Leavitt Digital Breaks into Institutional Real Estate with Priced to Market Student Housing Portfolio Estimated to Sell for as Much as $85MM

star_SIU_590x244_webLeavitt Digital is excited to add Triad Real Estate Partners’ newest listing to Leavitt Digital’s Free Commercial Listing Platform. Triad Real Estate Partners recently listed a 42 property Student Housing Portfolio with assets at Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University. The 98.76% occupied Star Properties Portfolio contains 980 Units, and has the upside of rent increases.

Sean Lyons of Triad Real Estate Partners spoke with Leavitt Digital in detail about this offering; both Triad Real Estate Partners and the portfolio owner feel this offering should be listed as “Priced to Market”. This portfolio offering is a very unique opportunity and Triad is already seeing serious demand from student housing investors all over the country. Both Triad Real Estate Partners and the portfolio owner are confident the market will dictate the price on this portfolio and it will ultimately fetch a sales price as much as $85 Million. Continue reading Leavitt Digital Breaks into Institutional Real Estate with Priced to Market Student Housing Portfolio Estimated to Sell for as Much as $85MM

Spotlight Interview: Lee Kiser: Principal/Managing Broker, Kiser Group / Principal KIG / Principal, KIG Analytics

39d9b1b-1Lee Kiser co-founded Kiser Group with his partner Estella Kiser, in 2005, and has developed the company into the most recognized brand in Chicagoland for mid-market multi-family commercial real estate brokerage. Kiser Group currently has 23 staff members.

 

LD: Congratulations on Kiser Group’s 10-year anniversary! Your team has a very impressive track record for selling apartments throughout the Greater Chicagoland area.  Can you tell us a little bit about how Kiser Group distinguishes itself from other commercial real estate brokerage firms?

LK: Kiser Group brokers are the most highly educated, best-trained agents in the market. Our brokers’ ability to lead their clients to solid investments is unrivaled. Another differentiator is that Kiser Group provides its agents with everything they need to help their clients, including the latest technology, research, and marketing tools. No other firm in Chicagoland knows multi-family investment like Kiser Group. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Lee Kiser: Principal/Managing Broker, Kiser Group / Principal KIG / Principal, KIG Analytics

Spotlight Interview: Joey Odom: Atlanta Director, Stan Johnson Company

2bb1a71Joey Odom is one of the top brokers and Atlanta Director at Stan Johnson Company based in their Atlanta Office. Joey has been with Stan Johnson Company for over ten years. Odom oversees the Atlanta office and southeast region, focusing on serving net lease buyers and sellers within the geography. Odom specializes in the sale of net lease retail properties, which is arguably one of the leading investment sectors within commercial real estate.

LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?

JO: My original plan in college was to go into youth ministry, and the college I attended had a strong program in this field. After a few semesters with this in mind, though, I shifted to a business focus in sales and marketing. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Joey Odom: Atlanta Director, Stan Johnson Company

Spotlight Interview: Jeff Rowlett, Vice President Investments/ Dir. National Retail Group/ Dir. Net Leased Property Group at Marcus & Millichap

JR News ReleaseJeff Rowlett, along with the support of his team is among the top investment brokers at Marcus & Millichap.  Over the years Jeff has honed his skills and developed a niche, concentrating on Net-Lease assets and multi-tenant retail assets throughout the Midwest and Nationally.  Jeff has worked at two of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms and been pursed by many other top CRE Firms.  Jeff’s exposure to these top commercial real estate brokerage companies has given him a unique peek behind the curtains at some of the major firms and allowed him to see which corporate structure and culture worked best for his style of brokerage and most importantly, for his clients.

 

LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?

JR: Surprisingly I have a degree in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Cardiac Rehab and my goal was to become an Athletic Trainer in the NFL. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Jeff Rowlett, Vice President Investments/ Dir. National Retail Group/ Dir. Net Leased Property Group at Marcus & Millichap

Spotlight Interview: Todd Justic President, ALJ Group, LLC

To know where the CRE Market is going you have to know where we are today…

1914103_181158138407_3281604_nA good way to gauge where the commercial real estate market is going is check who is hiring/ expanding, and/or who is downsizing, as it can foreshadow the good or bad times ahead for commercial real estate. Over the past 20 years Todd Justic, President of ALJ Group LLC has a 94% placement rate for senior employees in Real Estate Development, Construction, Engineering, and Architecture. Not only is Todd a great guy, but also he is a good guy to know when it is time to grow your company or time to look for a new employer.

LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?  What events in your career path brought you to establishing your own company? Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Todd Justic President, ALJ Group, LLC

Spotlight Interview: Dave Wilson, CCIM / EVP, Lockard Companies Interview

Spotlight Interview: Dave Wilson, CCIM / EVP, Lockard Companies Interview

Leavitt Digital is conducting a number of “Spotlight Interviews” with industry leaders in the Commercial Real Estate Sector whom we feel lead by example. Leavitt Digital’s first interview is with Dave Wilson, CCIM / Executive Vice President of Development and Brokerage Manager at Lockard (Update: Dave Wilson is now at Ryan Companies)

LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?

DW: When I was in college, I was going to school for a Leisure Services degree.  I wanted to go work at a Christian camp and be an Executive Director of a camp someday.  Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Dave Wilson, CCIM / EVP, Lockard Companies Interview

What’s the Deal with LDCRE’s Free Commercial Real Estate Listing & Search Platform?

We’ve all used paid listing/ search platforms for CRE in the past. Some of us have paid to list and/or paid to search, while others used the free platform that allow for viewing of all the ugly duckling assets that have been shopped for 60 days that no one wants to buy.

This has been the system ever since Black’s Guide closed their doors.  Do you remember Black’s Guide? It may seem like a million years ago, but Black’s Guide closed their doors on July 9, 2010. At one point almost every person in commercial real estate had at least one Black’s Guide asset/ broker directory on the corner of their desk.

The fall of Black’s Guide, was much more than just a company closing its doors; it showed that the CRE industry was ready to embrace technology (to some degree). The fall of Black’s Guide can be attributed to a handful of CRE listing platforms Continue reading What’s the Deal with LDCRE’s Free Commercial Real Estate Listing & Search Platform?

How does the CRE Market know you’re awesome?

Your Company is closing deals (acquisitions, dispositions, development, sales, leasing, finance, etc.), but how does anyone other than the 20 people that saw your LinkedIn post, or Twitter post know that your company is doing a great job?

Nobody likes braggers, but people always like seeing transaction news, market insights, and educated market forecasting.  LDCRE Commercial Real Estate News syndicates its articles to 500 news websites throughout the globe, helping our network increase its local and global market reach (for free). Become a contributing author and syndicate Commercial Real Estate News articles via LDCRE News around the globe.  Continue reading How does the CRE Market know you’re awesome?

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