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Landmark Links March 29th – Fast Times at Desert Hot Springs

  Lead Story…. Desert Hot Springs is the Camden, New Jersey of the Coachella Valley (note that I didn’t say Detroit because the Motor City was once quite prosperous whereas Camden has essentially always been a dump).  People end up there by birth or bad circumstances, never by choice.  The city filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and it’s […]

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Landmark Links March 25th – Stuck in the Middle

  Lead Story…. It’s getting tough to escape the middle.  As we’ve stated numerous times, there is a housing supply crisis at the low end where not enough homes are getting built.  An issue that gets less focus is the widening gap between the middle and upper tiers of homes which makes it harder to trade up, […]

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Landmark Links March 22nd – People of Walmart

  Lead Story…. When many people think about retail, they focus on sexy urban locations such as 5th Avenue or Rodeo Drive.  However, many of the dominant trends in American retail actually arise out of small rural towns and working or middle class suburbs.  For years now, the trend in these areas has been that big box […]

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Is the Housing Market Going in the Wrong Direction?

The most recent new home sales report was concerning assales and prices are decreasing and inventory is rising. However, as the OC Housing News pointed out in an article earlier this week, if we look at those numbers more in-depth, builders may actually be doing exactly what we were hoping they would do for a long time; making […]

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Sponsor Trumps Project

While elementary in concept, the market is reminding us that an “A” sponsor and a “B” project overrides an “A” project and a “B” sponsor.  In search of investment volume over recent years, the first round of questions probed by capital generally focused more on deals and less about sponsors. More recently, we have been […]

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Landmark Links March 18th -The Biggest Loser

  Lead Story…. The spring selling season is upon us and traffic from potential home buyers is rising once again.  However, surging interest may not translate to a big jump in sales because one key group is losing out: first time buyers.  Inventory is up over 10.9% in January for homes over $250k.  However, inventory was actually DOWN […]

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Landmark Completes JV Equity Recap Deal

Newport Beach-based Landmark Capital Advisors completed a complex joint-venture equity financing deal for The Ranch at Eastvale, a development planned for two million square feet of industrial and commercial space. The capital advisory firm brought Summit Development together with two Southern California family office investors capable of understanding, navigating and bringing to life a more […]

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Is a commercial real estate correction in the cards?

Recent reports suggest that  the good times are continuing for the commercial real estate market, but some analysts are worried that too much cash is being thrown at properties, and asset prices are too high.    The phrases “market pause” and “correction” are showing up more in reports that otherwise point to strengthening fundamentals and […]

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Landmark Links March 15th – Crack Kills

  Lead story…. Commercial real estate has been booming for several years and CMBS is the second most popular means of financing commercial deals. A typical CMBS loan is 10 years in duration and its no secret that there are a ton of CMBS maturities coming down the pipe starting this June.  In other words borrowers were really hooked on […]

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Landmark Links March 11th – Appearances Can Be Deceptive

  Lead Story… One could be forgiven for looking at the recent home builder data and concluding that the market is going in the wrong direction.  The most recent new home sales report was not pretty with sales and prices decreasing and inventory rising.  However, as OC Housing News astutely pointed out earlier this week, if you […]

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