April 14, 2023

5 Things San Diego Landlords Can Do If Tenants Don’t Pay Rent

Under normal circumstances, the landlord-tenant agreement is smooth. The landlord provides upkeep and maintenance, and the tenant pays rent to lease the space. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether this is individual housing or huge commercial space; landlords need to get paid according to their rental agreements, and tenants are accountable for the contracts they sign. What happens if the tenants […]
April 6, 2023

Rent or Sell: Should You Sell an Inherited Commercial Property?

Many people around the world own commercial real estate. People also don’t have infinite lifespans, meaning when an individual passes, their property and properties pass on to their heirs unless otherwise specified. As one of those heirs, you’ve inherited commercial property, and you’re left with a question: what do you do with it? The two options that immediately spring to […]
March 16, 2023

Value Add Strategies for Retail Properties

One of the most attractive aspects of investing in real estate is that investors have control over their investments.  Unlike with a stock or bond, you can make improvements and decisions that have a positive (or negative) effect on the cash flow and the value of your real estate investment. In this article we will be covering some of the […]
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 who would like to get a better understanding of Commercial Real Estate Lease Terminology. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this article is not intended as a substitute for advice from the appropriate legal, zoning, financial, construction […]
November 4, 2019

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

Over the last 8 years, I have negotiated over 300 commercial leases for office, retail and industrial properties throughout California. 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 an attorney […]