Commercial Real Estate Education

Not Your Mother’s Home Loan

So, you’re ready to buy your first commercial property. Great news! While you may have purchased residential real estate in the past, it is important to note that acquiring an office property is nothing like buying a home. Feeling nervous? Don’t be. My new book, “Simply Own It, The American Dream,” will guide you through how to buy the perfect commercial property to support your business, step by step. Before you get your hands on the book, this blog covers some helpful tips. Residential vs. Commercial Loans: What’s the Difference? So how do residential and commercial loan options stack up?

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Pros and Cons of a Sales-Leaseback

Sale-leaseback transactions are an appealing option for both corporate property owners and commercial real estate investors. But before we dive into the advantages and disadvantages of a sales-leaseback transaction, let’s first take a minute to review some logistics. In a sale-leaseback transaction, the owner of a commercial property sells the asset to an investor and enters into a lease for a mutually agreeable term or time period, lease rate, annual lease increases, and lease type. Depending on the asset and situation, the lease could last anywhere between 7-15 years. The typical lease structure is a triple net (NNN), which makes

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Tips for Investing in Medical Buildings

Given the social impact of COVID-19 and other recent worldwide events, it is no surprise that investors seek medical office buildings as a bankable, essential asset class. In addition to the relative stability these investments offer, the number of outpatient centers across the U.S. continues to increase as patients desire more convenient and more affordable access to healthcare. Here are considerations that make medical office buildings a promising investment. Retention of Tenants is Regular Doctors stay at a location that suits them well because relocating usually results in a loss of 10 to 20 percent of their patient base. Furthermore,

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Tips for Investing in Core Real Estate Assets

If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio, look no further than core commercial real estate assets. Amid the current pandemic, typical strong demand urban centers like San Francisco, New York and Chicago have shifted in popularity for commercial investors. Instead, tertiary markets such as Phoenix, Austin, Nashville, and many other secondary markets are sought and have an added incentive with a higher return for the investor. Core investments generally employ low to moderate leverage and target stabilized, fully leased investments with a meaningful income component. Many investors see core investments as an attractive strategy for the level of risk they

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Why To Save For A Rainy Day

If there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. Who could have predicted the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on commercial real estate and specifically the demand for space through quarantines, shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, employment loss, and much more. As a commercial real estate investor, potential economic conditions must be considered before buying single-tenant and multi-tenant properties. A financial savings plan or “rainy-day fund” can provide an extra security blanket that can help you through tough times or support your growth when the time is right. Here are a few reasons why single tenant and

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What sinks the (CRE) commercial real estate investment boat the fastest?

Investing in commercial real estate has long been a dependable wealth-building tool. While its long-term rewards can be very lucrative, it’s also a gamble. Mitigating risks on your investments comes down to learning the common mistakes and knowing how you can avoid them. If you’re interested in commercial real estate investment, read on for investment mistakes to avoid and tips to “win” the game of commercial real estate. Many investors struggle with the real estate due diligence process. While it may seem overwhelming and you may not know where to start, an experienced buyer representative and commercial real estate attorney

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Helpful Negotiation Tips for 1031 Investors

Triple net lease investments (NNN) with essential businesses such as drugstores, grocery stores and logistics centers are in high demand in the current market. Sellers are holding strong on their asking rates and many NNN assets are under contract within weeks of going on the market for close to the asking rate. As many 1031 exchange investors chase after potentially scarce properties in the marketplace, they may find themselves running into trouble finding replacement properties. To help you win your property bid when you need to replace funds for your 1031 exchange, I’ve complied some helpful negotiation tips that will

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Tips for Investors: How to be Successful in Commercial Real Estate

Buying and owning commercial real estate can be an exciting business venture. But like many investments, investing in property comes with risks and rewards. Before adding real estate to your existing portfolio, it’s important to understand the various factors that can lead to your success. Included below are a few tips to help guide you: Know What Asset Class You Want to Play In There are a variety of asset types in commercial real estate and most can be classified into four main sectors: industrial, retail, office or multifamily. Each sector is different in its own way and its crucial

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Is Purchasing a Commercial Property Right for You Now?

Before buying a commercial real estate property, there’s a lot to consider. While ownership is the easiest way to control your financial future, there are pros and cons for leasing and purchasing. Before making any decisions, it’s important to remember you don’t have to do it alone. An experienced buyer representative walks you through your options and explores reasons for you to buy versus lease. Included below is a step-by-step analysis you and your buyer rep can work through together. While every business is different, I hope this analysis helps you determine what is right for you. 
Steps to Analysis:

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Buying Commercial Property is NOT Like Buying a Home

So you’re ready to buy your first commercial real estate property. That is great news! But before you do, there’s a few things you should know. First and foremost, buying commercial property is nothing like a buying residential property. While both take time, research, and planning, buying commercial real estate can be very complex. To help you navigate this exciting time, I have outlined the six key differences between a commercial purchase and a residential purchase: Commercial Title Report A commercial title report outlines the legal status of a specific property and related information about its ownership. While it is

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