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Commercial Real Estate Debt Vs. Equity Financing – Advantages And Disadvantages.

The commercial real estate market continues to grow at a healthy pace, but market trends show investors are pushing for higher yields while underwriting is growing more aggressive. Within an evolving CRE landscape, it’s critical to choose wisely and know when to implement debt versus equity financing in your real [...]

Rising Interest Rates Effects On The Economy & Real Estate Property Market: 5 Things To Consider

At a press conference in early June, Fed chairman Jerome H. Powell announced an increase in interest rates for the second time in 2018 and predicted two more increases before the end of the year. These increases, which the Fed is directly linking to increasing optimism about the economy, bring [...]

How to Effectively Collaborate with Real Estate Private Equity & Joint Venture Groups

In a real estate investment climate dominated by only a few mega-funds it may seem too daunting for individual investors to enter the ring with the industry heavy hitters. However, following the financial crisis of 2008, there has been a proliferation of co-investment opportunities which allow investors to partner with [...]

Understanding the Persuasion and Inspiration of a Real Estate Influencer

In commercial real estate, the relationships between investors, developers and owners can make or break the success of any given transaction. When communication is clear and goals are shared, investments can proceed remarkably smoothly. On the other hand, a situation where one party attempts to influence the deal in a [...]

Why Real Estate Investors & Owners Must Prune Some Properties While Focused on Portfolio Growth?

Designing and creating a successful real estate business, especially in the commercial real estate industry, takes discipline, commitment, focus, and creativity. You’ll need to exercise high levels of thinking and performance while engaging collaboratively with your team. After a few years in business, you’ll want to sell the property while [...]

Five Major Types of Commercial Real Estate Finance Sources: What You Should Know

The commercial real estate landscape is constantly shifting, responding to changes in everything from transaction density to underwriting trends. For everyone investing in real estate, it’s important to stay up to date with these changes and understand what funding sources are available in the current market. At present, commercial real [...]

Real Estate Sponsorship and Sponsor Equity: The Key to Selecting a Great Sponsor

Selecting the right sponsor is a key step toward investing in real estate properties that fall under the commercial category. Since the sponsor will serve as your acquisition coordinator or developer, financial manager, and investment partner for as long as you hold the asset, it’s important to screen your [...]

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