Another program from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that has significant potential impact on communities and the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is the $65 billion designated to expand broadband access to the 30 million Americans living in areas without broadband infrastructure.
Real estate is a field that's equal parts challenging and potentially lucrative. A 2020 study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that 88% of buyers recently purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.
Want to make it easy for potential buyers or sellers in your area to understand the current market Partner with a local lender, title company, or even your favorite staging service and host a webinar on a topic that will interest those thinking of making a real estate move.
Your satisfied previous clients are an excellent resource for bolstering your credibility and building trust through your real estate marketing. If a sale goes well, touch base with the customers you helped and get a paragraph-long blurb speaking to how helpful you were.
Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.
Workplace size for real estate brokers and sales agents ranges from a one-person business to a large firm with numerous branch offices. Many brokers have franchise agreements with national or regional real estate companies. Under this arrangement, the broker pays a fee to be affiliated with a widely known real estate organization.
State licenses typically must be renewed every 2 to 4 years. In most states, brokers and agents must complete continuing education courses to renew their license. Prospective brokers and agents should verify requirements with the real estate licensing commission of the state in which they wish to work.
Because of the sales environment and the complexity of real estate deals, new agents may observe and work closely with more senior agents. Larger real estate companies may provide formal classroom training for new agents as a way to gain knowledge and experience, while others provide training to employees studying for their real estate licensing exam.
There will be a continued demand for real estate brokers and sales agents because people turn to these workers when looking for a new home, relocating, or purchasing property for a business, among other reasons. Employment is projected to grow along with the real estate market.
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Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) through a rigorous search of high-performing communities in each state. This initiative exists not only as a way to commend the most successful communities in the country, but also as a tool for monitoring the overall health of the for-sale housing industry, a means of locating markets with the most significant residential momentum, a process for highlighting the trends affecting communities large and small, and a medium through which to learn development best practices and pass along lessons gleaned from the MPCs that have pioneered their way into the top ranks. In this publication for 2021, we have surveyed MPCs throughout the country to update the rankings of The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2020.
Additional trends which have been cited by MPC developers as key shifts in home-buyer behavior include a more significant interest in outdoor community amenities, as well as larger homes and personal spaces suitable for working from home. The fact that MPCs traditionally offer a well-amenitized environment that includes outdoor spaces for walking, hiking, and biking has helped to play a large role in their success since the start of the pandemic. Being able to socialize outside, and simply have something to do outdoors that gets people out of the house to exercise etc. has been critically important in a post-COVID world. While this is consistent with what buyers have told RCLCO in past homebuyer surveys, it seems to be even more relevant today. Outdoor amenities have always been important to buyers, and are a unique feature of many top-selling MPCs, and such amenities have increased in importance during the pandemic given the need (or in some cases, the requirement) for social distancing.
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Once upon a time, real estate embodied the epitome of capitalism. The trend, however, is growing quite the opposite way. The application of ESG standards on real estate (notably by governments and developers in many developed countries) has shown that this asset class is also relevant when these guiding principles are being applied. Awareness is growing that real estate can have a significant social impact either through the form of rehabilitation of public spaces (indirectly attributing value to existing real estate), affordable housing, social housing, and care centers, or through an environmental focus investment on new buildings such as green buildings.
Obviously, real estate and infrastructure are closely related. For example, the real estate industry is a major consumer of energy. Therefore, the construction of more sustainable buildings, e.g. by means of new eco-friendly materials or smart technological heating or ventilation, not only helps the environment, but it also boosts the return of the respective real estate investment, improving investment performance. Governments around the world are increasingly fostering these new construction methods to improve the carbon print of cities and emissions mitigation. As such, it is also relevant to take a quick look at the impact of ESG in infrastructure.
Real estate developers have a lot at stake when they decide to start a project. As such, it is very important that they thoroughly analyze the market conditions and project costs. Here are some real estate developer KPIs that can help with the decision-making process:
We hope that you found these top 22 real estate KPIs and metrics for reporting helpful in gaining an insight into what your company should be analyzing. If you are interested in learning more about real estate reporting solutions contact us here for a personalized demo.
Investors value real estate for its attractive characteristics, including capital preservation, income generation, and inflation hedging. Real estate assets also tend to have a low or negative correlation with other traditional asset classes (e.g., stocks and bonds), making commercial real estate investing a shrewd choice in times of economic uncertainty.
Making the best decisions about your real estate portfolio can be difficult for investors who are unfamiliar with the nuances of commercial real estate investing. As you think about building a commercial real estate investment portfolio, it is important to carefully consider which property types you invest in, the geographies you focus on, your risk/return tolerance, and the degree of control you want over your investments.
Economic factors and cycles can have varying effects on the different property types. Investor sentiment and favorability as a result of these factors can drive further economic change within the property types. Diversification across property types can help reduce overall real estate portfolio risk and enhance returns.
Corporate office real estate is also a popular investment option. Investors are focused on assets that are spearheading the trends in amenities and sustainability, or that are part of larger mixed-use developments.
Changing economic cycles can impact individual markets in significantly differing ways and at varying times. Historically, commercial real estate investments perform best in high-demand geographies with strong population and job growth. Other non-economic risks that are idiosyncratic to certain regions (e.g., natural disasters, political, or regulatory) also exist.
In the low to moderate range of risk are core-plus assets. This type of real estate is mostly stabilized but there are some elements of risk, such as the age of the building or moderate lease rollover. Because these assets have room for improvement that can help you boost their value over time, they generally target an 8% to 10% return rate.
Publicly traded REITs provide investors with the lowest barrier to entry of any real estate investment. REITs offer easy, instant access and diversification. They are also a good alternative for investors who cannot withstand