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Regulatory reform helps banks make commercial real estate loans

The first quarter of 2018 saw a relaxation of lending standards at banks in regards to commercial real estate loans. The standards set for banks in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act restricted the ability of banks to grant loans to commercial property investors. Financial analysts expect the rollback of some of these restrictions to create opportunities for commercial property owners in California to refinance their loans.

Changes to come in the real estate market

The commercial real estate market could change in 2018 for investors in California and across the country, according to a report published by the Mortgage Bankers Association. In the annual study, which was released in June, the association said that it expects the current year to be less strong for investments in commercial and multifamily properties, noting that the coming five years may have a different trend than the past five years. The association's report said that it is unlikely that returns will remain at the same high level that they have boasted in recent years.

How to create a favorable commercial lease

Commercial lease disputes can be harmful for California business owners. They can also be bad for those who own the land or property that is being rented. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the chances of such disputes taking place. For example, it is imperative to have all the details of a deal in writing. This is true even if it seems trivial when the deal is first reached.

Strategies to prepare a commercial property refinancing

Commercial properties in California have great potential to produce income, but owners must make an ongoing effort to maintain their curb appeal, occupancy and net operating income. Mortgages on commercial real estate mature every five to 10 years, and property investors need to be ready to withstand the scrutiny of lenders when the time to refinance arrives. Refinancing a commercial building could also present an opportunity for the investor to increase cash flow or cash out equity to pay for new investments.

Commercial real estate continues to attract foreign investment

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the Department of Commerce, more than $450 billion was invested into the American economy by foreign investors during 2016. A significant portion of this investment has been in commercial real estate in major California markets, and some experts predict that the trend will likely continue. Foreign investors have placed high value on commercial real estate in 2016 and beyond due to steady job creation and business expansion.

Industrial properties can be excellent real estate choices

Many people in Los Angeles are interested in getting involved in the commercial real estate market. During the recession and financial crisis that took place around 2008, the value of industrial real estate declined. However, with the economy's recovery, the recovery of this sector has escalated as well. In fact, many experts argue that it could be the most desirable type of commercial property in which to invest.

How to break or amend a commercial lease

Business owners in California and throughout the country may encounter a situation that requires them to break their commercial lease. For some, it is because their companies have outgrown their current locations. To make it easier to get out of a lease, an out clause should be negotiated into the document before it is signed. It can also be a good idea to negotiate a shorter lease period to account for fast growth.

Experience-based design adds value to commercial real estate

Commercial property developers in California can gain a competitive edge by expanding their design criteria. Tenants from high-value brands and investors could emerge when designers create an experience for tenants and patrons. This concept draws upon the highly detailed experiences crafted by theme park builders who strive to engage the senses of visitors. Buildings that stand out from traditional structures have the potential to become destinations.

Asset-based loans for small businesses

In California, almost every business will need access to funding in order to grow at some point. Fortunately, business owners can take one of several routes when looking for funds: They can sell some of their equity in return for a sizeable cash flow injection, or they can try to borrow the funds from a reputable lender, such as banks and wealthy investors.

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