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Sale-Leasebacks Provide Capital for Core Business Investment 

The market for sale leasebacks — transactions in which companies sell and then lease back real estate assets — is growing at an estimated $10 billion to $15 billion annually. Continued increases are expected due to today's difficult real estate

FHA Facts 

In today’s tight credit market, multifamily owners and developers are challenged with finding financing that works now as well as in the uncertain future. In such turbulent times, the Federal Housing Administration loan programs serve as good, reliable sources of

Struggling Properties Can Exercise Workout Options to Improve Financial Health 

This year is shaping up to be the most active period for real estate workouts since the early 1990s, primarily due to the declining value and performance of commercial properties during the economic slowdown. Tightening capital markets have compounded the

Wait and See 

Last year, the commercial real estate debt market again decreased considerably from the last decade's double digit growth rates. This slower growth indicates a lower level of transactional activity —buying, selling, and refinancing — taking place as the industry awaits

Repayment Options 

When defeasance became standard call protection for average commercial mortgage backed securities loans in 1998, the timing could not have been worse for borrowers. Yields on government securities declined steadily in 2001 and 2002 making defeasance increasingly more expensive as

Separation Anxiety 

In February the White House published a report to Congress mandated by the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Bill. The white paper indicated a significantly reduced role for the government sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, winding down their conventional

Master Plans 

Financing a commercial real estate project based on its rental stream presents many challenges for property owners. These challenges intensify when deficiencies arise from vacant space, scheduled lease expirations, tenant concessions such as free rent, or other lease attributes that

SBA Solutions 

In the hyper competitive commercial real estate marketplace, successful brokers and agents can utilize a relatively little known yet highly effective financing source to help clients secure the ideal property for their needs. The Small Business Administration 504 loan program

More Money 

Commercial real estate developers often use federal, state, and local tax incentives, including historic rehabilitation credits, brownfield redevelopment programs, and tax increment financing, to reduce their projects' costs. However, the arsenal of tax incentives is much more extensive than many

Know Your REITs 

Today's almost instantaneous access to financial information along with corporate governance improvements have dramatically altered the commercial real estate landscape for investors interested in diversifying through real estate investment trusts. This additional capital has put non exchange traded REITs on

VRDN Value 

Commercial paper is one of the primary capital sources in today's global financial markets. Fortune 500 companies and other large corporations regularly sell commercial paper to finance many types of expenditures. However, security registration requirements, high transaction costs, public disclosure

Changing of the Guard 

Family-run firms make the leap to institutional fundraising. In terms of large assets, the real estate investment landscape is dominated by a handful of firms. However, a great many more investment firms manage small funds or are run as a family legacy, encompassing multi-generational family members. Like

Knowing the Lease 

Understanding who is paying for what can help improve communication between real estate pros and clients.

Basic Training 

Commercial real estate has experienced a dynamic market shift during the past five years that has affected nearly every aspect of the industry. As the slow economic recovery remains fragile, many commercial property owners and investors wonder if they can

Lender Talk Tips 

Maximize your role in discussions with your financing partner. 6442451012 6442451013 It's a good time to be a commercial real estate broker. Sales volume for commercial real estate properties for the first half of 2015 was up 36 percent year over year, according to Real Capital Analytics. Vacancies c

Knowing the Negative 

While the intricacies can seem boring and irrelevant at times, understanding the effects of both positive and negative leverage environments on cash-on-cash returns is essential. 

FHA to the Rescue 

While typical FHA loans range between the tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands, many FHA borrowers are also using these programs to finance projects over $100 million.

Off Balance 

“We are looking for a relationship.” “We are a relationship bank.” Often borrowers hear these phrases when requesting a commercial mortgage loan from a bank however, in these circumstances, relationship is really just a marketing friendly code word for compensating

Restructuring Rights 

Credit tenant lease, or CTL, financing can be an attractive alternative to traditional real estate loans. Owners and developers with investment grade tenants can take advantage of CTL financing to obtain long term, fixed rate loans up to the full

Incenting Development 

Use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program continues to encourage developers to provide quality affordable housing that targets the needs of the state.

Taking Credit 

In the current economic climate, creative thinking is critical when it comes to securing the financing needed to purchase or rehabilitate real estate. With underwriting standards still extremely tight, banks remain less likely to lend, and when they do, loan

Mining Gold 

Research from the likes of BDO and NAREIT  finds that Real Estate Investment Trusts are facing performance risks, potential market volatility, and heightened attention from investors after outpacing the Standard & Poor's 500 during  most of 2016.

REIT fund managers can either follow or ignore guidance on the financial opportunity that commercial building energy retrofits offer to maximize earnings and sustain a competitive advantage. Ignoring guidance presents major performance risks.

Cultivating Greatness 

 

Post-Bank Lending 

Are borrowers making a shift to alternative financing sources? Before 2008, lending decisions were generally driven by the economics of loan volume. The priority of making money through loan origination was hard-coded into the commercial banking culture, as compensation was based on loan volume not loan perfo

Savvy Gifting 
When Richard Juge, CCIM, had a property sitting on the market for some time, he found the best way to dispose of it was to donate it to CCIM Foundation, resulting in benefits for all parties involved.