A property owner in front of his apartment building with RUBS real estate

RUBS Income in Commercial Real Estate – A Landlord’s Guide

August 13, 2019

A Ratio Utility Billing System (or RUBS) is an important resource for landlords who want to allocate utility costs to their tenants.  In this article, we’ll describe how RUBS income works and weigh its advantages and disadvantages.  Also, we’ll explain how to implement RUBS in your multifamily property and review the ratio utility billing system […]

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RevPAR Guide | Calculator + 7 Smart Ways To Maximize Revenue

August 1, 2019

One of the challenges facing hotel owners is how to extract the maximum income from their properties. Naturally, owners rely on timely data to measure how well they are doing. Accordingly, owners turn to a standard set of metrics to quantify revenue and expense ratios. Therefore, this article describes one of the most important, RevPAR. […]

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Commercial Sublease Agreements

July 28, 2019

Subleasing is almost inevitable, and as the landlord of a commercial property, you must prepare for this possibility. Therefore, in this article we’ll define “What is a commercial sublease agreement?” We’ll also explain how subleasing works and how you must legally protect your interests and your assets. Furthermore, we’ll discuss special considerations for commercial sublease […]

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Real estate joint venture investors discuss the pros and cons of JV deals

Joint Venture Agreement – Complete Guide for Huge Success

July 24, 2019

No discussion of real estate deals would be complete without a full review of the joint venture agreement (JVA). In fact, a real estate joint venture is one of the most popular modes for developing new projects. Accordingly, in this article on joint venture real estate deals, we’ll examine the real estate joint venture agreement. […]

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The 5 C’s of Credit – Ultimate Borrower’s Guide

July 22, 2019

Short Summary of the 5 C’s of Credit Are you interested in getting a loan to finance the purchase or construction of commercial real estate? Then you’ll need to understand the 5 C’s of credit. Indeed, they are equally important for all types of loans, both business and personal. In this article, we’ll define “What […]

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Building Classes (A, B, C) – Everything You Need to Know

July 4, 2019

When someone refers to “primo office space” or a “roach-infested dungeon,” what do they mean, precisely? It is the job of building classifications to distinguish the quality of different properties. Commonly, we use building classifications in conjunction with office buildings. However, you can use them for retail, industrial, hotel and apartment properties, among others. The […]

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Overhead view of Tampa commercial real estate, including retail buildings and hotels

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

June 23, 2019

As Florida’s third largest city, Tampa is an important commercial real estate 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 the […]

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Bird’s-eye-view of Austin commercial real estate with hotels and properties under construction

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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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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How to Find the Best Commercial Property Management Companies

May 16, 2019

In this article, we’ll help you understand what to look for in top commercial property management companies. Also, we’ll look at the pros and cons of using commercial property management companies and list some major ones. In addition, we’ll touch upon commercial property management software and answer a few frequently asked questions. Many real estate […]

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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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Highest and Best Use – Optimizing Commercial Real Estate

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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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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