Entries by John McDermott

Secondary Markets CRE Professionals are Watching in 2018

It is widely agreed that there are six primary markets in the real estate sector. Those cities are New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston (a few experts consider Dallas and Houston to be members of this group as well). While there certainly more than six cities flourishing since the […]

Bisnow’s Charlotte Multifamily Boom – See What You Missed!

The IMS team had the pleasure of speaking and exhibiting at an event right in our backyard this month. Bisnow hosted the “Charlotte Multifamily Boom! – Investment, Development, Finance and Design” in Uptown Charlotte last week. According to a report by Zillow, Charlotte will be the #4 hottest US housing market in 2018. And with […]

Student Housing: Demand, Supply and Changing Expectations

The days of dilapidated and poorly maintained college housing seem to be behind us. The college environments from decades ago (e.g. Animal House) are not what current students are looking for when they consider off-campus housing options. Today’s student is looking for amenities such as private bedrooms and bathrooms, common areas like pools and lounges […]

eBook – Investor Expectations and Experiences

Commercial real estate investors are taking a big risk when they place their trust, and their dollars, in a CRE sponsor. Investors need to feel confident that they are choosing the right sponsor, and the sponsor needs the skill, knowledge, experience, and tooling to manage the portfolio in an effective and trustworthy manner.

Investing Outside the Box: Alternative CRE Investment Opportunities

With competition in the commercial real estate industry becoming more intense than ever, many firms are looking for alternative real estate investment opportunities. Multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel are the five traditional commercial real estate property types that investment dollars are funneled into. But with rising pricing due to competition, big returns are increasingly […]