Stress Testing Real Estate Development

After a construction loan is funded, the ink begins to dry on development pro forma models as the market assumptions become less reliable. When major market disruptions strike, stakeholders on all sides quickly demand answers. Developers can be prepared by stress-testing scenarios in advance.

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CAM Reconciliation: Deadlines Loom Large

A sinking feeling hits many people this time of year as tax time creeps closer. But for landlords in retail real estate, it can be a bit of a double-whammy: Not only are their taxes due, but the deadline for CAM reconciliations looms large as well. Generally speaking, retail tenants’ reconciliations for common area maintenance…

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Sell-Side Real Estate Due Diligence

While still relatively rare, sell-side real estate due diligence can reduce the property’s time on the market, lower the risk of re-trades and improve the return, advise two consultants with CREModels.

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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…

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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.…

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