June 11, 2021
By Peter Houghton
Programmatic capital is highly beneficial for both real estate operators and investors. However, creating these relationships and executing multiple transactions requires skillful marketing, careful structuring and expert execution. The results can be economically rewarding and can take the right deal sponsor to the next level.
For a sponsor, creation of a programmatic partnership eliminates the stress of seeking out a capital partner for each deal they pursue,
April 21, 2021
Shlomi Ronen of Dekel Capital on why apartment residents and property owners will benefit directly and indirectly from the mega relief bill that was recently approved by Congress.
A college engineering professor of mine always said that to understand numbers you needed to experience them or feel them. Last month, the U.S. Government passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that is of a scale that is tough for most of us to understand when taken at face value.
March 9, 2021
As we draw close to the one-year anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact continues to reverberate throughout the commercial real estate industry. While the real estate market is constantly in flux, the pandemic has added an extra layer of instability on top of those normal market changes.
Among those most impacted are multifamily developers that broke ground prior to the pandemic on projects which were completed in 2020.
January 29, 2021
In Disney’s 2019 animation hit, Frozen II, Princess Elsa sings a harrowing song called “Into the unknown,” as she heads into a world that she has not seen before.
Similarly the real state capital markets are headed “into the unknown” in 2021, a year that is framed by polarizing optimism and pessimism as we manage through a continuing global pandemic that no one has (thankfully) experienced in their lifetime.
November 20, 2020
With the Presidential Elections now behind us, we have a little less uncertainty about what the future will hold from an economic and regulatory standpoint allowing all of us to focus on the challenges of the pandemic.
The commercial real estate industry continues to face challenges as the pandemic has accelerated trends, such as Internet shopping, and given rise to regulations, such as eviction moratoriums,
May 14, 2020
Economic uncertainty is changing lending practices, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t financing available for commercial real estate in Los Angeles.
The trick, though, is finding that financing and getting the right terms.
“Whatever underwriting people were using in January and February has clearly changed now,” said Kevin Shannon, co-head of capital markets at Newmark Knight Frank. “The loan terms — they are getting so dramatically different from what they were.”
While some lenders are “afraid to make bad loans,” Shannon added,