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Rental income insights for commercial lenders and investors

One of the challenges facing commercial real estate is the difficulty in finding the granular level of assessment required to determine rental income risk. Rental income is essential to determining...

Hooray for Hollywood?

It’s not often that our work with properties intersects with the glamour of Hollywood, but there’s one area where it occasionally does — automatic sprinkler systems. They’re commonly depicted in...

Tools of the rental trade

In commercial real estate (CRE) investments, rental income is key in determining acceptable returns over the long term. While many recognize rental income’s role in CRE investment management, too...

Data integration and CRE: Interesting stuff and how to use it

I recently attended the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) annual Commercial Real Estate Financing (CREF) conference in sunny San Diego. The conference is the premier industry event, with more th...

Building codes and enforcement: Tools for a profitable commercial real estate investment

Location and the reputation of a property are key to making sure a commercial real estate transaction is profitable. Location refers to the attractiveness of a property based on where it is...

Zoning reports: Not just for legal compliance

A zoning report is likely the lowest-cost piece of information in the due diligence process for a commercial real estate transaction — but it might be the most valuable. Many people order zoning...