April 1, 2020

Update on the Economic Impact of COVID-19

I received a lot of positive feedback from landlords and business owners on my last article about Coronavirus Effects on Commercial Real Estate so I have decided to continue to publish weekly summations of my economic research. This week’s article will take a broader approach and look at the most recent developments in the economy as a whole. Notice: As […]
March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Effects on Commercial Real Estate

In an effort to most effectively assist my clients and colleagues during this bizarre time in history, I will be publishing a summation of my economic research regarding the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the U.S. economy and more specifically the commercial real estate market.    Notice: As this situation is constantly evolving the numbers and statistics provided below […]
December 24, 2019

Understanding Commercial Real Estate Lease Terminology

Understanding commercial leases can be overwhelming. I have created the following guide as a quick reference sheet for tenants, agents, and landlords. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this article is not intended as a substitute for advice from the appropriate legal, zoning, financial, construction and/or tax professionals. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is made […]
November 4, 2019
Multifamily Investing

Underwriting Guide for Multifamily Properties

I recently closed the sale of a 12 unit apartment complex at 320 G Street in Chula Vista. The property had significant deferred maintenance and rents that were far below market rate. Underwriting for multifamily properties can be complicated.  The purpose of this article is to provide a basic framework that can be utilized by buyers and sellers in evaluating […]
October 27, 2019
Strategies for Negotiating Commercial Leases

Strategies for Negotiating Commercial Leases

Over the last 4 years I have negotiated over 100 commercial leases for office, retail and industrial properties in San Diego County. In doing this, I have experienced a wide variety of successful and unsuccessful strategies and would like to share my experiences as a resource for landlords and tenants. I have to provide the following disclaimer: I am not […]