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30
Apr

Rich Uncles—Bringing Real Estate Investing to the People

How Rich Uncles empowers average Americans to become real estate investors. A growing trend in the real estate investment sector is the use of crowdfunding to raise capital for transactions.  Known as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), this option allows people to invest in real estate, even if they only have a small amount of capital to contribute.  This is

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23
Apr

Why Institutional Investors Have Held Back on the Affordable Housing Market

Why institutional investors hold back on affordable housing projects. Recently, the demand for affordable housing has been on the rise.  While this investment pool is traditionally small, it has garnered attention from institutional capital.  That being said, the opportunities for institutional investors to enter the market are limited.  Here are some of the reasons why institutional investors hold back on

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16
Apr

The Effects of Co-Working on Leasing Activity

Will co-working continue to drive office leasing? In 2019, co-working was a major driver of office leasing activity.  However, after the failed launch of the office-sharing start-up, WeWork, will co-working continue to be a force in the leasing market?  Your commercial realty advisors report. Despite the failed launch of WeWork, experts predict that the co-working office leasing sector will continue

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9
Apr

California Adds 16 Million Square Feet of Office Space

California’s continued economic growth leads to increased office space. Prolonged economic growth has driven demand for new office space in California’s key markets.  To respond to this overwhelming demand, 2019 saw the addition of 16 million square feet of new office space.  Your commercial realty advisors report on the top five California markets for new office space. 1) San Francisco

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26
Mar

CRE Experts Share Concerns Over California’s Split Roll Initiative

Concerns over the California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative. In November, California’s ballot will include the California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative.  Under this initiative, commercial properties would be reassessed to market value every three years.  The property would then be taxed according to

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19
Mar

How the Tenant Protection Act Affects Landlords

Learn how this new act will affect landlords of residential properties. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482) went into effect on January 1, 2020.  However, what does this act mean for California’s residential landlords?  Your commercial realty advisors report on the act and the consequences that it has for the state’s property owners. AB 1482 brings two major

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12
Mar

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12
Mar

Understanding Trends in Flex Industrial Asset Growth

Why flex industrial asset growth trails behind warehouse sales. While experts contend that the demand for flex industrial assets is strong, the growth of this market lags behind that of warehouse sales.  In fact, over a ten-year period, warehouse sales have increased by 95% while flex industrial sales are only up 43%.  So, what are the reasons for this slower

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5
Mar

Leasing Properties with Formula One Retail Ordinances

How you can face the challenges of Formula One Retail Ordinances and successfully lease properties. While leasing a property can be difficult enough on its own, new Formula One Retail Ordinances make this task even more difficult.  These ordinances require new leases to be cleared by the city in an effort to protect local and small businesses.  Here’s what you

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