How is losing money a good investment in commercial real estate?

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    • Losing Money? It Could Be A Good Investment

    Real estate activity is picking up throughout the country. Commercial real estate has been less affected than the loan problems in homes. If fact, apartments have benefited. But in investment properties, when cash expenses are more than cash receipts…

    • Contact Your Property Manager Before Your Investment

    If you are about to acquire an income property, consider contacting the management company in advance. The ability to estimate income and expenses and a keen knowledge of the market makes the manager a valuable asset during the preacquisition process. The property manager has the background necessary to provide significant assistance in determining both the location, desirability and economic feasibility of a property…..

    • Profits From Investing In Land

    Land is always a good investment for the long term. With prices down in the recession, land might be better now.
    When investors made real estate investments, one consideration in past years was the tax shelter of certain investments. Now, with fewer shelters, real estate investments must make sense as a dollars and cents return on capital, and must stand alone as a good business move. Land has never been a tax advantaged investment and should be worth considering as a way to increase wealth. The trend has always been up…

    • A Three-Party Exchange

    In a two-way exchange, the owner may use a deferred exchange, which sells the property for cash, which is then held by an intermediary until the owner chooses a replacement property. That property is then purchased for the owner by the intermediary. This may not be satisfactory because of the time limits in this type of exchange.
    Often a tax-free exchange of real estate is a two-party transaction. The owner exchanges some appreciated-in-value business or investment property for similar property, and there is no tax on the trade. But suppose that owner cannot find any similar property that he can take in a tax-free exchange. He has a willing purchaser for his property but all he has is money or some property that is not acceptable….

    • Upgrade In Office Design

    Key executives were the ones who always had the “office with a view.” Now, however, on modern buildings built in the past ten years the atrium is now one of the most popular (and expensive) amenities. It is popular because virtually every office can have a window view, either toward the conventional view, the outdoors, or toward the spaciousness and openness provided by the atrium. It is an example of “keeping key employees happy”….

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Commercial Real Estate Investing Secrets

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    • It is Easier to Keep Tenants Than Find New Ones
      A property manager may spend quite a large amount of money advertising to fill vacancies in a building. Once the tenants are in, everything within reason is done to keep them happy and paying the rent. It is difficult when one of these tenants is enticed to move to another location.
    • How to Fix Problems With Income Properties For Profit
      There are always problem properties in any community. Some are only troubled or problem properties because the current owner does not know how to fix them (or will not). The present owner may have failed to do fairly simple things that can solve the problems. This can be an opportunity for someone who can do the work. Buying a property and solving problems that plague it is a profit-making business.
    • Advantages and Risks With Investing In Single Tenant Properties
      Around 25% to 35% of the value of commercial properties are single-tenant properties (STPs). This large percentage means that institutional investors such as pension funds, as well as smaller investment groups must consider this type of investment. There are many uses ranging from office to industrial to retail. They can include office buildings, warehouses, department stores, supermarkets and other retail use. There are advantages and disadvantages in this type of ownership compared to multi-tenant properties.
    • How to Make the Right Investment at the Right Time
      The recession has affected real estate more than economic turndowns in recent decades. The government reports that this economy is now showing signs of a turnaround. If it is improving, now may be the time to start thinking of the next real estate investment.

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Apartment Investing

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    • Types of Apartments
      Here are a few tips on types of apartments and ways to invest in them. There are totally different types of tenants in these different kinds of units. Looking at an apartment property for investment, choose the type of property you want to own, and think about whereyour tenants will come from.
    • Who Really Buys Commercial Property
      When we represent a seller of a commercial property, we try to determine, as soon as possible in the marketing process, what type of buyer is most likely to be interested in this particular property. We then focus the main appeal on those elements that are most important to that type of buyer.
    • Inspecting Investment Property
      Property inspections on purchases is the cornerstone of smart investing.
    • Closing A Commercial Lease
      When all of the negotiations have been completed, broker and the commercial tenant have agreed to the terms of the lease. Now all that is left is the lease closing. Often there are so many back-up papers than must be produced, examined and approved, the closing can be held up because of a forgotten document.

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How To Increase Your Property Income

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    • How to increase your property value
      We are certainly all looking for ways to increase income in the present market conditions. Sometimes the possibilities for changes are right before us. If you now own a commercial property or an apartment complex, you might try looking at the property with “new eyes” to see if you can spot any changes that could make you some extra rental income.
    • Types of commercial condos
      When the word condominium is mentioned, do you always think of residential properties? Of course, most condominiums are ones that people live in. But, let’s consider the other condominiums. There are all kinds. Any type of rental real estate can be converted to a condo.
    • How Aggressive Maintenance Prevents Problems
      Preventative maintenance is one of the most important components of successful property management.
    • What an asset manager does
      Owners of large portfolios of investment properties will usually call on asset managers when they need to make strategic business decisions involving management of these properties.

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How To Purchase Apartment Properties

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    • Preparing The Attractive Loan Package

    There has been a sense of caution among lenders during the period of lowered economic activities. Bankers may be more difficult to convince today, even with the loan request on the best properties. When preparing the loan package for presentation to the lender, the real estate borrower must be as complete as possible the first time. Insufficient, imprecise, or incorrect data in a loan request package can mean a rejection for an otherwise attractive real estate loan.
    A Sales Presentation Of Your Apartment Property
    When we are marketing your apartment property, we have a two-fold job facing us. First, we must persuade the prospective buyer to go out to see the property, then, second, get him to see it though your eyes, with its full potential fully realized. Creating the well-conceived descriptive sales “package” or report on the property can help to accomplish both of these aims.

    • How A New Hospital Can Affect Property Values

    What happens to nearby property values when a new hospital is built? Usually the surrounding area feels a ripple effect. Land values increase. Developers are quick to provide new space for offices and stores. The biggest profits are realized by the investors who get involved early (during the planning stages) before or while the hospital is built.

     

    • The Assemblage Option

    The option is an extremely versatile investment tool that comes in a variety of forms and can be used for a variety of purposes. The best part of an option is that it gives the optionee (the party holding the option) control over property (in the sense of the right to acquire it) for a very small cash outlay. In effect, it achieves a very high degree of leverage and conserves cash, two goals sought by both real estate investors and real estate speculators.

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How to Understand Commercial Purchases and Exchanges

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    • Condominiums Built For Business Owners
    • Exchanges Of Mortgaged Property
    • Space Sharing Executive Suites
    • Suburban Office Buildings
    • The Buyers For Commercial Properties

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How Well Do You Understand Commercial Leasing

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    • Sublease Cooperation Between Tenant And Landlord
    • The Net Lease Checklist
    • Affordable Shopping Centers

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Exchanging Property and Developments

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    • Why Owners Exchange
    • The Suburban Commercial Building
    • Commercial Development in Rights of Way

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Increasing Cash Flow In Apartment Investments

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    • Increasing Cash Flow In Apartment Investments
    • Why The Office Building Is A Hot Investment
    • Getting Rich By Solving Problems In Real Estate

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Federal Tax Policy With Fiscal Cliff Updates For Real Estate Investors

Rob Cassam’s Commercial Real Estate Insider Newsletter- Money making tips for commercial real estate investors and end users 2013 newsletter has just been released!

Check out the year end wrap up by CCIM Institute that details everything you need to know about the Fiscal Cliff Deal and more. Also included is information on land development and condo conversions and management!

In this issue

    • 2012 Year End Reivew From CCIM Institute
    • The Basics of Land Development
    • Converting Apartments To Condos
    • Managing Residential Condos

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