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Strategies for high-net-worth and family office investors

Kansas City is one of the commercial real estate markets in Missouri that is currently recommended to family offices and high-net-worth investors who wish to avoid competing with institutional and foreign investors. Increasingly, these types of investors are looking beyond so-called "gateway" cities to other markets. The multifamily property market has become particularly competitive. However, there are a number of deals available under $10 million that require some work, and these could still be lucrative.

Trends in the commercial real estate debt financing market

Investing in commercial real estate will usually require acquiring debt. It has been almost a decade since the Great Recession, and the commercial real estate financing industry is not the same as it once was. Kansas investors and developers may benefit from being familiar with the current state of commercial real estate lending.

Commercial real estate trends to watch in 2018

Prospective buyers, sellers and investors who are interested in the commercial real estate market in Missouri should take care to understand the market trends before they move forward. This might help them to realize the most benefit from their commercial real estate transactions in 2018.

Banks want more equity before financing CRE

Many factors, like equity, interest rates, economic conditions and climate change, influence the financing of commercial real estate in Missouri and around the country. The conservatism of some banks in recent years has led to requirements that investors bring more equity to their deals. One bank executive said that deals with 75 percent of financing coming from a bank were not happening anymore.

Holiday shops can bring new life to shopping malls

Missouri shopping malls can sometimes face significant gaps in their assortment of stores, especially when national retailers shut down. Whether due to the low prices and large scale of online retailers or the transition to walkable outdoor spaces, mall vacancies can give customers a bad impression of commercial real estate. However, specialty shops that lease mall space for only a short period of time can help to thin out the gaps and provide new options for shopping mall owners.

Commercial real estate industry slowly embracing data analytics

In Missouri, some commercial real estate brokerages have been hesitant to adopt the latest technology because of past problems that they have encountered. While the industry has been notoriously slow in embracing technology, the availability of curated data sets is leading more stakeholders to move forward.

Commercial real estate markets hold steady

Missouri investors may wish to keep their money in U.S. commercial real estate. According to NAI Global, demand was healthy in the second quarter of 2017 and should continue to remain steady in the second half of the year. Lower vacancy rates and higher rental rates mean that investors may see steady returns over the long term.

Commercial real estate market looking good in 2017

A growing economy has lead to greater consumer confidence and higher levels of spending from consumers in Missouri and throughout America. Business spending and confidence are also high. In the last quarter, the economy expanded by 3 percent, and the belief is that it can continue to expand into the end of 2017. This was according to the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

How to handle issues relating to due diligence

When a Missouri buyer is interested in purchasing real estate, due diligence must generally be done first. Buyers are typically interested checking out the structural integrity of a property, whether or not it is zoned properly or if there are environmental issues to worry about. While sellers understand that buyers want to do their homework before a deal closes, there may be some tension as to how long to provide for such research.

Smart building technologies may help CRE developers

Commercial real estate developers and property owners may do well to learn about how the internet of things may help them to gain a competitive advantage with their properties. Smart building technologies may allow Missouri developers and owners to differentiate their spaces, making them more attractive to potential tenants and buyers as compared to other buildings.

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