Why We Remain Bullish on Retail and Office

Why We Remain Bullish on Retail and Office

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...

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Interest Rates Stay Low in 2015?

Interest Rates Stay Low in 2015?

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.

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Why the SMARTCAP Group Invests Through LLCs

Why the SMARTCAP Group Invests Through LLCs

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...

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Vintage Place & Smokey Point Update

Vintage Place & Smokey Point Update

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...

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Understanding Real Estate Investment Returns

Understanding Real Estate Investment Returns

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...

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Real Ownership Vs Reit Investing

Real Ownership Vs Reit Investing

Most 401ks have a REIT in their mix, and many investment professionals recommend some portion of your portfolio be placed into a REIT for diversification into real estate. What most people don't understand is that when you invest...

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Triple-net Lease (NNN) Investing Basics

Triple-net Lease (NNN) Investing Basics

The basic idea of the triple-net lease investment is simple: the property owner nets a monthly or quarterly rental income while the commercial tenant covers the costs of operations and upkeep. The NNN property lease means that...

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What Are Retail Assets?

What Are Retail Assets?

From small retail stores to multi-million dollar malls, no matter what size or how much they make, these retail outlets are all known as retail assets. Since the range between these assets is large, we can divide them into four...

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4 Real Estate Investment Strategies

4 Real Estate Investment Strategies

When you read more about commercial real estate opportunities, you’ll notice that the offers all fall into one of four categories: Core, Core-Plus, Value Add, and Opportunistic. These four categories define the strategies and...

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Vintage Place & Smokey Point Purchase

Vintage Place & Smokey Point Purchase

Vintage Place Update: As of Wednesday 3/26/14, we officially own Vintage Place through Vintage Place, LLC. We have signed a property management contract with the current management company and working with them on leasing as...

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SMARTCAP specializes in office/warehouse investment. We are data-driven, value-focused, and put our investors first.

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