Development Magazine Winter 2010

Finance

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First Look - Show Me the Money 

With traditional sources of capital constrained or unavailable, a government program called EB-5 is attracting interest from commercial real estate developers. Many have chosen to form regional centers to attract foreign investors willing to invest $500,000 for the opportunity to obtain temporary, then permanent visas.

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The Advantages of BTS Financing 

Why is build-to-suit financing relevant now? The answer is pretty basic. “The days of speculative building are done,” she said. “There’s less demand and financing is gone.”

From the Archives: Finance Articles from the Previous Issue

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Avoiding Hard Money Loan Scams 

Industry experts weigh in on avoiding hard money loan scams and steps you can take to discern credible lenders from crooks.

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Strategically Green - Balancing Green With Financial Results 

Building owners and tenants are reminded of the high cost of energy every time they open their monthly utility bills. Energy costs are the largest operating expense for most commercial properties, accounting for 25-30 percent of a typical building’s annual operating budget.