Commercial Real Estate
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10 Common Traits Of Real Estate Billionaires

By Karen Hanover

“1. Go commercial. Billionaires who make their fortunes in real estate don’t do it in residential. They are moguls with an empire of owned and operated office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and luxury hotels. That strategy works particularly well for “America’s richest landlord,” 73-year-old Newport Beach Resident Donald Bren, the wealthiest man in American real estate. This self-made millionaire, with a net worth of $4.3 billion, made much of his money as chairman of The Irvine Company, a privately held real estate investment company known for creating balanced, sustainable, quality communities like the 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County. Finished plots sell for more than $1 million an acre. The ranch also has 400 office buildings, 35 shopping centers, 80 apartment complexes and 2 luxury hotels. Bren is 6th wealthiest real estate billionaire and the 122nd richest man in the world. He is also one of real estate’s great philanthropists.

Commercial Property Seller's Dirty Tricks

By Dike Drummond

Here are three of the most common “Dirty Tricks” Commercial Property Sellers can try to pull on you during the purchase process. And - here's the fun part - I will also tell you exactly how you can catch them in the act and turn the tables to your advantage.

Focus Or Fail In Commercial Property

By Dike Drummond

In commercial real estate you must have a Tight Niche Focus in order to be a successful investor.

You absolutely need to know what type of property of what size, age and condition you are looking for and what you intend to do to add value once you buy it.

How Commercial Property Value Is Determined

By Karen Hanover

In residential real estate, pricing is determined by the seller. Comparables “comps” are analyzed for a myriad of variables including price per square foot, bedroom count, bathroom count, number of garages features (pool, central vacuum, etc), location (cul-de-sac, corner, busy street), views & more.

How To Locate & Analyze An Apartment Building Investment

By Darrell Roberts

Buying income producing apartment buildings is one of the greatest wealth building strategies for real estate investors. Real estate offers investors the ability to acquire ownership with minimal cash down and benefit from the massive leverage effect which increases profits by using OPM (other people’s money). Apartment buildings are on the one most viable investment vehicles and should be considered as an effective strategy to build real estate wealth.

Purchasing Multifamily And Commercial Properties

By Omar Johnson

Although many investors who get their start in the single family realm never aspire to bigger and better things for various personal reasons, there are those for whom eventually dealing with larger properties seems like a natural progression for their business practices to take. If you are one of these entrepreneurs, you shouldn't let a fear of the process of purchasing multifamily and commercial properties hold you back from stepping up to the new challenge when you are ready.

The Write Stuff

By Laine Wagenseller

When partnerships sell commercial property, industry professionals must secure the written authorization of all the partners or co-owners on both listing and purchase agreements to ensure that contracts are legally binding. If such an action is not possible, brokers or agents also can obtain a written agreement signed by the other partners, granting one partner the right to enter into the listing agreement and sell the property.
Tidal Wave Of Apartment Foreclosures Despite
Strong Operating Fundamentals

By Karen Hanover

The residential foreclosure mess while terrible for those losing their homes, is wonderful for apartment investors. As many former homeowners migrate back into apartment living, occupancy levels and rents are being driven up.

Top Five Reasons to Invest in Apartment Buildings

by Steve Steadele

The benefits of investing in multifamily properties are out of this world. I haven't found a single reason not to invest in apartment buildings. Let's review five of the top reasons apartments simp...

Understanding Value In Multi Family Units

By Tom Bukacek

Have you ever driven past a large, beautiful apartment complex and thought “If I owned that, I’d be rich. I’d never have to work again! And then a couple of seconds later thought I’ll never be able to do that. I don’t know how and it takes too much money.” Owning an apartment complex is not as difficult as it may seem. Like any other discipline, successful investing in multi-family dwellings can be learned and private capital can be raised to acquire these units if you have the proper education. The purpose of this article is to provide you with the understanding of the basics of multi-family valuation, what capitalization rate is, and how increasing revenue or decreasing expenses can create massive amounts of equity.

When Sharks Stop Swimming

By Steve Steadele

In 1975 a young man from Cincinnati, Ohio worked hard to keep his latest project afloat. He was over budget and late, despite the fact that the new film would set the domestic record for box office gross sales of over $470,000,000 and win three Academy Awards. The movie was Jaws and the director was Steven Spielberg, one of America’s youngest multimillionaires.

Why Now Is A Great Time To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

By Ned Coyle

For every action there is a reaction. If things are bad for one, they have to be good for another, right The same principal applies in the world of investment real estate. We have all read about the developers and owners of commercial real estate that are undergoing tremendous financial pressures with some being forced into bankruptcy. So what happens to their real estate Well, the owner or lender puts it on the market at a discount to attract a solid, mortgage worthy buyer who can perform quickly and close a deal. Unfortunately, you as an individual investor or partnership will never see these deals because they typically involve several properties valued at several millions of dollars. And why would you want them If the current owner can't sustain them what magic can you perform
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