Commercial Real Estate Investing From A-Z

Commercial Real Estate Investing From A-Z

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Getting started with Commercial Real Estate Investing, or an experienced investor? This is a weekly podcast on the steps that I take to make my Commercial Real Estate investments (Retail, Office, Self Storage), including successes and lessons learned. We also cover advanced techniques for purchasing, operating, and exiting your properties, from the best people in the industry. You will learn everything you need to know about real estate investing. We are based in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and also cover how technology affects Commercial Real Estate, and how you can stay ahead of the game. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/best-commercial-retail-real-estate-investing-advice-ever/support


How to Invest in Mobile Home Parks
Oct 17 • 19 min
In this episode we learn about mobile home parks: why are they a good asset class to invest in, how do you go about analyzing a mobile home park, how do you get rent comps when there are no parks near you, and how to find these deals? We are interviewing…
Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Self Storage, Who is The Best Commercial Lender (Part 2)
Oct 10 • 13 min
Today we cover self storage lending, how long should you stabilize a property before refinancing, and the best kept secret is out: who is the best commercial lender in the world? We are interviewing Billy Brown, the Vice President of Business Development…
Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Office, Retail, Warehouse (Part 1)
Oct 3 • 18 min
Today we are learning what are the pros and cons of each asset class and their loans. In this post we are covering office, retail, and warehouses. You will also learn some strategies for selling your property, as well as how long you should account for…
Commercial Loans: What is Debt Service Coverage Ratio, What Counts as Assets, What Are Deal Killers
Sep 26 • 21 min
As we continue our conversation around commercial financing, will learn: how you can get a commercial loan as a first time buyer and operator, what is debt service coverage ratio, what counts as assets when you are getting a loan, what are deal killers…
8 Things You Should Know About Real Estate Financing
Sep 19 • 19 min
Today we are continuing our conversation around commercial financing, we will learn how you can get a commercial real estate loan, ways to partner up with seasoned operators, how to find lenders that can make creative financing available to you, and a few…
How to Apply for a Commercial Loan & How to Find the Best Lenders
Sep 12 • 12 min
Today we’re discussing commercial loans: how are they different from residential loans, how to find the best lenders, how to apply to these loans and present them to the lender, and what are some of the terms that we get to choose on these loans. Read the…
7 Tips to Improve Your Personal Finances (Before We Talk About Commercial Real Estate Lending)
Sep 5 • 15 min
One of the most asked for podcasts has been on the financing side of real estate investing: do we need to be employed in order to get a commercial real estate loan? Does our credit score matter? How long are these loans for? Are the interest rates the…
What’s The Future of Retail, How Should a Retail Investor Approach Their Investments in Today’s World?
Aug 29 • 16 min
Today we are reviewing where is retail going, how should a retail investor think and approach their investments in today’s world, what are tenants looking for in a retail center, and what are major items that national tenants and landlords want to see in…
What is Cash on Cash, IRR, and REIT’s?
Aug 22 • 16 min
Today we are covering what is the difference between Cash on Cash and IRR, what are REIT’s, and what are the pros and cons from an investor’s perspective. Read this interview here: http://montecarlorei.com/episode-23-what-is-cash-on-cash-irr-and-reits/…
Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Commercial Real Estate
Aug 15 • 13 min
In this episode we will learn what are some of the top 5 mistakes to avoid when investing in CRE. You can read this episode here: http://montecarlorei.com/episode-22-top-5-mistakes-to-avoid-when-investing-in-commercial-real-estate/ 1. Looking at Pro Forma…
How to Prepare for a Possible Recession and How to Underwrite Deals With That in Mind
Aug 8 • 20 min
Today we are reviewing how to make investments with a possible recession coming up, and how do you underwrite deals with that in mind. We are interviewing Hunter Thompson, the founder and managing principal of Asym Capital. You can read this full…
What is Due Diligence? What are Some Items You Should Cover When Purchasing a Property?
Aug 1 • 15 min
In this episode, we will review what is due diligence, what types of questions you should be asking during the due diligence period, and what documents you should be getting from the seller. I won’t go over the entire due diligence checklist because that…
Should You Buy a Home or Invest in Commercial Real Estate? Project Updates and Lessons Learned
Jul 25 • 20 min
Today we’re going to do a very basic analysis around the question: should you buy your own place, or should you invest in a commercial property? I’ll also going to update you on what I have been up to for the last couple of months, and how are my projects…
What is Cost Segregation, How Can it Help You Save Taxes, What’s Bonus Depreciation, and How Much Would a Cost Segregation Study Cost?
Jul 18 • 21 min
In this episode you will learn a tip for tax deduction when you buy a property, it’s useful even if you have already bought some properties: cost segregation. What types of properties can benefit from cost segregation, we’ll go over an example of how much…
Making a Case for Self Storage Investing
Jul 11 • 17 min
