Entries by Amber Felton

Medical Office Buildings: Why Investors Are Drawn to This Type of Investment

The medical office building (MOB) market is a niche market that has seen a significant increase demand from investors over the years. Many factors, including resilience during market shifts, consistently high occupancy rates, and overall positive outlook, contribute to this asset’s desirability. In 2018 alone, medical office buildings were anticipated to grow by about 22 […]

Leveraging Data and Insights to Maximize Returns

Technology is driving change and opportunity across the commercial real estate and alternative investment markets. With this digital disruption has come a newfound surplus of data, driving the industry to more readily accept the need for data-driven decision making. However, this surplus of data creates new challenges around how to make the data useful and […]

Identifying and Managing Your Portfolio’s Risk in a Volatile Market

Identifying and Managing Your Portfolio’s Risk in a Volatile Market Today, changes in the commercial real estate landscape have driven an increased scrutiny of investments, a result of the industry’s shifting risk tolerance and competitiveness as well as fluctuations within the market. This increased scrutiny has created a more intense need for investors to strategically […]

4 Top-Performing Assets to Consider During Market Shifts

Market shifts and periods on uncertainty are an unavoidable part of the investment lifecycle. While it is impossible to predict exactly how these events will impact the commercial real estate and alternative investment markets, it is certain that some assets are able to withstand these periods better than others. When faced with the potential of […]

How Sponsors Can Leverage Technology to Boost Investor Engagement in The Digital Era

In a technology-driven era where day-to-day communications are increasingly occurring virtually, establishing strong relationships can sometimes be challenging. Because the real estate industry thrives on personal connections, sponsors are being forced to learn how to navigate society’s “digitization of everything” norms while still satisfying the industry’s demand for meaningful relationships. As more and more work […]

3 Ways Real Estate Investors Can Prepare for a Recession

Today, approximately 58% of investors believe that a recession will occur in 2020, creating some uncertainty amongst investors across all industries, including commercial real estate. When investing in real estate, it is understood that the market is cyclical and therefore has the potential for an investment to go awry. Fortunately, although recessions often emerge swiftly, […]

Adaptive Reuse: How Vacant Big-Box Retailers Create Opportunity for Self-Storage Facilities

The retail apocalypse, which began taking victims a decade ago, is continuing throughout 2020 with an anticipated 2,600 additional store closures this year alone. Department stores were traditionally anchor tenants within shopping malls due to their popularity and ability to drive business to smaller retailers. Today, however, big-box retailers, like Macy’s, Sears, and JC Penney, […]

4 Ways the Evolution of Healthcare Is Impacting Healthcare Real Estate

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States economy today, with a current value of over $1.2 trillion and a projected value of $5.7 trillion by 2026. An aging population and increasing spend on healthcare is driving a demand for more healthcare facilities, but the market is struggling to […]