10 Due Diligence Steps for Commercial Brokers

The process of selling commercial real estate can be the easy part. Difficulty comes knocking in the form of due diligence, the sometimes long investigative process done before the purchaser is legally bound to acquire the commercial property of interest. Choosing the right due diligence steps not only helps with the discovery of issues your … Read more

Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding

The playing field is becoming more level for small investors thanks to a slew of real estate crowdfunding websites sprouting up across the web. The crowd-sourced investment websites have become an expansive trend in the industry. In the last year, an estimated half a billion dollars pooled into sites like realtyshares.com, realtymogul.com and realcrowd.com. To … Read more

How to Get Involved in Retail Investing

Retail property is one of the most sought after investments around today. Out of the four asset classes on the market, investors are paying large sums for small, multi-tenant and single-tenant retail properties in locations across the globe.

With such hot demand, it’s hard to get your foot in the door. That’s why I’ve put my practice in writing to present one valuable piece of advice to aspiring investors looking to network and make deals in retail.

Read more

Real Estate Crowdfunding: A Trend That’s Here to Stay

The playing field is becoming more level for small investors thanks to a slew of real estate crowdfunding websites sprouting up across the web. The crowd-sourced investment websites have become an expansive trend in the industry. In the last year, an estimated half a billion dollars pooled into sites like realtyshares.com, realtymogul.com and realcrowd.com. To … Read more

Property Management Softwares Availible Online Today

Central to the business of brokerage, leasing and investing is property management. To maintain a smooth operation, it’s crucial to pick the right property management software. As an owner of a property management company, in addition to my brokerage and development business, I can tell you which property management software options online are great and … Read more

How to Prepare a Letter of Intent

Before putting pen to paper on a fresh new lease, it’s often recommended to draft up a Letter of Intent. An LOI, as it’s called in the industry, helps prospective tenants edge forward to signing a lease that’s inclusive of their plans for the property in years to come. These documents vary from deal-to-deal and … Read more

Top Websites to Search for Commercial Real Estate Properties

Search “commercial real estate” online and right away you’re inundated with thousands of portals vying for your attention. I know finding the right site isn’t always easy, so I’ve compiled a list of the top 8 websites to search on for commercial real estate properties.  LoopNet Loopnet.com is one of the best websites to search for … Read more

What is a Cap Rate?

Not so sure how to answer the above question? Here’s what you need to know: A capitalization rate, or a cap rate as it’s often referred, is the rate of return anticipated for one year if the property was paid for in cash — It’s the ratio between Net Operating Income (NOI) and the property … Read more

3 Tips to Selling a Property in Tight Market Conditions

These days, real estate investors are increasingly looking to multi-family properties to generate high rates of return. With demand for apartments and similar units on the rise, learning to weather fast market conditions is an imperative to getting the best value for your property. With years of experience as a commercial broker, I’ve developed these … Read more

Looking for an Education in Commercial Real Estate? We Know Where to Look.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or adept in the industry — if you’re interested in advancing a career in commercial real estate, consider pursuing an education. These days, aspiring brokers and investors are looking to the ample amount of educational opportunities available online in order to better serve their clients and improve their … Read more

Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding Laws: Lets Get Technical

commercial real estate crowdfunding laws

Commercial real estate crowdfunding laws can be dense, yet more than ever, commercial investors are harnessing the power of the internet to raise funds on the fly. Crowd-sourcing websites like realtyshares.com, realtymogul.com and realcrowd.com draw in droves of investors on the daily, and the demand doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In 2015, … Read more

Tips for Making Your Next Open House Count

Commercial real estate open house

Despite living in an ever-expanding digital world, real estate investors still rely on the in-person perks of an open house to land a sale, fast. Sparking an interest among buyers requires much more than a veggie tray and snap tour. Instead, an open house should allow audiences to engage with you and the property first-hand. … Read more

Top Three Ways to Ensure a Sound Commercial Real Estate Investment

Commercial real estate investment

It’s no secret that investing in commercial real estate can reap high rewards. Whether it be the potential for hefty returns or flexibility in maintenance expenses that draw you in, be sure to consider ways to sustain your investment before taking the leap. To quote American businessman and investor Tamir Sapir, “If you’re not going … Read more

Let’s Talk About Zoning for Commercial Real Estate

commercial real estate zoning

If you’ve ever glanced at a land-use zoning map before, you understand why people don’t bring it up in conversation often — it’s complicated. Just look up the phrase “zoning maps” in your area of interest and you’ll see what I mean. Despite the somewhat drab nature of the topic, zoning ordinances play a crucial … Read more

What is Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?

