Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday July 19

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you an outlook at the grocery sector in the age of Amazon, CRE’s wonder women, the tax benefits crowdfunding will acquire, and so much more! Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday June 29

In Friday commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 10 must reads for CRE, what professional CRE players can learn about investing from athletes, how foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate remains strong, and so much more! Read More

Commercial Bridge Loans: What are they? Should you get one?

Options, options, and more options – you have OPTIONS and you may not even be aware.

In today’s market, Bridge funding has become the fastest way to obtain quick financing. Unlike conventional lending, bridge funding does not lean heavily on credit scores and financial documentation, but rather the strength of the property and market value. Interest rates are often higher, a bridge lender can close a loan under two weeks, sometimes 3-4 days! Investors use bridge funding to acquire the property fast, then refinance later with a conventional mortgage. These types of loans work best for the investor with cash, but can’t show much income.
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Especially when it comes to securing the financing needed to secure a commercial real estate property. When it comes to financing, it can be quite difficult to find an institution willing to lend you the funds but on top of that, the process can be time-consuming, require a great deal of work, and unneeded stress. Only to find out that the financing just didn’t go through for a number of different reasons.

But have no fear, you have options – in particular, Commercial Bridge Loans. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday June 18

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state and future of PetSmart, the 10 must reads in CRE, what SFR renters want, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday June 1

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at whether or not real estate investments should change in light of the new tax laws, the U.S. allies that are hitting back as Trump revokes steel tariffs, commercial real estate in Guam, and so much more. Read More

Video: Which Investment is Best?

In this Santé Realty Investments video, Jim Small talks about the hardest decision for new investors to make, “which investment is best, single family or a commercial property?” 

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday May 30

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the $107 Billion Commercial Real Estate Deal, why credit unions are overlooked when it comes to CRE loans, the NOI growth in senior housing, and so much more. Read More

A Look at the Commercial Real Estate Bubble That is About to POP!

Since the imploding of the Financial Crisis back in 2009, banks and other financial lending institutions have been weary when it comes to lending money to Commercial Real Estate investors. And to be honest…. we don’t blame them, since “CRE loans were in part responsible for the near-collapse of the financial system during the Financial Crisis,” according to Business Insider.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday May 23

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 10 must reads in CRE, the 6 takeaways from this years RECon and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday May 16

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at council’s approval of sealed back business tax, the spur in demand for U.S. rental homes, and so much more. Read More

NREI: “Tariffs Already Putting Pressure on Commercial Construction Pricing”

With nearly a 10 percent increase in the price of steel since the tariffs were announced earlier this month, deal negotiations, bottom lines and construction pricing in commercial real estate have already been affected. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 24

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the latest in CRE news, the future of non-bank real estate lending, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday April 23

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the faith organizations partnering with private developers to build affordable housing, the soaring commercial brokerage stocks, the increase in net income for CRE, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 17

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at B.C.’s commercial record sales, Diversy’s $50 million growth fund for multifamily, the recent $890 million bid on Toys R Us, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday April 10

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of the rising prices for apartment properties, the 10 must reads for CRE, the marketing for 15 new U.S. hotels, and so much more. Read More

Toys ‘R’ Us Store Closures Means CRE Opportunities

You may have heard the latest news about or favorite childhood memory, Toys ‘R’ Us filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in December of 2017, it’s a sad day for those of us who grew up with Geoffrey the Giraffe. But the news has the commercial real estate world running to closing stores in hopes that they can secure the property for themselves. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, April 4

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 5 workplace trends that are changing the commercial real estate industry, the 3 keys to successful passive investing, the state of bonds in Illinois, and so much more. Read More

Trends That Are Disrupting Multi-Family

Multifamily housing will never be the same and that’s not a bad thing. Trends come and go but developers and investors should be aware of them in order to continue to attract tenants, especially this younger generation of renters who desire more from their living situation. Read More

Multifamily Green Financing: Do You Qualify?

Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green Financing is allowing developers and investors the opportunity to “enhance the financial performance, environmental sustainability, and quality of the country’s multifamily housing stock.” The latest trend in environmentally friendly and conscious living amongst a younger generation of consumers has brought forth the same trend in the commercial real estate world and financial institutions like Fannie Mae are acknowledging the trend and its benefits.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, March 27

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at MetLife Investment’s recent transactions, how much millennials really spend on rent, and so much more. Read More

The Latest Trend in CRE: Modular Construction

What is modular construction? We’ve seen the term being thrown around lately, so what is it and why are those in commercial real estate crazy about this latest trend? Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, March 22

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the process behind creating an authentic destination, the list of top commercial real estate brokerages, and so much more. Read More

Eco-Friendly Wooden Skyscrapers

Lever Architecture’s founder, Thomas Robinson is revolutionizing the way developers build some of today’s tallest and most influential buildings. A pioneer in his industry, Robinson has been able to design and develop structures using only wood, no concrete or steel is needed to help bear the weight of the infrastructure. Not only is this method allowing a more affordable way for construction, but is also benefiting the environment in which they are built in.

