Three less obvious reasons lenders turn your deal down

Wednesday, August 14

Underwriting relies on a lot of math and data. Lenders measure an asset’s performance, market data that may affect the future of that performance, and the borrower’s financials. There is a lot of documentation collected to originate your typical commercial mortgage, plus an official, third-party...


Interest Rates Don't Matter

Tuesday, August 06

Well, they are important in the long run, but their significance pales to other terms in certain scenarios. I need to make this point clear: Interest rates on a construction or short-term repositioning loan matter very little. In fact, increasing the interest rate a competitive bank will charge (...


Everything “raising equity” could mean for a real estate deal

Wednesday, June 26

There’s a building, and you want to buy it. It’s a great investment and you’re projecting awesome returns. You have about 10% of the acquisition price available in cash. You know you can get a loan for 70–75%. That means you’re short 15–20% of the purchase price, and you do NOT want to miss this ...


Why commercial mortgage pre-approvals don't exist

Wednesday, May 29

When a consumer is shopping to purchase a home, obtaining a mortgage pre-approval is a typical part of the process. The pre-approval helps the buyer determine how much they can afford to spend on this major purchase ahead of time. The process works the same for a real estate investor buying a hom...


Gaining trust with accurate real estate financial models

Monday, May 20

The following is a guest post from Max Garbus, Vice President at St. Petersburg, Fla.-based CREModels. He can be reached at [email protected] estate developers and investors constantly compete for attention with other professionals in the business, like brokers, other investors, lenders and ...


The five emerging models for flexible space providers

Friday, May 10

WeWork, Airbnb, Common, Knotel, Sonder, Industrious, Starcity, Selina… All flexible, fast-growing, high-service space providers. All have emerged this decade and have made a noticeable mark on the way occupiers think about real estate. Which brands will emerge as winners or flame out through this...