CGI Strategies Donates Space on La Brea Ave. to House LAHSA

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in News & Events

The Los Angeles-based real estate investment and strategy firm CGI Strategies has donated a 17,500-square-foot office building at 639 S. La Brea Ave. to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority as a temporary base of operations for its homeless engagement team. Engagement team members work with homeless residents by directing them to resources including shelters, […]

The Affordable Housing Crisis – Our Thoughts

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
The Affordable Housing Crisis – Our Thoughts

We are in the midst of an affordable housing crisis in the United States. There is a shortage of housing available for working-class and low-income families and that is driving up rent prices and property prices – putting home ownership out of reach due to the inability of these families to save. As investors and […]

Preferred Equity and Why We Love It

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Preferred Equity and Why We Love It

When it’s time for an investment’s profits to be distributed, where you are in line matters. The fact is, with any investment, you are always taking a risk.  That’s just part of the deal – and when you do your research and invest in real estate wisely, the risk drops. The issue is, if you’re […]

3 Real Estate Trends in 2020

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
3 Real Estate Trends in 2020

At CGI, we like to stay up on current real estate trends. We’re thrilled to report that the emerging 2020 trends are in line with our focus, putting us on the path to another great year. 1. Investing in the right location matters Location matters when it comes to real estate developments.  The top markets […]

CGI Koreatown Development Sells at a Healthy Profit

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in News & Events
CGI Koreatown Development Sells at a Healthy Profit

Over the last 5 years, multifamily housing gave a 9.2% return on investment, according to CBRE. So, it’s no surprise that CGI Strategies was able to sell its recent development, The KODO, in the trendy Koreatown neighborhood for $29 million, yielding a healthy profit. Multifamily has been a successful sector in the real estate market […]

Where The World’s Wealthiest Families Are Putting Their Capital

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in News & Events
Where The World’s Wealthiest Families Are Putting Their Capital

In times of economic uncertainty—even the smallest hint of it—family planning offices will begin to take a different approach with their investments. That means that hedge funds, a perennial favorite, will move to the bottom of the list when the funds are distributed. Who will ultimately benefit? Private equities and real estate. Investors crave certainty […]

Expert Opinion & 2020 Projection

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in News & Events
Expert Opinion & 2020 Projection

In the midst of whispers of an oncoming recession, the market can take on the appearance of instability and create hesitation in investors. One thing is certain – those who want to invest, will. But where will they put their capital? Expert opinion suggests that investors will be looking at putting their money into commercial […]

The K-Town Boom

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in News & Events
The K-Town Boom

L.A.’s Koreatown is exploding with popularity, and it’s easy to see why. New restaurants are opening every day, endless shopping opportunities are around every corner and the nightlife is incomparable. With such incredible energy and vibrancy, Koreatown now appeals to not just Angelenos, but to a global audience. The evidence is splashed across social media […]

Luxury Holiday Shopping

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in News & Events
Luxury Holiday Shopping

The holidays are nearly upon us and, soon after, a new decade. Between now and the onset of 2020, one thing is certain in the United States—beginning the day after Thanksgiving (and in more and more cases on Thanksgiving Day), Americans will start shopping. The holiday season often accounts for 30% of annual sales for […]

Global Apartment Investments

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in News & Events
Global Apartment Investments

Apartment properties have typically comprised only a small part of the institutional investment world with investors choosing to back properties that are being built to sell as opposed to rent. But times are changing. While flexibility in terms of taxes and other planning have made investing in the apartment sector a top choice and, in […]