In-Fill Homebuilding in West L.A. — An Interview with Katherine Gladkov

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Building a business of taking real estate to its “highest and best use” is both an art and a science. Here, we share an interview that RealtyShares, a prominent real estate investment marketplace, had with Katherine Gladkov, an experienced realtor who has recently moved her business toward speculative in-fill homebuilding in neighborhoods throughout West Los
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Entrepreneurial Developments in Real Estate

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Architecture, development methods, and financing innovations have often driven broader trends in real estate. Here are a few current developments worth watching. Exciting Parking Garages – Who Knew? One of the most interesting trends in commercial real estate right now is the frequency with which developers are constructing parking garages with “beautiful skin” – a
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Office Buildings 2017

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Online marketplaces like RealtyShares can allow investors to take advantage of investment opportunities across the spectrum of commercial property types.  One of the primary market sectors is that of office buildings, which can range from large multi-tenant structures in city business districts to single-tenant buildings that might be built to suit a specific lessee.  What
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Why Real Estate Developers Love Online Investment Marketplaces

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It is sometimes said that real estate developers need several things to be successful: land, capital, knowledge, and tenants.  Of these, capital is often one of the most difficult to obtain, particularly for newer developers. Online real estate investment marketplaces like RealtyShares can be a boon to such developer / sponsors. The upfront cash required
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50 Financial Blogs to Watch in 2017

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Reading financial blogs can make you savvier about managing your dollars and cents. If you’re interested in learning more about money and finance, the Internet can be an invaluable tool for acquiring new knowledge. Deciding which financial blogs to give your attention to, however, can be challenging with so many sites to choose from. To help you
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What is an Accredited Investor?

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Diversification is a fundamental component of a sound investment strategy whether you’re an accredited investor or a non-accredited investor. Real estate, for example, can be a potential way to hedge against inflation, while bonds can offer possible insulation against the volatility of stocks. Exploring new asset classes and alternative investments beyond the basics is important
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Urban In-Fill Developments Are Increasingly Important

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Many observers say that the three most important factors in real estate investing are “location, location, location.”  Indeed, much of today’s residential development has been focused on city centers, with urban in-fill apartments and condos aimed at young professionals or others wanting to live in the “heart” of a metropolitan area. Broad demographic trends point
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Chinese Exchange Controls Are Slowing High-End Real Estate

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The new Chinese exchange controls — which took effect Jan. 1 — were designed to support the yuan by curbing the massive amount of Chinese investment abroad. Although Chinese buyers remain a potent force in U.S. real estate, the new rules are already affecting their buying strategies. Big Changes Particularly since summer 2015 and the signs
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Marketplace Platforms and Institutional Investors

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Until the recent development of online real estate financing marketplaces, it was difficult for smaller investors to participate in direct investments in commercial real estate projects.  The development of these platforms also benefits institutional investors, though.  How can marketplace investing and institutional investors work together? Real estate finance marketplaces have experienced significant recent growth, and
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Commercial Real Estate 2017

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U.S. commercial property assets posted an annual gain of 9.2 percent through this past December and were nearly 24 percent higher than the market’s previous peak in late 2007, according to the Moody’s/Real Capital Analytics all-property index, per the Scotsman Guide. Over the past 12 months, apartment real estate prices rose 11.4 percent and prices
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