EarlyShares EarlyFive from April 29, 2016

Apple has investors with money in tech stocks shaking their heads as they and other companies have seen stocks go down. But if you’ve come on board with Commercial Real Estate Investing, however, the positive news continues. And if you’re still on the fence, I encourage you to find out more because there’s never been a better time to invest in CRE and crowdfunding offers investors at every level the opportunity to reap the benefits of this viable sector.

1April 26, 2016
Four Reasons Why Companies Are Moving Back to the Cities
By Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio, Bisnow

Both established companies and startups are increasingly moving back to cities, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some reasons include the diversity of talent available in metropolises and the fact that more companies are realizing the benefits of the open-office concept.

2April 26,2016
Is Google Getting Into the Real Estate Business?
By Martin Drake, Bisnow

There’s talk that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is toying with the idea of creating tech-heavy “smart cities.” The new project involves scoping out cities that have large areas needing redevelopment and using them as the prototype.

3April 25, 2016
What property managers should know about changes in office space preferences
By Chris Mellon, NREIonline

Experts agree that there’s a shift occurring in the preferences of office space tenants, trends that Property Managers and building owners will need to be on top of to keep their share of the market.

JLL Takes the Open Office Concept in a New DirectionApril 22, 2016
ABA Bullish on CRE Lending
By Dees Stribling, Commercial Property Executive

According to the American Bankers Association’s real estate survey, U.S. Commercial Real Estate lending is strong, with 8 in 10 banks saying they’ll be increasing their CRE concentration in 2016.

4April 21, 2016
Behind the Walls of We Live
By Phillip Michael, BisnowNY.com

First co-working, now co-living! WeWork, a leader in the co-working industry, has unveiled WeLive in NYC and DC. Likened to an adult dormitory, this new concept boasts numerous amenities, not the least of which is a common kitchen area that comes stocked with a chef and free food.

EarlyShares EarlyFive from April 25, 2016

Did you get your taxes in on time? Wasn’t it great to have an additional weekend to get them done this year?

Q2 is well underway and we’re seeing more and more investors discovering the benefits of real estate crowdfunding. One of the articles I’ve included this week gives great insight into what’s drawing them in—be sure to check it out and take a look at our current offerings, you may find the perfect deal to get you started.

Since it’s almost summer, and you may be ready to start planning your vacation, I’ve included a BONUS article that features an interesting concept—the anti-vacation.

Will Non-Billionaires Ever Be Able to Afford NYC Housing?April 14, 2016
Will Non-Billionaires Ever Be Able to Afford NYC Housing?
By Alexe Barrioneuvo, CurbedNewYork.com

Prices in Manhattan have not stopped rising with the average sale price of $2million in the first quarter. This trend, and the fact that the only development going on is incredibly expensive, indicates that even millionaires don’t have many options.

Five Tech Unicorns that Could Change Commercial Real EstateApril 19,2016
Five Tech Unicorns that Could Change Commercial Real Estate
By Martin Drake, Bisnow

The impact of technology on the way we conduct business in nearly every industry is not new. But these five tech start-ups, who are just a small portion of the more than 159 now valued at $1billion, are likely to change the way the real estate industry does business.

As Fed Goes Silent, so too go chances of April Rate HikeApril 19, 2016
As Fed Goes Silent, so too go chances of April Rate Hike
By Greg Robb, Marketwatch.com

According to experts, the chance of a Federal rate hike right now is slim to none. Fed officials will meet on April 26 and 27, but based on events over the last month and a half, everyone expects rates to stay where they are for now.

Growth of Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016April 18, 2016
Growth of Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
By Waleed Esbaitah, Crowdfundbeat.com

In 2015, the crowdfunding industry reached $34.4 billion. Based on growth trends since 2013, the numbers for this year are predicted to be much higher and this article touches on the numerous reasons that real estate crowdfunding draws in so many.

