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Audio 7: Consumer Confidence Index

Listen to an audio on the important metrics of the day. What can consumer confidence tell us about the direction of our economy? The financial crisis of 2008 was clearly …

Audio 6: Real Estate as an Inflation Hedge

Real estate is an income stream investment…or is it? Income from bonds is fixed and their values respond inversely to rate changes. How does inflation affect different property types? How …

Audio 5: Underwriting Evolution

Where is cash flow analysis taking us? Analysis of commercial real estate cash flows underwent radical change with the advent of spreadsheets and desk top computers. But where has it …

Audio 4: Amortization

Lower payments are not the singular benefit. Amortization and the effects of interest rates are explored. Here a discussion on the correlation between lower rates and principal paydown.  

Video 12: Sportsmanship in Real Estate

As in sports of any kind, excellent behavior is a winner for all parties involved. It may not be obvious what to do in today’s competitive business environment. Mark Lester …

Video 11: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Real estate investing is not for everyone. Lessons from an experienced real estate entrepreneur may be invaluable. Psychology must be suited to life style, economic expectation, station risk tolerance and …

Audio 3: Unemployment Rate and Employment Participation

Confusion between labor participation rates and unemployment rate is at an all time high. With so many questions about what our economy is likely to do, and the close relationship …

Audio 2: Pension Fund Hedge

Pension funds seek protection from inflation by investing in real estate. Hear an explanation of how this process began and considerations driving institutional real estate investment brought to you by …

Audio 1: Interest Impact

Watching the Fed. Listen to a discussion of interest rates and their impact on real estate equity brought to you by LANtelligence and banking consultant, William Knudson as he highlights …

Video 10: Raising Capital

The relation of capital and real estate is critical to the success of an investment. There are many possibilities and as such, like in any partnership, the mission should be …

Video 9: Crowd Funding

The Jobs Act of 2012 loosened regulations governing capital raising. Though very much in its infancy, alternative funding sources have proliferated seeking previously untapped sources of capital. On popular form …

Video 8: Politics and Real Estate

Communities leverage property owner rights through a series of codes, restrictions, permitting processes, ordinances, taxes and laws. A general discussion of land owner rights and how economics move between the …

Video 7: Management Operations

The intrinsic value of real estate is a function of revenue. Additional value is extrinsic and more a result of market forces. Operations are owner controlled. Multifamily, commercial, industrial and …

Video 6: The Business of Real Estate

Have you ever been asked how the real estate business is going? The answers are different for what may be less than obvious reasons. See how disciplines behave in changing …

Video 5: Economic Trend

How do we look at economic indicators and what do we make of them? The changing nature of strategy should always consider the economy. Unfolding of the cycle affects different …

Video 4: Distinction in Real Estate and Capital

By itself, real estate is a simple enough business. An old adage we have all heard is “location, location, location.” While location is an important driver for the overall performance …

Video 3: Return Measurement

One of the most misunderstood metrics in real estate is the measurement of how much money is earned on a given investment. It’s common for investors to overlook the opportunity …

Video 2: Investment Objectives

Investors and real estate are courting each other, getting married, and over time they eventually run their life cycle. Investing in real estate is an exciting proposition, and to be …

Video 1: Understanding Your Market

Understanding where the market is in the context of market cycles is critical to making a “good” investment. Currently, the market has low interest rates and low cap rates. Savvy …

The Knudson File: NCRIEF Total Property Returns

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Banking and Shadow Banking

Words… what do they really mean? What is banking? What does a bank do, or what is it that a bank is supposed to do? I’m 53 and in my lifetime, I’ve witnessed a complete change in the banking system in the U.S.

Fannie, Freddie and U.S. Housing Finance Reform

On August 7, President Obama suggested that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should go out of business, as he called for “a return of private capital, [to] put the risk and rewards associated with mortgage lending in the hands of private actors, not the taxpayers.”

The Elements That Make Up the Economic Seasons

We are all familiar with Porgy and Bess classic Summertime line, “When the fish are jumpin’…” that can bring back memories of the Old South or at least remind us of an era gone by. As summer ambles, with too many back to school television advertisements already, I wonder where the time has gone.

Commercial Real Estate/High Net Worth Investment Conference: Key Takeaways

On Thursday, June 27th, LANDCO sent a small delegation to the National Real Estate Investor’s Commercial Real Estate/High Net Worth Investment Conference in New York City. Read the key “takeaway” points, from our point of view.

The LANDCO View On “Opportunities In Distress”

The CRE Financial Council’s Distress Debt Summit, held in Santa Monica on May 9th and 10th, was well worth attending. What follows are a few conference topics and what we felt were views sharing significant consensus or opposition. We hope you will find this as interesting as we did.

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