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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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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Texas Storage Unit Development

In 1964, Russ Williams and his stepson Bob Munn built the first self-storage facility with garage-style doors in Odessa, Texas. Over the years, self-storage facilities have cropped up all over the nation. As Americans increase spending, we need spaces to store our “stuff.” That’s why the storage unit industry is thriving. Currently, self-storage is a multi-billion dollar industry, bringing in $39.5 billion in annual revenue last year alone. Almost 10 percent of all American households rents a self-storage unit and spends an average of $88.85 per month to store their belongings. As of last year, the United States had about 1.7 billion square feet of storage space in about 50,000 storage facilities. To put that number in perspective, self-storage developments outnumber both U.S. McDonald’s restaurants (over 14,000) and Starbucks locations (around 12,000) combined. Nationwide, storage units typically see a 92% occupancy rate. But those statistics differ based on geographic location and other factors. For investors, […]

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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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How to Choose a Commercial Property That Fits Your Needs

Investors have long looked to commercial real estate to build wealth. However, entering the CRE market can be confusing if you don’t know how to start. There are many factors to consider when searching for a CRE property that meets your needs. Where will you find a property? Is the commercial property in a prime location? What is the expected cash flow? And what will renovations or repairs cost? Finding the ideal commercial real estate investment opportunity can be challenging. Here at CXRE, we want to help guide you towards a CRE investment that meets your needs. Below, you’ll find information to help you determine which commercial real estate property is best for you. As always, we are here to help. If you want more information about investing, property management, or property valuation, please contact us. One of our commercial real estate professionals would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Why Choose […]

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The 4 Things You Need to Know Before Developing a Microhospital

In healthcare, small is the new big. While some hospital systems have been busy expanding their services and extending their campuses by adding new buildings, in other places, some systems are offering healthcare on a smaller scale. Termed ‘microhospitals,’ these facilities are often associated with and developed by larger healthcare systems. Microhospitals frequently provide services to people who live far from large hospitals. These smaller-scale facilities allow healthcare systems to care for these patients without investing in new, full-scale hospitals. They also make for great commercial real estate investments if you have a knowledgable medical office broker. What do Microhospitals Offer? On the surface, these healthcare facilities may sound like urgent care facilities, but they offer more than walk-in care. Although they are small, microhospitals offer full-service care — primary care services, emergency care, and even outpatient surgery. Many facilities also offer lab, imaging, and diagnostic services. All microhospitals are different, but they all have […]

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