Understanding Commercial Lease Types



Commercial leases are not one-size-fits all. The type of commercial lease will vary depending upon the asset class and building class and the landlord’s and tenant’s needs.

4 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a CRE Data Vendor



The digital revolution has unleashed a wave of CRE data tools, but not all data vendors were created equal. Here’s how to choose the most effective one.

Residential Landlords’ Guide to Assistance Animals



News reports recently have included much discussion about The Air Carrier Access Act and FAA regulations governing assistance animals on airplanes.

Mortgage or Deed of Trust?



When real estate purchasers apply for a loan, they call it a mortgage. In about 35 of the states, a mortgage is what they will sign at closing.

New rule exempts low-cost commercial property from appraisals



Almost one-third of commercial property sales will become exempt from the need for an appraisal following changes to federal rules.

Negotiating Common Area Maintenance Charges in Commercial Leases



When signing a commercial lease, tenants may look at only the base rent amount. They are surprised when common area maintenance (CAM) charges result in a monthly rent bill that is higher than expected. Tenants may receive an additional surprise at the end of the year when they receive a bill for a CAM shortfall. […]

Knotel lands $70M funding to build more agile workspaces



Agile workspaces startup Knotel says it’s just closed on a whopping $70 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by Newmark Knight Frank and The Sapir Organization,

Fair Housing Act Primer for Multifamily Owners



Fifty years ago, on April 11, 1968, The Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law. At first, the FHA only prohibited housing discrimination based upon race, color, religion, and national origin.

Registered Land Uncommon but Still Exists in Some U.S. Urban Areas



When you buy a car, you get a certificate of title, which names all lienholders for the vehicle. But when you buy real estate you expect to receive a deed and to have to do a title search to determine whether there is a mortgage on the property.

Preferred Equity Financing Raised by First RealFund for Brooklyn Apartment Building



According to a press release, First RealFund, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform which is headquartered in New York City, has raised

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