Category Archives: Commercial

Another Top-10 List — Largest Multifamily Lenders in 2013

Real estate works well as an investment given the leverage benefits on owner returns that lending can offer (as long as it is positive leverage). The average total property return on apartments reported by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) in 2013 was 8.78 percent. The typical 2013 multifamily loan interest rate …Read more

Are You Using Twitter?

Since January 2, 2014, I have been Tweeting under the DrTCJ account. To view my homepage click: https://twitter.com/DrTCJ While many of you do not have Twitter accounts, or perhaps you do not follow me, please take a look at the Tweets from the first half of April 2014 in the bullets below. DrTCJ April 2014 …Read more

Hotel Market Performance — Average 6.44 Percent Annually Since 2000

While office, industrial, retail and apartment properties faced a single significant recession since 2000, hotel properties have endured two. Hotel’s first recession in 2001 was driven by the tragic events of 911 when business and personal travel all but disappeared. Since 2000, the average annual return for hotel properties held in tax-free investment portfolios (both …Read more

Commercial Property Returns Remain Strong for Investors

Income producing real estate is particularly desirable today in the investment landscape since there are two potential sources of gain: periodic cash flow and increasing property values. Historically, commercial real estate has performed well in inflationary periods. While demographics create basic needs for commercial property, the primary driver in increased rents and values arises from …Read more

Renewable Energy: A Growing Resource

According to the International Energy Agency, within three years, renewable power could surpass natural gas as the second most prevalent source of electrical energy globally, behind only coal. Biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind accounted for over 37 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in the United States in 2013. Among renewable …Read more