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How to Grow, Strengthen and Diversify Your Real Estate Portfolio in 2021 and Beyond

It's no secret that a large number of investors likely took a hit in 2020.  Thankfully, it's a new year with new possibilities and the future is looking bright for real estate investments.  In this new year, it is more important than ever to be strategic with your money, and [...]

CRE Financing: Where Are We Amidst the Global Pandemic & Economic Crisis?

The COVID-19 health crisis has dramatically altered the landscape of the CRE industry, with many commercial buildings forced to sit vacant for months while others have stayed open to provide essential services to local communities. Accordingly, the outlook of real estate borrowing and lending has hovered in uncertainty as markets [...]

What Influences CRE Capital Flow? Why Should Real Estate Investors & Capital Providers Care About These Influences?

Making financial predictions about the commercial real estate (CRE) market can seem like a mysterious art, especially during periods of economic uncertainty. If you are fortunate enough to have a seasoned sponsor or co-investor with deep pockets, money may be no object. Under more typical circumstances, however, you’ll want to [...]

How Do CRE Investors, Developers & Hotel Owner Keep Delivering Value In a Hyper- Connected World?

The digital revolution has arrived in the world of commercial real estate (CRE) and continues to evolve in new and exciting ways. Though this fast-changing movement, with its barrage of acronyms and buzzwords, can seem overwhelming at times, owners, investors, and developers who are open to adopting high-tech innovations will [...]

Strategy vs. Transparency in Real Estate Finance & Investment

Emotions can run high when working out a commercial real estate (CRE) deal, and time is always of the essence when you encounter an opportunity that appears to align with your investment interests. The Lure Of Impulsive Strategy You might be looking at a value-added property that will diversify your [...]

Setting Real Estate Goals for Individual & Organizational Excellence

It’s a new decade and a fresh opportunity to do something different for your business. Whether you’re a broker, investor, developer, or business owner, in the real estate industry, setting intentional goals is the first step toward making a powerful impact on your career and organization. But change is hard [...]

Strategies to Protect Your Real Estate Investments In A Mature Real Estate Market

In this uncertain political and economic landscape, many investors are wondering what's next. The real estate market seems to be nearing equilibrium, and at the same time, consumer demand is constantly changing. Innovations in financing and advertising widen the playing field for the average consumer. Real estate is becoming more [...]

How to Secure Financing for Middle Market Commercial Real Estate Development

Middle market borrowers face some unique challenges when securing finance for their commercial real estate (CRE) projects. However, this mid-level asset class continues to intrigue investors and developers alike. And industry observers regard it as a space with excellent investment and high growth potential. So how do you secure the [...]

Understanding Commercial Real Estate Financing Lifecycle: How It Works

The process of getting a commercial real estate loan shares some steps in common with that of getting a residential home loan, such as underwriting, borrower approval, and property appraisal. However, the commercial real estate (CRE) funding process has much more complexity, due to the business aspects of handling a [...]

5 Common Mistakes Investors Make When Choosing a Commercial Real Estate Advisor or Broker

Investing in commercial real estate (CRE) involves a long-term commitment of your time and resources. And unless you have the immense wealth to enter the CRE market as a solo investor, you must also develop solid, long-term working relationships with the people who can help you achieve your goals, including [...]

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