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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|

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|

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