2016 Spring Home Buying Trends

| March 28, 2016

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This infographic looks at consumer trends in home buying and the outlook for market and the economy. It was created using data from the Spring 2016 HOME Survey, which is a report that reflects consumer feelings about the housing market.

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A California Perspective: Real Estate Principals Navigate the Current Lending Market

Article | April 23, 2020

Early in 2020, the market was extremely liquid for real estate investors and operating companies. Interest rates were relatively low, asset values were high, unemployment was low, and there was little inflation—overall, the market was performing well. And then the lending market began to change in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of defensive draws by companies to preserve their liquidity has been unprecedented, and the number of loans has drastically increased. Other forms of capital have slowed due to the inability to forecast risk. It’s a challenging time for real estate companies to stay abreast of market trends, as well as quantify the current and anticipated business impacts in this dynamic environment. With data constantly changing, how are real estate companies navigating this seemingly open-ended period of uncertainty? On April 17, EisnerAmper hosted a “Real Estate Principals Virtual Roundtable” with the Bay Area Council, Kennedy Wilson, and Wells Fargo. This online event provided a forum for industry leaders to share their experiences regarding the current lending market and to hear first-hand from their peers regarding how they’re navigating the current environment. Here are some key takeaways from that discussion.

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The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Lead Generation

Article | April 1, 2020

How do you generate your real estate leads? Are you still knocking on doors or have you embraced modern technology? Traditionally, real estate agents favored getting out into their neighborhood, knocking on doors, and introducing themselves to potential customers. Or buying lists of contacts, picking up the phone, and cold calling. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional outbound marketing methods, there are plenty more ways to get leads in the digital age. Real estate agents can use search engines, social media, blogs, videos, and other online channels to attract, engage, and nurture leads. In this article, you’ll discover 19 ways to generate leads for your business and bring more customers through the door.

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Pandemic could mean opportunity for real estate investors

Article | April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left no industry untouched. Many Americans and property owners didn’t have the cash to pay their rent this month. Which means some landlords are going to struggle with the mortgage, which means an opportunity for some property investors. Daniel Lebensohn, co-founder of the investment firm BH3, said buying that distressed debt built the foundation of his company. He said nobody feels good about taking advantage of misfortune, but firms will be looking at this pandemic in the same light.

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The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020

Article | March 13, 2020

In the crowded conference room of a major institutional investor in late 2009, an investor asked the owner of a global real estate development company why so much of its good money had been thrown at obviously failing development projects. The answer was: Because we could. This anecdote raises a number of questions about checks and balances, alignment of interest, but also the understanding (or in this case misinterpretation) of market momentum. We analyze past performance, market dynamics and risks, and target markets/products going forward, yield expectations and interest rates, private real estate debt markets, and technological impacts. We provide some guidance to investors on how to look at potential commercial real estate investments in 2020 and how to avoid common market misperceptions.

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InSite Group, LLC

InSite Group is a boutique real estate investment and development company founded in 1996 and based in South Florida. The firm specializes in the development and repositioning of opportunistic and value-added hospitality, residential, and mixed use properties in major markets throughout the U.S. InSite Group is able to maximize investment value at every stage in a project’s lifecycle from sourcing assets to operations and, finally, financially sound exit strategies.

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