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Net Lease Insider

Historic Net Lease Bank Cap Rates

November 20, 2014

Cap rates for net lease banks and Bank of America specifically are at their lowest point in eight years.

Trend Czar

"What Should I Do?"

November 19, 2014

Some recent private chit-chat heard among a group of prominent real estate dealmakers: “Land prices are out of reach.” “I’m struggling with low yields.” “Opportunities are harder to find.” “You can’t make the numbers work on (building) condos.” “Not buying existing core assets.” “Spread compression is too much.” “It’s insane pricing on industrial.” “Underwriting is loosening.” “It’s a tremendous time to borrow.” “Debt has never been cheaper. “We’re seeing limited or no call protection--loans will come back to you.” …

The Science of Real Estate

Doing the Numbers: Is Solar a Smart Investment?

November 19, 2014

Solar systems have enjoyed a growth spurt in recent years, and are drawing interest from the commercial real estate community. How should owners, investors and lenders calculate the value a solar system brings to a real estate asset to help them make better business decisions?

Ms. Real Estate

How to Make Feasible a Creative Space

November 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—Copia is a unique concept saddled with a lot of debt. Does Ms. Real Estate have a solution?

Executive Watch

The Have-Mores

November 18, 2014

I reckon that a large proportion of the readers of this column are too young to remember “The Millionaire,” a TV show that premiered in 1955 and ran until 1961. The plot surrounded a guy who gave away a million dollars to people that he did not know.