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Real Estate Private Equity Funds: What You Need to Know

Real estate private equity funds have emerged as a compelling avenue for investors exploring the real estate market. Offering the potential for substantial returns, these funds pool capital from multiple investors to inject into high-value property ventures. This blog will serve as your ...

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Investing in Tomorrow: Private Equity Trends Shaping the Future

In the dynamic world of investing, private equity stands out as a driving force poised to shape the financial landscapes of tomorrow. As we get into the intricate mechanics of markets, it becomes increasingly evident that keeping abreast of emerging 'private equity trends' is not just ...

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Private Equity Strategies for Washington DC Commercial Properties

Kenwood Management knows the ropes of commercial real estate private equity strategies. This field is rich with potential for savvy investors. Our experts will explain how these strategies can shape your investment portfolio. We'll also discuss zoning laws in D.C., why they matter to you, and how ...

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Private Credit vs. Private Equity: Which Method is Best?

Kenwood Management knows the ins and outs of commercial real estate investments. Regarding financing, two key players often come into play: private credit and private equity. Understanding the differences between these can significantly impact your investment strategy. Dig deep into what each means ...

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Benefits of Leveraging Private Equity for Commercial Real Estate

Private equity commercial real estate is becoming an increasingly popular investment strategy. It provides a unique option for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio with high-yielding assets. Our experts at Kenwood Management Company will explore the myriad benefits of leveraging private ...

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How to Integrate Private Equity into Commercial Real Estate Portfolios

Jumping into commercial private equity real estate can seem like a leap, but it doesn't have to be. Kenwood Management is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of commercial property investment. You'll learn how valuation works, what metrics matter most, and why understanding economic ...

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Private Equity as a Hedge Against Market Volatility

Market volatility, unexpected geopolitical events, and economic fluctuations can all influence the performance of your portfolio. Amid such unpredictability, it is crucial to find a reliable hedge. Private equity, with its potential for substantial long-term returns, emerges as a compelling option ...

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Why Multi-Tenant Properties Offer a Better Risk-Reward Ratio

Updated April 1, 2024. Multi-tenant properties present a unique investment opportunity, offering tangible benefits over their single-tenant counterparts. They spread income sources across multiple leases, reducing the potential impact of a single tenant's departure. This distribution not only ...

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How to Analyze a Real Estate Investment

I was recently talking with a business owner who had a stock and bond portfolio. She also owned the building where her company was headquartered and recognized the inherent long-term value of the real estate and its stability as investment but really didn’t know where to start. If she pursued a ...

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Washington DC Multifamily Investment: Private Equity Manager Selection

When it comes to private equity manager selection, diving into the track record of potential managers is crucial. This deep dive can illuminate their knack for seizing opportunities in Washington, DC's multifamily property market. We'll help you grasp what sets top-quartile managers apart from ...

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Beyond Traditional Investments: Private Equity to Mitigate Risk

For those seeking to increase their wealth, private equity can be a great way to do so; however, risk management is critical for protecting assets and maximizing returns in market volatility. Private equity risk management is critical for investors looking to weather market storms and safeguard ...

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Navigating Private Equity Investments: How to Create a Lasting Legacy

Private equity investment is revolutionizing the financial world and providing investors with novel opportunities to build wealth. Unlike stocks or bonds, private equity lets you tap into companies not listed on public exchanges, offering challenges and opportunities for serious growth. As we dive ...

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Is a Single Tenant Property Right for You?

Single Tenant Properties may look like an attractive investment, but is that really the case? A single tenant property, by definition, is leased to one tenant for some time period. The lease term could be relatively short (5 years or less) or long (10 or more years). The perception among ...

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Private Equity 101: Quick Guide for Working Professionals

Imagine owning a piece of the next groundbreaking startup or revitalizing a successful real estate venture. That's the power of private equity, an alternative investment path reserved for individuals seeking to go beyond traditional stocks and bonds. By investing in entire companies, you gain ...

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Private Equity Strategies for Business Owners

Have you ever felt like an outsider looking at private equity? A modest investment can turn into a substantial profit with the right strategies. But how do these players decide when to invest, grow businesses, and encourage innovation? Imagine being part of that action—transforming companies and ...

