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How will UltraFICO Affect Real Estate Investment & Development?

UltraFICO - Effect on Real Estate Investors & Developers

FICO scores are about to change in a big way. Meet UltraFICO. Fair Isaac Corp, creator of the widely used FICO credit score, has developed a new version of the ubiquitous lending-qualification metric, dubbed the UltraFICO. This updated version, one of the biggest shifts in credit reporting we’ve seen in a long time, promises to…

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Qualified Opportunity Zone Resource Center for Real Estate Developers

Welcome to our Real Estate Developer Resource Center for investing and developing inside Qualified Opportunity Zones. Below the map are resources curated for the use of real estate investors and developers including official sources, downloadable documents, other portals/hubs, recent news, and discussion threads. We have marked potentially negative coverage (from the perspective of investors and…

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The death knell is tolling for LIBOR

Are you prepared for the disappearance of LIBOR? The clock is winding down on the last days of LIBOR, forcing commercial real estate professionals to take a closer look at mortgages and loan docs that will be impacted when the key benchmark is phased out by the end of 2021. The demise of LIBOR (the…

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Illinois’ financial woes could have big implications for landlords

Owners of real estate with government tenants should take notice The State of Illinois is proving that even some of the most stalwart tenants are not immune from financial problems that can all too quickly blow up and derail a property’s operating proforma. Illinois has been making headlines recently for its soaring deficit and a…

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Commercial Real Estate Winners and Losers

The November election unleashed a fresh wave of speculation on what exactly a Trump presidency might look like and how a political outsider would shake-up the status quo in Washington. Hitting the 100-day benchmark has made one thing crystal clear – the Trump administration certainly isn’t dull. Many in the industry have anticipated that having…

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Top Retailers and Restaurants in the US

Top Retailers and Restaurants in the US

Included in this chart: Walmart McDonald’s Target Walgreens Dollar Tree Subway CVS Home Depot Taco Bell Burger King Lowe’s Wendy’s Shell Starbucks Kohl’s Chick-fil-A Dollar General KFC Amazon Dunkin’ Donuts Best Buy Sam’s Club 7-Eleven Michaels Stores Panera Bread Source: https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/2017/only-three-businesses-can-say-at-least-84-percent-of-us-consumers-spent-with-them-in-2016/

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Who’s feeling the “pain” of retail closures?

Who’s feeling the “pain” of retail closures?

Macy’s, JCPenney and Sports Authority are just a few of the big names in retail that are closing stores, shrinking footprints or going out of business altogether. The mass of store closures is clearly creating a shake-up in the retail sector along with widespread speculation on the short- and long-term implications for retail owners, investors…

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