NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- As a value investor, I've long been fascinated by companies that own substantial amounts of real estate. Assets are a key component of value investing, for me anyway, and real estate can play a big role. In some cases, it may be raw land; in the case of restaurant names, it's land and buildings.While owning land and buildings is certainly not an instant recipe for success as a restaurant investor, it can sweeten the deal. Since many of the companies I research and/or own have a value flavor, are in distress, or are trying to right the ship, it's important to know what is supporting book value; what owned assets might have some real value, could be of interest to potential acquirers, or could backstop the company in case of bankruptcy.
Owning Real Estate Is Part of Restaurants' Value
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