In my previous article, Top 5 Mistakes of Beginning Commercial Real Estate Investors, we discussed 5 of the 10 most common mistakes investors make in commercial real estate. They could be summed up as: Lack of market knowledge Lousy due … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes of Experienced Commercial Real Estate Investors
We’ve all done it. Anyone who invests in real estate is bound to make a clunker deal sooner or later. I’ve been in this business for over 25 years and have made plenty of mistakes, and am always reminded that experience is what you get right after … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Mistakes of Beginning Commercial Real Estate Investors
Data from Reis.com indicates that the office sector continues to show slow but steady improvement and Retail continues to fight headwinds. Office Net Absorption and Vacancy: The national vacancy rate has regressed back to levels unseen since 1993 … [Read more...] about Q1 2012 CRE Data: Office improves; Retail just less bad
Q1 2012 data from Reis.com indicates the bull run in Apartment fundamentals continues. Nationally, vacancies fell to 4.9%. Reis notes this is only the third time in their 31 year history vacancies have fallen below 5%, and last seen in 2001. The … [Read more...] about Q1 2012 CRE Data: Apartments Still Strong
You may not have noticed yet, but you will. There is a coming wave of non-performing notes for sale from banks and any other publicly traded entities. Why? It's due to an arcane regulatory issue from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) … [Read more...] about Opportunity Knocks: Notes on Sale!
Drilling down into local market conditions for commercial real estate requires current (and accurate) statistics for employment, income and population characteristics. Half the battle is finding the data. In a follow-up to Monday’s post, Market … [Read more...] about Market Analysis for CRE: It’s a Granular World