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2012 Guide to Capital Connections 

By: None Summer 2012

Looking for Capital? Capital Connections - the NAIOP guide to financing lists dozens of firms around the country.

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Finding a Two-Loan Solution for Refinancing and New Construction 

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Summer 2012

At the risk of inducing mortgage envy, here is a story of how financing – even construction financing for a speculative building – can go very, very right. Of course, it helps to have a Class A property in a top tier market. Even so, challenges had to be overcome at a time of flux and uncertainty in the capital markets.

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Strategically Green - New Financing Vehicles Target Energy Efficiency Retrofits 

By: Abigail C. Johnson, president, Abacus Property Solutions, LLC Summer 2012

Only a very small portion of existing buildings – particularly older inventory – has undergone energy efficiency retrofits. So what’s the holdup? The short answer is money — or lack of money — to allocate to energy efficiency projects. Energy-related retrofits play second when competing with necessary capital budget items and/or when the ROI of the energy project is below the internal cost of capital.