Finding Diamonds in Retail Real Estate

Posted on January 03, 2019

Commercial real estate investors are finding a bevy of bargain buys on retail properties in high-traffic locations in emerging secondary markets. Often, these properties are under-leased and under-managed, and they simply need a new buyer’s influx of capital to reconfigure or repurpose them to attract better quality tenants that are […]

The ABCs of Commercial Real Estate

Posted on December 27, 2018

Commercial real estate offers significant opportunities for investment growth thanks to long-term leases with reliable business tenants and ownership in a physical income-producing property that is not influenced by the large swings of the equity markets. However, it is important that investors know how commercial real estate is classified in […]

Know How to Get Out Before You Get Into Commercial Real Estate

Posted on December 20, 2018

One of the first questions that individuals should address before investing in commercial real estate is how they plan to get their money out of income-producing property. Although there is no right or wrong answer, it is important for investors to consider their exit strategy from the onset in order […]

Retail Continues to Disrupt, Branch out to Hospitality

Posted on December 12, 2018

A growing number of traditional retailers are expanding their offerings into the hospitality space in an effort to differentiate their brands and improve customer experiences outside of the typically impersonal, one-size-fits-all online shopping transaction. After all, millennials are prioritizing experiences over things and filling their social media feeds with story’s […]

Interest Rate Hikes do not Always Spur Rising Cap Rates

Posted on December 05, 2018

The Federal Reserve marked the end of the third-quarter of 2018 by raising interest rates for the third time this year. This 25-basis-point increase brings the federal funds rate to a range of 2 to 2.25 percent, which is the highest level since the start of the recession in 2008. […]

Orion Grows its Portfolio of Ruby Tuesday Restaurants

Posted on November 29, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group recently completed the acquisition of 20 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in 15 states for $31 million. All of the properties are single-tenant, triple net leased with an average size of 5,000 square feet on one-and-a-quarter acres of land in strong, high-traffic markets. This is the second portfolio […]

Understanding Commercial Leases

Posted on November 19, 2018

Commercial real estate investments typically involve tenants and long-term leases, which can be confusing for new investors to understand. In a traditional lease, a tenant pays monthly rent to a landlord who is responsible for a property’s upkeep and paying real estate taxes, insurance and of the maintenance costs. By […]

Manage Risks with Asset Diversification

Posted on November 14, 2018

No one investment consistently yields stellar returns and eliminates all risk of losses all of the time. Due to this unpredictability, financial advisors recommend investors spread out their investable dollars across a mix of assets, including, but not limited to, stocks, bonds, cash and real estate. However, individual investors may not find […]

5 Traps Commercial Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

Posted on November 08, 2018

Commercial real estate (CRE) has proven to be a stable asset class for investors to balance portfolio risk, generate a steady and predictable stream of income, and yield historically strong returns over the long term. Still, investing in CRE does not come without risks. Before investing your hard-earned dollars in […]

Looking for Passive Income? Set your Sights on Commercial Real Estate

Posted on October 31, 2018

Investors often turn to real estate to help them diversify their portfolios and enhance yield without taking on the excessive risk presented by the volatility of the public equities markets. However, not all real estate is created equal, and different asset classes will require equally different commitments of investors’ commitment […]

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