Victor’s Insider Scoop on “Is The Real Estate Market Awful?” …
August 15th, 2011 | top of page

Is the real estate market awful? Your answer to this question should depend on you asking yourself a more nuanced question: “Which part(s) of the real estate market is/are awful?” Cleaving the real estate market into its two simplest components—residential and commercial—yields a definitive answer. Residential real estate peaked in mid–2006, plunged through early 2009 and has been seesawing from mid–2009 through 2011. On the other hand, commercial real estate prices are now 46% above their mid– Continue Reading

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Victor’s Insider Scoop on How Foreclosures Are Creating a Tight Rental Market in The Valley …
March 15th, 2011 | top of page

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Victor’s Insider Scoop on Commercial Real Estate Financing in 2011 …
January 1st, 2011 | top of page

This month my newsletter articles begin with 15 stories on the state of commercial real estate financing in 2011. The numbers vary depending on the quoting source but here are some of the highlights I gleaned from the articles: 1. There’s $1.5 trillion ($1500 billion = $1,500,000,000,000) of commercial real estate loans that will mature between now and 2014 that, under current market conditions, have little hope of getting refinanced. 2. Of the $200 billion maturing in Continue Reading

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Victor’s Insider Scoop on New Changes to Lease Accounting Rules Will Soon Dramatically Affect Every Commercial Tenant and Landlord in U.S. …
September 15th, 2010 | top of page

This month’s scoop comes courtesy of my buddy Dave Miller the Commercial Sales Manager at Chicago Title in Phoenix. Dave always has his finger on the pulse of commercial real estate. Contact him at 602.667.1030 or millerds@ctt.com. Jones Lang LaSalle is urging businesses across the United States to prepare for dramatic proposed changes to global lease accounting standards with significant impacts predicted on real estate portfolios in the first year of the new regime. The International Continue Reading

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Victor’s Insider Scoop on How To Weather The Commercial Real Estate Storm …
November 15th, 2009 | top of page

Here’s a few quick tips on what you can and should not do come out of the current downturn without only a barrel to wear: 1. Keep your tenants happy! Maintain regular contact (what’s bugging them?) and treat them with respect. Within reason, do whatever you have to do to keep them in your building. 2. Stay current with any ongoing maintenance issues including landscaping. You want your buildings to look good to new prospective tenants. 3. Continue Reading

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Victor’s Insider Scoop on Why, Even If You Aren’t Ready to Sell, It’s Not Too Soon to Start Thinking About Selling …
October 1st, 2009 | top of page

It will pay to have all your ducks in a row when you are ready to market your property for sale. It is not unheard of for a deal to die if critical due diligence materials are missing or for a buyer to exact a price reduction in order to close without a specific document. What may not be so clear is what this preparedness entails. Before acquiring a property you should be aware of the terms Continue Reading

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Commercial Investment Real Estate Word of The Week: Estoppel Certificate
July 24th, 2009 | top of page

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Victor’s Insider Scoop: Commercial REOs Starting To Shake Free From Lenders
July 16th, 2009 | top of page

If you are a commercial real estate investor you may remember receiving an email from me several months ago asking you to send me your acquisition criteria for commercial REOs product types you are interested in buying. Unfortunately, my request was a bit premature as lenders were not readily forthcoming with assets they had foreclosed on. That is now beginning to change. I am tracking 70+ lenders in Arizona and am beginning to see more and more Continue Reading

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Commercial Investment Real Estate Word of The Week: Letter of Intent
July 11th, 2009 | top of page

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Commercial Investment Real Estate Word of The Week: Gross Lease
July 3rd, 2009 | top of page

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