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Commercial Property Analysis - Financial Factors to Consider

Certain criteria must be analyzed to effectively assess the value, potential risks, and rewards of different real estate investment opportunities. Simply utilizing the old adage “location, location, location” is often too simplistic in evaluating income-producing real estate, and strictly relying ...

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The Importance of Private Equity Wealth Management

Private equity wealth management has the potential to generate significant returns and offers exciting opportunities for those willing to dive deeper into the finance ecosystem. Discover the importance of private equity in wealth management. With private equity, you can diversify your portfolio, ...

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The Benefits of Single-Tenant Real Estate Investments

In DC commercial real estate investment, various options are available for investors, each with its unique combination of potential benefits and risks. One option is single-tenancy real estate. While it might not be as popular or well-known as its multi-tenancy counterparts, single-tenant ...

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Renting Business Space: Your Guide to Commercial Leases

Navigating the world of commercial leases can feel overwhelming for business owners. Choosing the space, understanding lease terms, and negotiating a deal in your best interest are all vital elements that can significantly impact your business's success. This blog from our team at Kenwood ...

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Negotiating a Commercial Lease: Tips for Success

Negotiating a commercial lease can make a substantial difference in achieving success in commercial real estate. Our team at Kenwood Management Company will guide you through negotiating a commercial property lease price, equipping you with practical strategies to position you for profitability. If ...

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Single vs Multi-Tenant Properties: Which is Right for You?

One of the first decisions you'll have to make when investing in commercial real estate is whether to invest in single vs multi-tenant options. Each has pros and cons, and the choice largely depends on your investment goals, risk tolerance, and management style. Our team of experts at Kenwood will ...

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What Financial Information Can a Landlord Ask For?

You might be wondering—what financial information can a landlord ask for? This post serves as a comprehensive guide, providing you with the skill to navigate the intricate details and mechanics of this meticulous process. From bank statements that prove you can afford rent, to rental history ...

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Decoding Your Commercial Lease Agreement in Washington, DC

A lease agreement for commercial property investment can be complex, filled with jargon and fine print that could make your head spin. Don't worry; this blog will provide the necessary information to understand commercial leases and make informed decisions. It will guide you through commercial ...

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How to Evaluate a Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunity

Evaluating a commercial real estate investment involves understanding market trends at a general and hyper-local level. This comprehensive understanding of market dynamics is fundamental for any commercial real estate investor, ensuring well-informed decisions based on key metrics like Net ...

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Multi-Tenant Leasing: Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

Should you add real estate to your portfolio? If this is an avenue you are interested in, consider multi-tenant leasing. This approach can be a powerful tool to enhance the diversity of your investment portfolio and help mitigate risk. This blog will explore the mechanics of multi-tenant ...

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Manage Your Commercial Real Estate Investments With a Partner

The commercial real estate sector offers a wealth of opportunities, but success in this arena requires a comprehensive understanding and a trusted partner. In this blog, we'll explore what it means to invest in commercial properties, discuss the key benefits of doing so, and introduce you to our ...

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What Financials Are Needed For a Commercial Lease?

Understanding the financial aspects is crucial before signing a commercial lease for your business. A commercial lease is more than just an agreement to rent a space; it entails a commitment that can impact your business's financial health. This guide will discuss the essential financials required ...

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Commercial Real Estate Investments: The Pros and Cons

The world of real estate investment is a dynamic landscape, offering opportunities to grow your wealth and secure your financial future. Among the various options available, commercial real estate is a compelling avenue for those seeking stability and profitability in their investments. This blog ...

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Kenwood's Commercial Property Management: Exclusively Managing Owned Properties

Let's examine two options commonly faced by investors looking to access the numerous commercial real estate market benefits. The first option is investing with a property management and investment group that uses leverage with no principal investment and manages properties outside their portfolio. ...

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Advantages of Creating a Well-Balanced Real Estate Portfolio

Investing in real estate can be scary and uncertain for many people. There are many considerations to evaluate and questions that need to be understood and answered. Although those issues may appear daunting, there are significant advantages to adding real estate to one’s investment strategy that ...