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Self Cleaning CRE Properties

Spanish company Neolith has done the imaginable, the hard-surface company has entered the air-purifying building materials market. Launching a collection of building materials made from 100% raw materials, including: granite minerals, silica, and natural oxides. Proving that commercial real estate developers have green and eco-friendly material options when it comes to making efforts to implement greener and environmentally cautious materials into their developments.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, March 20

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at why commercial property investors are following tenants to the suburbs, the future of Toys ‘R’ Us, the state of modular construction, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, March 19

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the UK commercial market, the #1 commercial market in the US, Institutional Commercial’s new development, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, March 16

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of Toys ‘R’ Us stores, the 10 must read CRE articles today, the confidence investors have in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance,Inc., and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, March 15

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the state of UK commercial real estate lending, the future of Nordstrom, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 14

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the latest study on why people buy commercial real estate, the homelessness solutions that are helping CRE, the Manhattan market, and so much more. Read More

Valutate: “A Pro-Forma in Your Pocket”

What many new commercial brokers don’t know about commercial real estate is that there is actually a great deal of number crunching involved with a commercial real estate transaction. If math isn’t your strongest suit, then you might be hesitant to try to do any or all calculations yourself. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, March 13

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the Los Angeles real estate market, real estate conflict involving Kushner, the 10 must CRE reads today, and so much more. Read More

CALLING ALL INVESTORS: These are the 10 Seller Documents You’ll Have to Review

CALLING ALL INVESTORS, especially those of you who are new to investing and are looking into purchasing your first rental property. There is a ton of paperwork that comes along with any commercial real estate transaction, but what you may not know is that there are 10 very important seller documents you may have to review when it comes to buying a rental property.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, March 12

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the risky CRE loans from Malaysian banks, the top markets for senior housing investing, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, March 8

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how Korean investors are hot on the US CRE market, the state of the B.C. market, the senior housing sector, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate Technology Helping CRE Investors

KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are an effective way for commercial real estate investors to monitor their speed, accuracy, and adaptability when it comes to navigating through day-to-day tasks. Many CRE investors monitor the KPIs of their business by implementing different CRE technologies. These three metrics; speed, accuracy, and adaptability will ultimately help investors succeed in helping their own organizations make better and faster investment decisions.

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An Alternative to a 1031 Exchange

If you’re a commercial real estate investor or broker then you’ve probably heard of 1031 Exchanges, but there is an alternative that may open huge opportunities for you and your clients. The Deferred Sales Trust.  Read More

Commercial Real Estate Opportunities in Bellevue and Kirkland

 

 

This month’s featured commercial real estate broker and residential agent is Kam Deol. Kam has been providing his expertise in the Bellevue & Kirkland, WA market for over a decade. By taking a bad situation and learning from it, Kam was able to sharpen his skills and learn about the real estate industry during the height of the ’08 housing crash. Allowing him to grow as an expert in selling properties of all types, shapes, sizes, and sale prices.

Kam focuses his efforts in a number of markets including: commercial retail properties, residential single family, and condominiums. With the overwhelming opportunities invest in Bellevue & Kirkland, Kam can help provide the expertise you’ll need when it comes to searching and finalizing a real estate deal.

For more insider knowledge on the Bellevue & Kirkland, WA market contact Kam Deol, myNOI’s selected commercial real estate and residential broker in King County.

Retail Trends for 2018

Despite what you’ve read in the news, retail is NOT DEAD. Not according to a recent study conducted by the National Retail Federation that found that recent sales figures were actually up 4.2% year-over-year. What you may be surprised to know is that the number of sales have actually increased every month this last year in 2017. Read More

The State of Convenience Store Cap Rates

Convenience stores are expected to be occupied by high-quality tenants this new year. Some of which have achieved cap rates between 4 and 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. If you are a Net Lease Investor and are worried about the future of your convenience stores and their tenants, have no fear. Read More

NEW Sacramento Investment Opportunity!

Sacramento, CA is a thriving market with a population of over 2.5 million people and a strong  and growing employment market, it’s a no brainer that more businesses are turning to the Bay Area to plant their roots. In the last 12 months the area has seen an added 23,000 jobs in a various amount of markets, including: healthcare, technology, and education. Read More

Raleigh Retail Property – 2017 Market Review

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill or also known as “The Triangle” is continuing to attract the attention of new residents due to the record low unemployment rates and the economic growth in the area, causing the retail market to thrive.

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Charlotte Office Property – 2017 Market Review

Charlotte’s Office market this past year has shown to be reliably stable with office sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 exceeding $294.1 million and totaling over 1.2 million sq ft. According to a report done by Colliers, Charlotte’s commercial real estate market continues to drive a strong demand for office spaces, especially those that are Class A properties with prices reaching up to $32.46 per square foot. Read More

Multifamily Dominates The Housing Market

As finding and actually financing a home becomes more and more difficult for the average person in today’s market, it seems like a no brainer that renting an apartment is a much more economical option. Read More

What is “Value-Add” Investing?

You may have recently seen a number of investors flocking to invest in run-down apartment buildings with little to no tenants visible, only to turn these properties around into some of the nicest and hipist apartment buildings on the block. Read More

REITs Hit A New Record High!

