Entries by Staff Writer

Space as a Service: The New Business Model Impacting CRE

Emerging technology and evolving mindsets are producing a new generation of outside-the-box thinkers who are challenging the established notions of how to best market and utilize space. By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that roughly 40% of the US workforce will be working in ways alternative to the typical 9-5 work week. These […]

The CRE Implications of the Natural Disaster Spike and What You Can Do to Prepare

The number and scale of natural disasters continue to rise, with 39 weather disasters that caused damage in excess of a billion dollars in 2018 alone. Natural disasters include all types of severe weather, including but not limited to hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes, and winter storms. Even thunderstorms can qualify as natural disasters, depending […]

Trends Every CRE Professional Needs to Know

A strong market, coupled with the recent tech boom and increasing investor expectations, are game-changers that are overhauling the well-established landscape of the commercial real estate industry. Modern investors demand higher levels of engagement and services, challenging firms to adapt or fall behind. Read ahead to learn about why it’s important to understand the trends […]

How to Access and Deploy Capital Efficiently in CRE

We recently hosted a webinar discussing how to access and deploy capital efficiently in CRE. Noah Miller, VP of Acquisitions and Finance at Pensam Capital, joined Ron Rossi, VP of Business Customer Success at RealPage IMS, to talk through the benefits of open-ended funds and closed-end funds, the advantages of debt versus equity, how to […]

Tech Adoption in CRE: Misconceptions and Reality

Technology is taking commercial real estate by storm and has the potential to change the long-established status quo. It can be easy to misinterpret what the implications of these changes might be, but let us put some of your fears to rest. Read on as we clear up some common misconceptions and to better understand […]

The CRE 411 On Rising Construction Costs

The complex and fluctuating nature of the commercial real estate market can make it difficult to stay up to date on trends and changes in the industry, with even the smallest points changing market dynamics and influencing cost, risk, and expected returns. The cost of construction is one such factor, and it has recently seen […]

Top 4 Time Management Tips for CRE Sponsors

Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life”. And time is certainly of the essence in CRE. You have equity to raise, projects to manage, and likely an inquisitive investor base demanding your attention. Learning to effectively manage your time is crucial to […]

How to Retain CRE Investors and Secure Repeat Capital

Building an investor base with low turnover and repeat investment is a marker of success and security for CRE Firms. But in an increasingly competitive market and when there are higher investor expectations than ever before, investor retention can be a challenge. Read ahead to discover best practices for securing repeat capital in the world […]

The Impact of Ride-Hailing on CRE Property Development

Almost two-thirds of parking experts in a 2018 IPI survey cited ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft as having the greatest impact on the parking outlook over other factors and technologies. These types of companies impact dozens of markets, and commercial real estate is no exception. In recent years, “Uber” has become a verb, changing […]

How to Avoid Common Mistakes CRE Firms Make When Managing Investors

If you have been active in the commercial real estate market long enough, chances are you have a general idea of what your investors are expecting from their CRE sponsor. With the advancement of technology and the speed at which communication and decision-making now take place, though, you may feel like you are losing touch […]

Meeting the Needs of Foreign CRE Investors

Foreign direct investment in the US market is on the rise, with the National Association of Realtors reporting a 47% increase in foreign investors in 2017. Due to the economic recovery of the US, the market is considered stable and offers lucrative opportunities to those with capital who are looking for a favorable risk-return profile. […]

Transformation within CRE: CFO, Technology, and Leadership

RealPage IMS hosted a webinar on the topic of Transformation within CRE for CFOs, Technology, and Leadership. The webinar featured 2018 CFO of the year Deanna Farnell of CGI Strategies, who joined RealPage IMS’ VP of Customer Success, Ron Rossi, to discuss trends driving disruption in the CRE industry, strategies to address market changes, and […]