In commercial real estate, it’s smart to think ahead and keep a close eye on the numbers. As a commercial broker with more than two decades in the ring, I’ve continued to rely on a variety of metrics, including Internal Rate of Return, or IRR, to ensure my investments are sound. IRR stands strong in … Read more

The Risks of Real Estate Crowdfunding and How to Protect Your Investments

This week, I’ve spent time covering popular real estate crowdfunding websites and the history behind their current popularity. While there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to crowdfunding, it’s important to remember investing is never completely risk free. I’ll cover some of the bigger concerns here and what you can do … Read more

The JOBS Act and Crowdfunded Real Estate

crowdfunded real estate

On Monday, I shared some of the best crowdfunding real estate sites available for you to invest with. Today, I’ll spend some time explaining the history of crowdfunded real estate. In 2012, the US Congress passed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) act, which legalized equity crowdfunding—the sale of corporate equity stakes through online platforms—for … Read more

Hiring a Commercial Property Manager

hiring a commercial property manager

This week, I’ve covered the responsibilities of a property manager and the skills they should possess. As I mentioned when we began, there are two paths to take with property management. With the first, you take charge yourself and adopt the responsibility of overseeing your buildings. The other route is to pay a property management company … Read more

Skills of a Commercial Property Manager

Skills of a Commercial Property Manager

Yesterday, I covered the responsibilities you take on when you adopt the role of property manager. Today I’ll cover some of the skills of a commercial property manager. These are the talents they should have and the behaviors they should exhibit. Before you decide to do the job yourself, make an honest evaluation and see if these … Read more

Responsibilities of a Commercial Property Manager

Responsibilities of a Commercial Property Manager

The ink is fresh on the contract, and you’re now the proud owner of a piece of commercial real estate…but now what? Property management! Over the next few days, I’ll cover the important the responsibilities of a commercial property manager, the skill set it require, and what to look for when hiring a third party. … Read more

Key Components to Include in a Letter of Intent

Before putting pen to paper on a fresh new lease, it’s often recommended to draft up a Letter of Intent. An LOI, as it’s called in the industry, helps prospective tenants edge forward to signing a lease that’s inclusive of their plans for the property in years to come. These documents vary from deal-to-deal and … Read more

Getting Involved with Retail Investing

Retail property is one of the most sought after investments around today. Out of the four asset classes on the market, investors are paying large sums for small, multi-tenant and single-tenant retail properties in locations across the globe. With such hot demand, it’s hard to get your foot in the door. That’s why I’ve put … Read more

5 Reasons to Invest in MultiFamily Units

invest in multifamily units

It’s a good time to invest in multifamily units for many reasons. Approximately 35% of the U.S. population rents, and the demand for rental housing is strong. On top of the market appeal, the convenience of multiple units situated in one location cannot be overstated. Below, I’ll cover some of the reasons you should consider investing … Read more

Looking for a Commercial Real Estate Education? We Know Where to Look.

graduation Commercial Real Estate Education

It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or adept in the industry — if you’re interested in advancing your career consider increasing your commercial real estate education. These days, aspiring brokers and investors are looking to the ample amount of educational opportunities available online in order to better serve their clients and improve their ability … Read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Property Management Software

Central to the business of brokerage, leasing and investing is property management. To maintain a smooth operation, it’s crucial to pick the right property management software. As an owner of a property management company, in addition to my brokerage and development business, I can tell you the dos and don’ts of property management software options … Read more

How Do Global Market Conditions Affect My Local Commercial Property Investments?

Global political and market conditions can and will have a major affect on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) in the United States. The US has long been considered one of, if not the most, stable and transparent property markets in the world, which means that global capital is naturally driven into domestic CRE. For example, in … Read more

The 5 Types of Commercial Real Estate

To help manage the colossal scope of their industry, commercial brokers and investors have split it into five types of commercial real estate. Below, I’ll talk about what these different categories include and what to look for when investing in them. Office Office buildings range in size from the small suburban office parks to the … Read more

Top Websites to Search for Commercial Real Estate

Search “commercial real estate” online and right away you’re inundated with thousands of portals vying for your attention. I know finding the right site isn’t always easy, so I’ve compiled a list of the best websites to search for commercial real estate.  Loopnet.com is one of the best websites to search for commercial real estate, particularly … Read more

Three Ways to Value an Investment Property

As a certified appraiser and broker, I know the best practices to value an investment property. My go-to list boils down to three approaches related to cost, income and sales. So if you’re not so sure how to value your commercial property, keep reading. 1. The cost approach When you begin to value an investment property, … Read more

Cap Rate 101 – What is a Cap Rate?

Not so sure how to answer the above question? Here’s what you need to know. A capitalization rate, or a cap rate as it’s often referred, is the rate of return anticipated for one year if the property was paid for in cash — It’s the ratio between Net Operating Income (NOI) and the property … Read more

What’s the Difference Between a Triple Net Lease and a Gross Lease?

In commercial real estate, whether it be for a retail, office or industrial lease, the terms “triple net” and “gross net” come up often. Learning the difference between the two could make all the difference in reaching an agreement that is mutually beneficial for the tenant and property manager. Often referred to as a net-net-net … Read more

Three Keys to Selling a Property in Fast Market Conditions

These days, real estate investors are increasingly looking to multi-family properties to generate high rates of return. With demand for apartments and similar units on the rise, learning to weather fast market conditions is an imperative to getting the best value for your property. With years of experience as a commercial broker, I’ve developed three … Read more

Need More Commercial Real Estate Leads?SAVE 40% this month!

Our commercial valuation calculator was created to evaluate commercial real estate. In 6 quick steps you will know your NOI, CAP RATE, and IRR.

Now you can get your own branded version of our calculator!