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Is There an Equivalent in Canada For a 1031 Exchange?
If you remember reading our previous article “What is a 1031 Exchange?” you’ll remember that a 1031 exchange also known as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code 1031, states that investors of commercial properties can sell their property and reinvest those funds into a “like-kind” property. Essentially allowing investors to “defer capital gain taxes as well as facilitate significant portfolio growth and increase return on investment.” If you’re new to the topic you can catch up on 1031 exchanges here.
How to Find Local Statistics in Your State
Stats, stats, stats, we all need them and frankly, we all thrive on them in this industry. Because let’s face it, what better way to prove your credibility than to give your clients and future clients all the important and most accurate information needed to make the best business decisions?
3 Ways to Prepare for September & the Fall
With summer NEARLY behind us, most of us are ready for the routine and rhythm of the Fall. If you are involved in commercial real estate, September is important. What to do now to be prepared: Decide which COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCES you will attend. Check out this great list of options. Conferences provide a great opportunity to connect … Read more
For Sale by Owner in the Commercial world?
Ever wondered if FSBO works with commercial real estate? First time real estate investors should avoid these mistakes: Lack of a strategy. Overvaluing the asset. Underestimating the cost of repairs. Not having your financing in order. Not thinking about property management. Explore more at https://www.forsalebyowner.com/blog/top-5-mistakes-first-time-real-estate-investors-make/
Capital Gains Tax Solutions’ Brett Swarts Talks Deferred Sales Trusts
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.
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.
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.
FAQs about the CREE Course
We get it, the CREE course is a big investment & commitment. Here are common questions we get: Q: How will I have time for “one more thing”? A: You are busy. We get that. We’ve made the CREE is accessible anytime, anywhere from your computer or mobile device. You can start and stop anytime … Read more
Commercial Real Estate News for Monday June 11
In Monday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how retail center owners are looking to hotels to bring life to big-box spaces, the 5 takeaways from Nareit’s REIT Week, IKEA’s decision to call off plans for 3 more big box stores, and so much 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.
Commercial Real Estate Expert (CREE) Course
The Commercial Real Estate Expert (CREE) Course is a complete commercial real estate and investment course and designation for the broker or investor striving to learn more about commercial real estate, and advance their career in commercial real estate. Welcome to the course and let’s get started! The more you know about CRE, the more opportunities to build … Read more
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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.
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?”
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.
Video: A New Type of Crowdfunding
In this episode of The Commercial Real Estate Show, Michael Bull interviews co-founder and managing director at ArborCrowd, Adam Kaufman. Now if you’re new to crowdfunding in commercial real estate this video with Adam Kaufman will help you grasp a better understanding of how sourcing funds for your CRE project works.
CRE Podcasts you Should be Listening to
If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly on the road on to the next location, whether you’re showing a new property to a client or meeting up with potential clients, a good chunk of your day requires hours of driving.
Real Estate Investing Abbreviations
ARV – After-Repaired Value
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
COO or C of O – Certificate of Occupancy
CMA – Comparative Market Analysis
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.
A New 3D Experience for CRE
Our world is completely in awe over new and interactive technologies. Making it even easier than before to find innovative and interesting ways to incorporate them into everyday life. What was once a unfathomable experience, 3D has just begun to revolutionized the real estate world.
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 CRE, and so much more.
3D-Printed Buildings, the Future of CRE?
The world of CRE is one that is always evolving and that means we all need to be paying closer attention. Especially to the new up and coming techniques, tools, and trends that make their way into this world. One of which is 3D-printing, what was once a cool and fun trend for duplicating small objects, figurines, and toy like creations, has evolved into much more.
Commercial Real Estate News for Friday April 13
In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how a coffee chain begins to convert cafes for Marijuana, the former landlords that are bidding on Toys ‘R’ Us, the mall loans that are still holding up, and so much 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.
My Broker Story: Brett Swarts
We recently sat down with Founder and CEO of Commercial Realty Apartment Advisors, Brett Swarts to get a look at his journey in commercial real estate. Brett was generous enough to answer our questions about how he started out in CRE and some of the lessons hes learned about the industry along the way.
