We’ve made some exciting new updates at Brevitas that I’d like to bring to your attention. Our advanced Email Campaign system was released last week and we’re improving the way brokers market their clients’ properties.
Getting started investing in CRE requires a good deal of preparation and planning. One of the first considerations is forming a team, because this is not something one does alone. You’ll need experts in your corner to navigate this complex environment.
Technology developments have expanded our options and given us unprecedented access to experts and networks. Making use of these tools, investors can cover all of the bases much more efficiently and assemble a dream team.
There are elements of a traditional real estate deal that are optional. You may choose from a variety of approaches to funding a transaction or securing appropriate management, but one thing that should be part of any CRE transaction is the confidentiality agreement.
As we shake the dust of 2016 off our feet, what can we expect the coming year to hold for the multifamily sector? The economy’s steady recovery has increased consumer confidence in the past year, and job growth in many markets helped demand to outstrip supply of multifamily housing, despite continued brisk activity in development and construction.
Getting a property sold in CRE involves much more than posting a listing. Finding the right buyer in the shortest possible time frame is a goal worth some proactive effort, so building a list of potential real estate investors is part of best practice.
Adding real estate to your investment portfolio is an attractive option for building wealth and preparing for the future. Investment properties can produce some serious income over the long term, but if it were simple everyone would be doing it. Real estate investment is much more complex than buying stocks and bonds. Read more
Commercial real estate is enjoying a good run, with most sectors fully back in the saddle following the downturn of nearly a decade ago. A piece in Institutional Investor sums up the situation neatly:
“In terms of property fundamentals, apartments were the first sector to recover, reaching new peak occupancy and rents in 2011… whereas industrial properties got back to peak occupancy in 2014 and hit new peak rents last year. The situation is more mixed for office and retail sectors: Office vacancies are coming down but are still elevated above the past peak levels, and retail is still really hurting, with little improvement in occupancy and almost no gains in rents overall since the recession.”
Foreign investment in America, CRE has been booming in recent years, and fierce competition for a limited supply of properties has led some international investors to look beyond the primary markets to find a more suitable deal. Certainly New York still attracts the most foreign capital, including massive sovereign funds as well as high net worth individuals from China and the Middle East.