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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 [...]

June 18, 2021|

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 [...]

January 18, 2021|

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 [...]

February 19, 2020|

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 [...]

December 12, 2019|

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 [...]

November 12, 2019|

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 [...]

October 30, 2019|

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 [...]

September 17, 2019|

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 [...]

August 16, 2019|

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 [...]

July 26, 2019|

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 [...]

June 25, 2019|

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