Finding the right commercial real estate professional for you

Owning commercial property often means facing vacancies at some point. When that happens, consider the opportunity to rescue the occupancy.  Take, for example, one of our long-term clients who recently renewed their lease with our guidance. We took an unconventional approach by advising them not to exercise their option to renew. Why, you ask? Because […]

HNW Investors Continue to Favor Multifamily, Industrial Real Estate Segments

High net worth investors (HNWI) still hold a preference for multifamily and industrial assets when investing in commercial real estate according to the latest edition of research surveying readers of WMRE and (brought to you by Ashcroft Capital). The annual survey polls both financial advisors and commercial real estate professionals to get their perspectives on HNWI and accredited investor strategies related to commercial real estate. Financial […]

Ackman says the economy is slowing and the Fed is likely done hiking

Bill Ackman says the economy is starting to slow and the Fed is likely done hiking Published Mon, Oct 2 2023 8:18 AM EDT: Updated 23 Min Ago Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman on Monday sounded alarms on the economy, which he believes has begun to decelerate on the back of aggressive rate hikes. In a […]

US office prices headed for ‘severe crash,’ investors say

Around two-thirds of those who responded to a Bloomberg News survey said they believe that the commercial real estate market will recover only after a crash. When asked when they believe the price of office properties will hit bottom, 44% said they expect that to happen in the second half of next year while 22% […]

Economist Yun Says Fed’s High Rates are Breaking the Economy

Robust job growth in September pointed to a resilient U.S. labor market despite an environment of elevated interest rates. But high borrowing costs are putting significant pressures on key sectors of the economy, such as the commercial real estate market, said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors. The U.S. Bureau of […]

Make Your Money Work for You: A Guide to Real Estate Investments – Realty Times

Real estate investments can be highly profitable if planned effectively. Globally, the real estate investment market is estimated to reach nearly $30575.5 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 10.7% between 2022 and 2031.  Additionally, real estate investment can also enable you to diversify your current investment profile and generate passive income. Furthermore, your […]

The Ultimate Junk Drawer

Is your stuff really worth what it’s costing you to store it? There’s nothing like a couple of episodes of the reality television show Hoarders to make even the biggest clutter bug want to get rid of something. To be honest, I’ve watched that show just once, and that was enough to last for the […]

How to Start a Storage Business

People are on the move, and they need self storage units. They are changing jobs, buying houses, going to college, downsizing and more. A business may also need a self-storage facility. A business might need to temporarily store a piece of equipment or products while remodeling or moving. With so many possibilities for profit, it’s […]

What’s a proper opinion of real estate’s value?

Often in our commercial real estate practice, we’re asked for our opinion of the value of a commercial asset. These can be as loose as a “back of an envelope” guess to a full-blown appraisal conducted by a certified appraiser. Generally, an appraisal is required if financing is being originated or if one of the […]

Storage unit damage: Who is responsible if insects or rodents attack?

Too often, you don’t think about needing a protection plan until it’s too late. But, if you are renting a storage unit, or considering renting one, you need to hear what happened to one woman whose items were damaged. Kara McCormick needed storage during a recent move. So she rented a unit at an Extra […]