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Thought Leadership

Risk Discipline in CRE Investing: Staying Cool When Others Are Losing Their Heads

Late-cycle investing calls for close attention to all potential risk/reward scenarios. Markets develop their own momentum and when a feeding frenzy takes hold, undisciplined investors often throw caution to the wind. They want a piece of the action and fear being left in the dust. Even discerning investors can rationalize...

Accepting Success

After years of strong returns, can commercial real estate investors be satisfied with merely positive results?

What Does Market Tier Classification Mean To The CRE Investor?

Delving deeper into the geographical jargon of market tiers sheds light on investment trends and value-add opportunities that would have gone overlooked just a decade ago. The real estate industry is known for its shorthand captioning of complex topics, often assuming that industry participants share common background knowledge. Since this...

Why the Real Estate Industry Needs More Equity, Less Debt

Prudence dictates that we prevent our industry from going backwards and losing the credibility that we have worked so hard to gain. Real estate development in the U.S. has historically been driven by entrepreneurs with great ambition and visions of grandeur, but thin pocketbooks. Lacking their own controlled or discretionary...

How to Find Continued Value in Apartment Acquisitions

With concessions ticking up and rent growth slowing, is it time to question or finetune allocation levels and strategies in multifamily investing? The stability, durability and continued capital flows into multifamily investing permeate today’s headlines, with industry pundits believing apartments to be the most popular product type with real estate...

Tax Reform’s Impact On CRE Investors: Congratulations On Your Raise

We believe certain real estate investments will have enhanced after-tax yields in 2018. What better way to kick off the new year than to discuss the new tax law and the gift we all just received as real estate investors? The new tax legislation will impact investors and their investment...

Real Estate Allocations On The Rise For HNW Investors

Tracking the trend of increasing alternatives allocation is worth a longer look, as it is indicative of a shift by HNW investors and will result in increased capital flows into real estate. The rethinking of traditional investment allocations is causing high-net-worth (HNW) investors to seek ways to diversify their investment...

Deal Volume’s Down, Interest Rates Are Up: Conservative Lending Is The New Normal

Borrowing and lending for commercial real estate deals is hardly dead in the water, but it is not as active as it was only a year or two ago, as interest rates have crept up and transaction volumes are down. Essentially, there is a more conservative mood in the capital...

The Right Multifamily Investment Opportunities For HNW Investors

What are the market cues that can help pick opportunities that will generate returns that align with portfolio goals? As high-net-worth (HNW) investors and family offices look to increase their portfolio allocations in real estate, the multifamily sector continues to offer attractive investment opportunities. HNW investors demanding predictable cash flows...

Managing Risk And Adding Value For HNW Real Estate Investors

A compelling case is made for investing in secondary and suburban markets, which remain below peak valuation and present protection against a possible market correction. Ultra-high net worth (HNW) investors and family offices remain challenged to achieve acceptable risk-adjusted returns amid the current robust economic cycle. U.S. commercial property prices...
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