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Opportunities Emerge as Coronavirus Lockdowns Loosen

Opportunities Emerge as Coronavirus Lockdowns Loosen May 12, 2020 – By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder Currently, we are about two months into the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is still unclear when things will return to “normal”—nor is it clear how long this return will take—there are a few signs that…

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Real Estate Partnership Structure Guidelines

Real Estate Partnership Structure Guidelines By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder There are many ways for someone to invest in real estate. Some will start off investing personally, buying one or two single family rental properties before scaling up into small multifamily properties with three or four a piece. This approach…

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How to Underwrite an Apartment Deal

How to Underwrite an Apartment Deal By Percy Nikora, Owner/Co-founder Underwriting is an essential part of the decision making process when you’re looking to invest in multi-family – apartment – real estate. This is the process you go through to observe the market conditions, characteristics of the apartment building itself,…

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Differences Between Passive Vs. Active Investing

Differences Between Passive Vs. Active Investing By Percy Nikora, Owner/Co-founder If you’re looking at getting into either passive or active multi-family real estate investing, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Although in both cases you’re investing in the same asset, an active investor has a vastly different…

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How to Prepare for a Downturn

How to Prepare for a Downturn By Percy Nikora, Owner/Co-founder No one knows when the next downturn will come. There are always signs, but you can’t tell when exactly it’s going to happen. Looking in depth at certain metrics helps. However, it’s not a perfect science.   The truth is…

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How to Grow a Commercial Real Estate Company

How to Grow a Commercial Real Estate Company By Percy Nikora, Owner/Co-founder In the CRE (commercial real estate) business, growth is essential to survival in the market. When you’re working with investors, you want to be continually adding to your portfolio and doing as much as you can to increase…

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Millennials vs. Boomers: Real Estate Trends

Millennials vs. Boomers: Real Estate Trends By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder Savvy real estate investors must be keenly aware of demographic patterns in the areas in which they’re looking to invest – particularly as it pertains to potential demographic shifts. For example, is the population growing or expanding? Who is…

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Avoiding Risks in Real Estate Investment

Avoiding Risks in Real Estate Investment By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder Risk is a fact of life if you want to make returns. Even US treasury bonds hold some level of risk, but a small one. As an investor, your goal should be to identify those risks before acquiring any…

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Importance of Technology in Real Estate

Types of Technology in Real Estate By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder Importance of Technology in Real Estate   Advancements in technology are shaking up every industry, especially commercial real estate. There are many types of real estate technology to consider, which include both hardware and software. Both have made it…

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How Technology is Changing the Real Estate Industry

How Technology is Changing the Real Estate Industry By Percy Nikora, Owner, Co-Founder What is Real Estate Technology?   Real estate technology is a broad, umbrella term that encapsulates many different types of emerging technology – from property management software, to smart home devices, and a range of tools enabled…

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