIO Jeff Sica recaps 2016 and all that has happened in the last year, as well as giving his thoughts and predictions for 2017. Click below to listen to the full podcast. read more

The Hampshire Companies, CrownPoint Group and Circle Squared Alternative Investments Announce the Sale of 221 Bergen Just Four Months After Reaching Full Occupancy

Located in the River-bend section of Harrison, 221 Bergen broke ground in October of 2014 and opened on October 2, 2015 quickly reached full occupancy in May 2016 just seven months after opening. read more

Circle Squared Alternative Investments Serves as Investment Advisor for THC Sage Brook’s Acquisition of The Sage Brook Apartment Complex in Denver, Colo.

Circle Squared Alternative Investments announces the acquisition of The Sage Brook Apartment Complex located at 7201 Leetsdale Drive in Denver, CO. read more

The Hampshire Companies, Claremont Companies and Circle Squared Alternative Investments Celebrate Groundbreaking of University Place in Jersey City

Phase One of the University Place Master Redevelopment Plan Commences with Construction of 163 Luxury Rental Units and 10,000-Sq.-Ft of Retail read more

The CSQ Podcast – 8/26/16

In the latest CSQ podcast, Circle Squared President & CIO Jeff Sica discusses current events in the news, the presidential candidates and the election, how we are already in a recession by definition of the term, his feelings ... read more

The Hampshire Companies, CrownPoint Group and Circle Squared Alternative Investments Announce Full Occupancy at 221 Bergen, Harrison, NJ’s Newest Residential Community

Luxury Community is Fully Leased Just Seven Months After Grand Opening read more

Rutgers names Center for Real Estate’s 2016 advisory board

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School has unveiled its 2016 advisory board, a roster of industry leaders and top professionals who serve the sector in the Garden State. President & CIO of Circle Squared Alternative ... read more

Hedge Funds Outperform in New Showdown with Liquid Alts

Circle Squared President & CIO, Jeff Sica was featured in Fundfire. To read the full article, please click here “The hedge fund industry is starting to realize it may have to respond to investors’ growing interest in liquid ... read more

“The Bubba Show” with guest Jeff Sica – 8/31/16

Jeff returns to "The Bubba Show" with Todd Horowitz to discuss a myriad of issues from the deceptive jobs recovery to the current dismal environment of investing. read more

Funds Step Back From Gold Before Yellen Says Rate Rise Is Coming

  Jeff Sica was quoted in Bloomberg. To read the full article, please click here.  “Bullion ended the losing steak as it surged into a bull market in March. Even with losses in May, prices are still up 14 percent this year amid an ... read more

“The Bubba Show” with guest Jeff Sica – 5/20/16

LISTEN to President & CIO, Jeff Sica on “The Bubba Show” with Todd Horowitz discuss a myriad of issues from the deceptive jobs recovery to the current dismal environment of investing. Bubba asks Jeff about the current debt of ... read more

The CSQ Podcast – How to Survive in Today’s Bear Market

In the latest CSQ podcast, Circle Squared President & CIO, Jeff Sica reviews the current dismal state of the markets highlighting interest rates, earnings, and hedge funds. read more

Update: 221 Bergen in Harrison

Update: Due to some very impressive efforts by the team the property is currently 98% leased. This is a truly notable feat considering the property just opened 6 1/2 short months ago. As things continue to progress we will be sure to ... read more

Update: Morristown Office Project

Update: Steal is starting to be installed at the Market Street property in Morristown, NJ. The project is currently on schedule for a March 2017 completion and we anticipate that it will be ready for its new 15 year tenant ... read more

“The MC” Luxury Boutique Hotel Breaks Ground in Montclair, NJ

Montclair’s first hotel since 1938 will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, with a rooftop bar, farm-to-table restaurant and public art atrium read more

Sica Breaks Ground on Marriott

Check out the latest coverage from “The MC” hotel groundbreaking ceremony on April 19, 2016 in Montclair, N.J.. To read the full press release, please click here. NJBIZ: Ground broken for Montclair hotel project New York YIMBY: ... read more

An Inside Look at Wall Street’s Secret Client List

Jeff Sica was quoted in Bloomberg. To read the full article, please click here. “It’s a rude awakening when you find out that research isn’t readily available” from Wall Street banks. read more

Where Can Investors Hide From Punishing Negative Rates?

