12 Golden rules for investing in commercial real estate

Did you know that mutual funds and equity investments make up over 65% of an average investor’s portfolio in the US, while real estate takes up less than 15%? Retail investors overlook real estate investing when it comes to building a sustainable investment portfolio. This is because they aim to create a moderately liquid portfolio… Continue reading 12 Golden rules for investing in commercial real estate

Adaptive Reuse of Commercial Real Estate: How it Can be Profitable

Did you know that the City of Los Angeles is considering implementing adaptive reuse of its existing, underused buildings to create as many as 100,000 units in the future to combat its extreme housing crisis? The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated numerous transitions in commercial real estate. Among these, adaptive reuse and sustainability will be the… Continue reading Adaptive Reuse of Commercial Real Estate: How it Can be Profitable

7 Challenges Real Estate Investors Should Anticipate in 2022

If you are aiming to get into the real estate investment arena in 2022, this blog is going to help you with much-needed information on what you should expect from the industry in 2022 and how you can prepare yourself for eventual success. Real estate has always been one of the most preferred investments in… Continue reading 7 Challenges Real Estate Investors Should Anticipate in 2022

Types of venture capital funding explained

Commercial real estate investors can utilize venture capital funding to streamline high-risk, high-return ventures. To overcome their challenges, the venture capital funding process plays a significant role in the company’s success. Venture capital funding also termed “seed money” is usually used by CRE start-up firms to accelerate their business growth.  Before we dive into the… Continue reading Types of venture capital funding explained

Core, Core Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic Investments: A Detailed Guide

While investing in commercial real estate you come across a few common terms, those are Core, Core Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic. These terms define the level of risk profile, quality, and return potential of an investment property.  Also, such real estate strategies are suitable for indirect investment into commercial properties via funds, or Real Estate… Continue reading Core, Core Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic Investments: A Detailed Guide

Investing in Commercial Real Estate: Pros, Cons, & Key Factors to Consider

Investing in commercial real estate provides significant returns, passive income, and generates growth potential. However, a beginner CRE investor can get confused while picking a suitable strategy, asset class, or asset type. So, Lilypads brings to you the Pros, Cons, and Key factors to consider while investing in commercial real estate. The key factors to… Continue reading Investing in Commercial Real Estate: Pros, Cons, & Key Factors to Consider

Building a Real Estate Portfolio? 7 Expert Tips for Success

Building a Real Estate Portfolio is a pretty good route to financial independence. While building a portfolio here are a few tips that will stand you in good stead as you grow your commercial real estate services.  Why do real estate investors establish a Real Estate Portfolio? For investors, the objective of seeking an investment… Continue reading Building a Real Estate Portfolio? 7 Expert Tips for Success

Biggest Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the US is seeing a surge of some of the biggest commercial real estate trends in 2022 that are remarkably paradigm-shifting.  The current circumstances of inflation, demand and supply, affordability, interest rates, capital flows, and continued volatility in the stock market-all present unique challenges and opportunities for the CRE industry. However,… Continue reading Biggest Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

Is retail dying: the retail apocalypse predictions in 2022?

Over the past decade, brick-and-mortar stores have seen a steady decline in their growth. After the great recession of 2008, the retail industry witnessed a consistent decline in the sales of brick and mortar stores. The trend continued to follow with the rise of e-commerce businesses like Amazon. What was once everyone’s go-to destination for… Continue reading Is retail dying: the retail apocalypse predictions in 2022?

Benefits of warehouse commercial real estate investments

For a long time, we’ve all known that real estate investing has been a favored passive income approach. Investing in warehouses is a type of commercial real estate that is one of the finest methods to make money. Also, it is the safest way too. Although some people prefer to invest in residential real estate… Continue reading Benefits of warehouse commercial real estate investments