REITs or Real Estate Investment Trusts hit a soaring record high of $52.4 billion of unsecured notes this last year. For those who are unfamiliar with REITs, REITs are companies that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate, according to Investopedia. Essentially turning the real estate market into the stock market.

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Is it Time to Sell Your Apartment Property?

Are you an investor considering whether or not it is time to sell your apartment property? The decision isn’t as easy as one may think, there is a lot to consider before taking that big leap. Today we’ll visit a video by BiggerPockets’, Michael Blank. Michael will take us through his decision process with one of his own properties.

Is it time to sell now? Sell in a few years? Or refinance?

Which of our 3 different scenarios will allow us to maximize our overall returns? In order to answer this question we should consider these 4 questions:

1. Have you created most or all of the value there is to create?

2. How attractive is the future cash-on-cash return?

3. What do you expect the market to do?

4. What yields a higher return?

The best way to answer these questions it to look at the Internal Rate of Return or IRR for each scenario; selling now, selling in a few years or refinancing. Calculating an IRR can be confusing to calculate on your own, but there are a number of tools that can aid in calculating this number, especially if you’re new to investing and the different metrics involved in commercial real estate.

Internal Rate of Return takes into consideration a number of things; 1.) capital going in and out of an investment, 2.) cash flow generated by the investment, and 3.) the passing of time and the time value of a dollar. Michael’s objective at this point is to calculate the IRRs given each scenario in order to help determine which option is the best for your circumstances. The goal here is to pick the scenario that has the highest IRR.

As mentioned before, IRR can be a confusing concept to grasp and calculating it can get tricky. According to Michael, in order to accurately calculate all three IRRs you’ll need to have a detailed financial model that will help you calculate all of your cash flows, cash investments, and any returns of capital. We like to use our IRR Calculator PRO, which not only calculates IRR but also calculates; cap rate, NPV, 10-year cash flow, NOI, and cash-on-cash returns.

Once you’ve calculated all 3 IRRs, compare them to each other – the scenario with the highest IRR will yield a higher return. But remember that one scenario isn’t fitting for every case, so make sure you do this same process for every property you consider on selling in the future and most importantly consult with an expert who can help you determine the best options.

How to Qualify as a “Real Estate Professional” on Your Taxes

As the new tax season approaches more and more real estate investors are wondering whether or not they qualify as what the IRS calls a “real estate professional.” If you’re new to real estate investing and are curious to find out whether you fall under this category, keep on reading. You’ll be surprised to find out that there are actually 3 different categories you could possibly fall under.

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Who is Involved in Commercial Real Estate?

There are a number of different players involved in the buying and selling of commercial real estate and it’s important for all brokers, new and old to understand who they are and the differences among them.

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The Risks That Come With Being a CRE Investor

Commercial real estate investing, like any new venture can be quite beneficial but also come with a number of risks. Some of which can take some time, persistence, and patience to overcome. If you’re new to commercial real estate investing or are considering on making the shift over to the CRE side, you’ll want to consider some of the risks that come along with being an investor.

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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 keep it sweet, it’s the trend that’s here to stay for commercial real estate. And for the next week, MyNOI will be covering the details you need to know when getting involved.

Realty Shares commercial real estate crowdfunding

Just over a year ago the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opened doors to permit the use of the popular investment platform in an effort to help small investors acquire capital and additional protections under the law.

Regulators adopted A+ Offerings, which in turn expanded asset classes to two tiers, ranked between $20 million to $49.9 million and $50 million and above.

Real Crowd commercial real estate crowdfunding

In a statement released near the time of the adoption of the final rules, SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated he following: “There is a great deal of enthusiasm in the marketplace for crowdfunding, and I believe these rules and proposed amendments provide smaller companies with innovative ways to raise capital and give investors the protections they need.”

And investors are noticing. For the first time, accredited investors — or, someone who’s valued at $1 million and makes equal to or more than $250,000 per year — aren’t the only ones who can have a stake in crowd-sourced campaigns.

Realty Mogul commercial real estate crowdfunding

The regulations have gone a long way. Based on my experience owning my own share in one of these sites, they’re growing in popularity because they’re reaping returns. By next year, I expect the number of dollars invested in these sites to double.

Now, I’ve already identified the top brass in the real estate crowdfunding sites today, but I’ll also recommend a valuable place to search for reviews and rankings as well as stats on fees or other features on the hundreds of crowdfunding options available.

It’s called realestatecrowdfundingreview.com and it offers readers the top 100 real estate crowdfunding sites on the web today. So if you’re looking for facts and figures, check it out.

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You’ll find that many these sites have similar components. Often, you’re presented with several properties detailing the project, the developer or investment group as well as their investment and project history and return.

By law, parties leading the crowdfunding effort will need to disclose the amount of money they’ve put in as well as their intent for the property.  

As an investor, it’s your choice to drop a dollar in several properties or just one.

So take a careful look at your options and consider giving real estate crowdfunding a shot — I predict it’s here to stay.