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Jan 22, 2016
Senior Housing Investment Opportunities - Have you considered these?   Investing in Real Estate requires knowledge of the marketplace; potential renters, who they are, what they want and their economic abilities. When considering the Commercial Real Estate investment options, you may have looked past the opportunities included in Senior Housing.   The investment opportunity eluded me, until I had the opportunity to interview Rick Lynn with Marcus & Millichap National Senior Housing Group. Senior Housing is an intersection of three markets; Housing, Hospitality & Healthcare. The marketplace is full of investment opportunity.  You can invest directly as a Landlord and lease out the operations to an operator, act as an Owner Operator providing the care to your tenants, or invest through a REIT focused on Senior Housing. There are four recognized levels of operation from least to most care required: Independent Living (IL)Assisted Living (AL)Memory Care Continuing Care Retirement Care (CCRC)This option allows movement from (IL) to (NH)Nursing Home (NH) There is a surge in demand in the Independent Living marketplace to meet the aging Baby Boomers next stage in life. FREE Senior Housing Market Research Report click: http://bit.ly/CREPN-SeniorHousingMarketReport For more information on Senior Housing investment opportunities, contact Rick Lynn with Marcus & Millichap: Rick Lynn 630.570.2228 rlynn@marcusmillichap.com
Jan 15, 2016

To lower your risk in Real Estate Investing, You Need Data. Since 1995, Axiometrics has been providing investors the needed information to make investments based on the most current month end reported data.  Each month, Axiometrics gathers data from over 40,000 professionally managed apartment properties of 50 plus units plus across the USA. Rents for every floor plan offeredOccupancy ratesConcessions Ryan Kimura provides insight on how big data provides the answers investors need to make informed investment decisions in order to maximize the return on investment.   Ryan is the Regional Director for the East Coast and specifically the Mid-Atlantic Region for Axiometrics Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX. Currently, he assists companies operating in the Apartment and Student Housing space understand how to make the best decisions when buying, selling and managing assets by providing access to better, more accurate data. Prior to his tenure at Axiometrics, Ryan helped a Dallas based private equity hard money lending firm grow from $18MM to over $40MM in less than 18 months by originating transactions and raising capital from equity investors. During his time with the PE firm, he supported numerous aspects of the business including being an integral part of a JV partnership with a large hedge fund to buy, rehab and rent over 1000 foreclosed single family properties in Texas. Prior professional experience included growth and branding of a $500MM self-directed IRA and 401k administrator, from a local firm to a national firm. Ryan also has extensive background in real estate debt from residential to commercial to hard money.  For a FREE sample Market Narrative Summary, contact Ryan rkimura@axiometrics.com (469)621-9635.    

Jan 10, 2016
If you are doing house flips; purchasing fixer upper properties,fixing & selling for a quick profit, your short term profit options can be significant.  Insurance for this is not so easy.   The following are some good first steps: Contract: A good first question to answer: will you be doing the work yourself, or hiring a contractor.  If you are hiring a contractor, the best practice is to have:? contract in place with the contractor specifying Insurance requirements Insurance covering: Property: The proper form of Property Insurance for a renovation project is a Builders Risk Policy.  This provides coverage from the acquisition value of the structure through the completed project value.  It satisfies the requirement from lenders when required to provide proof of insurance.   Liability: Depending on the work that will be done and who will be doing, and the controls you have in place to minimize your risk, you will need to have some Liability Insurance. Premises Liability is the basic trip and fall coverage should anyone get hurt at the premises described on the policy.  This is a must, and very reasonably priced.  Completed Operations is the best option for coverage, especially if you are performing major renovations including the envelope of the building that could result in future damage to the structure. If you have any questions regarding your Quick Flip operations insurance needs, give me a call. For a sample contract and certificate example, click here. 
Oct 12, 2015
National publications about rent growth, vacancy rates and appreciation can make the news about Multifamily sound GREAT all over.  The truth is; all Real Estate is local; the news in San Francisco, is not the same experience in Topeka. Understanding the market; demographics & characteristics of the neighborhoods are essential to any predictable outcome when investing in real estate.   John Wilhoit has held positions with Maryland Housing Fund, AIMCO and HUD which provide him a tremendous background from which to draw from when assessing the different market tiers and their unique characteristics. “Who” are the people in the market? Primary Markets What is population size of a Primary Market?What is the Median Income?How many Primary Markets are there?Where are the Primary Markets?What features in an MSA define a Primary Market?Return on Investment expectations in a Primary Market Where are the 24 Hour Cities? Secondary Markets How far is a Secondary market from a Primary Market?What population size determines a Secondary Market?What is the employment picture?Is there an Airport or Sports Team in a Secondary City?What is the growth pattern like? Tertiary Markets How far is it from a Secondary Market?  How many people live in the MSA?Does rent increase in a Tertiary Market?Is there a Walmart in a Tertiary Market? Exclusive for our listeners!  Listen to receive a free full-length eBook from our guest and best-selling Author John Wilhoit.  No strings attached.
Sep 11, 2015
If you live/work in/on a building with a Fire Sprinkler System, you want to hear my interview with Matt Scarpuzzi, creater & owner of QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tools.   Since the mid 1940’s buildings of size and particular use have been built with an Automatic Fire Suppression System, or Sprinkler System.  Early on, building owners found that the cost of installing a sprinkler system was off set with substantial discounts on Fire Insurance.  Systems have proven over time to save lives and property from significant damage.   Sprinkler heads deliver between 30 -100 gallons of water per minute.  When putting out a fire, this is great.  Once a fire is out, the system will continue to run until the supply line is drained, which can create an expensive mess to clean up.   That’s what led San Diego Fireman Matt Scarpuzzi to develop the QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool. The QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool has been used and tested by firemen worldwide and saved property owners and insurance companies thousands in fire sprinkler damage avoided.  In April 2014, Matt appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank.   To learn more about Matt and the development of the QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool, check out my interview. Matt has generously provided an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT to our listeners.  Listen and learn how you can save on your QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool purchase.   For more information go to QuickStopTool.com  
Sep 4, 2015

