The New Way Forward for CRE Developers Seeking Profits

We are pleased to announce the completion of our new licensing program for developers, funders, investors, broker-dealers and other industry participants seeking a new level of CRE investment opportunity support.  Please click on the link and learn a bit more about this program.  I put together a very basic program presentation to get the points … More The New Way Forward for CRE Developers Seeking Profits

Senior Housing Development Financing New Frontiers

Senior housing has been one of my lifelong passions.  It’s the only business in the world where the only prerequisites to success are liking money and loving the elderly.  It’s also the only business in the world where you can readily increase sales by simply increasing quality of service.  Development pressure continues to be driven by the aging demographics of our population and this is not going to abate for another 18 to 20 years.  Senior housing development financing has become a much more difficult harbor to navigate in recent years, as has all other CRE verticals due to the changing banking regulations … More Senior Housing Development Financing New Frontiers

Key to the Kingdom: CRE Development Equity Financing

The amount of investment capital flowing into the market has included an incredible amount of capital investment in CRE properties in private placement offerings of equity securities in Direct Participation Program transactions.  The demand has reached a crescendo for investment in acquisition financings and now we are running out of product.  That’s where the equity financing for CRE development transactions becomes a real issue that requires a real solution but the developer has to do it in reverse order. … More Key to the Kingdom: CRE Development Equity Financing

Unwinding the Complicated & Conflicted Compliance Conundrum

The regulators are after still after you.  Whether your business is being beat up by FINRA regulations, the Basel III  Accord or some other regulatory body, the desired impact is all the same – the regulators are here.  They are tired of dealing with the investment fraud complaints, the lack of reporting transparency that allows investment fraud to thrive, and they are going to take a pound of flesh. … More Unwinding the Complicated & Conflicted Compliance Conundrum

The Market Test: Why Capital Financing Success is so Elusive

Changes in the market are inevitable and it is just not possible to project market conditions beyond the 2-year window with any amount of certainty that is worth betting investment dollars upon in today’s capital markets.  The reality is that you can’t expect to manage the myriad of market risks by simply conducting a market analysis once a year or once a quarter on an ongoing basis.  If you are going the private placement offering route (i.e.: seeking capital through the broker-dealer market) the compliance requirements of FINRA and the SEC for due diligence demand a whole lot more … More The Market Test: Why Capital Financing Success is so Elusive

The Emperor Clothes: Credit Risk Underwriting

Credit risk underwriting has become an extraordinarily complicated process for business lending and investment.  Books have been written about it.  Banks spend fortunes on trying to manage it.  Everyone in finance has been taught the importance of it and yet it remains a pivotal element in the search for the Holy Grail – the reduction of investment/loan loss severity risk. … More The Emperor Clothes: Credit Risk Underwriting