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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Compelling Tax Benefits of Real Estate Syndication

by Brad Johnson April 15, 2014
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Real estate syndication offers passive investors an opportunity to realize current income while increasing equity through forced principal pay down and asset appreciation. These structural advantages help make direct real estate investments an attractive alternative to bonds, stocks or REITS. However, real estate’s tax benefits – which are largely undervalued (or ignored) by investors when […]

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6 Steps to Buying Apartment Buildings OUTSIDE Your Area

by Michael Blank April 14, 2014
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Generally it’s good advice to invest in apartment buildings that are with easy driving distance to you. Especially if you’re managing the building yourself, the closer the building is, the easier everything is. That also means your team members (the property manager, attorney, brokers, etc) are all within an easy drive. And your investors will […]

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Passive Real Estate Investments vs REITs

by Brad Johnson March 31, 2014
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Why screen private real estate investments and deal with sponsors and the paperwork (subscription agreement, operating agreements, etc.) required to invest passively in real estate when you simply buy the shares of a publicly traded real estate investment trust? Here are a few reasons to invest in direct real estate instead (or in addition to) […]

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First Impressions of a Real Estate Syndicator…

by Ben Leybovich February 4, 2014
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Well – I’ve put the pedal to the metal as it relates to the process of syndication, and I’d like to share with you some of my first impressions. I apologize in advance to those of you who are used to my articles being on the longer side – this will be rather to the […]

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8 Ways to Spot a Sloppy Seller When Buying an Investment Property

by Ken Horst December 11, 2013
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There are a lot of investment properties out there for sale. Many of them are owned by savvy sellers, shrewd in the ways of property sales. There’s a certain percentage, though, that are owned by people who quite plainly have no idea what they’re doing. You can often spot a sloppy seller in a few […]

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K.I.S.S Guide: Multifamily Investments

by Ankit Duggal November 12, 2013
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The commercial real estate market is an estimated $4 trillion market in the United States alone composed of various asset classes: multifamily, office, hotel, industrial and retail.  Each asset class requires a different set of skills, conceptual framework and analysis tools to become a success. Becoming an expert in any one asset class is a […]

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Investing in Real Estate Without Banks Using a Master Lease Option

by Douglas Dowell September 27, 2013
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“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”   – Albert Einstein One of the perceived barriers to entry into the commercial real estate arena is the lack of capital. One really interesting tool to negotiate this barrier is the master lease option (MLO). While I am not advocating this as a zero […]

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4 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur in Your Next Real Estate Venture

by Kyle Zaylor September 16, 2013
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Any way you approach the real estate game — there’s an entrepreneurial angle to it.  Whether you’re a seasoned real estate developer with years and years of experience or you’re taking on your very first project, we’re all entrepreneurs here. Why is that? Simple: we take something that needs improvement (a vacant parcel of land, […]

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Don’t Assume Commercial Investing is Out of Your Reach

by Ken Corsini August 29, 2013
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I am in the business of buying, fixing, leasing and selling single family detached residential properties. I’ve been doing this for 8 years now and have the model down to a science. Many investors that we work with ask me if I would sell multi-family or commercial properties, and my standard response is that we […]

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BREAKING NEWS: General Solicitation of Accredited Investors is Now Legal… Who are the Winners and Losers?

by Douglas Dowell July 12, 2013
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“Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.” Ayn Rand Real estate syndicatiors, hedge funds, and start up companies received the long awaited blessing from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin advertising […]

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Targeting and Trapping Errors in Excel with Excel’s Data Validation Features

by Loretta Steele July 5, 2013
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In my younger years, I had a number of data entry related jobs.  The constant repetition of entering numbers and values were always prone to some mistakes.  Thank goodness for programming that targeted and trapped those mistakes during the data entry process. Excel was created to handle a large amount of data.  Beginning with Excel […]

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Three Reasons Why Commercial Real Estate Investing Might Be Your Next Step

by Dave Van Horn May 15, 2013
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Almost 10 years ago now, I was at a crossroads with my investing career. At that point, after investing in residential real estate units for approximately 15 years, I started to ponder the idea of going into the commercial real estate investing arena. It just seemed like the next logical step, I had always done […]

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Please, Somebody Call a Doctor! Investing in Medical Office Space

by Karen Margrave May 2, 2013
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There’s a saying “the only sure thing in life are death and taxes”.  Though that’s true, there’s another, “people will get sick”, and in turn will seek out medical care. As real estate investors, that can be good news for you. Why? When physicians and other medical professionals lease office space, it’s a serious financial […]

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Triple Net Lease Investing (NNN): The “No Toilet” Method to Real Estate Investing

by Ankit Duggal February 4, 2013
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Have you heard Brandon Turner’s toilet story? No? Then read the following excerpt, taken from the article “Top 100 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate,” especially if you are looking to become a buy and hold investor: “Have you heard my “toilet story?” Let’s just say it involves a plugged toilet, three college-aged tenants, three […]

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Tips on Making Your Offer to Buy Multi-Family Properties

by Kevin Perk November 20, 2012
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I like multi-family properties.  I like single family properties as well.  Both are great investment properties and I have bought both.  While both can be good investment properties, the procedure to review and make an offer on a multi-family property is a bit different due to multiple units and tenants.  In this article I will […]

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