Category Archives: Broker Business Blog

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Investment

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Investment When it comes to investing, uncertainty is a powerful disruptor. And COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has added uncertainty for investors across all asset classes and industries. Real estate is one of them. The commercial real estate industry has already dealt with a number of related issues,…
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1031 Exchange Buyers: ‘Essential’ for CRE Recovery

1031 Exchange Buyers: ‘Essential’ for CRE Recovery Since January’s first reported case of COVID-19 in the U.S., our economy has experienced massive volatility. We’ve seen unemployment numbers surge and millions of businesses closed with, by some estimates, at least 3 percent of all restaurants closing their operations permanently. Uncertainty is the new normal, at least…
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Landlords offer “creative solutions,” support to struggling tenants

Landlords offer “creative solutions,” support to struggling tenants With an eviction moratorium in place since March 18 and the continued closure of businesses throughout Washington state, landlords are offering a variety of options to help tenants meet rent payments that are critical to maintain and operate those properties. According to a survey of 831 landlords by the…
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COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: Guidance for Lenders

COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: Guidance for Lenders Introduction Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate lenders will be dealing with commercial lease defaults and need to consider the following issues: The language and likely construction of any force majeure clauses on which tenants may attempt to rely due to failure or inability to perform on their…
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