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Making Sense of Current Economic Indicators

By |2019-07-31T17:49:43+00:00July 31st, 2019|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

What the mixed economic signals mean for commercial real estate Despite a couple of developments to the contrary, certain economic indicators suggest the U.S. may be at the later stage of an economic cycle. How is that possible when there’s been a double-digit return in the U.S. stock market in first quarter 2019 and with [...]

By |2019-07-31T17:49:43+00:00July 31st, 2019|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

4 Good Reasons to Get to Know Community Banks

By |2019-07-31T17:38:47+00:00July 31st, 2019|Business Strategy, Private Lender|0 Comments

Working with community banks may help you grow deal flow and returns. Since the banking crisis of 2007, the landscape for traditional lenders has changed dramatically. The most obvious, and ironic, change is that big banks have become much bigger. For example, JPMorgan Chase, with $2.7 trillion assets under management, is so huge that if [...]

By |2019-07-31T17:38:47+00:00July 31st, 2019|Business Strategy, Private Lender|0 Comments

Tokenizing Real Estate

By |2019-07-31T17:33:52+00:00July 31st, 2019|Private Lender, Technology|0 Comments

A modern industry overhaul The real estate industry has been long overdue for a technological overhaul. This overhaul is taking place right now through the “tokenization” of real estate. Tokenization is the process of representing fractional ownership interest in an asset through a blockchain-based token. Traditionally, the real estate industry has had a reputation for [...]

By |2019-07-31T17:33:52+00:00July 31st, 2019|Private Lender, Technology|0 Comments

Part 4 of a 6-part series: Strategies for Loss Mitigation and REO Disposition

By |2019-07-31T17:27:08+00:00July 31st, 2019|Private Lender|0 Comments

Time is money, so speed is key. As private investment in real estate becomes more widespread, the problem of loan defaults and the costs associated with foreclosed properties are bubbling to the surface. For many lenders, particularly those new to the industry, this is a problem they didn’t thoroughly anticipate. Now, they must figure out [...]

By |2019-07-31T17:27:08+00:00July 31st, 2019|Private Lender|0 Comments

Understanding Housing Market Shifts

By |2019-07-23T19:16:03+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Long-term rentals offer investors an attractive opportunity. House flippers have had a long and profitable run during the current real estate cycle. But as home prices moderate, real estate investors and private lenders are increasingly turning their attention to long-term rentals, where opportunities appear to be as strong as ever. Rent prices for single-family rental [...]

By |2019-07-23T19:16:03+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Lender Limelight with Spencer Bakst: The Finance Industry’s MVP

By |2019-07-29T16:49:18+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Lender Limelight, Private Lender|0 Comments

Spencer Bakst leads his team through education and care. First and Ten Since childhood, Spencer Bakst had set his sights on making a living in a role that would benefit others the most. The charitable calling became apparent to him in his teenage years, when he attained the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:49:18+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Lender Limelight, Private Lender|0 Comments

A Decade of Innovation in Real Estate

By |2019-07-23T19:01:56+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Private Lender, Technology|0 Comments

The start of a technological renaissance in buying and selling, investing and lending We can look back at the 2008 mortgage crisis and think of it as a wildfire. When flames rip through forests and vegetation, it leaves behind seemingly nothing but destruction. But, in Southern California, for example, fires can have a silver lining. [...]

By |2019-07-23T19:01:56+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Private Lender, Technology|0 Comments

Is a Mortgage REIT Right for You?

By |2019-07-23T18:53:19+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Legal, Private Lender|0 Comments

A mortgage REIT is a real estate investment trust with a portfolio comprised of primarily real-estate secured loans. REITs, REMICs (real estate mortgage investment conduit) and similar vehicles were a mainstay in private lending during the last cycle prior to Dodd Frank. Recently REITs have returned. But why? Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs [...]

By |2019-07-23T18:53:19+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Legal, Private Lender|0 Comments

Last Call with Alex Sifakis: Getting Stuff Done, Despite Yourself

By |2019-07-24T14:24:54+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

I am incapable of managing people. My focus shifts so quickly that people end up with workflow whiplash. I cannot evaluate anyone’s performance or character because I like everyone. I have the memory of a fruit fly and have not invested the time or energy into creating systems to overcome it. Rules and structure imposed [...]

By |2019-07-24T14:24:54+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Case Study: From Blight to New Life

By |2019-05-21T19:58:19+00:00May 21st, 2019|Case Study, Private Lender|0 Comments

Deal turns a vacant lot into a style of housing not seen in Jacksonville in more than 100 years As founder and president of JWB Real Estate Capital, Alex Sifakis considers turning blighted property into valuable community assets to be the best part of his job. When he saw a vacant, distressed 1-acre [...]

By |2019-05-21T19:58:19+00:00May 21st, 2019|Case Study, Private Lender|0 Comments

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