Conditional Love (CUP’s)

Conditional Love (CUP’s)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll discuss Conditional Use Permits (CUP) and what to be aware of when looking for space.  Conditional Use Permits allow for different types of uses to be allowed in certain zoning districts, so long as they are...
Stop!  And Ask your CRE Broker These 3 Questions

Stop! And Ask your CRE Broker These 3 Questions

After having been in real estate for over a decade you end up running into all types of commercial brokers.  Much like every other profession there are good ones and bad ones, brokers you are compatible with and some you aren’t, and some that have different...
ROIC – Return on Invested Capital

ROIC – Return on Invested Capital

Another metric utilized by investors is the ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) analysis.  In order to reduce risk exposure, it’s important to understand when capital is invested and how quickly that capital is returned to you.  The faster those invested funds are...
Holding Period and Your Investment Goals

Holding Period and Your Investment Goals

When doing investment analysis on a property it’s easy to focus on the numbers relating to the returns on investment or the strength of the tenant(s).  However another important factor to consider is how an investment fits into your overall investment goals and...
The Power of Leverage

The Power of Leverage

Financial leverage is a very powerful tool.  Much like the Egyptians moved massive stones using a only a fulcrum and lever to build the pyramids, financial leverage allows investors to make purchases larger than their capital invested.  We discussed this idea in a...
Commercial SWOT Team

Commercial SWOT Team

Facing investment dilemma?  Unsure about which property to go after or if it’s a good fit for your portfolio?  Perhaps it’s time to bring in the SWOT analysis team.  SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.  It’s an...