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  • BrandView CRE Mastermind Breakfast Series – Q1 2022 Notes February 22, 2022
    BrandView Asset Management hosted the Q1 Breakfast Series with the objective of: 1.) Building a community of business leaders, investors and advisors to principal owners of commercial real estate assets2.) Discuss preparing assets to preserve and add value during periods of inflation and interest rate increases3.) Deliver actionable take-aways to drive net growth in commercial […]
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  • The Missing Link For RIAs November 22, 2021
    A recent article that was written by Babak Ziai was published by Real Assets Adviser on the topic of RIAs. You can view the full article by clicking below:
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  • Implementing the EOS System March 29, 2021
    The Entrepreneurial Operation System (EOS) is a set of tools allowing businesses to mature into a healthier enterprise from building traction and outlining a shared vision. We are implementing the Entrepreneurial Operation System (EOS) to enable our business to grow into stronger enterprise from building traction and outlining a shared vision Our strategic plan 1,3 […]
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  • When Leverage Does More Harm Than Good March 25, 2021
    We are increasingly looking at value property investments on an all-cash or very low loan-to-value basis in focusing on small to medium sized value-add apartment and commercial properties in the $2-25M million range. The mortgage rates in this size range are automatically higher because it is less cost-efficient/effective for mortgage lenders to make these loans […]
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  • Value-Add Deals in LA are Pricing in More Risk March 22, 2021
    We’re currently seeing lower returns for value-add opportunities, where we would be needing to take more risk, in comparison to higher returns for stabilized properties. This is due to there being so much demand for creating value in apartments in Los Angeles. Properties are getting priced to lower returns than finished, fully occupied and fully […]
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  • Broker Engagement for Leasing Vacancy March 18, 2021
    How to get brokers engaged with your empty commercial spaces: Depending on the size of the space and your ability to get people inside, host at your property several times a week. Have food from one of the nearby restaurants or coffee shops delivered and invite tenant rep brokers to walk through the space, in […]
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  • Helping Landlords to Lease Smaller Commercial Spaces March 15, 2021
    For landlords having a hard time leasing smaller commercial spaces as part of their larger properties here are a couple of things we recommend: Create your own internal leasing flyer with more information about the building – including floor plans, photos and links to video tours – and ways to position it for different types […]
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  • Advantages of Private vs Institutional Investing in Real Estate March 11, 2021
    One of the value propositions to private investors who we work with is that we’ve worked with institutional investors. We have the experience and processes to work on large-scale projects to bring into small-scale projects. Everything from acting as a fiduciary, running efficient management, doing very-high level accounting, strategic asset and property management and leasing. […]
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  • A Recent LA Story March 8, 2021
    During 1st Shelter-in-place order – A bookstore / fortune teller leased space and opened its first store at our building on Windward Ave in Venice Beach. For them it was a momentous opportunity to experiment their business in physical space, practice protocols to safely service customers and “create positive energy during difficult times” as they […]
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  • How Collaboration with Neighbors can save Retail Brick and Mortar February 25, 2021
    Normally in commercial real estate districts, especially in high street retail, there are multiple owners on a street competing for tenants. Covid has stripped down our competitive nature, at least temporarily, and opened a dialogue about how we can help each other get to the other side of the recovery. Reaching out to your neighbors […]
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