Here’s Why Politicians Want Changes to EB-5April 18, 2016
Here’s Why Politicians Want Changes to EB-5
By Martin Drake, Bisnow

The EB-5 visa program, which was meant to give visas to foreigners who invest in rural areas or areas with high-unemployment, is under debate by legislators. Their beef: Most of the money is going into affluent areas, not where it was intended.

The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and taken to a tiny houseBONUS ARTICLE
April 18, 2016
The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and taken to a tiny house
By Patrick Clark, NREIonline
Getaway CEO Jon Staff calls his successful new model the “anti-vacation” because it’s the opposite of the traditional American vacation that includes spending a small fortune and flying to a faraway place. And it’s working—the start-up is booked for months.

EarlyShares EarlyFive from April 18, 2016

With last week’s celebration of the JOBs act’s 4th birthday and the growing popularity of real estate crowdfunding, it is becoming increasingly apparent to many investors that traditional investment venues are not as viable an avenue.

If you’re ready to enjoy the many benefits that crowdfunding provides—especially the fact that you can maximize and diversify your investments, check out our offerings and use our numerous resources to familiarize yourself.

Still investing in Real Estate through conventional Traditional Avenues? April 8, 2016
Still investing in Real Estate through conventional Traditional Avenues?
By Steven Kaufman, Entrepreneur

Real estate crowdfunding continues to grow rapidly and this article explains the top reasons why investors are choosing it over traditional avenues—including a quote from me about the fact that crowdfunding gives investors the opportunity to start at lower price level.

Commercial Real Estate Economists Weigh In Which Asset Class Looks Best for 2016April 12, 2016
Commercial Real Estate Economists Weigh In: Which Asset Class Looks Best for 2016
By Martin Drake

While nobody can predict the future, these top economists offer their expert opinion on which CRE asset class they’re bullish on for this year.

Can 3D Printing Create Massive Legos for High-Rise Construction?April 7, 2016
Can 3D Printing Create Massive Legos for High-Rise Construction?
By Barbara Eldredge

There’s a lot of talk about 3D printers these days, but this Singapore company wants to take 3D printing to a whole new level—by creating giant 3D printers to create entire buildings. Their plan includes printing one floor at a time, then stacking them up like Lego blocks.

Marriott’s $12.4 Billion Starwood Takeover Approved by InvestorsApril 8, 2016
Marriott’s $12.4 Billion Starwood Takeover Approved by Investors
By Sarah Mulholland, NREIonline

An acquisition that will create the world’s largest hotel operator has been approved by shareholders of both companies. The result: Marriott’s purchase of Starwood will mean that the operator will now control 1.1 million rooms across 5,700 properties.

JLL Takes the Open Office Concept in a New DirectionApril 8, 2016
JLL Takes the Open Office Concept in a New Direction
By Brian J. Rogal

Looking to set a trend, JLL has given its corporate headquarters in Chicago a whole new look. But it’s the process they used to design the revitalization that’s truly progressive—they got input from their more than 1,200 employees.

The EarlyFive from April 08, 2016

It’s been another great week in Commercial Real Estate investing and we’re excited to announce that we’ve successfully funded and closed our Marriott Courtyard Offering. It was funded by direct investors and international investors through our EarlyFund.

If you missed out on that one, don’t worry! The sponsor is already finalizing his next deal, which will be similar in asset quality and economics. So stay tuned over the next few weeks to be a part of it.

Also, make sure you register for our upcoming Webinar for the Downtown Las Vegas Redevelopment Offering which will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 2pm EST.

There’s Unmet Demand for Larger Units in Rental HousingApril 6, 2015
There’s Unmet Demand for Larger Units in Rental Housing
By Daryl Carter, NREIonline

Despite the fact that millennials are often the audience targeted for affordable housing, there’s also a need among families for larger rentals. Three and four bedroom units are in greatest demand in various urban communities including Washington, DC, Seattle, Dallas, Long Beach, CA and Orlando, FL.

