2023 Holiday Shopping Outlook for Branson-Area Retailers

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As the holiday shopping season approaches, Branson retailers have already begun welcoming  customers from near and far to find the perfect gift for that special someone. From stylish clothing and accessories to one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone in one of Missouri’s most popular shopping destinations. A number of local and national trends … Read more

Why Hire a Property Manager?

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Commercial real estate provides an excellent investment opportunity for individuals and businesses alike. Managing a commercial property, on the other hand, is no small task.  Daily operations require marketing, tenant relations and maintenance skills. It also requires substantial knowledge of leasing agreements, employee relations and regulations.  Rather than deal with these complexities on their own, … Read more

What You Need to Know About Commercial Real Estate Lending

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With interest rates rising over the past two years, it’s no surprise that commercial real estate borrowers are feeling a bit of sticker shock these days. Banks and other lenders have also curtailed lending activity and tightened standards. In the second quarter of 2023, CRE loan originations from banks decreased by 69% from one year … Read more

How to Use Net Present Value & Internal Rate of Return for Assessing Commercial Real Estate

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Investing in commercial real estate can be an excellent opportunity to build wealth. As with all investments, profit potential is your main consideration when comparing different properties. How can you be confident that the money you invest today will generate a healthy return in the future? That’s where net present value and internal rate of … Read more

What is a CCIM Designation?

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As a commercial real estate investor, you have the opportunity for high returns on your investments. You need a broker with experience to share market knowledge and help you make informed decisions. What should you look for in a brokerage?  Education, experience and a good reputation are all attributes to consider when choosing a commercial … Read more

Commercial Real Estate Definitions for Confident Investments

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Estimated Read Time: 7 minutes If you’re new to the world of commercial real estate, you may be unsure how to get started. Commercial real estate, or CRE, refers to property that is used exclusively for business purposes. You make money in CRE by selling it, holding it or leasing it to tenants for income-generating … Read more

6 Tips for Brand New CRE Investors

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Buying commercial property for investment can help you build wealth. When you invest in commercial real estate, you can earn higher returns, have another source of cash flow and get tax benefits, like deferring capital gains.  As with many of life’s choices, investing in commercial property has risks and rewards. As a first-time investor, you … Read more

6 Tips on How to Make an REO Offer

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You can find bank-owned commercial properties for sale at auctions, on bank websites or via brokers. Once you’ve combed through REO listings and found what you want, it’s time to start thinking about your offer.  A commercial foreclosure may seem like the chance to pitch a lowball offer. The bank wants to sell the property … Read more

How to Buy REO Commercial Properties

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A commercial foreclosure could be your chance to scoop up a property that suits your needs for a lower price. For some, REO (real estate owned) properties can be a good investment—or a good start if you’ve never owned commercial real estate before. If you’re up for renovating or have an extensive network of clients … Read more