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Great wealth has been grown and preserved by investing in commercial real estate assets, and one of those reasons is for what I like to call “the fuse burning at both ends” concept. Lenders love commercial real estate. It is a highly financeable, secured asset that does not move. That’s why the bankers love it. When you [...]

1031 Exchanges : Commercial Real Estate Basics

Commercial property owners want to maximize all of the tax advantages that are available to offset annual taxes and fees. 1031 exchanges offer solutions that can be used for various commercial properties. As you consider acquiring commercial property, it is vital to consult with financial professionals for more information about the solutions that will fit your [...]

Non-Recourse Financing

Typically when a lender makes a loan on a real estate asset, they ask the borrower to personally guarantee the debt. This is know as "recourse" financing. This means that the borrower's personal assets are at risk if they are unable to meet the debt service and the property is foreclosed on. This is the most common type [...]

What Is Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

When analyzing levered (properties you acquire using debt) assets, one of the most important metrics to look at it something known as Debt Service Coverage Ratio. Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) is a ratio that tells you how much debt you need to service, compared to how much net operating income you are taking in. Typically the higher [...]

A Fuse Burning at Both Ends

Great wealth has been grown and preserved by investing in commercial real estate assets, and one of those reasons is for what I like to call “the fuse burning at both ends” concept. Lenders love commercial real estate. It is a highly financeable, secured asset that does not move. That’s why the bankers love it. When you [...]

The 7 Commercial Real Estate Commandments

I wanted to share with you what I like to call the "Seven Commercial Real Estate" Commandments: 1. Commercial real estate is a local business There is no substitute for local market knowledge. Local operators will outperform investors who do not intimately understand the market. 2. Commercial real estate is a full-time business There is no [...]

Are the Numbers Real

When you're making an offer on a property, you're usually working off of numbers provided by the seller and/or seller's broker. Doesn't this seem a little strange? A party with the complete opposite interest of yours is providing you with ALL of the data that you will base your potential offer to purchase on. I'm not [...]

Why Private Equity Commercial Real Estate is a Good Choice for Investors

Private equity commercial real estate can offer an excellent return for investors when the right property is chosen. But there is a risk if the asset doesn’t meet certain requirements that will benefit all investments. If you are an investor thinking about asset options for your portfolio, then our team at First National Realty Partners is here [...]

Conducting Thorough Due Diligence

When you are purchasing something for several million dollars, it is incredibly important that you give yourself an opportunity to conduct serious due diligence on the isolated asset. At our firm, we have over a 100 point checklist of documents and items that need to be reviewed and cleared before we can close. No matter what [...]

Which Kind of Real Estate Investor Are You?

There are many ways to invest in real estate. Many asset classes. Many styles. Many locations. Etc. Savvy investors are able to generate a return on investment in many unique niches. But ultimately, it comes down to two very distinct styles. 1. Buy and Hold 2. Value Add Buy and hold investors acquire real estate simply [...]