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The Case for Emerging Managers in Private Real Estate

In the universe of private equity real estate investing, it’s easy to imagine that the largest fund sponsors would consistently produce the best results for their investors.  While there is something to be said for the consistent long-term results provided by these firms, it is actually the emerging managers who have provided the highest returns.  While not clearly defined, an emerging manager is typically described as a manager that is on their first or second fund with less than $500 …
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How Millennials Are Changing CRE – Infographic

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Twitter’s Place in Commercial Real Estate – How-To Be Someone That People Want to Follow

Selling or discussing real estate in 140 characters may seem like an impossible task. Yet, #CRE is a popular hashtag that results in hundreds upon hundreds of posts ranging from properties for sale, to advertising, to the latest commercial real estate news. With the endless streams of posts, how do you make posts stand out and have an account that people want to follow? When I first took over the company’s Twitter account almost two years ago, there was a …
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Must Listen to Podcasts on Commercial Real Estate

Are you a real estate guru? Maybe you are thinking of dabbling in the field of commercial real estate; or, maybe you just want to know more about a multi-billion dollar, global industry. In any case, the more information you know, the better off you are. While some people like reading books to gain knowledge, podcasts are a great way to get that information as well! Plus, if you have any sort of commute to work and are tired of …
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Where Apartments Are Heading in 2016

There is no denying that 2015 was a remarkable year in the multifamily sector of real estate. Vacancies were low, rent growth was high, and the number of renters rose by 1.8 million. Records were broken throughout the year and Americans paid nearly $20 billion more in rent in 2015 than 2014. So, with 2015 being an anomaly of a year, what does that mean for 2016? Rent Growth According to MPF Research, rent growth and occupancy levels hit a …
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Happy Tenants Means More Retention

So What Can You Do to Keep Them Happy?       Being a landlord is like a juggling act. Not only are you trying to keep your tenants happy, but it is a business, so you are still trying to make money as well. Whether you manage residential properties – from a few flats to an apartment community – or are into commercial real estate and oversee retail or office spaces, there are a few key points in helping keep …
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10 Facts About CRE That You Didn’t Know

Here are 10 fun facts about commercial real estate that will surprise you!

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Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence Process –What You Should Be Checking

Commercial real estate is extremely different than the purchasing of residential real estate. According to CRE Online, commercial real estate value is determined in an inverse proportion to the degree of risk inherent to the continuance and stability of the income stream from the property. Also, with commercial real estate, you are putting much more money and risk into properties compared to that of what you spend on residential real estate. Due diligence really starts the moment you are interested …
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Fall Checklist for Property Managers

With summer quickly coming to an end (sigh), the end of a season is always a great time to do some preventative and routine maintenance on your property. Having a fall checklist is crucial to avoid major problems during the harsh winter – the absolute worst time to have anything go wrong! Take a look at our list below to keep your property in the best condition and prepped for winter. Heating Fall is the most ideal time to check …
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Must Have Marketing Strategies in CRE

CRE tends to be a beast in itself when it comes to marketing. A lot of real estate is done thru networking and is a tight niche. So what do you do if you are new to the business, starting your own company in CRE, or are struggling with your current marketing plan? We have some suggestions on marketing strategies that firms must have. Offline Marketing With such a stress of importance on social media and online marketing, it is …
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