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Commercial Real Estate Investing: Alternative Investments

When it comes to commercial real estate investing, most investors think only about the four main asset types: multifamily, office, retail, and industrial. However, there are many other options, known as alternative real estate properties, that investors too often overlook. These alternative investments offer many of the same return opportunities as their traditional counterparts, but often face less competition. If you’re interested in diversifying your commercial real estate portfolio, consider adding alternative investments. Here, we are exploring these alternative properties, giving you a comprehensive look at several options. In addition, you’ll see how to invest in each of these properties and learn how our services can protect these investments.  What Are Alternative Properties?  Historically, commercial real estate investing has been a solid wealth-building strategy. Even as the economy grew and contracted, CRE has remained a relatively steady performer over the decades.  When you think about commercial real estate investing, what comes to mind? Undoubtedly, it’s […]

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Property Manager vs. Facilities Manager

Property Manager and Facilities Managers: Which Do You Need? What’s the difference between a property manager and a facilities management team? Which do you need for your commercial property or properties? Most importantly, what makes a good property manager or facilities manager? Here, we are focusing on property and facilities managers, how they’re similar and different, and how you can find the best managers for your commercial real estate assets. What are Property and Facility Managers? In order to choose the best services for your building, you need to understand the functions and responsibilities of both facilities managers and property managers. To understand these functions, we must first examine whom the manager serves. Despite similar titles, Property Managers and Facility Managers actually have different roles and oversee different types of commercial real estate space.  Property Managers First and foremost, property managers work for the property owner or investors. While they are responsible for overseeing the safety and […]

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Fair Housing Act and ADA Regulations in Texas

For building owners, property managers, real estate agents, or other real estate professionals in Texas, knowing and complying with Fair Housing regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Act is crucial. Depending on the location of your property, your role in leasing or sales, and the age of the property, you are subject to federal, state, and local fair housing and ADA laws. Here, we are outlining the federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also, we explore Texas accessibility standards and Texas fair housing requirements. It’s important to note that some jurisdictions in Texas have additional protections for marginalized groups not covered by federal and state protections. Knowing, understanding, and following these fair housing and accessibility laws is crucial to your success as a real estate professional. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in expensive fees and fines, or potential litigation. The Federal Fair Housing Act In 1968, Congress passed […]

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Getting Back to Work Amid Coronavirus (Free Downloadable Checklist Included)

Reopening Commercial Buildings Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic As businesses prepare to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate owners and property managers are directing their focus to tenant safety. In-person workforces will require comprehensive health and safety plans to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. How can property owners and property managers ensure their assets are safe when tenants, visitors, and clients return to work? Please contact your medical experts and legal counsel before adapting your organization or facility, or before using any of these techniques. Follow these guidelines to prepare your properties and protect your tenants: Preparing Your Property From a commercial property standpoint, owners and property managers are responsible for providing a safe place for tenants, their employees, and visitors to work. With that charge in mind, commercial property owners and managers have a variety of options to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their buildings. Inspect and Update the […]

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10 Commercial Real Estate Investing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Commercial real estate investing has long been a dependable wealth-building tool. Over time, CRE investments tend to perform the same as – or better than – stock market investments. Plus, real estate is often less volatile and less prone to dramatic fluctuations. However, just as with any investment, commercial real estate comes with inherent risks. Mitigating these risks comes down to knowing the most common mistakes and understanding how to avoid them. 10 Common Commercial Real Estate Investing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) There is no right or wrong investment, but there is a right and wrong investment property for you. 1. Choosing the Wrong Property Type There are many types of commercial real estate, but the four “main food groups” are Office, Industrial, Retail, and Multifamily. Investors can also purchase raw land, mixed-use properties, special use properties, even storage units and RV parks. Each property type is unique – not only in its […]

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