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What is a cap rate, what does cap rate compression mean and how do both affect commercial real estate valuations? What is a cap rate? In real estate investment, real property is often valued according to projected capitalization rates used as investment criteria. This is done by...

Why are we still Bullish on Retail and Class B Office? Construction has remained low on both of these asset classes forcing vacancies to decrease. We are starting to see the effects of the high levels of Multi-Family development in some areas: Washington DC is...

Federal Reserve announced today they have not plans to raise short term interest rates. They left the door open for possible rate hikes in mid 2015, though there is no certainty that rates will go up at all this year. Read more here....

Why does The SMARTCAP Group invest through LLCs? An LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation that has the benefits of a corporation, as well as a partnership or sole proprietorship. An LLC provides limited liability in addition to tax efficiencies and operational flexibility. Every syndication we...

Executive Summary Our first full month of management and ownership of Vintage Place and Smokey Point properties has gone very well. We've completed the H&R Block lease, renegotiated a lease with Ultimate Tan and Spa and are finalizing a LOI ('Letter of Intent' to lease) with...

When reading about commercial real estate investments you will see many potential investment returns expressed as an IRR. The IRR is the average annual return an investor can expect to receive over a certain amount of time, given a corresponding amount of cash flows. In...

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