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3 Risks to Watch for in a Real Estate Recap

March 13, 2019

3 Risks to Watch for in a Real Estate Recap By Adam Gower Ph.D. A recapitalization of a project occurs when a sponsor refinances a project they already own, oftentimes bringing in new investors to provide additional equity. An obvious advantage to this scenario is the mitigation of risk that comes from the sponsor’s legacy…

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Understanding Real Estate Recapitalizations vs. Acquisitions

March 12, 2019

Understanding Recaps vs. Acquisitions in Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. When a sponsor offers an opportunity to investors, the property they wish to finance will either have just been acquired (or is under contract) or was purchased by the sponsor at an earlier time using a different financial structure than the one being proposed.…

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What You Need to Know About Rent Control

March 5, 2019

The Unintended Consequences of Rent Control By Adam Gower Ph.D. Oregon just became the first state in the union to impose rent control statewide, yet an entirely predictable unintended consequence is that driving down single-family home values is also a likely result.   Communities across the United States are grappling with the question of how…

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House Price Dynamics

March 2, 2019

How to Recognize a Housing Bubble By Adam Gower Ph.D. Past performance is not a guarantee for future results. This boilerplate disclaimer is standard wording for just about any financial investment we might make, but when it comes to buying a home it is often disregarded. Home-buyers tend to be driven by the idea that…

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What is a REIT?

February 10, 2019

What is a REIT? By Adam Gower Ph.D. A common question that arises when investors first discover the option of investing in syndications via online crowdfunding websites is how they differ from Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs. One of the best comparisons to a REIT is a mutual fund; specifically, an equity mutual fund.…

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A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity

February 10, 2019

A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity By Adam Gower Ph.D. Preferred equity is one of those financial concepts that a lot of investors believe they understand, and yet each may have a different concept in mind which can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. This article provides guidance on the definition of preferred equity, and how…

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A Primer on How to Utilize Opportunity Zones

February 8, 2019

A Primer on How to Utilize Opportunity Zones By Adam Gower Ph.D. When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed, while the bill itself was a partisan one, there was also a concept with bipartisan origins that came along with it: Opportunity Zones. The idea is to stimulate inward investment in both businesses…

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All You Need to Know About Real Estate Guarantees

February 8, 2019

All You Need to Know About Real Estate Guarantees By Adam Gower Ph.D. When it comes to guarantees in the world of real estate, even veterans of the industry may have a few questions about their exact role and how to make sure that you get one that protects both you and your assets properly.…

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