We’ll start our 2 part interview with Brett this week with a few questions about how Brett began his journey.
Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, April 3
In Tuesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the 2 stocks that you should keep an eye on, the 15 current booming real estate markets, the latest trends in tech and design, and so much 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.
Amazon on The Lookout For Retail Space
Amazon is dominating e-commerce and now brick-and-mortar, or at least making every attempt to. In order to do so the online giant will have to increase its retail footprint, by doing so, Amazon will be able to accomplish what all their customers demand, faster and cheaper delivery.
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.
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.
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?
Starbucks’ Own Howard Schultz and the State of Retail
Starbucks’ own executive chairman, Howard Schultz has a few key insights on the state of retail properties. Schultz recently told Starbucks employees that “the retail sector was reaching a point where landlords of even prime centers would need to lower rents.” This doesn’t come as a shock to many as in the last two years more and more big time retailers have announced store closures due to bankruptcy filings.
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.
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.
Building to Appeal to Millennial Shoppers
“All Businesses need to be young forever…”
Amazon’s own CEO, Jeff Bezos said it himself, in order to appeal to the younger generation of shoppers and cliental, businesses have to stay forever young, and frankly he’s not wrong.
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.
The Free CREE Tool You Should Be Using: Compstak Exchange
At times finding reliable and accurate comps are hard to come by, but companies like Compstak Exchange are making it easier than ever for commercial real estate professionals to have the ability to find and exchange comps at the click of a button.
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.
Technology Saves the Office Sector
The new year brought with it the lowest level of unemployment seen in nearly 17 years. Over 200,000 new jobs were added to the market leaving unemployment at an unchanged rate of 4.1%, adding the largest gain in wages since the end of the Great Recession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Gaming Technology is Changing the CRE Industry
If you haven’t had your try at VR or AR also known as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, then stop what you’re doing right now and give it a go!
CRE preparations for the NEW YEAR!
3 Habits leads to a successful 2018 3 habits you can put in place that will help your 2018 be incredible. 1. Read ONE ARTICLE each day from an expert. https://www.mynoi.com/cre-news https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ http://www.cretech.com/news/ 2. Subscribe to ONE SOFTWARE to leverage your business process. IRRCalculator.pro for investment property financial analysis. https://www.propertymetrics.com to analyze CRE Explore software recommendations at http://www.cretech.com/retas/ 3. Create ONE 30-SEC VIDEO each … Read more
4 Things Residential Brokers Need To Know About Commercial Transactions
Are you a residential agent considering on making the switch to commercial real estate? Having over 25 years of experience in the field, our very own Troy Muljat has a few tips all residential agents should know before making that leap over to the commercial real estate side.
What Residential Agents Should Know About CRE Deals – Webinar with Troy Muljat, CCIM
What Residential Agents Should Know About CRE Deals – Webinar with Troy Muljat, CCIM If you have been a broker involved mostly with residential transactions this webinar is must-see. Troy will cover the 4 key areas that differ in a commercial real estate transaction. Understand Your Client’s Goals Understand Asset Classes Know the Numbers Understand the … Read more
What’s the Point of a Virtual Assistant?
There are never enough hours in the day, we get it. We have so much on our plate, it’s almost impossible to accomplish it all in the limited 8-hour work day. Despite all of our to-do lists and the time we’ve allocated to get some stuff done, it always seems like we’re crunched for time.
3 Sites for Brokers Who Want to Grow
With the overwhelming amount of information out there, it can be difficult to navigate and determine what sources are providing the most accurate and relevant information. So we thought we’d give you the lowdown on which sites we go to to sharpen our own CRE knowledge and skills.
Top 4 Books For CRE Brokers
There are countless books, articles, and blogs out there on the world of CRE, but we know you’re busy so we thought we’d make things a little easier on you by giving you our top 4 favorite books on the topic. To help guide you along your career by improving your knowledge and skills on the commercial real estate world.