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Commercial Real Estate: Definition, Types, & How to Make Money

August 14, 2023
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Real estate refers to property ownership and can be divided into two main types: commercial real estate and residential real estate. While residential properties are meant for living and housing, commercial real estate is focused on business activities. These commercial properties play a vital role in commerce, providing spaces for businesses and economic activities. Commercial real estate property stands as a beacon of profit in the investment landscape. A CBRE report from 2023 shows more than $1 trillion was invested in commercial real estate transactions by the end of Q4 in 2022. Although down from 2021, this is still a…

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How to Find and Attract Commercial Real Estate Buyers

August 9, 2023
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Are you looking to sell your commercial property and attract the right buyers? Finding and enticing commercial real estate buyers is crucial for any property owner or real estate professional.  5.64 million existing properties were sold in 2020, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. Whether you’re dealing with seasoned commercial real estate buyers, eager commercial property buyers, or potential investors seeking lucrative opportunities, understanding the strategies to appeal to a diverse range of property buyers can make all the difference in securing a successful and profitable transaction. This article will delve into the essential steps and effective…

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Types of Commercial Real Estate Loans

May 2, 2023
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When purchasing or developing commercial real estate, finding the right financing solution can be a critical piece of the puzzle. A variety of loan options are available, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on your unique business needs and financial situation. In this article, we’ll explore the most common types of commercial real estate loans, including traditional bank loans, SBA loans, bridge loans, CMBS loans, and hard money loans. We’ll break down the pros and cons of each type of loan and offer guidance on how to choose the best financing solution for your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to…

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Commercial Real Estate Types: An Investor’s Complete Guide

April 19, 2023
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Investing in commercial real estate can offer a significant return on investment. However, it requires careful planning and knowledge of the industry. As a potential investor, it’s crucial to understand the different types of commercial real estate available and what sets them apart.  This guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the most common commercial real estate types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, multifamily housing, and hospitality properties. By the end of this guide, you’ll better understand each property type and be better equipped to make informed investment decisions. What Is Commercial Real Estate (CRE)? Commercial real estate…

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Commercial Lease Terms You Should Know

April 19, 2023
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Commercial leases can be complex and confusing, with many legal terms and clauses that can leave even experienced business owners scratching their heads. However, understanding these lease terms is essential to protect your business and ensure a successful tenancy. From base rent to common area maintenance charges, knowing the ins and outs of commercial leasing can save you from costly mistakes and unexpected expenses.  In this post, we’ll break down some of the most important commercial lease terms you need to know to negotiate a fair and favorable lease agreement for your business. So whether you’re a new business owner…

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RSF vs USF: What’s the difference?

December 27, 2022
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In commercial real estate, you may have come across RSF and USF, but what does RSF stand for? And what exactly is the difference between that and USF? a property’s size can be evaluated in two major ways: by its usable square footage (USF) or rentable square footage (RSF). Generally, this applies more to office and retail properties with multiple tenants than multifamily or industrial properties. In this blog we will explore the differences between rsf vs usf. What Does RSF Mean in Commercial Real Estate? What is RSF in real estate? RSF, or rentable square feet, is an important…

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Can I Take Cash Out of My 1031 Exchange?

November 16, 2022
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Many real estate investors don’t know this, but you can take cash out of your 1031 exchange. However, a few conditions must be met for this to happen. This post will answer the question, can I take cash out of my 1031 exchange and how Point Acquisitions can help you! 1031 Exchange: Quick review To understand cash out 1031 exchange, it’s important to review what a 1031 exchange is. The idea behind a 1031 exchange is that it allows investors to defer paying capital gains tax on the sale of their investment property. In short, a 1031 exchange is when…

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Maintenance vs Capital Improvements

September 20, 2022
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If you’re a property owner, one of the questions you may ask yourself is whether to invest in maintenance repairs or capital improvements. Both have benefits, but deciding the right choice for your property can be tough. In this article, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of each choice, maintenance and capital improvement examples and some handy tips so you can determine which is best for your needs. Maintenance vs Capital Improvements: Know the Difference As a property owner, it’s important to know the difference between maintenance and capital improvements. Maintenance is the regular, ongoing care of your property,…

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Business Foreclosure: What to Do

June 7, 2022
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The term “business foreclosure” is usually associated with the foreclosure of business property, but it can also refer to the legal process of shutting down a business. If your business is facing foreclosure, it’s important to understand the process and your options. When a company goes bankrupt, many owners are frightened and unsure of what to do. The good news is that you may take precautions to safeguard your business and limit harm. This blog post will prepare you for business foreclosure by discussing many important topics, explaining some key terminology, and listing options. What is a Business Property Foreclosure?…

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The State of Commercial Real Estate in Jacksonville, FL

March 15, 2022
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Though overshadowed by other popular Florida destinations like Miami and Tampa, Jacksonville is an economically diverse city. The strong economy and easy quality of life are some factors contributing to a growing population in the region. Here is all you need to know about Jacksonville commercial real estate trends and investing in the industrial real estate market. What Makes Jacksonville Ideal for Real Estate Investment? One thing that makes this region unique is the Atlantic coast and large seaport that promotes commerce. The 22 miles of beach, coastal cuisine, vibrant arts, and historical sites attract more people into this city.…

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