* Discussion Topics And Questions:
* Sara M., NC
* Leza B., CA
* Alan C., CO
* Matt G., FL
Can you give us general information on a few CREATIVE strategies to BUY residential deals in this market? No money down ideas to get us started.
* Oshin B., CA
I am part of the JV and I have been looking for properties in CA. Unfortunately, I have not come across any newer buildings. Everything is very old. Some of them have been remodeled or retrofitted as far back as 20 years. Will This work?
What about a building that is attached to another building but has its own individual deed?
I found a location in a downtown area, and it was originally built 120 years ago and titled as a historical building. However, the interior is built with a nice red brick and flooring is hardwood, located next to a lot that is covered with grass (what looks like a pet park) and across to the property a 140 space parking lot is being built that will finish by the end of this year. This building is one block away from the city hall and transit station. a couple national tenants are located 1-1.7 miles away. However, there are local food businesses, ice cream and coffee shops on this street within the next 2 blocks. 1) I would like to know your opinion about this type of property located in these locations. 2) Can we bring a national tenant that is not a QSR so doesn’t require a grease trap and kitchen (ie: Dunkin Donut, coffee Bean and such tenants).
In case of sale/leaseback, since we are becoming the building owner, do we have the power of setting the lease terms or the listing broker will have the leasing terms as part of the sale price/package?
* Jeff K., CA
(NEW to CRE DealPRO but is a Broker and can’t be here on the call)
I broker land and want to start a Fund for Renewable Energy in CA, AZ, TX and OR. Do you suggest a debt fund?
* Bill B., NM
* Chad T., NY
* Tamara C., FL
I see that you usually only invest in the US- why not international? Do you feel the legal side is too difficult to manage? Why are you so set on this?
* Jordan., IL
What are the biggest challenges you run into as a commercial real estate portfolio holder? Is it with the tenants, the buildings or the people involved?
How can I explain to a broker that the “refundable” EM is a win for all? The past few deals have been nonrefundable EM and it’s killing me.
* FINAL TOPIC IN CLOSING:
Please expand on your thoughts.
The great Multiplier. How does this work and how can you keep focused on it with many business models?
The importance of “howling”.