In this episode we’re learning why you should invest in self storage, how to select the location to invest, what are the biggest challenges with self storage and how to select and hire the best property manager for your locations. We’re interviewing Ryan…
Should You Invest in Silicon Valley? What Does the Future of Office Space Look Like? What Happened to Office Spaces During the Last Downturn?
Jun 27 • 20 min
In this episode we’ll learn if investing Silicon Valley could be a good idea, what happened to office spaces during the last downturn, things an investor should cover when looking at purchasing an office, what types of leases are standard for office…
What are Opportunities Zones, How to Hire the Best Team, What Types of Asset Classes to Invest in Today’s Market
Jun 20 • 19 min
In this episode we’ll learn how to manage multiple companies at the same time, how to hire and inspire the best people, what types of asset classes and what markets are interesting to invest in today’s market, and we will also learn what are opportunities…
How to Start Real Estate Investing With Zero Money
Jun 13 • 18 min
In this episode you’re going to learn how to get started in real estate investing with zero money down. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the fact that you need a lot of money to get started in real estate investing, fear not! There are…
What is a Syndication, How to Underwrite Deals for a Recession, What is Replacement Cost
Jun 6 • 21 min
Today we’ll learn what is a real estate syndication, what types of asset classes are safer so we can be prepared when we go into a recession, how do to underwrite and pick deals, as well as what does replacement cost mean. We’re interviewing Matt Shamus,…
Office Leases: Lease Negotiation Points, What Makes for a Good Landlord, What Does “Base Year” Mean on a Lease
May 30 • 19 min
In this episode we cover what does the base year mean in office leasing, what are specific things that startups want to negotiate on a lease, what happens when a startup goes out of business, LOI’s, lease negotiation & TI’s (also called lease…
What Do Startups Need When Leasing an Office Space
May 23 • 12 min
In this episode, we interview Reuben Torenberg, a commercial real estate broker who specializes in helping startups, technology companies, and venture capital firms find office space in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. You can read this episode…
A Review of The Investor Summit at Sea & Lessons Learned
May 16 • 20 min
Today we are reviewing the Investors Summit at Sea. I’ll also share a few lessons learned on this cruise that are simply invaluable. You can read this full episode here: https://montecarlorei.com/review-of-the-investor-summit-at-sea-and-lessons-learned/…
Retail Investing Strategy & Why Be Optimistic About Retail
May 10 • 15 min
Today we interview Adam Carswell, a Director with Concordia Realty and a Business Development Manager with Asym Capital. He focuses on retail, mobile home parks and self storage. You can read the full interview here:…
Lease Negotiation Points for National Tenants, LOI’s, What Happens When a Tenant Goes Dark (Part 2 of 2)
May 5 • 17 min
Today we’re interviewing James Chung, he is the Executive Managing Director and Managing Principal for the Western US for Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail platform. He has been with the company for 15 years and has worked with over 30 national tenants and…
Leasing Retail Property to National Tenants and What to Look for During Due Diligence (Part 1 of 2)
Apr 25 • 17 min
Today we’re interviewing James Chung, he is the Executive Managing Director and Managing Principal for the Western US for Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail platform. He has been with the company for 15 years and has worked with over 30 national tenants and…
My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 3 of 3)
Apr 18 • 16 min
In this and final episode, I’ll go over the financials and how I made the decision to move forward (or not!) with the purchase, and then we’ll come to a conclusion at the end. You can read the entire episode here:…
My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 2 of 3)
Apr 12 • 11 min
In this episode I’m going to share the things that we had to do on our own during the due diligence process of my first offer, as well as the things that our attorney looked at and objected to on the title report. Read the full details here:…
My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 1 of 3)
Apr 5 • 18 min
In this episode I’ll go over my very first offer (which happened about 4 months into my real estate education). You can read the process here: https://montecarlorei.com/my-first-commercial-real-estate-offer-what-happened-part-1-of-3/ This will be broken…
Why Commercial Properties and Not Residential
Mar 28 • 12 min
Today you will learn why I picked commercial properties for my real estate investments and not residential properties. But first, let’s learn what types of properties fall under “residential investments” and what types of properties fall under “commercial…
Questions You Should be Asking the Seller’s Real Estate Agent When Interested in a Property
Mar 15 • 17 min
Welcome back to Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Today we’re going to be learning the questions that I ask a seller’s real estate agent after I take a look at a property on Loopnet and think that this could be interesting. You…
What is a CAP Rate and What Should You Be Looking at on Loopnet
Mar 7 • 13 min
Welcome back to Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Here is the step-by-step guide for your homework in today’s episode: https://montecarlorei.com/what-is-a-cap-rate-and-what-should-you-be-looking-at-on-loopnet/ In this episode you…
Commercial Real Estate Investing from A-Z. Start Here!
Mar 1 • 9 min
The very first episode of Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Here is the step-by-step guide for your homework in today’s episode: https://montecarlorei.com/the-journey-begins-retail-real-estate-investing-from-a-z-podcast/ In this…