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Navigating Gap Closings

Gap closings have long been an integral component of commercial real estate transactions. Recent metrics suggest not only that this trend will continue, but that gap closings will be utilized on an even more frequent basis. Gap closings facilitate the efficient conveyance of real estate on a remote basis—a quality that has particular significance due …

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Office Developers

During the pandemic, office developers saw a drastic decrease in demand. People were working from home due to the virus and there was much less of a need for office space. Now that people are returning to the office, specialists estimate that the market will bounce back. However, some are also concerned that office demand …

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Home Rehabilitations

One would have a tough time finding an easier way to turn a quick profit today than by flipping homes. The real estate market is on a hot streak right now. The potential return on investment is considerable—with the average investor netting an average profit of $66,000 per fix and flip home. More Have Lenders …

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REIT Viability

REITs have been the biggest trend in the mortgage fund formation arena since the inception of Rule 506(c) in 2013. A vast majority of funds over $50 million in assets under management have already converted. One primary point of contention has always been: what happens if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is repealed? This …

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IRS Opportunity Zone

In the January 19, 2021 IRS Notice 2021-10, the regulatory agency extended relief to Opportunity Zone Funds due to ongoing concerns stemming from the coronavirus. The announcement essentially renews the prior relief measures implemented via IRS Notice 2020-39 which expired at the end of 2020. Read more for a quick breakdown of the key benefits …

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The legalization of marijuana has been undeniably rapid. Considering that just under twenty years ago all forms of cannabis were banned in every single state, it is certainly eyebrow-raising that the product is quickly becoming a lucrative industry poised for sustained growth well into the future. The rise of the cannabis market is largely attributable …

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In November’s election, New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota voted to legalize recreational cannabis, and Mississippi and South Dakota voted to approve medical cannabis programs. Cannabis is now broadly legal for adults in 15 states, while 36 states allow medical cannabis. So, what’s in store for 2021? Many experts believe that victories at the …

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The Great Suburban Migration

A byproduct of 2020’s multitude of crises was a mass migration from major cities and urban centers to the suburbs, rural areas, and other states altogether. With remote workplaces becoming the norm, many broke the ties to their employers’ physical location and no longer felt compelled to live near their work, and others were determined …

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Since the onset of the pandemic, non-conventional lenders have faced two primary hurdles to making new loans. The First Challenge The first challenge has been a decrease in originations due to restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 and a reluctance of borrowers to move forward with purchase transactions. Their reluctance is due to …

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In the private lending industry, 2019 was a blockbuster year for institutional investors. 2020 was scheduled to be business as usual until COVID-19 and the lockdowns raged through the US economy. Suddenly, in early Q2 of 2020, Wall Street investors and their proxies pulled back as aggressively as they jumped into the market in 2014-2015.  …

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