Commercial Real Estate (Tampa) | Ultimate Investor’s Guide

June 23, 2019

Commercial real estate in Tampa, Florida’s third largest city, is an important CRE market. Notably, Tampa is a densely populated city on Florida’s west coast, home to more than 4 million residents. Besides Tampa itself, close-by cities include Largo, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Holiday and Clearwater. In fact, the Tampa metro area is in […]

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Drone view of commercial real estate Austin, Texas, including apartments and office buildings

Commercial Real Estate Austin | Ultimate Investor’s Guide

June 15, 2019

In the first place, Austin, Texas, the 11th most populous U.S. city, is a magnet for business.  Moreover, it has one of the country’s highest growth rates as the population approaches one million. U.S. News and World Report ranks Austin as the best place to live in America in 2019.  In like manner, the city’s […]

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Bedroom and living area for a small loft studio apartment in NYC

Types of Apartments & Multifamily Buildings – Complete Guide

June 6, 2019

There are many different types of apartments and multifamily buildings. Investors should be aware of the many types of apartments so that they know their investment options. Certain markets, like Manhattan in New York, have many tiny luxury apartments with high rents. But the island also has larger apartments and premium co-ops. Other cities have […]

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Credit repair services and companies give advice for how to raise your credit score

How to Raise Your Credit Score in 30 Days – 20 Smart Ideas

May 25, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to raise your credit score in 30 days? Obviously, it’s a worthy goal for real estate investors to raise their scores before seeking a loan. Naturally, by performing credit repair, you stand a better chance of getting the funding you want at a good rate. Read on if you would […]

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What are the best hotel management companies for me?

Top Hotel Management Companies – Rankings + How to Choose

May 20, 2019

If you are a real estate investor looking to buy or build a hotel, you’ll want to explore your management options.  In the first place, let’s assume that you are looking for an investment without playing an active management role. In that case, you might want to engage a hotel management company to operate the […]

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A CPM uses commercial property management software at his desk

How to Find the Best Commercial Property Management Companies

May 16, 2019

Many real estate owners have neither the time nor inclination to personally manage their properties.  Consequently, commercial real estate owners hire commercial property management companies (CPMCs).  Managers take care of the details, while owners receive the benefits of rental income!  Commercial property management companies run all aspects of a commercial building.  Specifically, duties include advertising, […]

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Overhead view of Seattle commercial real estate with hotels and properties under construction

Commercial Real Estate Seattle | Ultimate Investor’s Guide

May 3, 2019

The market for commercial real estate in Seattle is vibrant. As the home of corporate giants Starbucks, Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle draws an influx of Fortune 500 companies. Downtown Class-A office space is highly sought, and the relatively affluent population requires luxury apartments. The industrial sector of the Seattle commercial real estate market continues to […]

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A vector displaying the breakdown of a commercial real estate appraisal analysis

Highest and Best Use – Optimizing Commercial Property

April 30, 2019

Before professional appraisers can assign a market value to a property, they must perform two preliminary steps.  First, they must gather and analyze the property market and marketability.  Secondly, the appraiser determines the highest and best use by performing a highest and best use analysis.  In this article, we’ll define and explore highest and best […]

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Becoming a landlord is a step-by-step process

How to Become a Landlord – What Nobody Tells You

April 15, 2019

Becoming a landlord is both an opportunity and a responsibility.  The opportunity is to create a long-term source of monthly income with profitability.  The responsibility is to manage the property properly and professionally.  As with most things in life, there are good and bad points to owning rental property.  We’ll cover those in this article, […]

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A lender explains, “What are the requirements for a construction loan?”

What are the Requirements for a Construction Loan?

