Commercial Real Estate Investment Articles

 

Getting Creative With Real Estate In 2021

We’re definitely entering uncharted territory going into 2021. Between the national pandemic, urban unrest, and a host of consumer behavioral changes and desires, there will be some real estate sectors that grow less popular and others that will be the next “hot” thing. So what are some of the changes coming in real estate and what are some of the creative deal making strategies to harness these changes?

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Applying Warren Buffett’s Key Investing Concepts To Real Estate

Warren Buffett is America’s most successful stock investor. He’s never really been a big real estate player, as that’s not his area of expertise, but the same strategies he uses on stocks also works well on income properties. So what are these maxims and what do they mean?

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Breaking it up into Small Action Steps

Henry Ford once said “nothing is particularly hard if you divide it up into small jobs”. That simple theory allowed him to create the American automobile industry via the invention of the assembly line.

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Success is where Preparation and Opportunity Meet

Bobby Unser won the Indy 500 three times and his favorite quote was “success is where preparation and opportunity meet” – and that’s 100% true with real estate investing just as it was with auto racing in the 1970s.

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The necessity for Creative Thinking in Real Estate

Webster’s defines “creativity” as “the use of the imagination or original ideas”. And success in real estate today demands some use of creativity to get an advantage over the competition.

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The power of Real Estate to create Wealth

John Jacob Astor was America’s first real estate millionaire – and that was back in 1800. But much of what fueled Astor’s success still holds true today, and that’s the powerful combination of factors that makes real estate capable of creating huge returns.

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How i creatively got into Real Estate (Twice)

How can a recent college graduate get into real estate from his coffee table and build it into a giant business? And then after selling out to a public company start from scratch and do it again?

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Assisted Living: The Ultimate in Creative Deal Making

There are few real estate niches that require as much creativity as the assisted living sector. While nursing homes are mostly the bastion of larger institutional players, assisted living is something that even smaller investors can get involved in if they use creative constructions

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Assisted Living 101

Assisted living is a unique niche of real estate that requires some serious management challenges but is on the right side of the Baby Boomer (those born between 1946 and 1964) megatrend – the biggest part of the American population is rapidly aging and many are needing assistance in the process. It can be lucrative if you know what you’re doing and find the right property to buy.

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Tips on calculating the Cap Rate on an Office Property

The capitalization rate (or “cap” rate) is one of the primary measuring tools of any office building investment. It is a short form method of deriving the rate of return based on the purchase price and allows you to compare many properties simultaneously to select the highest yielding. But there are some important considerations required in this area.

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Where investing has a higher purpose: Assisted Living

Assisted Living is just that – a property that revolves around providing help to residents in making their daily life more pleasant and rewarding. It’s an interim step between living on their own and living in a nursing home. And it’s a really important step for many Americans.

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Investing In Senior Housing: A Primer

A recent “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019” report named senior housing and care one of the top areas for investment. These sector includes independent living units, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. So what is fueling the power of investor interest in this niche?

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Where the opportunity is right now in Billboard Investing

Billboard investing is an outstanding way to build a side-income and to gain financial independence. You can get in with little money and grow your portfolio with little risk. But you have to go where the opportunity is to prosper. So where is the opportunity right now in billboard investing?

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How to select the correct Management Company for your Office Property

One thing that’s great about investing in office buildings is that you can hire a third-party management company to manage them for you. Unlike some other sectors, there is an established management company in most markets that can handle leasing and repairs and give you the freedom to a be a fully passive investor. But how do you select the right one?

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Why Billboards survived The Internet Attack

The internet has destroyed newspapers, magazines, radio and television advertising. They have reduced once-strong networks into struggling enterprises with depressed stock prices. Yet billboards stand alone as the only one of the old-fashioned advertising methods that seems free from disturbance from an on-line marketing world. Why is that?

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Investing in Senior Housing: A Primer

A recent “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019” report named senior housing and care one of the top areas for investment. These sector includes independent living units, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. So what is fueling the power of investor interest in this niche?

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The many ways to make big money with very little cash in Billboards

One of the most attractive parts of billboard investing is the ability to get in the door with very little capital. So what are the ways you can get into the billboard business for less than $5,000 cash? And how much money can you make with those signs?

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Where the opportunity is in Office Investing today

The world is changing rapidly, with external forces such as Covid-19 creating new and uncharted environments. It’s essential that today’s office investor monitor the current state of affairs in the U.S. and invest accordingly. So where is the opportunity today in office property investing?

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How to do a proper Cap-X Budget on a Self-Storage Facility

Every storage facility is different, and has its own unique attributes. And one of those is the appropriate capital expenditure (also called “cap-x”) budget to know how much you have to save for each year to properly maintain all the structures and systems in the storage property. So how do you build a successful storage facility cap-x budget?

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How to make a Mom and Pop RV Park Owner Sell to You

So you’ve found the right RV park to buy, but there’s only one thing stopping you: how do you get the mom and pop owner to sell to you? It’s a problem that all buyers face, but here are some concrete techniques that we’ve learned from experience to help get the job done.

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The unwritten rules of RV Park Appraisals

Like all sectors of real estate, every RV park deal eventually ends up with an appraisal being performed. The verdict of that value decision can either make or destroy your deal’s ability to get financing – a bad appraisal is more than most buyers can overcome. So how do RV park appraisals really work? What attributes impact that value?

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Why many Storage Buyers miss the boat

Successfully buying a self-storage facility is based on making good choices established through proper research and due diligence. Yet, despite the roadmap being publicly available, many buyers screw things up for no reason. Here are what some buyers do to destroy their ability to succeed.

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Where the opportunity is in RV Park Investing today

RV parks can be an excellent investment, but only if you focus on the types of parks that succeed. Over the years, the specifics of RV parks has somewhat shifted, and it’s important that you understand what is working right now. The following is where the opportunity is in RV park investing today.

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The Most Powerful Sentence in buying a Storage Facility – and Why

When buying a self-storage facility, there is one sentence that is more powerful than any other you can tell the seller:“What would I have to do to get you to sell me this property?”Why is this so successful for the buyer? There are multiple reasons.

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How Much Is A Real Estate Class Really Worth?

Recent news articles on Trump University and Legacy (formerly Tigrent) have brought up the question of the value of ultra-expensive real estate “personal coaching”, which can sometimes run the student $25,000 to $100,000. To any outsider, this would seem like an absurd amount. We agree. But if this is way too high, then what amount is fair?

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