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Interest Rate Hedging in Commercial Real Estate

Given that almost all real estate is financed with debt, interest rate risk can be a critical factor in the performance of a real estate deal. Like any other risk, the goal with interest rate risk is to mitigate the risk and limit its impact on the outcome of the deal. Performance of the deal … Interest Rate Hedging in Commercial Real Estate Read More »

Underwriting a Construction Loan – Summary & Wrap Up

This is the sixth and final  post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will provide a deal summary and a wrap up that includes a cautionary tale about construction lending.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on … Underwriting a Construction Loan – Summary & Wrap Up Read More »

Underwriting a Construction Loan – Collateral Analysis

This is the fifth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on collateral analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:  Post #1:  Introduction & Setup Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  … Underwriting a Construction Loan – Collateral Analysis Read More »

Underwriting a Construction Loan – Repayment Analysis

This is the fourth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on repayment analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1: Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  Guarantor … Underwriting a Construction Loan – Repayment Analysis Read More »

Underwriting a Construction Loan – Guarantor Analysis

This is the third post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on guarantor analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1:  Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis The intent … Underwriting a Construction Loan – Guarantor Analysis Read More »

Underwriting a Construction Loan – Borrower Analysis

This is the second post in our ongoing REPE Case Study on how a real estate private equity construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on borrower analysis.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the first post, you can do so by clicking here. The intent of this article … Underwriting a Construction Loan – Borrower Analysis Read More »

Sector Series: Self Storage

Executive Summary / “TLDR” The U.S. self storage industry got started in the 1960s in the state of Texas, where most homes lack basements (and thus extra storage space). Self storage units back then were simple boxes with garage-like doors that locked. The industry has evolved somewhat since then, with large, multilevel structures housing indoor … Sector Series: Self Storage Read More »

Sector Series: Multifamily (Part 2)

Note: If you have not already read Part 1 of the Multifamily Sector Series, you may want to start there. Part 1 provides a basic overview of multifamily real estate, including categories of multifamily, market characteristics, and historical performance. We cover the basics for those new to real estate private equity, but also dig into … Sector Series: Multifamily (Part 2) Read More »

Sector Series: Multifamily (Part 1)

Executive Summary / “TLDR” The multifamily or apartment sector is the “core-est” of the core real estate sectors and has attracted a wide range of real estate investors. Over the long-term, the sector has proved itself with strong performance, good liquidity, and a straightforward operating model. One differentiating factor versus other sectors is that the … Sector Series: Multifamily (Part 1) Read More »

Sector Series: Net Lease

Executive Summary / “TLDR” The net lease sector is defined by its lease structure as opposed to its property type, like most other sectors. The net lease sector encompasses a mix of property types, including office, industrial, and retail properties. The common feature among all of these properties is that the tenant is subject to … Sector Series: Net Lease Read More »
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