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Real Estate Waterfalls – The Simpler the Better

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect Real Estate Waterfalls – The Simpler the Better By Adam Gower Ph.D. Real estate syndications use what are called ‘waterfalls’ to structure and compensate principals and investors, and these are seldom altered once a developer creates a structure that works for them. There are, however, a vast array of ways in…

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The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures By Adam Gower Ph.D. Waterfall calculations are used by real estate developers to calculate distributions to investors during the life cycle of a project and there have been some notable shifts in how they are structured since the emergence of real estate…

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Real Estate Waterfall Outliers

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect The Outliers of the Real Estate Waterfall World By Adam Gower Ph.D. When investing in a real estate project as a passive partner, cash distributions are calculated and made using what is called a ‘waterfall,’ most of which are structured according to reasonably uniform standards, and some of which are more…

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3 Risks to Watch for in a Real Estate Recap

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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Understanding Real Estate Recapitalizations vs. Acquisitions

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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What You Need to Know About Rent Control

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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House Price Dynamics

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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A Primer on How to Utilize Opportunity Zones

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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All You Need to Know About Real Estate Guarantees

AboutPodcastRaise Money OnlineInvestor EducationNewsConnect 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…

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