Finding the Next Comeback City

  • On February 8, 2017
Today there is a lot of talk about “comeback cities.”  For commercial real estate investors seeking long-term value-add investments, these areas are prime markets to acquire new assets.  Why?  Because properties in these markets can be acquired at low initial costs when the market is in a downturn before being sold off for higher returns […]
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Throw me an anchor, or two

  • On February 3, 2017
In the world of commercial real estate, retail centers are an income-producing approach to buying commercial real estate in any market.  This property type is easy to both manage and finance. And, in this category, there is nothing better than a center with an established anchor tenant. A great anchor tenant will generate a stream […]
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5 Reasons Apartments Are Better Investments Than Houses

  • On January 27, 2017
Many real estate investors begin their careers flipping houses. This totally makes sense and is a great way to get into the game of real estate. But after some time in the business, so many single-family home investors face the same thing: the dreaded plateau.
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The European Debt Crisis Visualized

  • On July 7, 2015
At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that ties together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be? Bloomberg Television and Jonathan Jarvis present "The European Debt Crisis Visualized." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Finding The Right Market To Invest In (Part 2)

  • On April 29, 2015
Trying to find the right market to invest in can be a monumental and confusing task. Remember, the goal of market analysis is to minimize the risk of your investment while maximizing the opportunity for you to earn a higher return. Below is a list of Seven Steps I perform whenever I am looking to invest in any market.
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How Commercial Property Is Valued

  • On November 6, 2013
Before you can start trying to acquire a property, it is important to understand how commercial property is valued. After all, how do we know if we are REALLY making money on a commercial property if we don’t know how much the property was worth in the first place?
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Commercial Master Lease Options

  • On November 1, 2013
Master Lease Options are a great tool for acquiring Commercial Real Estate with little to no money down! Even better, you can really help to neutralize the risk of your investment since you are in essence committing to nothing!
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The Three R’s of Commercial Real Estate

  • On October 25, 2013
One of the most commonly used investment tactics for me and for my students is the value-added strategy for commercial real estate investment. Not for the faint of heart, this strategy is all about purchasing non or underperforming assets, Renovating them, Repositioning them and then Re-establishing their value in the market.
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How To Buy Your First Apartment Building

  • On October 15, 2013
You are invited to learn the insider secrets for successfully investing in multi-family real estate of any size from the nation's #1 instructor, J. Scott Scheel, founder of the Commercial Property Academy.
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