Buffet Indicator Warns of Low Long-Term Stock Returns By April 5, 2016
Buffet Indicator Warns of Low Long-Term Stock Returns
By Erik-Dolan-Del Vecchio, Bisnow

According to the chart named after billionaire investor Warren Buffet, The Buffet Indicator, stocks are now not only outrageously expensive, their inflated prices are also causing returns to plummet in the long run, down to just 2% over the next decade.

Happy Birthday Jobs Act! Now Four Years OldApril 5, 2016
Happy Birthday Jobs Act! Now Four Years Old
By JD Alois, Crowdfund Insider

We’re still celebrating the success of the JOBS Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, making various forms of crowdfunding legal, including Title II (accredited crowdfunding) and Title III (retail crowdfunding).

Community Spaces Rate High Among Amenities That Attract Apartment RentersApril 5, 2016
Community Spaces Rate High Among Amenities That Attract Apartment Renters
By Benedix Anderson, NREIonline

Although we all know that it’s location, location, location when it comes to real estate, multifamily properties can offer another valuable feature to renters—and that’s community spaces that are amenity and/or activity rich.

Office Market Gains Ground in Q1April 5, 2016
Office Market Gains Ground in Q1
By Dees Stribling, Commercial Property Executive

The national vacancy rate is down in the office sector, giving this market a great start to the new year. And because demand continues to be higher than new supply growth, experts predict this trend will continue.

A Complete List of Zaha Hadid Architect’s Unbuilt DesignsBONUS – April 5, 2016
A Complete List of Zaha Hadid Architect’s Unbuilt Designs
By Patrick Sisson, Curbed.com

Every once in a while, an industry is blessed with a remarkable, inspiring talent that takes a one-of-a-kind approach—as was the case of architect Zaha Hadid. She passed away on March 31, 2016, leaving a legacy of                                         outstanding and unrealized projects that her firm promises to complete in the coming years.

The EarlyFive from April 04, 2016

While much of the world is on the economic edge, with the declines in oil prices and the continued volatility of the stock market, Commercial Real Estate Investing remains strong.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our latest offerings for the opportunity to diversify your investment portfolio.

In this week’s EarlyFive, I’ve included several articles that I hope you’ll find helpful. And as always, if you’re just getting started in CRE, take a moment to review the many resources we have in our education center.

On Thursday, April 7th at 2pm EST please tune in to our webinar focused on the Downtown Las Vegas Retail offering centered in the hot Downtown Las Vegas district. Please click here to register.

Lender Capital is Pouring into Affordable HousingMarch 30, 2016
Lender Capital is Pouring into Affordable Housing
By Beth Mattson-Teig

There’s good news for commercial investors interested in the affordable housing market—banks are increasing their lending in large numbers for this market. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reported large spikes in their multifamily loan purchases.

 

Bisnow Special Report: How Some of the Nation’s Top Leasing Agents Find Buyers (and Tenants)March 30, 2016
Bisnow Special Report: How Some of the Nation’s Top Leasing Agents Find Buyers (and Tenants)
By Michelle Hofmann

For those who invest in the office sector, it’s good to know that these buildings will be profitable and that only happens with the right management and tenants. Here’s how the top leasing agents pull it off.

 

Creative Co-Working Has Grown by 200% Every Year Since 2011March 29, 2016
Creative Co-Working Has Grown by 200% Every Year Since 2011
By Ethan Rothstein, Bisnow

Since its arrival in commercial real estate, co-working providers have grown exponentially and researchers say it’s not only going to continue, but that this niche is going to explode over the next five years.

 

5 Big Changes Coming to Real EstateMarch 23, 2016
5 Big Changes Coming to Real Estate
By Jarred Schenke, Bisnow

During the recent 2016 Development and Construction Forum, industry experts discussed 5 CRE trends that may (or may not) surprise you—including the replacement of check-in desks at hotels with smartphone registration.

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