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Five Criteria for Evaluating Your Real Estate Investment

Recently, a business owner I was talking to asked me about the benefits of investing in real estate as a way to diversify her portfolio. After explaining some of the fundamental advantages of real estate over stocks and bonds, I wanted to expand the conversation. We discussed the pros and cons of ...

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Kenwood's Proven Strategies to Navigating DC’s Commercial Real Estate

There's no doubt that commercial leasing and lease agreements are complex to navigate for both experienced investors and newcomers. From the differing commercial real estate lease structures to tight negotiations and balancing costs, there's far more to consider than a residential lease structure. ...

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Kenwood's Multi-Tenant Real Estate Business Approach

Partnerships are more than just a signature on paper; they're the foundation of a successful multi-tenant real estate business. Strong collaboration underpins tenant satisfaction, property maintenance, financial stability, and more. Due to this, in the world of multi-tenant real estate, choosing ...

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The Kenwood Management Company Family: A Supportive Environment

Investing in commercial real estate can be lucrative, rewarding, challenging, and sometimes stressful. It's a significant financial and time commitment, and without the proper safety net and support network, investors can feel isolated and neglected. A supportive, collaborative environment where ...

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Kenwood Management Tips: When Investments Don’t Work Out as Planned

Published April 2022. Updated October 26, 2023. What would you do if you made an investment that lost $11,000,000,000? Yes— that's not a typo. A BILLION dollars. Or how would you respond after pursuing a new tenant only to learn they decided to lease from your competitor? How would you determine ...

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How Kenwood's Commercial Property Management Techniques Maximize Value

Active property management is much more than filing lease documents and following up on maintenance requests. When managed efficiently, commercial real estate can be one of the best vessels for wealth accumulation, helping high-net-worth individuals diversify their portfolios and offering unique ...

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Kenwood Community Insights: Thriving With Inflation

Published September 30, 2022. Updated October 19, 2023. In speaking at his annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting earlier this year, Warren Buffett discussed how business owners can thrive during times of high inflation. He said, "The best thing you can do is to be exceptionally good at something." So, ...

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Kenwood's Technology-Driven Approach to Commercial Real Estate Leases

Multi-tenant commercial real estate is a fast-paced, complex landscape with several moving parts to navigate. As tenant expectations rise and investors seek more significant benefits while reducing stress and obligations, technology has stepped in to provide an indispensable solution to these ...

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Hassle-Free Property Management: Kenwood Management's Approach

Commercial real estate management is a daunting and complex field to navigate for the uninitiated. It requires an expert understanding of legal arrangements, financial management expertise, and a dedication to tenant satisfaction and well-being. The commitment can extend well beyond the standard ...

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REIT vs. Syndication: Choosing the Best Investment Model

Published December 2020. Updated October 5, 2023. If you are similar to many investors, you recognize the long-term value of real estate, and you want to diversify your portfolio — but you don’t want to be a landlord. The idea of collecting rent, paying the bills, and responding to tenant calls ...

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Kenwood's Property Management Strategies for Profitability

Driving profitability while maintaining next-level tenant support and fulfilling all management obligations is a delicate balancing act that, when executed correctly, can deliver results for both tenant and investor alike. Understanding how these strategies work and directly translate to financial ...

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Building Trust and Confidence: Tenant Improvement Success Stories

The tenant experience is intrinsically linked to a commercial real estate assets' success and profitability. Trust and confidence play a significant role in this, as an environment in which tenants are thriving, content, and confident to manage their business is essential for ongoing cash flow. ...

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Why Kenwood Stands Out: Unmatched Commercial Real Estate DC Expertise

Choosing the right commercial real estate group to partner with when looking to invest in the DC market is one of the most essential decisions investors can make. It can be the difference between growth, portfolio health, and building substantial equity versus a potential nightmare and losses on a ...

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Kenwood's Difference: Benefits of Multi-Tenant Commercial Properties

Washington, DC, is a vibrant city with solid fundamentals, impressive demographic statistics, and a strong commercial real estate market. Not surprisingly, investors are looking to this historically significant city for commercial real estate investment opportunities to access higher income ...

