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4 Tips for Occupancy Planning

Posted by Anna Jotham on January 31, 2018 in No Category
Your commercial real estate investment’s occupancy rate has a direct impact on your business cash flow and your bottom line. But how can you plan for the natural ebb and flow of occupancy? And what are the best practices for occupancy planning? Let’s take a closer look.  Calculating Your Occupancy Rate Chances are you already know how to calculate your occupancy rate. It’s the ratio of occupied rental units versus the total number of units. So whether you’re calculating occupan... read more
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For commercial real estate clients who are considering an investment property, a Realtor who will help establish a realistic budget can be a valued resource. So CRE agents who are seeking to build trust with investor clients can start by helping them anticipate expenses and manage financial expectations before they sign on the dotted line.  For any property buyer, it’s easy to get stuck on the numbers behind the mortgage total itself. But the truth is, there are many expenses associated with... read more
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3 Reasons to Try Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Anna Jotham on January 31, 2018 in No Category
When considering investment opportunities, commercial real estate offers an attractive alternative to the volatility of other asset classes. In fact, according to crowdstreet.com, the U.S. commercial and multi-family real estate market is widely regarded as a safe haven for investments, and as such, draws both domestic and international investors. That begs the question: could an investment in commercial real estate be right for you?  The rationale of investors who choose commercial real estate vary. S... read more
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What the Sharing Economy Means for CRE in 2018

Posted by Anna Jotham on January 19, 2018 in No Category
In 2018, the sharing economy is likely to have a continuing impact on the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, according to industry analysts. For those with limited knowledge of the concept, the so-called sharing economy allows individuals to share their resources either at no cost, or for a fee, and is often anchored by tech solutions. For the CRE, the sharing economy has led to shifts on numerous industry fronts, and investors and developers will likely want to be mindful of these economic changes.  ... read more
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Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Outlook for 2018

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 28, 2017 in No Category
Forecasters predict modest growth for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry throughout 2018, and analysts have pinpointed several CRE trends to watch, to empower investor decisions in the coming year.  2018/2019 CRE Forecast: Transaction Volume Higher than Average The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Consensus Forecast projects that commercial real estate will experience transaction volume totaling $450 billion in 2018, and $430 billion in 2019—numbers that are higher than average. The survey ... read more
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