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Technology Rules 
For decades, the lack of uniformity in commercial real estate data has been the bane of the industry’s existence. To determine a value for a property before deciding to purchase it, potential real estate investors must first collect and extract key financial data from a multitude of disparate files that come in countless formats and file types. Automated data extraction can change that.
Office Outfitter 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

What’s Ahead in M&A 

In a frenzied environment of corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate will face tough decisions in the long and short terms. 

Distressed Opportunities 

The recent bankruptcy filing by retailer Syms signals that the distressed asset fallout is far from over in the commercial real estate market. In addition, roiling credit markets and the reduction in both commercial and residential real estate values have

Game Changer 
Tech-savvy investors have discovered that the relatively new crowdfunding model allows them to pool their resources to reduce risk and boost returns.
Shadow Banking 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

Value Play 

Value oriented real estate investors believe that real estate assets have an underlying intrinsic value that can be determined by analysis and evaluation. Opportunities for profitable investments arise when the asset’s purchase price is below its intrinsic value. Value investors

From Fairways to Forklifts 

Considering the growing demand for industrial real estate, golf courses are popular targets for conversion to warehouse and distribution centers. 

REIT Due Diligence 

The complex rules governing real estate investment trusts add a challenging aspect to any entity- or property-level due diligence.

Beyond Cap Rates 

Test assumptions to make informed sale decisions. Capitalization rates for multifamily properties appear to have stabilized at very low levels after a veritable free-fall in major metropolitan markets since the end of the Great Recession. The drop in cap rates appears to be the result of low cost permanent fi

Medicare Tax Concerns 

The new 3.8 percent Medicare contribution tax on unearned income, effective for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2012, may directly affect many owner operators and other real estate professionals. Passed by Congress in 2010 as part of the Patient

Stock Up for Lean Times 

The self-storage industry is benefiting from continued economic growth, but storm clouds could be on the horizon.

Manufactured Homes 

It is evident that demographic trends are creating a greater need for affordable housing for the largest aging population in our nation’s history. Financial analysts are reporting that big investors are betting heavily on the rising demand for low cost

Adjusting the Rules of Refinancing 
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will have long-lasting effects on refinancing in commercial real estate.
Big Money on Campus 

Economic cycles close the door on some opportunities while opening the door to others. In the case of student housing, all key indicators suggest that the door continues to remain wide open — promising the availability of attractive investment opportunities

Lobby by Design 

Much is written in the media on how today’s workplace has changed, becoming a hub for collaboration and socialization, but there has been little focus on how this affects the office building. Thinking has shifted away from the traditional paradigm

Improved Property Management 

Foreign Capital Buys Offices In 2014, foreign capital was particularly focused on office assets, purchasing $17 billion of U.S. office properties, according to CBRE. That amount represents 45 percent of last year’s foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. More

Understanding Quantitative Analysis 

When it comes to analyzing lease proposals for office space, an effective, comprehensive lease analysis is required to know what makes for a better deal.

Surviving Retail in Troubled Times 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and accelerated already challenging circumstances for shopping malls and their owners, but there may be other options for these beleaguered assets.

CMBS Concerns 

Since becoming popular in the 1980s, commercial mortgage backed securitization promised commercial real estate borrowers access to more loan capital, often at the most competitive interest rates. The trade off was more complexity in loan structure and documentation and very

Pop Goes Retail 

A pop up lease is more than just a new name for a traditional short term lease. The power of new media, along with the effects of the Great Recession, has created fertile conditions for a new breed of short

Bridge Loans Rising 

 

Back to Basics 

Strong growth in the secondary markets is a hallmark of the new economy. The landscape for commercial loans and bank-owned real estate sales has dramatically changed during the last two years. The era of bank failures and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation takeovers is receding into the memories of the Gre

Looking for a Redo 

Adaptive reuse is more than repositioning a tired retail center or re-tenanting office space; it’s realizing a complete re-envisioning of a building without complete redevelopment. Critical factors must be considered when determining whether to tackle an adaptive reuse project and deciding what new use(s) may be appropriate. 

Boutique Investment 

Boutique investment funds need to leverage collective brainstorming, expertise, and tenacity of people to give life and leverage to data and delivers deals.