How to Pick the Right Asset Class For Commercial Real Estate Investment

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    • Benefits Of A Small Shopping Center

    When you are looking at shopping centers, bigger is not necessarily better. While a well-run regional or super-regional shopping center can produce a good financial return, so can a successful small-market shopping center. In many cases, the small town center can turn out a better return. One of the benefits is the control that the owners can have by being “the only game in town.” This can help generate high returns…..(more)

    • Why Flex Buildings Are Attractive Investments

    A high percentage of speculative low-rise industrial buildings today are flex buildings. Developers are favorable toward the flex building as it will meet the needs of many modern sophisticated industrial building users….(more)

    • Legal Definition Of A Shopping Center

    We have all kinds of shopping centers from the smallest strip center up to the super centers. In a case in a federal bankruptcy court, the court was required to distinguish between a “shopping center” and other types of retail properties. The federal bankruptcy code did not define the term. The Third Circuit provided the following 14 elements to be used in determining whether a property is a shopping center….(more)

    • A Wide Range Of Opportunities In Commercial Real Estate

    Investors in real estate may have become fixed on one type of commercial property. There are a wide range of opportunities out there. Commercial properties provide space for businesses, and the kinds of properties are as diverse as the businesses……(more)

    • The Buyer Pool For 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…..(more)

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How to Prepare A Commercial Loan Request Package

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    • How to Prepare A Commercial Loan Request Package

    When preparing a loan request 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. Following are suggestions on things to include with the loan request package…..(more)

    • How Will A New Hospital 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. How It Happens….(more)

    • How To Matching Tenants To Apartments

    Property managers must always think about the type of tenant that is most likely to reside in that particular building. For example, when apartments in a project rent for lower monthly amounts per year, tenants will be concerned primarily with shelter. This means a safe, clean, efficient building but without frills and amenities….(more)

    • How To Create An Apartment Marketing Package

    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.
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    • 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…..(more)

How to Conduct Commercial Real Estate Lease Negotiations

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    • A New Style of Corporate Lease Negotiations

    A few years ago, senior corporate managers were able to make major real estate decisions by themselves. Now, a negotiating team will negotiate leases. This team may consist of legal counsel, finance department representatives, outside specialists such as real estate brokers or tenant representatives, design and engineering consultants, and others…..(more)

    • The Master Lease–A Seller Guarantee

    Although office space is in supply in some locations, development has continued. Business leaders are optimistic about the long-term future. Unemployment shows a marked improvement and earnings reports by large corporations are improving…..(more)

    • Apartment Complexes Converted To Condos?

    The owners of many apartment buildings have found that rental prices have not changed much, and may be thinking about selling. The owner of an apartment complex, rather than sell, realizes the condominium conversion may be a good way to cash out the property….(more)

    • Land Development Agreements

    The acquisition and improvement of land is a large-scale operation and requires large amounts of capital. This has created methods of land acquisition that gives the developer access to and control over a large enough tract to make development economical without requiring an initial outlay of all of the capital necessary to acquire such a tract. From the point of view of the landowner, the disposal of a large tract at a good price may require a formula that will encourage the developer to commit improvement and development money for part of the tract that will build future value into the entire tract….(more)

    • Proper Management of Residential Condos

    Whether the condos are converted from apartments or built from the ground up, the builder-developer, the project lender and even the unit purchaser in a condominium project should all be concerned with the proper management of the project. Without good management, a project can quickly lose its value and begin a downturn….(more)