Investments from the Ground Up

Posted on August 15, 2018

Ground-up construction of commercial real estate may seem like an exciting investment, but investors must understand the significant investment of time and money that these projects require. For commercial real estate investors, combining ground-up development of land acquisitions with sale-leaseback deals often provide an opportunity to diversify their portfolio and […]

To REIT or not to REIT

Posted on August 09, 2018

Investors seeking to diversify their portfolios often consider commercial real estate (CRE) as a viable option to achieve their goals. However, the universe of commercial real estate investment options is immense. For one, investors have the option to place their money in publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that […]

Orion Helps Real Estate Investors Track Returns in Real Time

Posted on August 07, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group recently introduced an online portal to provide its investors with 24/7 access to real-time information about their investments with the firm. The encrypted and password-protected site allows Orion to enhance its communications with investors and offer them a centralized and easy-to-use dashboard for tracking details about […]

Financial Considerations for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate

Posted on July 31, 2018

U.S. commercial real estate yields tremendous opportunities for foreign investors. However, these investments involve significant complexities and challenges that foreign individuals must understand and for which they must prepare in advance. Below are some critical points that investors should consider and plan for under the guidance of experienced real estate […]

Don’t Go It Alone when Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Posted on July 24, 2018

In commercial real estate, as in life, having experienced and trusted advisors guide you through opportunities and challenges can reduce risk and improve the possibilities of achieving your desired goals. With the recent volatility in the financial markets, many investors are flocking to the safety of commercial real estate. Yet, […]

U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Draws Foreign Investors

Posted on July 19, 2018

Foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate has risen steadily in recent years. For example between 2015 and 2017, Los Angeles received an influx of more than $8 billion primarily from investors in Asian countries followed by France, Germany and Switzerland. On the state level, Florida was the top destination […]

Restaurant Franchisees Can Build on the Success of Local Retail

Posted on July 11, 2018

As a general rule, restaurant franchisees and development agents (DAs) looking for new space are well served when they focus their searches on hard corners, busy intersections and outparcels of successful grocery-anchored shopping centers. Yet, the true measure of a real estate property’s potential comes from an analysis of the […]

Should Investors Shy Away from Big-Box Retail Properties?

Posted on July 05, 2018

The spate of big-box retail bankruptcies and store closures, including Toys ‘R’ Us, has left a gaping hole in the country’s commercial real estate market. While some of these properties located in desirable locations will check all the boxes for a good investment, most are too risky for the average […]

Orion at ICSC RECon 2018

Posted on June 27, 2018

Change and the need to adapt to an evolving retail real estate landscape dominated conversations at the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) recent RECon Conference in Las Vegas. While some attendees continued to cling to the notion that we are in the midst of a retail apocalypse, most looked […]

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