How CRE Investments Can Hedge Against Recessionary Risks

Posted on February 06, 2020

While economic and political uncertainty in the election year will likely produce short-term volatility in the equity markets and slow the country’s record period of economic expansion, long-held commercial property with sound fundamentals is well positioned to survive and even thrive through a market downturn. Three interest rate cuts in […]

What are CAM Charges in Commercial Real Estate?

Posted on January 29, 2020

CAM is an often-used acronym for common area maintenance, or the fee that commercial real estate tenants pay above their monthly rent payment to cover their pro rate share of the property owner’s operating expenses. These costs, typically associated with triple-net-leases can include property taxes and insurance; building security, cleaning, […]

The Commercial Real Estate Outlook for 2020

Posted on January 22, 2020

Based on economic indicators at the end of December 2019, we see a bright future for commercial real estate investment in 2020. While stable interest rates and inflation will help to maintain transaction volume and access to capital, the rate of activity may slow slightly due to ongoing, global macroeconomic […]

The State of Cross-Border CRE Investments

Posted on January 15, 2020

According to Real Capital Analytics, foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate decreased more than 50 percent in 2019 from the prior year. One reason for the decline is a notable drop in capital investments coming from mainland China, which, researchers note, previously “represented an outsized presence in the U.S.” […]

Low Interest Rates Continue to Drive CRE Investment

Posted on January 09, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged at the end of 2019, following a quarter-point rate cut in October, has caused many investors to abandon the safety of CDs and Treasury bonds in favor of steady cash flow and the promise of higher returns traditionally found in […]

Don’t Wait on the Sidelines to Invest in CRE

Posted on November 05, 2019

The commercial real estate (CRE) market has enjoyed a significant period of property appreciation and record returns. Would-be investors who are sitting on the sidelines waiting for a market dip or slowdown to take their turn at-bat may very well find themselves out of the game. Instead, investors should recognize […]

Reap Real Estate Return Rewards without Getting Your Hands Dirty

Posted on October 30, 2019

Not every investor has the funds to purchase one or more commercial buildings on their own, nor do they have the time to manage all the responsibilities associated with buying, selling and managing commercial real estate (CRE). Thankfully, investors have options. Professional real estate firms offer an array of services […]

1031 Exchanges Continue to Whet Investors’ Appetites for Tax Savings

Posted on October 24, 2019

The government’s introduction of Opportunity Zones as a potentially lucrative (albeit complex) tax-deferral strategies has had little to no impact on the use of 1031 exchanges. These tried and true tools for tax-savings, which allow investors to defer capital gains tax on the sale of real property when they reinvest […]

Private Capital to Multi-Tenant Shopping Center Continues to Increase

Posted on October 15, 2019

Net-lease multi-tenant retail properties are becoming the fastest-growing segment of private capital investment in commercial real estate. Some of the key factors driving this trend include strong property fundamentals, historically low interest rates, low supply and similarly low property management requirements. Not only do these properties help investors diversify their […]