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Kenwood's Difference: Elevated Baltimore Property Management Services

The multi-tenant commercial real estate landscape is a complex and competitive field to navigate, which is why many investors partner with a property manager to advocate and undertake management duties on their behalf. It's an excellent strategy for out-of-state and local investors alike — to ...

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Single vs. Multi-Tenant Real Estate? Your FAQs Answered

Developing an investment plan is crucial to realizing your financial goals. Each investor has their own investment and asset criteria, ultimately leading them to choose either a single tenant or a multi-tenant option. These asset types vary significantly in administrative requirements, cash flow, ...

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3 Reasons To Invest in Multi-Tenant Property Where You Don't Live

Location and the market are among the most critical factors when analyzing a commercial multi-tenant property—they impact profitability, and appreciation and can help indicate trends. Restricting your investment options to your immediate local area can cut you off from a range of lucrative and ...

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7 Big Differences Between Private Real Estate Syndications vs. REITs

Demystifying different real estate opportunities brings you one step closer to realizing your dream of financial freedom through real estate. Due to ingenuity and technological growth, there are more real estate investment options, from equity crowdfunding to micro-flipping, than ever. ...

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4 Goals to Consider Before Investing in Multi Tenant Real Estate

Real estate can be an excellent vehicle for building generational wealth and consistent cash flow. However, this doesn't mean you should go all in on the first deal you encounter. To maximize success and build an optimal portfolio by including multi-tenant real estate, investors must clearly ...

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5 Reasons Why Commercial Multi-Tenant Property Is the Best Investment

While in the past, commercial multi-tenant real estate was an exclusive asset for the super-wealthy, these days, thanks to private real estate syndications, commercial real estate is accessible to a far more comprehensive range of investors. Savvy everyday investors are using commercial ...

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Real Estate Investing Basics

Real estate investing offers so many benefits that it should be incorporated into every investor’s portfolio. However, many are interested in adding real estate but don’t understand all of the advantages, what options to consider, or how to participate beyond buying a property on their own. Since ...

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Should I Invest In Real Estate or Stocks for Better Returns?

As a hotly debated question, it's no wonder that many soon-to-be investors are asking themselves: should I invest in real estate or stocks? While the answer indeed rests on some subjective factors, such as risk appetite and personal financial objectives, the multi-tenant commercial real estate ...

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Commercial Multi Tenant Real Estate: Passive vs. Active Investing

The real estate industry has changed, creating unique opportunities for hungry investors. Group investment strategies have become a popular option for investors looking to access the benefits of real estate investment without the late-night maintenance calls, periods of vacancy, and dodgy tenants ...

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Using Multi Tenant Real Estate to Lower Your Taxes

One benefit that makes property a unique investment is the tax advantages passed on to investors. While many syndicators and real estate companies focus on the passive income, dividends, and equity of investment real estate, they often overlook the tax benefits, which can sometimes be more ...

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4 Steps To Choose The Right Commercial Multi Tenant Real Estate Group

Commercial property is a superb vehicle for investors looking to create passive income and target deals that may be out of reach as an individual. Most investors access multi tenant real estate through an investment group or portfolio that syndicates and manages the property on their behalf. ...

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Why the Market is Critical for Commercial Multi Tenant Real Estate

When choosing a real estate investment option, the market is everything. It intersects at every significant point, from the project's viability, profitability, and returns to the property's value. When analyzing your real estate investment criteria, the market should be at the top of your list for ...

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Inflationary Effects On Commercial Real Estate

Anyone investing in the current economic environment needs to consider inflation’s impact on their investment model or forecast. For the past 40 years,inflationary pressures have been present every year, albeit mild. From 1991 to 2020, average annual inflation ranged from 0.7% to 4.1%. Inflation ...

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How to Choose a Commercial Multi Tenant Real Estate Investment Company

Smart investors are turning to commercial multi tenant real estate to access higher returns and invest their money in a traditionally inflation-proof asset. However, with so many real estate companies to choose from and a full range of investment options with varying degrees of risk, it can take ...

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Should You Invest in Multi Tenant Real Estate During Inflation?

