South Koreans are investing in USA Commercial Real Estate Debt
South Korean investors, on the hunt for higher returns and asset diversification, are making their way into U.S. real estate debt with renewed eagerness. More, in fact, than investors from any other countr As of mid-April, investors based in South Korea accounted for 21% of foreign investment in domestic commercial real estate debt, Preqin data shows. For example, the Wall Street Journal reports KTB Asset Management recently refinanced 285 Madison Ave. in New York for RFR H
First time woman CEO of a Hotel based REIT.
RLJ Lodging Trust Names African-American Woman Its Next CEO CEO Hale previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for RLJ, where she has worked since 2005. Before joining RLJ, Hale worked at General Electric and Goldman Sachs. She also serves on the board of directors for Macy's and is a trustee of Howard University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in finance in 1994. "Leslie has done an incredible job as both COO and CFO," RLJ founder and C
Commercial Real Estate Preferred Equity and Joint Venture.
Recently Commercial Real Estate loans have been combined with Joint Venture and Preferred Equity in purchasing or re positioning an asset by developers or investors. If you need JV and Preferred Equity capital, please contact George Tesfa 832-607-1113
Commercial Loans and Effective Rent Analysis.
You own a four-unit strip commercial center that was 100% vacant just three years ago. You hired a superb leasing agent, who convinced you to offer one year's free rent upon the execution of a five-year lease. Your strip center quickly leased up, and it is now 100% leased to a liquor store, a karate studio, a nail salon, and a Sports Clips (barber shop for men). Each unit now pays you $3,000 per month. Life is grand. Driving around town, you see another strip center in a
Hotels and Artificial Intelligence ( AI )
Many of us now use small doses of AI in everyday life (like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and everything smart home), but hotels are putting this once-sci-fi technology to more widespread use. From concierge robots to personalized rooms to lively chatbots, your next holiday may include help from some artificially intellectualized friends. While you may miss, say, the smile or handshake you get from their human counterparts, these systems can create hyper-personalized experie