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 Real Estate News for Wednesday June 20

In Wednesday commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how higher interest rates will winnow competition in alternative lending, the shortage of affordable housing in the U.S., the 10 must reads in CRE, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday June 19

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the Ocotillo development, the commercial real estate lending revolution, the Atlanta apartment boom, and so much more. 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 15

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at what Brookfield’s $700 million stake in Kushner Tower, new student housing amenities, the new church condo conversions taking over Boston, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday June 13

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at what an AT&T Time Warner merger could mean for CRE, why Fannie and Freddie should hold billions in capital, the over $1 billion CRE properties in Romania, and so much more. Read More

6 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch Out For

The commercial real estate industry is constantly changing and before you know it the knowledge you have of the market can be completely outdated and unhelpful when it comes to making educated business decisions. To help keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in commercial real estate we’ve looked to our friends at GlobeSt.com for their insight on the current trends in this ever changing industry. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday June 7

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the the most powerful brokerage firms of 2018, technology’s impact on the future of CRE, the 6 top CRE trends, 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 Monday May 21

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the effort to bring real estate out of the Dark Ages, the winner of the LaSalle Hotel bidding war, 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

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday May 15

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the commercial real estate investment trust that bought Toronto trophy asset, whether REITs are oversold, how GreenOak raises $1.55 billion for real estate deals in the US, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday May 14

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the $25 ml PE commercial real estate fund, the 4 ways to take care of multi-family investors, the SFR investors that are filling the pipeline with new development, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday May 1

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the rising costs of e-commerce, the benefits green financing brings to value-add multifamilyand so much more. Read More

NREI: “Student Housing Performance Remains Strong, with a Few Exceptions”

Student housing performance across the country continues to grow, while developers continue to open new properties near schools and universities at consistent rates.

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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 Friday April 20

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the commercial real estate’s rookie of the year, 6 questions from CRE’s best, the 10 must reads for CREand so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday April 19

In Thursday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 10 must reads in CRE, Bon-Ton’s future, 9 ways to invest in real estate without buying property, 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

Is Multi-Family Ready For Modular?

The popularity among the new trend that is Modular is sweeping the nation, especially in areas that were recently hit by natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. Modular is providing these areas the ability to rebuild their communities in a fraction of the time. By building modular buildings developers have been able to save upwards of 25% of the construction time versus what is typically seen with conventional construction.

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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

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, March 23

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the price surges for homes, the effect that the Trade Balancing Act could have on commercial real estate, and so much more. Read More

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 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

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

Multi-Family Amenities Evolving with Technology

There are a number of new and innovative technologies that are hitting the multi-family property market. These new and improved gadgets are changing the way multi-family residents live their everyday lives; not necessarily by creating brand new technologies but taking old systems and applying a completely new spin on them. Allowing multi-family properties and its residents the ability to adapt their living arrangements to this new and evolving world that is technology.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 7

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how CRE is critical to improving local communities, how European banks are loading up on real estate, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Feb. 27

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the REIT known as ACRE, an exclusive with Bisnow’s Collette English Dixon, garden style apartments, and so much more. Read More

Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, Feb. 26

In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the use of cryptocurrency within commercial real estate, Aspen’s CRE market, and so much more. Read More

KTGY’s Apartment of the Future 🔮 PT. 2

KTGY’s Apartment of the Future Continued – PT. 2:

WORK Becomes “CREATE”

KTGY’s working spaces become “create” spaces, inspired from the co-working trend that is popular among young professionals today. Co-working spaces from companies like WeWork, Cover, and NeueHouse not only create an engaging and unique working environment, but they also host a number of work related events like; book talks, lectures, workshops, and more. KTGY plans on creating a space that takes this co-working concept and incorporates a campus-style vibe that helps reinforces collaboration and engagement among its residents. Read More

KTGY’s Apartment of the Future 🔮 PT. 1

Enhancing the ways in which tenants experience everyday life; from eating, sleeping, working, and playing, KTGY Architecture + Planning Tysons has been able to revolutionize apartment living for future tenants. Designing “The Apartment of the Future,” KTGY has been able to tap into the basic human needs of residents and create a living and working space that is more than just functional or expected.

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Feb. 20

In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the spike in construction costs, the 10 must reads in CRE, the 2018 prognosis for the real estate market, and so much more. Read More

How Data is Changing the Way We Design

We are constantly surrounded by information and data, but not many of us, especially in the commercial real estate industry know how to make use of all the data out there. Especially because there is a ton of data that we’re failing to collect right within our own properties. Read More

The Forests Tower: An Environmentally Conscious & Affordable Multi-Family Development

Buying a home in the current market is nearly impossible, turning many hopefuls to rent instead, but even then renting in some big cities has unfortunately become an unrealistic reality. That is all about to change with many developers around the world adopting a whole new perspective on what not only works for renters but what works for the environment as well.

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Technology in The Multi-Family Sector

It’s no news that technology is completely changing the way live our lives on a day to day basis, but what not many have come to realize is how technology has come to completely change the way we live and function in our own homes. Read More

Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company

As the multi-family sector of commercial real estate continues to grow the demand for these types of properties become more and more attractive to real estate investors who want to expand their portfolios and generate a nice steady flow of additional income. But if you have multiple properties in your portfolio, managing them all can become increasingly difficult and time consuming for any one person. 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

Michael Blank Articles

Michael Blank has written some excellent articles regarding investing in Multifamily & Apartments. His focus is buying apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals. He’s been investing in residential and multifamily real estate since 2005. He is the creator of the Syndicated Deal Analyzer and the eBook “The Secret to Raising Money to Buy Your First Apartment Building”.

Check out his articles at: https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/author/michaelblank/

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.

Columbus, Ohio | Multi-Family Cap Rates

As you may know, Cap Rates are essential in any commercial real estate investment and having an accurate cap rate helps investors determine whether or not a property is worth the risk. We here at myNOI calculate local cap rates for all commercial property types on a daily basis, using our Local Cap Rate tool.

We’ve recently calculated multi-family property cap rates in the Columbus, Ohio area and here is what we’ve found:

After comparing the cap rates of multi-family properties in the surrounding Columbus, Ohio area that have sold in the last six months, we found that the cap rates ranged from 6.5% – 23.22%, with an average of 11.18%.

For a cap rate in your area, use our easy to use Local Cap Rate tool and we’ll help you determine the average cap rate in any particular area.

NOTE: The information provided is not an appraisal or valuation from a certified appraiser or broker.