Goal setting is such an important element of success.  Sometimes life gets in the way and can derail you from your track towards success.  If this is where you find yourself, it's not too late.  Positive results are still attainable.  I interviewed business coach and mentor Gary Furr, to learn more about what to do when you realize that the year is in the final stretch and you have lost your way.  Do you abandon the plan?  Go to plan B?  Revise the plan?   Gary shares the importance of writing your goals down, and reviewing daily to develop an unapologetic focus to achieve your goals.   Give it a listen, and let me know what you think. Unfortunately, there was some technical issues with the audio near the end, and some was lost, but is on the video.  If you would like to hear & see the entire interview, please check out the video: https://youtu.be/cUrVa_LYr9w To contact Gary Furr, email him at: garyfurr@thegrowthcoachportland.com             

Aug 10, 2015
From a post in the Facebook Group, Commercial Real Estate Network regarding a refinance of a 400 unit apartment complex, I learned about Darryl Dahlen & his company Global Solutions. FREE CRE Finance Worksheet http://bit.ly/CREPN-DarrylDahlenCREFinanceWS We will dive into various topics with Darryl regarding:Current Marketplace Opportunities for Investors:Areas of the country where undervalued opportunities still existRates of appreciation year over yearTypes of financingPurchasePurchase & RehabRefinance / Cash OutLength of ownership operating required for consideration Global Solutions is an experienced commercial brokerage with years of experience that specializes in funding commercial real estate loans for domestic and international clients. Our business model is based on leveraging our strong lender relationships that have been formed over many years to bring our clients the best terms possible. Using a "square peg square hole" approach we use our 10 years of lending experience to match a loan with appropriate lender. We have an array of loan products which allows us to be extremely flexible and competitive. We can arrange financing using SBA, USDA, HUD, Fannie/Freddie, bank loans, CMBS lenders, bridge loans, and hard money or private money. While our focus in multifamily properties, we are well-versed in many asset classes and welcome any owner-occupied or non-owner occupied properties that are: Assisted LivingOffice/MedicalOffice flexLight IndustrialManufacturingSelf-StorageStrip malls/Shopping CentersStabilized Hotels
Jul 9, 2015
Earthquakes are a constant real concern in the Western US and along the Pacific Ring of Fire. If you are not aware, the standard property insurance policy EXCLUDES “Earth Movement” which includes: Earthquake Tremors & AftershocksLandslide & SinkingMine SubsidenceGround Rising or Shifting However the resulting fire or explosion is covered.   With this in mind, I sought out a local Earthquake retrofit professional, Steve Gemmell with Earthquake Tech.  I was able to go out into the field and visit a job site where I got a tour of a job they were actively working on was able to see and have a Q & A session.   Steve Gemmell’s background in Earthquake / Seismic Retrofit Inspected thousands of buildings and installed hundreds of seismic retrofits.Consulted with several professional structural engineers and have developed a seismic retrofit method for each foundation type, including an unreinforced masonry design that meets current building codes.Consulted with City of Portland Bureau Development Services regarding their Residential Seismic Strengthening Program effective April 2011.Developed a program for individual & group DIY(do-it-yourself) classes and have consulted with Real Estate agents, Home Inspectors and Insurance agents. For more info: www.Earthquaketech.com
Jun 11, 2015
The news about Cyber/ Data Breaches tend to focus on big companies / governments that have been attacked by foreign cyber thieves.  The reality is that most small businesses have a direct threat inside their organization.   Chuck Palmer is the President of Covalent Business Consulting, an IT consultant that works with customers network security for the twenty first century.   We dive into topics including: How to secure your network Threats External vs Internal  Physical SecurityEmployeesClient InfoCompany Data PCI Compliant Credit Cards rule; what are your obligations?Keeping the info separateStorage requirementsNew cards coming to increase security Directors & Officers responsibilities: Negligence claims against Board Members, owners, and managers. Small Company list of concerns and what they should do: Data SecurityOnline BackupProceduresDocumented ProceduresInsuranceReview on a regular basis For more information, please contact Chuck Palmer at: / 612-201-9090 (Mobile).
May 21, 2015
Guest Susan Barilich is an experienced trial attorney, who has been licensed to practice law since 1981. Ms. Barilich is the principal and founder of Susan Barilich, P.C., a law firm specializing in trial work, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, including simple and complex contract disputes, business torts, such as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and collection matters, including judgment collection, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and fraudulent transfer cases. Ms. Barilich’s cases also cover a broad range of disputes involving real estate litigation, including land use disputes, covenants and restrictions, homeowners’ association issues, construction litigation and arbitration, title and boundary claims, commercial and residential real estate foreclosure disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant issues, and real estate contract disputes involving specific performance, breach, broker commissions, and other enforcement matters. Ms. Barilich is licensed to practice law in California and in Texas, as well as in multiple U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts sitting in both States. Ms. Barilich is also an American Arbitration Association arbitrator. Susan Barilich was born in South Bend, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of Houston Law School. FREE Arbitration Forms: http://bit.ly/CREPN-SampleArbitrationForms
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