April 13, 2019

Clients often ask, “What are the requirements for a construction loan?” We address the question in this article.  Also, we provide useful information about the different types of commercial construction loans.  In addition, we contrast and compare commercial construction loans with residential construction loans.  Finally, we discuss the best way to obtain a commercial construction […]

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Multifamily property ownership is a challenging but rewarding commercial investment

Owning an Apartment Complex – Profitability, Pros & Cons

April 9, 2019

An apartment complex consists of two or more apartment buildings.  Logically, you would expect that running and owning an apartment complex is harder than running a single building.  However, there are certain economies of scale that work to the benefit of apartment complex owners.  Owning an apartment complex pros and cons are somewhat different from […]

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SNDA agreements ensure that leases continue upon landlord bankruptcy

How SNDA Agreements Can Simplify Your Life

April 8, 2019

Commercial real estate transactions require rules to ensure that all parties receive fair treatment.  Some of these rules flow from federal and state laws.  The remainder of the rules result from the contractual arrangements between the parties.  An important part of commercial financing transactions involving leased property is the subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreement (the […]

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A rent roll form can be created online, using Excel or Google sheets

Rent Roll – Everything You Need to Know

April 5, 2019

The motivation for purchasing rental real estate is ultimately to collect steady rental income.  Occasionally, you might sell the property to generate a capital gain, but its main job is to generate rental income for the owner.  Therefore, buyers and investors must know clearly and in detail how much rent the property currently generates.  Furthermore, […]

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Owning an apartment building has many pros and cons

Owning an Apartment Building: A Day in the Life

April 2, 2019

There are two basic lifestyles for apartment building owners, depending on how they view their ownership: Owning a Business:  Do you view your apartment building holdings as a business?  That is, do you earn a profit and work at it systematically, regularly and continuously?  If so, it’s your business, even with the help of a […]

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Top commercial mortgage lenders are available for commercial real estate

How to Find the Best Commercial Mortgage Lenders

March 29, 2019

Most homeowners have experience finding and taking mortgage loans.  However, commercial mortgage lending is quite different from what you’ve experienced with your residential mortgage.  For one thing, commercial properties can be much more expensive and require more complex contracts.  In this article, we’ll explore the world of commercial mortgage lenders, commercial mortgage brokers and direct […]

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The key to high profits in the hospitality industry is detailed research on hotel business plans

Hotel Business Planning – 10 Keys to Surefire Success

March 26, 2019

Many developers, investors and sponsors have profited from their investments in hotel real estate.  For example, success might take the form of a boutique hotel booked solid for the next six months.  Or it might take form in a new large hotel that boosts commerce in a reviving downtown.  Truthfully, the common element in most […]

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FF&E procurement is an essential step in obtaining hotel financing loans

FF&E: Complete Guide to Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Loans

March 24, 2019

Furniture, fixtures and equipment, otherwise known as FF&E, is an important part of most construction and rehab projects.  In this article, we’ll provide you with an FF&E definition and discuss its procurement.  Also, we’ll focus on the important topics of hotel FF&E financing and accounting.  What is FF&E? The FF&E definition refers to movable furniture, […]

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A contractor uses a commercial renovation per sq ft calculator

Commercial Renovation – Complete Guide for Success

March 21, 2019

A commercial renovation project is both exciting and a bit worrisome.  You might be a business owner looking to expand or modernize your store space.  Alternatively, you might be a developer or investor who sees the enormous potential offered by renovating tired, run-down or out-of-code properties.  Happily, once you fix them up, you can either […]

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Multifamily properties and apartment buildings are examples of adaptive reuse in industrial buildings

Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings – 7 Brilliant Ideas

March 7, 2019

In this article, you’ll discover innovative ways to repurpose industrial buildings and similar commercial real estate properties.  This is known as adaptive reuse of industrial buildings.  And, we’ll give you advice on securing financing! Video:  Adaptive Reuse:  A Nod do the Past, A Focus on the Future What Is Adaptive Reuse? Adaptive reuse is a […]

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An expert provides advice, tips, tricks, and secrets for commercial construction lending

Commercial Construction Loans – 7 Tips for First-Time Borrowers

March 5, 2019

Whether you’re breaking new ground or renovating an existing structure, your commercial project will probably need to compete in the market for commercial construction loans.  As a respected commercial construction lender, Assets America® is proud of its record providing commercial construction loans to successful developers.  Along the way, we have helped steer our borrowers away […]

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