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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 [...]

May 17, 2019|

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 [...]

March 21, 2019|

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 [...]

February 27, 2019|

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 [...]

October 25, 2018|

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 [...]

September 2, 2018|

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 [...]

August 17, 2018|

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 [...]

June 28, 2018|

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