Key Considerations Before Signing as a Loan Guarantor

Key Considerations Before Signing as a Loan Guarantor

As mentioned in previous articles, one of the powerful advantages of multifamily real estate is the ability to obtain government (“agency”) backed non-recourse financing. When providing financing, the agencies (Fannie and Freddie) typically are looking at the property...
Top Benefits of Commercial Real Estate Investing

Top Benefits of Commercial Real Estate Investing

One of the things that is common when discussing investing is the fact that diversification is important. To most people that means having a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds and other securities in addition to 401(K)/retirement investments. Fewer individuals...
Why Multifamily?

Why Multifamily?

Multifamily is one of several asset classes in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) space. CRE investing has a host of great benefits in general that apply to all asset classes as I have previously described in article Top Benefits for CRE Investing. Within multifamily,...
Valuations

Valuations

In Commercial Real Estate, valuations are driven by net operating income (NOI), yet in most offering packages from sponsors, “price per unit” (PPU) is one of the first metrics presented. PPU doesn’t tell you anything about the property’s income stream, but only...
How Accounting Methods Impact Multifamily Acquisitions

How Accounting Methods Impact Multifamily Acquisitions

In my previous article, I discussed Why Operating Cash Flow is more important than Net Operating Income. I alluded to the fact that various accounting treatments can have a huge impact on the P&L. In fact, as private entities, most real estate companies have a lot...