Jeff Sica was quoted in Bloomberg. To read the full article, please click here.  “When cash outgrows mattresses, real estate is another alternative.” read more

Why invest in real estate as an alternative to stocks? Circle Squared’s Sica has an answer

Jeff Sica sat down for an exclusive interview with NJBIZ to discuss his firm Circle Squared Alternative Investments and it’s business model. “I’ve been through crashes, I’ve been through — you name it — in the last couple decades. And ... read more

PRECIOUS-Gold falls 2 pct as dollar, equities strengthen

Jeff Sica was quoted in Reuters. To read the full article, please click here.  “I see this is a little bit of profit taking directly associated with the advancement in the stock market today.” read more

Gold’s Bull-Market Flirtation Has Investors Swooning Over ETFs

Jeff Sica was quoted in Bloomberg. To read the full article, please click here. “We’re positioned for a bull market in gold.” “With the amount of volatility in the market, there’s going to be continued strength in gold.” “It’s obvious ... read more

Shunned for years, gold stages comeback as equities melt down

Jeff Sica was quoted in Reuters. To read the full article, please click here. “If you’re looking for the path of least resistance, it’s gold right now. I think this has legs. I don’t think it’s going to be short term.” read more

Gold surges to 1-year high on financial uncertainty

Jeff Sica was quoted in Reuters. To read the full article, please click here. “Due to the grave concerns, especially now due to the European bank system, there’s a flight to safety into gold.” “Gold has been in reverse correlation to ... read more

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School Names Jeffrey Sica of Circle Squared Alternative Investments to its Advisory Board

Sica joins select group of renowned commercial and residential real estate professionals focused on advancing the course of the progressive academic center read more

Metal Bulls Savor Longest Rally in 10 Months on Feeble Dollar

Jeff Sica was quoted in Bloomberg. To read the full article, please click here. “We’ve been coming back to gold,” There is “a greater likelihood, especially lately, of more economic turmoil not only here, but in Europe.” read more

The Hampshire Companies, Claremont Companies and Circle Squared Alternative Investments Celebrate Groundbreaking of Westfield’s First Transit-Oriented Community

Ceremony to Draw Local Officials, Developers and Investors to Luxury Residential Community read more

The Hampshire Companies, CrownPoint Group and Circle Squared Alternative Investments Celebrate Grand Opening for 221 Bergen, Harrison, NJ’s Newest Residential Community

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Draws Local Officials, Developers and Investors to River-Bend Section of Harrison read more

Circle Squared Alternative Investments Founder and CIO, Jeff Sica, Appointed As Advisor to AITV Board

MORRISTOWN, N.J.–Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ), a provider of certain outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) services specializing in alternative assets, today announced that Jeff Sica, founder and CIO of CSQ, ... read more

Circle Squared Alternative Investments Tapped to Provide Outsourced CIO Services in New Partnership with Strategic Capital Alternatives

Formerly Exclusive Domain of Institutions, OCIO Model Heralds New Era for Independent Investment Advisors and their Clients read more

Circle Squared Alternative Investments and The Hampshire Companies Team Up to Offer Direct Real Estate Investment Strategies to High Net Worth Investors

MORRISTOWN, N.J.–Circle Squared Alternative Investments, a firm devoted to providing high net worth investors and their advisers with access to a suite of non-traditional alternative investment products, today announced a ... read more

Jeff Sica Launches New Alternative Investments Firm for RIAs; Unlocks Door to ‘Real Economy’

Circle Squared Alternative Investments to Provide Independent Financial Advisors with Coaching, Mentoring and Suite of Creative Alternative Investment Offerings read more