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Commercial Real Estate Trends Investors Should Keep Their Eyes on in 2023

Savvy investors are always searching for profitable ways to invest their money in areas that can earn them income immediately or further grow their wealth. One of the most high-yielding ways to do this is to invest in real estate, specifically commercial real estate. When a layperson hears 'real [...]

September 27, 2022|

The Art of Providing Exceptional Experience to Hotel Guests in A World of Compromise

Creating exceptional experiences is one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of hotel guest service. To deliver a truly memorable experience, hoteliers need to master the art of combining technology, ideas, and trends that work for both the business and clients. They may even have to finance new [...]

August 10, 2022|

Rising Interest Rate, Inflation, & Rent Increase: Renters Are Feeling the Effects – What Next For Real Estate Investors

With US inflation hitting a 40-year high of 8.6%, the current economic conditions are ripe for a new wave of rising prices in every industry, from groceries to real estate. In addition to the current inflationary trends, the rise in interest rates also impacts real estate values. As rates increase, [...]

July 13, 2022|

Financing Multifamily Property in an Uncertain Era

Multifamily residential commercial real estate (CRE) is classified as any housing where multiple separate units are grouped together. The most common example of this is an apartment building, although multifamily also covers separate units located side by side within a complex. Traditionally, multifamily real estate has a lower barrier [...]

June 29, 2022|

The Ins and Outs of Preferred Equity Real Estate

A guide to preferred equity real estate options - discussing, tips and best practices for leveraging capital for your investment. Understanding the nuances of preferred equity real estate can be a daunting task. While the preferred equity class of ownership in commercial real estate (CRE) carries more risk than [...]

June 8, 2022|

Tips for Securing Hotel Construction Financing

When it comes to securing financing for a hotel construction project, there are many factors that can influence the success of an application. The construction of a new hotel project is the most complex form of hotel financing. From understanding loan-to-value ratios to right-sizing the information supplied in the quoting [...]

May 24, 2022|

A Guide to Commercial Construction Financing

Borrowers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to securing a loan for their commercial real estate (CRE) projects.Arranging and structuring debt, equity, mezzanine, and C-PACE financing for hotels and multifamily real estate requires knowledge and skill.Given the complex nature of CRE deals, how do you navigate the [...]

May 10, 2022|

7 Things Investors Should Know About Hotel Real Estate Investments

Hotels can be a great opportunity for investors – but they don’t operate in quite the same way as other real estate investments. If you’re interested in investing in a hotel, you’ll need a thorough understanding of exactly how they differ from other commercial real estate.  If you’re not [...]

February 3, 2022|

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|

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