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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 [...]

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 return on investment in many unique niches. But ultimately, it comes down to two very distinct styles. 1. Buy and [...]

Part Time Real Estate Bad Business

I know many people who were successful in other industries who parked much of their wealth into real estate assets and built tremendous net worth. Usually though, this is the exception, not the norm. Most people who come into the real estate business [...]

Understanding Building Classes

Typically, commercial real estate investors apply a simple, straightforward grading system to rate the quality, location, and other key characteristics of a building. The typical classes are A, B, and C. Building classes apply to all commercial product types, multifamily, retail, industrial, and office.What the "grade" [...]

Different Real Estate Investment Vehicles

REITs, Tenants In Common, Discretionary Funds, and Direct Deals For passive investors, finding the right way to expose yourself to the real estate asset class can be confusing. You might hear many different terms or buzz words - REITS, TICs, LLCs, Funds, Private [...]

Giving a Break for Term

One of the most crucial valuation components to a piece of commercial real estate is the term left on the current tenancy's leases. It's a simple equation: Longer Terms = Higher Valuation While keeping a properties net operating income (NOI) as high as [...]

Properties Starved for Capital

One of the most straightforward, effective value-add deals to look for, acquire, and then reposition, is the asset that is starved for capital. Many times you can find well located real estate that is simply not performing because it requires an additional capital infusion. [...]

Betting on the Come

If you have played craps before you understand how the come bet works. I won’t try to explain it in detail if you aren’t familiar with the game, but when you hear the phrase it basically means that you don’t have what you need right [...]

My Case for Service Oriented Retail Real Estate

I think the single biggest opportunity for commercial real estate investors across the United States over the next decade will be in investing in service oriented retail shopping centers. When I say service oriented, I am referring to what investors in the industry call [...]

The Single Most Important Phrase in CRE

The single most important phrase in the real estate business is "You Make Your Money on the Buy." What that means is that the profitability of a deal is actually determined before you close on the property, not when you start managing it. [...]