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What is a Lease Abstract?

What is a Lease Abstract? (in Commercial Real Estate)

A lease abstract provides a concise analysis of lease documents in a format that is easily understood. It also gives structure to ensure any material items will be found and information in the form can be quickly referenced in the lease for further detail. The lease abstract should be created in a format that is […]


Apartment Outlook 2018: Investors work harder to maintain momentum

The surge in new construction has taken an edge off the booming apartment market, but the sector is proving that it still has gas in the tank to deliver both NOI growth and appreciation. According to the Freddie Mac 2018 Mid-Year Outlook that was released in January, the healthy performance of the multifamily market in […]


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 […]


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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Life Company Lender Survey Shows Positive Findings

Despite signs of a maturing market cycle, life insurance companies appear to be staying the course on commercial real estate lending activity. Insurance company allocations to commercial real estate inched slightly higher in 2016, according to the latest Insurance Company Investment Performance Survey released June 5th by the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and Trepp LLC. […]


Real Estate Funds Break Records in Q1 2017

Private real estate funds keep multiplying with 554 funds in the market at the beginning of Q2 2017 competing for a total capital commitment of $189 billion, according to Preqin’s quarterly real estate update released in April. This represents a 13% increase in the number of funds raising from one year ago and a 24% […]

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 shopping center owners, investors and developers.

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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Private Equity Real Estate Funds Chasing Smaller Deals & Portfolios

NEW YORK CITY – Over two-thirds of private equity real estate funds are finding it harder and harder to hunt down attractive real estate acquisitions than 12 months ago, according to a recent report by Preqin, an industry-leader in alternative assets and real estate fund data provider. Lots of Dry Powder in Private Equity Real Estate […]

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Commercial Real Estate Price Volatility & Opportunity

LOS ANGELES – Commercial Real Estate prices may fall up to 5% over the next 12 months, according to a report released by PIMCO. Yet certain investment strategies and platforms may find extraordinary opportunities as a result. Price Gains Coming Largely from Capital Flows According to the authors, John Murray and Anthony Clarke, the disconnect […]