The Impact of the Coronavirus on Private Real Estate

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
The Impact of the Coronavirus on Private Real Estate

Recently, equity markets lost more than 10% of their value – the largest weekly point drop in US history. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making its presence known in the market. Ultimately, one thing is certain. This tumultuous time should serve as a reminder and reaffirmation of the way that we invest and do business at […]

What is Financial Engineering and Why It Matters in Real Estate Investments

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
What is Financial Engineering and Why It Matters in Real Estate Investments

In today’s market, clarity is key. Looking at the entire picture is especially critical during times of crises, and that is what we intend to do at CGI Strategies. Financial engineering is something that investors should always be cognizant of, especially in a volatile market. What is Financial Engineering? Financial engineering involves the borrowing process […]

2019 Global CBRE Indicators and the Future of Multifamily

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
2019 Global CBRE Indicators and the Future of Multifamily

CBRE recently released its 2019 multifamily inbound investment trends. Several things in the findings were noteworthy and provide confirmation that at CGI Strategies we are continually staying with the trends and building a foundation to withstand even the most volatile of markets that could lie ahead. Multifamily Investment Trends While global capital in the U.S. […]

Future: Walkable Los Angeles

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
Future: Walkable Los Angeles

When you think about the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it seems undeniably devoid of the glamour and prestige the word “Hollywood” implies. In fact, major walkways all over the world – from Las Vegas to Paris, New York and beyond are far more glamorous.  That’s why Mitch O’Farrell proposed a 90-page outline to revamp the […]

What Employees Want

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
What Employees Want

If you had to guess what employees want when it comes to their working environments, what would you guess? Unlimited espresso drinks?  Extravagant onsite amenities? We might guess the same.  But in study after study, there’s one thing employees can agree on.   They want a view.   It makes sense, doesn’t it?  Being trapped in a […]

All About 1031 Exchanges

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
All About 1031 Exchanges

If you’re looking for a way to continually invest in high quality real estate while deferring capital gains taxes, we have your answer. Typically, after you sell your property or investment share, you pay capital gains tax on that income.  But what if you didn’t have to? 1031 Exchanges or “like-kind” exchanges, present solutions.  Here’s […]

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 […]