5 Reasons to Consider Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Posted on May 31, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
5 Reasons to Consider Multifamily Real Estate Investing

When seeking out ways to build and/or diversify your portfolio and generate revenue, it is worth investigating multifamily real estate investing opportunities. Over the last 25 years, the multifamily has delivered the highest average annual total returns of any commercial real estate sector – and with low volatility. Nearly 60% of all commercial lending dollars […]

California’s Rent Control

Posted on May 21, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
California’s Rent Control

California recently became the second state to enact rent control in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have now joined Oregon as the two states to put laws in place protecting renters. This is in addition to California’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019. Key Impacts of the California Tenant Protection Act of 2020 The […]

Going From High Income to High Net Worth

Posted on May 19, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Going From High Income to High Net Worth

Wealth is not about how much money you make or spend. It’s about how much you keep. The true definition of being wealthy is having assets continually generating income that exceed your standard of living. Most millionaires do earn higher than average incomes, according to several studies – but even some of the top 2% […]

Are Private Equity Real Estate Investments Less Volatile?

Posted on May 15, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Are Private Equity Real Estate Investments Less Volatile?

Are private equity real estate investments less volatile? We’ll give you the short answer: yes. While no investment is ever 100% risk-free or without ups and downs (certainly the real estate market is not immune to unsettled periods, as we well remember from 2008), compared to the stock market, you are relatively insulated. When you […]

Joint Venture vs. Preferred Equity Real Estate Investing

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Joint Venture vs. Preferred Equity Real Estate Investing

The best way to understand joint venture and preferred equity real estate investing is to plug in some real-world numbers. Let’s look at a scenario where a property costs $10 million, for easy math. Typically, traditional lenders will only mortgage up to 75% of the asset value, or $7.5 million in our example. To complete […]

The Outlook of CRE Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
The Outlook of CRE Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

While the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, now is a good time to assess where we’re at currently and what’s next for CRE. The good news is that pre-pandemic, the US CRE market was robust – with low vacancies, high demand, and good interest rates.  That will make the recovery surmountable. The government has also […]

Goldman Sachs COVID-19 Impact Report Summary

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Goldman Sachs COVID-19 Impact Report Summary

Goldman Sachs has released a report detailing the economic impact of COVID-19. Here are the key points from the COVID-19 impact report: Across the board, US REITs are under performing due to slowing demand, decreased financing opportunities, and tenant distress. With global travel grinding to a complete halt, the hospitality industry has suffered a downturn […]

Positive News on April Rent Payments

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Positive News on April Rent Payments

With businesses closing down to stay in compliance with local and regional stay-at-home orders, there was widespread speculation that April rent payments for multifamily properties could be a serious problem. Nationally, there was a drop in payments, but after everything was said and done, 90% of renters made full or partial payments by mid-April, which […]

Mixed-Use Development: What’s Driving This Trend?

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Mixed-Use Development: What’s Driving This Trend?

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style. Plaid, corduroy, mom jeans, and even (no, please no), the mullet. One trend that we can really get behind, though, is mixed-use development. At a time when the world is at our virtual fingertips thanks to technology, there is an increased drive to make our […]

CGI Strategies Shares Strengths with Local Community by Donating to CORE

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
CGI Strategies Shares Strengths with Local Community by Donating to CORE

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 21, 2020 – Local real estate investment and development firm CGI Strategies is donating to the nonprofit organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort). The nonprofit, founded by A-list actor Sean Penn, has provided disaster relief in Haiti and New Orleans, and is now working to increase testing for the coronavirus in […]