How financial markets impact property values
Jun01

How financial markets impact property values

This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. Until the early 1980’s, real estate values were dependent on what I call real estate fundamentals—location, product quality, supply and demand. As a rule, financing provided investors and developers inexpensive, long-term capital but had insignificant impact on property value. Therefore, they held properties for long periods of time and often made money by paying...

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As shopping has changed, so has industrial real estate
May24

As shopping has changed, so has industrial real estate

By Linda Booker, Executive Vice President and CFO, Core5 Industrial Partners I admit it; internet shopping has changed my life. I initially resisted, but like most busy moms, I realized that I could get far more done in a day if I order my books, non-perishable groceries, and office supplies online. As we got ready for Spring Break, a steady stream of bathing suits, clothes, and shoes came to our door with my daughter’s name on them;...

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Just what does investment, asset management and finance mean in CRE?
May19

Just what does investment, asset management and finance mean in CRE?

By Leslie Burke, Athena Real Estate Advisors   Many CREW Members are engaged in some aspects of the “bricks and sticks” of CRE, whether it is property management, project management/construction, brokerage, or vendors.  But there is another side of CRE that deals with investment, asset management, and finance. Just what exactly do these gals do?   Investment in the CRE world means dealing with property owners. For large CRE...

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Alternative Funding Options: Fads or the Future of Financing?
Jun19

Alternative Funding Options: Fads or the Future of Financing?

By Lisa Y. Gordon, CPA Real estate trends continue to show a robust recovery, but in markets that look very different from those of the pre-recession period. Commercial mortgage originations, for example, are seeing a slight increase from prior years, but the changes are incremental at best. In Deloitte’s 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook, they report 18.9% year over year growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2014. While lending certainly...

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