Office Investing Education

Downtown office buildings have long been the cornerstone of a solid, risk-adjusted real estate portfolio.  Find out everything you need to know about how to invest in these kinds of buildings from one of America’s leading office innovators, Feldman Equities. 

Commercial Real Estate Basics

An Introduction to Office Building Investing

An Introduction to Office Building Investing

A good investment portfolio includes a range of different assets including stocks, bonds, and alternatives like real estate, and an even better one includes a diverse selection of real estate that includes an allocation to office buildings.

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An Introduction to Office Building Investing

An Introduction to Office Building Investing

A good investment portfolio includes a range of different assets including stocks, bonds, and alternatives like real estate, and an even better one includes a diverse selection of real estate that includes an allocation to office buildings.

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The Radical Officectomy

How do you make sure you turn a profit with an office building property? There are no guarantees in real estate investment, but some developers have found more consistent success than others. Larry Feldman of Feldman Equities has a laser-sharp focus on office buildings, and he’s managed to keep a stable, profitable business going for 35 years, throughout multiple recessions and market downturns.

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The Radical Officectomy

How do you make sure you turn a profit with an office building property? There are no guarantees in real estate investment, but some developers have found more consistent success than others. Larry Feldman of Feldman Equities has a laser-sharp focus on office buildings, and he’s managed to keep a stable, profitable business going for 35 years, throughout multiple recessions and market downturns.

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Commercial Real Estate for Experts

What is an OM in Commercial Real Estate?

People who have been in the commercial real estate business for any length of time have heard of an Offering Memorandum (OM). While marketing flyers and brochures are publicly distributed to the general investment community, a good commercial real estate OM is used to generate interest from the most qualified prospective investors and bring them to the deal table.

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What Will Office Space Look Like in 2021?

The pandemic is likely to have a lasting effect on the office market.
It’s possible that working from home may become the new normal for some businesses. However, many office users are learning that virtual meetings simply don’t provide the same opportunities to collaborate, nurture creativity, and attract the skilled employees businesses need to succeed.

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What Makes An Office Market Great?

Although many office markets in the U.S. have felt the bite of the pandemic, others are doing relatively well. For the country as a whole, asking rents for office space and rent growth are on the rise, despite increasing vacancy rates and negative net absorption.

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Real Estate Underwriting: How it Works

Investing in commercial real estate is an excellent way to diversify the portfolio and earn passive income. However, it’s important for investors to understand the numbers behind the deal, so let’s dive into underwriting and see what it’s all about.

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How Long is the Commercial Real Estate Bid Process?

Commercial real estate transactions can be daunting for new and experienced investors alike. They are often complex, can take months or even years to complete. The commercial real estate bid process itself may be fraught with peril, and missteps can end up costing stakeholders substantial amounts of time and money.

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How to Calculate Commercial Rental Rates

Commercial leases (as opposed to apartment leases) use different methods for how the rent is calculated. The tenant’s chosen field or business oftentimes determines which is the best commercial lease calculation to use for that specific use. Let’s get into it in a bit more detail.

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How to Buy Commercial Real Estate

Investors looking to diversify their portfolio often consider investing in commercial real estate. Some will start by buying small multifamily properties, two or four units at a time. When the time comes to buy more substantial commercial real estate properties, such as an office building, most investors aren’t sure where to begin.

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Is commercial real estate in a bubble?

Commercial real estate is on a substantial uptick right now. With interest rates at all-time lows, employment at all-time highs, the economy booming, and occupancies high, it’s hard not to remain confident that for the foreseeable future, commercial real estate is going to remain on an upward trajectory.

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How to Invest in Institutional Quality Real Estate

Walk through any major city whose skyline is dotted with skyscrapers.

Look up.

At first glance, it might seem that these office towers are out of the reach of average investors. These properties are generally reserved for only the highest caliber investors, or those known as “institutional” investors.

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Diversification In Office Building Investing

Although it might be very “sexy” to land a giant corporate tenant, this could be a terrible mistake for the landlord. Many office building landlord’s will go to great lengths to land a major corporate tenant to lease up all or the majority of their property. On the surface, this may seem like a great idea.

