Category Archives: The Oakstone Company

Commercial Real Estate Lending: Lessons & Predictions

Credit To Keith Mullen
The combination of 4 speaking engagements and working on 4 new (or revived) lending products buried me during the last several months.  Fortunately, thumb I’ve navigated the course, and it is a new year.  It is time to take a look back at 2012, and step out with some...
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Investors Bet On Industrial, Retail REITs

(credit to Bendix Anderson) A look at REIT share prices reveals a recovery—or at least the perception of recovery—spreading beyond apartments to other property types. The multifamily sector has long been the brightest spot in the commercial real estate sector. And that’s held true for REITs as well. But because apartments have performed so well and been...
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Commercial Realtor Going Rogue?

(credit to Cardinal Partners LLC)
Going Rogue: The Bad
Let’s break it down in plain English. If you really want to know when it’s okay for a commercial realtor to go rogue, the answer to that question is: never. The reasons why are simplistic and straightforward if you take a moment to about it. In the commission...
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5 Reasons You Need To Meet In Person

 credit Rene Shimada Siegel
When the daily avalanche of emails and voice messages gets overwhelming, it’s so tempting to retreat to my office and start typing replies and returning phone calls. That’s one of the biggest mistakes I can make. No matter what industry we’re in, we’re all in the people business. We’ll only be successful if...
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The Demand For Industrial Real Estate

credit : Rene Circ The market has seen two years of demand following a very significant downturn, cheap with interest widespread across the country but primarily concentrated in large distribution markets and especially in modern logistics buildings. But the annual numbers are deceiving: Quarterly performance has been less consistent. In fact, Read more