Entries by Heather Boren

Market Trends and Volatility on Real Estate Values

Assessing market cycles and risk is a necessary component of any investment strategy. Whether in a positive or negative cycle, there are opportunities in real estate beyond the “buy low; sell high” saying, depending upon long-term goals. However, it is much easier to assess previous trends. It is difficult to predict the future; otherwise, everyone […]

Assessing the Risk of Commercial Cannabis and Real Estate

2018 brought about the legalization of recreational cannabis to California, providing a wealth of opportunities. Many of these opportunities, however, translate to risk. This new industry, in its wild west phase, has created a wave of disruption and is even effecting today’s commercial real estate landscape. Join us as we discuss title, debt, appraisals,leasing and […]

Top 5 Underwriting Mistakes in Commercial Property Transactions

We’ve all been there, staring at an offering memorandum or Excel Spreadsheet wondering why the numbers aren’t matching exactly. Or somehow a tenant’s actual base rent doesn’t quite match the Rent Roll. Many underwriting mistakes happen not intentionally, but rather through a variety of distribution channels. Understanding the economics of the real estate transaction is […]