Why A Commercial Condo vs Free Standing Building

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    • Hidden Profits In Unusual Real Estate

    In many metropolitan areas, commercial land for development is in very short supply. Developers are converting older warehousing to shopping areas, demolishing existing buildings to build new projects in areas in transition. However there may be many hundreds or even thousands of unusual parcels of property that have been overlooked. Many are ready for commercial development close to downtown areas, suburban commercial developments, and densely populated areas. Owners of many of these properties consider the property as “surplus” and have not considered development….(more)

    • Commercial Condo vs Free Standing Building

    Which is the better investment — a freestanding commercial building or a commercial condominium within a larger complex? Each has its own unique set of attributes, and so the answer really depends on the needs, goals and characteristics of the investor….(more)

    • Important Considerations When Negotiating A Sublease

    With changes in business strategies, some existing tenants wanted to sublease all or some of their rented office space to eliminate some locations and shrink operations in others. In this situation, the problem for landlords is whether it is a better strategy to enforce lease restrictions against subleasing or to work with tenants on the theory that the sooner cheap sublease space is filled, the better for all. (In addition, another problem could be whether landlords should insist on sublease restrictions in new leases being negotiated now.)….(more)

    • How To Acquire Land For A Project

    Acquiring land for development is necessary no matter what kind of market we are in. Professional real estate assemblers are always looking at and acquiring under-utilized sites within cities or in suburbs. Here are some ideas on how those professionals do it….(more)

    • How To Screen Prospective Tenants

    The property manager provides the tenant applicant with the lease application which must be filled out for the interview. A leasing agent may assist during the review process, but the final selection of tenants is ultimately the property manager and owner’s responsibility…..(more)

A Lease Closing Checklist

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    • Lease Closing Checklist

    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….(more)

    • Apartment Property Considerations

    There are totally different types of tenants in different kinds of apartment units. When looking at an apartment property for investment, choose the type of property you want to own, and think about where your tenants will come from….(more)

    • Critical Investment Property Inspections

    When a buyer makes an offer on an investment property, it is usually only after a thorough inspection of all of the data that is available on the financial records of the building. Certainly, a good physical inspection is also made…..(more)

    • Who Are The Real Buyers of Commercial Real Estate

    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)

    • The Singles Apartment Market

    Investors who can provide the housing that satisfies the needs of the single tenant will stand to profit. We all know that the number of persons living alone has increased. Figures from the census bureau show that households that contain only one person have increased 90% since 1970. There are now more than 20 million people who live alone, more than twice the number of twenty years ago. This trend is expected to continue…..(more)

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)