Tag Archives: CRE

What Is A Cap Rate?

Unlike the way that a value or asking price for residential real estate is determined, the worth of a commercial property is based primarily off of one thing…NET OPERATING INCOME! Residential Real Estate 101 Residential property will generally be valued using a comparison to other properties in the general vicinity. Recent closed sales that occurred nearby the […]

Commercial Real Estate and what the expiration of TRIA could mean!

TRIA, or the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act , was passed into law in 2002 to ‘put a temporary federal backstop program in place that would allow for a public and private sharing of insured losses resulting from future acts of terrorism against the United States’. Due to a failure by the US Senate to pass an […]

Observations about the capital markets and commercial real estate

These are some great observations about the current condition the commercial real estate market as well as the capital markets that provide the financing from Rick Jones at Crunched Credit! Structural complexity is returning to the marketplace in the search for yield.  Many will say that’s bad.  I think that’s Luddite thinking. There continues an […]

An anniversary of sorts in the CRE mortgage market!

Introduction At Hallmark Abstract Service we attempt to provide clients with information they hopefully find timely and useful that they potentially may be able to share with their own clients. With that in mind, we wanted to offer an overview of commercial real estate mortgages and some of the issues surrounding what for many buyers is […]