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| October 5, 2016

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Ellis Partners

Ellis Partners is a privately-owned commercial real estate investment and development company founded in San Francisco in 1993. Working with a small group of long-standing private and institutional partners, the firm has successfully acquired and developed assets valued at over $2.5 billion. Ellis Partners has a long track record of success in the acquisition, entitlement, development, renovation and repositioning of office, industrial, retail, residential and mixed use properties in Northern California. Drawing upon the decades of experience of its principals, partners and the skill sets of the Ellis Partners team, the company has been able to identify unique real estate investment opportunities, produce exceptional investment performance and provide lasting impacts on the tenants and communities it serves.

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The Four Pillars of Real Estate Investing

Article | March 11, 2020

When it comes to investment strategy, why is it that real estate is consistently the preferred investment method of Americans? The reality is that the benefits of investing in real estate far exceed the obvious expectations. When responsible real estate investors commit to thorough due diligence, there are very few strategies with a more powerful impact when it comes to generating wealth. The scope of this discussion will be long-term buy-and-hold strategies rather than some of the more short-term types of real estate investment. These investments are more suited to beginners because there is a lower knowledge barrier to overcome and it is optimal for providing benefits that compound over time. These factors together form a potent combination for generating wealth and ultimately accelerating your path to financial independence. So, what makes real estate so powerful? Real estate is far more versatile an asset than it seems on the surface. Your average person understands that buying a home is a wise move simply because its value is very likely to appreciate over time. While this may be true in many cases, it’s only one very small piece of the puzzle. In fact, there are four main pillars of wealth generation that make real estate such an appealing asset class.

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WHAT IS REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION AND HOW TO START ONE?

Article | March 3, 2020

Real estate syndication, also referred to as real estate crowdfunding, is an investment model where multiple real estate investors pool their capital for the common objective of financing a property investment. This way, real estate investors can invest in real estate projects that are considerably larger than they could have afforded as individual investors. Real estate syndications are usually led by a sponsor (or syndicate) who oversees the financing, acquisition, and management of investment properties on behalf of the investors. Therefore, the success of a real estate syndication will greatly depend on how competent the sponsor is. They earn active income through rental property management fees. They may also provide a small portion of the investment capital.

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8 Ways to Vet a CPA for Your Real Estate Investing Business

Article | February 10, 2020

Even though it may sound like a simple undertaking, vetting a good certified public accountant for your real estate investing business takes a lot of research and effort. The best certified public accountant (CPA) advice for investors usually comes from one who either invests themselves in real estate (RE) or has many clients who do. These types of CPAs may also hold certified financial planning (CFP) certifications. Although most CPAs are knowledgeable about taxes in general and can sometimes assist investors in getting the most tax advantages for their real estate investments, CPAs who invest in RE themselves do have a great advantage in firsthand knowledge of investing.

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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Could Affect Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Article | March 16, 2020

The long-term effects of the coronavirus on the economy remain unknown, but we can predict some acute short-term effects on the commercial real estate market in general, and in particular on contractual relationships in this arena. There are many different implications of the force majeure concept described above for the commercial real estate world, but here we will describe just a few of them. The coronavirus outbreak has already had an impact on the supply chain for various materials required for construction. Similarly, government restrictions, such as curfews or lockdowns, could interfere with the ability of contractors to have the labor needed for construction, and there may also be delays in the issuance of construction approvals and permits. Suspension of or delays in the ability of contractors to complete construction could be covered by force majeure provisions in construction agreements.

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Spotlight

Ellis Partners

Ellis Partners is a privately-owned commercial real estate investment and development company founded in San Francisco in 1993. Working with a small group of long-standing private and institutional partners, the firm has successfully acquired and developed assets valued at over $2.5 billion. Ellis Partners has a long track record of success in the acquisition, entitlement, development, renovation and repositioning of office, industrial, retail, residential and mixed use properties in Northern California. Drawing upon the decades of experience of its principals, partners and the skill sets of the Ellis Partners team, the company has been able to identify unique real estate investment opportunities, produce exceptional investment performance and provide lasting impacts on the tenants and communities it serves.

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