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Risk Adjusted Returns Explained

Risk Adjusted Returns Explained

Real estate investors often look at the highest IRR when comparing one investment to another. But, in commercial real estate, such criteria is potentially short-sighted. Instead, investors should be evaluating commercial real estate opportunities by looking at their risk-adjusted returns – not just the overall IRR.

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Trends in Commercial Real Estate Technology

Trends in Commercial Real Estate Technology

Real estate professionals tend to be old-school. A room full of investors, brokers, and mortgage lenders may resemble an episode of Mad Men more so than an episode of Silicon Valley, complete with the bourbon and the blue blazers. Real estate, they say, is a business of relationships—a series of handshakes, meetings, and phone calls, learning who can play ball and who can’t over luncheons, mixers, tee times, and kids’ graduation parties. That’s how deals get done.

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What are Typical Commercial Property Real Estate Management Fees?

What are Typical Commercial Property Real Estate Management Fees?

Most real estate investors understand the value of a good property manager as a key member of their team.
Do-it-yourself (“DIY”) property management is way too time-intensive for serious investors. That time is better spent finding more deals. Even if you make a little less money each month by paying some of your gross income to a property manager, you could end up purchasing five, ten, or twenty properties with a fraction of the effort.

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Commercial Real Estate Trends in 2020

Early in the current economic cycle, the large metro areas like Boston and Washington, D.C. were the fastest growing regions for commercial real estate. They tended to recover faster than other parts of the country, and as a result, saw major construction projects driven by strong economic growth.

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The Sublease Clause

The Sublease Clause

You might chuckle at a three-page sublease clause in a commercial lease, thinking that some lawyers are putting their kids through college billing with this wasted verbiage. The reality is that owners of commercial real estate do need to properly restrict sublease rights to protect their profit, income streams, and property value. It’s important that landlords don’t allow high-profile tenants to weaken these crucial sublease clauses that protect their interests.

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Why Tenant Credit Is So Important

Why Tenant Credit Is So Important

It’s not uncommon for investors to think of large office buildings with dozens of tenants as being broadly diversified, risk mitigated investments. Like an apartment building, it is often assumed that by having a good mix of many tenants without overdependence on just a few, a building can be operated with relative impunity because if one tenant moves out, the impact will be minimal.

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Why Cap Rates are a Blunt Instrument in Office Building Valuation

Cap rates are not an all-encompassing measure of the true value of commercial real estate. It’s common to lean very heavily on cap rates as an indication of value, but it’s only a broad measure that doesn’t take into account the specific circumstances of the building, its tenant mix, length of lease terms, the in-place rents versus the market rents, and the supply demand factors in the local market.

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The Ideal Holding Periods for a Real Estate Investment

How long should you hold onto your real estate before selling? While the final decision is up to you personally and your investment strategy, many industry veterans recommend longer holding periods. Larry Feldman has been in the office building development industry for more than 35 years; his family for over 100 years. His long-term hold strategy has helped him weather multiple downturns over the decades while continuing to grow his portfolio of buildings first in New York, and now in Tampa.

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What is an OM in Commercial Real Estate?

People who have been in the commercial real estate business for any length of time have heard of an Offering Memorandum (OM). While marketing flyers and brochures are publicly distributed to the general investment community, a good commercial real estate OM is used to generate interest from the most qualified prospective investors and bring them to the deal table.

Read More »

What Will Office Space Look Like in 2021?

The pandemic is likely to have a lasting effect on the office market.
It’s possible that working from home may become the new normal for some businesses. However, many office users are learning that virtual meetings simply don’t provide the same opportunities to collaborate, nurture creativity, and attract the skilled employees businesses need to succeed.

Read More »

What Makes An Office Market Great?

Although many office markets in the U.S. have felt the bite of the pandemic, others are doing relatively well. For the country as a whole, asking rents for office space and rent growth are on the rise, despite increasing vacancy rates and negative net absorption.

Read More »

Real Estate Underwriting: How it Works

Investing in commercial real estate is an excellent way to diversify the portfolio and earn passive income. However, it’s important for investors to understand the numbers behind the deal, so let’s dive into underwriting and see what it’s all about.

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