Real Estate Insight with Joe Killinger: Companies Should Look Toward Transparency

For our latest entry in our Expert Insights series, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Killinger, experienced broker and partner at Commercial Brokers International. With over 25 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, Joe was directly involved in selling and marketing over 5,900 assets, closing transactions amounting to over $900 million across the United States.

CAM Charges, What Are They?

It’s always crucial to know precisely what you’re paying for when it comes to commercial real estate. Since common area maintenance fees or CAM charges are prevalent in commercial leases, it’s vital for you to understand them and to see whether or not you can negotiate them. Additionally, CAM charges work on their own and can increase over time, even if the rent remains the same, which means that they can make your lease less profitable or not affordable after a few years have passed.

How L.A.’s Parcel Tax Will Impact CRE Properties

Commercial Brokers International was recently featured again on Globe St, “the premier online destination for original and timely commercial real estate content.” Team member and rising commercial real estate agent Erica Joy Maniquis contributed to Kelsi’s article on Los Angeles’s Parcel Tax and how it will impact CRE properties in the near future. Read below for the complete article and feel free to get in contact with us for questions, off market listings, or just to say hi.

What Is the Difference Between Cash on Cash Returns and an Internal Rate of Return?

Both cash on cash returns (CoC) and the internal rate of return (IRR) are fundamental concepts for real estate investors. Both are metrics that can prove very useful when you want to evaluate how well your investment is performing, or when you want to compare the profitability of future investments.

So, both are useful, and both are widely used for similar things, but what is the variance between the two? If you are an investor and you believe that you know the difference between CoC and IRR, it would still do you good to read this short text as many investors often make mistakes with the two and when they are supposed to use them.

Marketing Commercial Real Estate: 7 Tips

Becoming a successful commercial real estate agent isn’t an overnight feat. It requires hard work, motivation, and persistence. If you want to succeed in this competitive industry you’re going to want to take every advantage you can to get yourself in front of your clients and ahead of your competition. It’s important to keep yourself in your client’s thoughts when they’re need of a new lease or want to sell their existing business, just to name a few examples. With that said, there are a number of different marketing strategies you can implement to get ahead.

What Are the Tax Advantages to Owning Commercial Real Estate?

Most commercial real estate investors opt for investing in this type of real estate for the sheer profitability of such property. However, many are not aware that a sizable chunk of that profitability stems from the fact that owning commercial real estate can bring you a lot of tax advantages.

Let’s go over the significant tax savings you can obtain through commercial real estate property.