- 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.
- Beware of Loan Provisions
The language in preprinted lending documents could cause you plenty of trouble.
When buyers purchase a property with financing or are refinancing an existing loan, they often see loan documents that are either preprinted or generated by a document assembly program. In either case, making changes to preset te
- 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.
- Evolving Landscape
In the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, a new CMBS bill, under the
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is slated to
take effect in December. This bill, comprised of a new set of risk
retention rules, will require CMBS lenders to retain a portion of the
value of the loans they issue as opposed to selling them off as bonds.
Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges.
Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi
- 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
- Competitive Conundrum
Net lease developers can thrive with the right capital partners.
During the last five years, real estate developers have benefited from an aggressive lending market coupled with falling capitalization rates. This has increased interest and competition in build-to-suit and speculative development.
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