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Commercial Real Estate Loans - Looming Liquidity Crunch for CMBS Loans

Commercial Real Estate Loans - Looming Liquidity Crunch for CMBS Loans
By Rick Longpre on Apr 05, 2016 at 09:12 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Do you have a commercial real estate loan in Santa Barbara coming due in 2016 or 2017? If so, you should start your planning early, especially if you currently have a CMBS loan and are thinking you will be able to go back to the CMBS market. If you haven’t heard, the CMBS loan market has been in turmoil recently, with widening spreads, dwindling lenders and less competitive terms.

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Santa Barbara Commercial Real Estate - Good Times….Bad Times

Santa Barbara Commercial Real Estate - Good Times….Bad Times
By Rick Longpre on Aug 28, 2015 at 06:01 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News, Santa Barbara Local News

The U.S. economic news and commercial real estate news is, generally, rosy…even when the world political and economic news is not.

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Santa Barbara's Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval

Santa Barbara's Cabrillo Boathouse renovation project awaiting final approval
By Rick Longpre on Aug 14, 2015 at 03:49 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barbara Local News

The Santa Barbara Planning Commission will review renovation plans for the Cabrillo Boathouse and Pavilion on Aug. 20.

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Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?

Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?
By Rick Longpre on Aug 04, 2015 at 01:57 PM in Of Interest

In times of scarcity and alienation, it’s more like bumper cars. Different groups feel their lanes are blocked, so they start crashing into one another.

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Low Cap Rates Driven By Macro Economics

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:25 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News

As the year gets underway, the investment world is increasingly anxious about various global risks. The economies in the European Union remain challenged, and despite the European Central Bank’s commitment to quantitative easing, the fear is that stagnation is becoming ingrained throughout Europe and that Greece may leave the Union altogether.

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Section 1031 Targeted For Modification or Elimination

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:24 PM in 1031 Exchanges, Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News

Within the recently released President’s 2015 budget is a proposal to limit gain deferral for real estate to $1 million per taxpayer per year.

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Are We In a Multi-Family Bubble Yet?

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:23 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Macro Economic News, Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate

The question of whether we are in a multifamily bubble is one that has recently been on the minds of many real estate investors

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Whitepaper on Effect of Tax Reform on Commercial RE

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:23 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, 1031 Exchanges, Macro Economic News

The Federation of Exchange Accommodators (“FEA”) is the industry association for professional exchange facilitators, also known as Qualified Intermediaries (“QI”).

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The “Mill” On Haley To Open Soon

By Rick Longpre on Mar 01, 2015 at 02:22 PM in Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barbara Local News

ew Eastside development will feature a popular restaurant, Municipal Winemakers‘ second Santa Barbara location and a new brewery founded by the grandson of the late Fess Parker.

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Commercial Lease (or Purchase) Transactions

Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Commercial Lease (or Purchase) Transactions
By Rick Longpre on Jan 14, 2015 at 02:26 PM in Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Santa Barabara Commercial Real Estate

All too often a business searching for commercial space places a person in charge of the initial search who has:
limited or no experience with real estate
limited or no understanding of the business’s real estate requirements
no authority to act on behalf of the organization.

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