How to Set Up a Private Equity Real Estate Fund 

By: Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., Cornell University, and Shaun Bond, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati Spring 2018 Issue

How does one go about creating a partnership to raise equity for ongoing real estate investment?

Lenders' Environmental Due Diligence 

By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP Spring 2018 Issue

Lenders’ due diligence can be just as thorough as buyers’.

Finance Articles From Previous Issues

Real Estate Diversification via Structured Investments

By: Gabriel Pozo, principal, Advalurem Group Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Structured investments can enable real estate investors to move into a new market while limiting risks.

Evaluating Cap Rate Investment Strategies

By: Mark J. Eppli, Bell chair in real estate, Marquette University, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow Fall 2017 Issue
Which cap rate investment strategy generates the best return?

Negotiating Loan Guarantees and Cost Overruns in Development Joint Venture Agreements

By: Eric D. Lemont, real estate partner in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP Fall 2017 Issue
Real estate development joint ventures often require lengthy and complex negotiations regarding construction loan guarantees and cost overruns.

Private Equity Finance and Securities Compliance for Real Estate Developers

By: Suzanne Mulvihill, managing partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel’s Sacramento office, and leader of the firm’s transactional practice group Fall 2017 Issue
Developers and property owners must understand the risks involved in recruiting passive investors.

Innovative Financing For Roads and Highways

By: Robert T. Dunphy, a transportation consultant and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board Summer 2017 Issue
New approaches are needed to fix an old problem.

A More Relevant Measure of Risk

By: Mark J. Eppli, Bell chair in real estate, Marquette University, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow Summer 2017 Issue
Is the cap rate to U.S. Treasury comparison an “apples-to-oranges” assessment?

How to Attract Institutional Capital

By: Kelvin Tetz, partner, and Greg Martin, partner and national real estate practice leader, Moss Adams LLP Summer 2017 Issue
Local and regional developers who want to build relationships with institutional investors will need to implement these reporting and operating guidelines.

Why Investors Are Flocking to Student Housing

By: Paula Poskon, founder, STOV Advisory Services Spring 2017 Issue
Purpose-built student housing has matured into an institutionally acceptable asset class.

Maximizing Revenue Through Dynamic Parking Pricing

By: Tim Flanagan, managing director, Sentry Spring 2017 Issue
Sensors, software and apps make dynamic pricing feasible — and profitable.

The Property Life Cycle: Planning for Effective Cost Segregation Strategies

By: Edward D. Meyette, CPA, partner, Crowe Horwath LLP Spring 2017 Issue
New regulations create more cost segregation complexities and opportunities, making tax planning more complicated.

Industrial Real Estate Fundamentals and Investment Outperformance

By: Chris Caton, senior vice president and global head of research, and Melinda McLaughlin, director of research, Prologis Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Why is industrial real estate so attractive to the capital markets, and why is it outperforming other types of real estate investments?

Big Changes Yet to Come from Basel III and Dodd-Frank

By: Jordan Angel, director with HFF in San Francisco Winter 2016/2017 Issue
New regulations are constraining construction lending and testing the long-term viability of the CMBS market.

What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial

By: Walter Kemmsies, Ph.D., managing director, economist and chief strategist, U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Logistics Group, JLL Fall 2016
What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial real estate, particularly near major ports?

Real Estate Comes Into Its Own

By: Paula Poskon, founder, STOV Advisory Services Fall 2016
How REIT investors, both institutions and generalists, are — and are not — reacting to real estate becoming a new GICS sector.

CRE Lending Environment Tightening

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Summer 2016
The commercial real estate lending market is in a period of adjustment, as lenders adapt to a shifting economic and regulatory landscape.

Cost Segregation Is Just the Beginning

By: Bruce Johnson, cofounder and partner, Capstan Tax Strategies Summer 2016
New regulations further expand the utility of engineering-based tax strategies.

Cross-border Investment in US Commercial Real Estate

By: Jim Costello, senior vice president, Real Capital Analytics Spring 2016
Foreign investment in U.S. CRE both soared and shifted in 2015.

IRS Cracking Down on Fee Waivers in Real Estate Transactions

By: Bruce J. Belman, JD, CPA, a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP and the firm’s tax services leader on partnership taxation, and Steven R. Driver, Jr., CPA, MT, a member of the firm’s construction and real estate services group Spring 2016
Partnership payment agreements must focus on entrepreneurial risk to comply with proposed IRS regulations.

Retail Streetscape Redevelopment

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development; attorney; and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Spring 2016
Real estate and business leaders can work with the public sector to plan and fund streetscape improvements that benefit all stakeholders.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with office building conversions. The author conducted a review of recent publications and market data on office conversions and interviewed developers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals to provide an overview of the key considerations that go into converting an office building to a life science, medical office or multifamily use. Available Now!

New Uses for Office Buildings