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Commercial Real Estate has numerous sources of capital to help finance new and existing CRE projects.  Each type of capital source is different from the other not only in name, but in its characteristics and costs/benefits to the client.  This article is a short summary of the basic types of capital and the general pros/cons of financing your project from each capital source.  This is not an all-inclusive list, and as per the nature of CRE where exceptions are the rule, this should only be taken as general guidelines:

This article will go over some of the basic philosophies of valuing commercial real estate.  There are three methodologies to calculate the value of commercial real estate; the income approach, the sales comp approach, and the cost of approach.  The primary valuation used in calculating income on CRE is the income approach.  

This is perhaps the most common question I get from new investors in commercial real estate.  Yield Maintenance is not a term that investors in residential real estate will ever encounter, and even on smaller commercial real estate transaction it is a rarity.  But once commercial real estate loans exceed the $1MM mark, it becomes the common method of prepayment.


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    Property Manager, SD County Medical Buildings, Inc.

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