China
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2007 on January 2007
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As I get ready to return to the USA after seventeen days in China, I thought that I should share some of my thoughts of this country. I visited China on a trip organized by the CCIM organization for the purpose of meeting counterparts in China, regional/local developers, and to educate ourselves somewhat as to […]

Multiplying Benefits When Cranking a Property for Cash
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Posted in Fall 2006, Formulas and Strategies on September 2006
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Case Study: Cranking a Property for a Net Result of Cash, a Business Purchase, a Note, and a Value-Improved Building. Background Information: In April, 2004, a group of clients joined my partner and me in purchasing two properties in Phoenix for $7.9 Million. The seller carried back a note collateralizing both properties (umbrella note and […]

Real Estate Capital Markets: Alive and Well
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2005 on March 2005
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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) had its annual conference in San Diego from Feb. 6-9, 2005 at the Hyatt. Mortgage brokers from around the country were there to interface with their underwriters who were keen for new commercial loan business. Several aisles of booths contained bankers/financiers speaking with people about their loan products. My partner, […]

A Conduit Loan Adventure: Brokerage Pain in Action
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2005 on January 2005
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Editor’s Note: Will Jones, a guest at the Society’s 2004 Marketing Meeting in Irvine, shares with Observer readers the challenges he faced during a recent brokerage adventure. As you read Will’s story, you will discover a powerful message about the magic of the Society of Exchange Counselors and our core philosophy that: “Real Estate is […]