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Is The Construction-Labor Shortage To Blame?

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Analyses that report that labor shortages may not be responsible for sluggish housing activity could be misleading, Landmark Capital Advisors’ managing director Adam Deermount tells GlobeSt.com. Deermount says that recently CNBC posted excepts from a Goldman Sachs published research note making the case that the construction-labor shortage isn’t to blame for the slow […]

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Regulation Nightmare

Like many of you, perhaps, the term “regulation” has traditionally made my eyes roll into the back of my head. While the political and illogical nature of regulation remains a turn-off, no longer is it advisable to turn attention the other way. With increased regulation for the real estate finance industry being developed over the […]

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Landmark Links May 6th -Exodus?

  Lead Story… We’ve been talking a lot about the Bay Area market over the past few weeks and there are a few signs that some of the most egregiously expensive ones like San Francisco are nearing a breaking point where even well-paid employees can’t afford to live there anymore and may begin to leave.  A survey […]

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$1,275,000 Bridge Loan

Landmark Capital arranged financing for the acquisition of 21 acres of unentitled land fronting I-10 in suburban Phoenix, AZ. Challenge of the assignment: The subject property was unentitled land being sold REO from a regional bank. The borrower was seeking financing to acquire the site, plat the property for various uses, and then sell off […]

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$6,000,000 Bridge Loan

Landmark Capital arranged financing for the acquisition of a 117 unit hotel building in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Challenge of the assignment:Although very well located, the property had been recently removed from the City of Los Angeles’ Residential Hotel Ordinance (RHO) and was still leased to tenants on a weekly and monthly basis. The borrower […]

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The Current Financial Model for A&D Finance Costs Needs Recalibrating.

Accessing residential A&D financing continues to face headwinds. These winds have strengthened with the implementation of Basel III, more specifically HVCRE (“high volatility commercial real estate”). Development loans are now assigned a 150% risk rating for risk-based capital purposes versus the 100% formerly assigned. This makes it more expensive for regulated lenders to hold development […]

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How The Industry Is Failing Young Professionals

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Traditionally, there has been a void in training for young professionals entering the commercial real estate marketplace, Landmark Capital Advisors’ president and managing director David Kidder tells GlobeSt.com. Enter the Landmark Institute, a program the real estate capital advisory firm designed to educate young professionals entering the real estate marketplace. The five-week course, […]

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Landmark Links May 3rd – Mind the Gap

  Lead Story… The Washington Post posted a fascinating series this weekend with interactive maps last week about the tremendously uneven recovery in the US housing market.  The first story focused on the nation as a whole and the others drilled down on the Bay Area and Atlanta.  They are posting similar articles on DC and Charlotte later this week. […]

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