We’ve always believed in owning real estate: the land and the buildings on it. Real estate is special. You can touch it. It is real: dirt, trees, bricks and mortar; a far cry from securitized derivatives or debenture warrants. Not only does it have its own intrinsic value, but, when well-managed and maintained, produces steady and reliable income.
THINKING, INVESTING AND MANAGING LIKE AN OWNER. This mindset sets Sterling Office and Industrial Trust apart from the risk-seekers captivated by Wall Street’s volatility or the spendthrifts who consume but don’t build wealth. Owners are patient and seek out real value in exchange for their hard-earned dollars. They don’t buy for the thrill. They see a purchase as the beginning of an investment, not the end-goal. Owners know growing the value of an asset requires constant focus and determined management that only commences once the deal closes. Being an owner means long-term commitment.
Creating ownership opportunities, providing consistent and reliable returns, and serving investors are our goals and a source of pride for your Board of Trustees, Management, and all of Sterling's staff.
Why? Because it’s what owners, like you, would do. Thank you again for your investment, loyalty and support.
Wilbur D. Wright
Chairman of the Board