Bricks & Mortar Capital, an investment advisor registered with the State of California, is headquartered in Los Angeles and was founded in 2002.

Bricks & Mortar Capital manages accounts that focus on investing in publicly-traded real estate securities including REITs, homebuilders, and other companies in a real estate-related business. We believe that these securities offer the potential for attractive long-term returns.

Speedboats and Cruise Ships: Our View of REIT Investing

Our underlying strategy is based on a disciplined analytic approach and many years of investment and corporate finance experience


Craig M. Silvers, CFA, is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Bricks & Mortar Capital. Prior to forming Bricks & Mortar Capital in 2002, from 1994 to 2001 Mr. Silvers was Managing Director and Equity Analyst at Sutro & Co./Tucker Anthony Sutro, a leading investment banking and stock brokerage firm, where he was responsible for researching REIT and real estate securities, as well as doing research in the hotel/casino sector.



As a way of making real estate investment more widely available to small investors, Congress in 1960 passed tax legislation allowing the creation of real estate investment trusts, or REITs. A REIT is a corporation or business trust that invests in real estate, mortgages or real estate-related securities.