April 17, 2018
Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea
As a Net Lease Investment Advisor and Buyer’s Broker, we face a number of practical challenges in the recent and current Net Lease Market.
Challenge #1: Accessing net lease ‘product’ or properties that match a Buyer’s stated criteria. Reproducing the cash flow of their existing asset is a point of departure, only. Then, we need to establish “What is a risk-adjusted return?” OK, you say, you want a limited risk new investment. No problem; but since the Great Recession with most compressed cap rates in memory (Higher prices), we have to sort through the “Net Lease Wheat from the Net Lease Chaff”. Continue reading The 1031 Net Lease Broker Conundrum
April 10, 2018
Contributing Author: Chad Gleason, CCIM
It is not often that the State of Washington attends international real estate conferences, but with the incredible growth of the Greater Seattle Area and growing interest from international investors, Washington State made its debut at MIPIM 2018. MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels de l’immobilier)is an international property, real estate development and investment event hosted annually in Cannes, France. From the official press release from MIPIM, there were over 26,000 real estate professionals, many city and political leaders, with well over 4,500 investors from over 100 countries, who came together for the 4-day event at the Palais des Festival, Cannes. They came to see, share and network with what the world has to offer in real estate investment and development. Continue reading Seattle, Washington goes to the Côte d’Azur / Seattle goes to MIPIM 2018
April 04, 2018
Contributing Author: Nick Miner, CCIM
It is amazing how fast the first quarter of each year always seems to fly by. It is a non-stop, press on the gas pedal type of quarter and 2018 was no different than 2017; well, maybe?
In looking back at total transaction velocity for Phoenix Metro in 2017, there was on average about 260 closings a month (office, retail, industrial, land, apartments, etc.). When you look at 1Q18, that number is about 192 closings a month; a net drop of almost 26% just in transaction velocity. This is before a deep dive into any one product class; just the macro look at transaction velocity.
There are several reasons that could go into the drop in transaction velocity with one of the main issues being tax reform and the debates leading up to the final product. The banter back and forth in Washington definitely had the investment markets captivated as to what would ultimately be passed. Continue reading 1Q18 Officially in the Books
Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea
We believe it is, in fact, helpful to have some historical sense of the evolution of the Net Lease Niche of the Real Estate Industry to have a better sense as to how these asset fit into the investment objectives of investors small and large in today’s maturing marketplace.
If you think about it, real estate, as an investment asset class, is a relatively recent development. It was always an entrepreneurial endeavor and was fueled as a worthy investment vehicle going back to the ‘mid-70’s and ERISA provisions, in those days total assets of private pension funds amounted to something like $164 billion dollars; today, of course, its in the “Trillions.” Continue reading A Net Lease Asset History Lesson
March 29, 2018
Contributing Author: Jay Verro, CCIM
Today’s CRE investment transactions involve investors from around the globe, which can lead to pertinent due diligence items being over-looked. A significant percentage of larger property sellers and buyers rely on 3rd party vendors to provide items such as building size, acreage, ceiling height, etc. As an example, Leases that have missing Exhibits, such as site plans, building / space drawings should be a red flag that further “boots on the ground” verification is warranted. It is not uncommon for buyers to submit offers and even purchase properties sight unseen.
Engaging local experts is an excellent way for a buyer to hedge their bets for the future vs. simply buying for an acceptable return now. Continue reading The Lost Art of Due Diligence
March 16, 2018
Commercial Real Estate Technology (CRE Tech) firms have emerged addressing a number of industry challenges, which have long been accepted as normal. A few of the solutions are enhancing Customer Relationship Management (CRM), centralizing information sharing, simplifying the creation of marketing materials, increasing the quality of market data, and increasing market reach on offerings. Each CRE Tech Company offers beneficial solutions, but what is most important is the value these CRE Tech firms collectively offer to their clients. Continue reading Building Bridges not Walls, the Future of Commercial Real Estate
March 15, 2018
Contributing Author: Sean Lyons
An in-depth analysis of the private student housing market at Clemson University conducted by Triad Real Estate Partners. Triad Real Estate Partners concentrates in private student housing and multi-family real estate brokerage. Triad Real Estate Partners’ research team compiles in-depth market research reports on leading Universities in the United States.
Total enrollment at Clemson University in South Carolina increased for at least the 15th consecutive year, registering a University-record 24,387 students. Over the past decade, enrollment has grown by a total of 27.78%, averaging an annual increase of 3.24% over that span. Continue reading Clemson University Student Housing Research Report 2017–2018
February 21, 2018
LDCRE is a free commercial real estate listing distribution platform that allows
brokerage firms to connect their listing inventory directly to LDCRE.com through an API (Application Program Interface). Once the connection is set up all new listings and listing edits flow from the broker/brokerage firm to LDCRE on auto-pilot without any further work by the broker/brokerage firm.
LDCRE set out to not only be a free CRE listing platform, but to be a CRE Listing Distribution Platform with the largest distribution network of news websites where LDCRE powers the CRE listings. In the beginning of 2017 LDCRE was distributing CRE listings to 3 news websites in NYC, Chicago, and Scottsdale. By the close of 2017 LDCRE grew its distribution publisher network from 3 to 900+ (600+ Domestic and 300+ International). “When you see a growth of 32,550%, or a 326.5x multiple within 12 months it makes you rerun the numbers on the calculator a couple times, but our team worked very hard on growing our network for a couple years; it was not an overnight success by any means. Continue reading Commercial Real Estate Listing Distribution Platform grows by 325x Multiple
Are you a CRE Expert in your market? Are you interested in being a contributing author for LDCRE covering CRE News in your market? Your columns would be posted in LDCRE’s News and upwards of 900+ news websites around the world. What better way to show clients you are THE MARKET EXPERT than being the point person for CRE news in your market for LDCRE its syndicated network of 900+ news websites.
Benefits to Contributing Authors:
- Free PR on LDCRE and upwards of 900+ news websites.
- Your contact information and linked website will be posted in every article you write, in every website where the article is posted.
- Each article will deliver hundreds of links back to your website.
Continue reading Looking for CRE Contributing Authors in the top 50 MSAs
February 12, 2018
NAR recently compiled a list of third party commercial real estate technology
companies that offer commercial real estate listing services, email marketing, and research as third party tools for NAR’s commercial real estate members. The Lists can be viewed at: Commercial Data & Listing Sources (NAR)
- Listing Platform Services (LDCRE is listed)
- Research Property Data (LDCRE is listed)
- Marketing/Email Blast Services
- Commercial Information Exchange/Commercial MLS Providers (LDCRE is listed)
Continue reading LDCRE included in National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) published list of “Commercial Data & Listing Resources”