As inflation grows, the need to make intelligent investment decisions has never been more significant. Inflation hit a 9.2% peak in June 2022 due to mounting pressure from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Covid-19, supply chain issues, and aggressive interest rate hikes from the Fed in an effort to ...

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Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Real Estate

Maximize your Energy Efficiency Several aspects of managing a small business—growth plans, OKRs, cash flow—can yield juicy results. Still, considering ways to lower costs of operation and maintenance is another vital boost you can give your business.

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Swirling Economic Winds

With negative economic news seeming to dominate the business headlines and with the Fed poised to raise interest rates once again in November, where we are heading is a frequent discussion topic. Last month, noted economist Dr. Anirban Basu conveyed his perspective to Kenwood’s investment community ...

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Broker Insights: Mid-Year 2022

I am very pleased to present to our investors the latest commercial real estate market intelligence from three of our leasing brokers. I hope that you find this timely and insightful. The information below has been prepared exclusively for the Kenwood investor community and provides more specific ...

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Available Technology in Making Better Real Estate Decisions

A 35-year-old man with 10 years of commercial real estate experience was sitting in an advanced financial modeling class while working on his Master of Real Estate degree at Johns Hopkins University. He had just listened to the professor explain how real estate models and valuations worked, what ...

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Kenwood’s 25th Anniversary Retrospective

When Bruce Springsteen was asked about the meaning behind his hit song “Thunder Road,” he described it as an invitation—an invitation to his audience to join him on a journey. Where that journey would lead was undetermined. We now know it led to 20 Grammy awards, two Golden Globes, and induction ...

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Recognizing Investment Pitfalls

Warren Buffett refers to these five words as the most dangerous for any entrepreneur or investor. Yet investors continue to ignore market fundamentals, deny their own logic, reluctantly investigate contrary ideas, focus on what others are investing in, and only listen to perspectives that confirm ...

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I Don’t Know

Many business leaders and executives hate to admit this. By acknowledging it, they fear they will lose credibility, respect, and stature. Their staff have become reliant on their wisdom, instincts and skills that heretofore produced effective results. Many executives believe they need to envision ...

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End-of-Year 2021 Broker Commercial Real Estate Insights

One of our goals as real estate investment operators is to provide our investors with timely and insightful market intelligence. In this month’s article, we’ve asked two leasing and one investment sales brokers to prepare a market summary in their specific area of expertise and market coverage. The ...

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My Blank Page

Last month I saw Bruce Springsteen performing his Broadway show (Covid vaccine card and masks required). At one point during the performance, Bruce recalls what life was like at 19 years of age. We all know that age is a time of transition. It is when we either begin our college years or embark ...

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Mid-Year 2021 Broker Commercial Real Estate Insights

Exclusive content for Kenwood Investors. Since it’s mid-year 2021, we wanted to provide you with some different perspectives about the various leasing markets where our properties are located and how these markets are performing now compared with pre-COVID-19.

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Kenwood’s Investor Summer Reading List

As we all take a deep breath from 2020 and enjoy all that summer has to offer in 2021, it is time to unwind and think about simpler things. The days are longer, the weather warmer, and the air is filled with the smells of the ocean and barbecues, and the sounds of outdoor activities. For this ...

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The Value of Internal Rates of Return

Investors frequently ask us what metric is the best to analyze and valuate a real estate opportunity. At Kenwood, we utilize multiple models to underwrite each acquisition. However, we find that, compared to other models, the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) captures more comprehensively the scope and ...

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Cap Rates – The Misunderstood Valuation Metric

I was recently talking with a few potential investors about three different investment properties. In each situation, the first question they asked me was, “What was the cap rate?” Although many may think this is a natural question when evaluating a real estate investment, it made me wonder if they ...

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Investment Perspective — Kenwood's Historical Real Returns vs. S&P 500

Most investors want a high rate of return along with a low level of risk. Stocks (Equities), mutual funds, and real estate are investment vehicles that investors often consider. These options can provide positive long-term returns. However, investing in commercial real estate provides an investor ...

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The Sweet 16 of Real Estate Decision Making- March Madness

I am often asked by our real estate investors one of the following questions: How do we determine what properties to invest in? What is our acquisition vetting process like? What are the analytics we use in coming to a “yes” decision?

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