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Landmark Links September 30th – Careful What You Ask For

  Lead Story… Anyone who has ever dealt with addiction will tell you that the first step towards recovery is admitting that a problem exists as opposed to sticking ones head in the sand an denying it’s presence.  Ever since the end of the Great Recession, we’ve faced a different sort of housing crisis: one defined by […]

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Beach-Side Mixed Use Project Refinanced

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Landmark Capital has arranged a $16-million bridge loan for the Shopoff project which will replace an industrial facility near the ocean. Landmark Capital Advisors, a real estate capital advisory firm disciplined in structured finance and private equity, has completed a successful $16-million bridge loan transaction for a property here.The project will replace a […]

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Landmark Links September 27th – Unusual Trend

  Lead Story… “When Orange County catches a cold, the Inland Empire gets the flu.”  If you’ve spent any time in the real estate industry in Southern California, you’ve probably heard some variation of this truism.  The relationship has held up over the years because the two regions are closely linked in terms of geography and economy: […]

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Landmark Links September 23rd – What’s the Point?

  Lead Story… Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker once said that the only useful modern financial innovation was the ATM.  While that’s a rather harsh assessment, there is a bit of truth to it.  Too often, financial products ranging from subprime loans, to derivatives to leveraged ETFs are created more as profit and marketing opportunities for […]

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Falling Behind

  It’s incredible how quickly things change. Just a few years ago, conventional wisdom was that it would take an eternity to work through the excess inventory created by the housing bust and subsequent foreclosure crisis. In reality, banks proved adept at managing their REO inventory, preventing the anticipated glut. Meanwhile, little new housing was […]

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Landmark Links September 20th – Young Man’s Best Friend

  Lead Story… If you follow the news even casually, you probably know that Millennials are less likely to own cars and homes or be parents than prior generations.  However, there is one area where Millennials are out ahead: Pets.  The Washington Post published the results of a study of pet ownership among young people and […]

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Landmark Links September 16th – The Carrot and The Stick

Lead Story… Investopedia defines Behavioral Economics as the study of psychology as it relates to the economic decision making processes of individuals and institutions.  IMO, one of the more fascinating applications of behavioral economics deals with the largest investment that most people make in their lifetimes: buying a home.  It’s all a matter of motivation.  What motivates a person to […]

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Family Office Risk Appetite

We frequently speak with sponsors about family offices as equity capital sources. There is a common misconception that family office decisions are grounded in capital preservation, and therefore, should be interested in core / core+ investment opportunities. While capital preservation is an investment objective, it is important for us in the real estate industry to […]

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Show Me The Money

It is becoming readily apparent that the Banks, in general, are pulling back from ground-up construction. As we are in the market sourcing debt, we are hearing from our Bank contacts that: 1. “Our construction “bucket” is full for the year”; 2. “We are reserving our construction lending funds for existing clients”; 3. “We are […]

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Landmark Links September 13th – Falling Behind

  Lead Story…. It’s incredible how quickly things change.  Just a few short years ago, conventional wisdom was that it would take an eternity to work through all of the excess inventory created by the housing bust and foreclosure crisis.  However, in reality banks were incredibly adept at managing their REO inventory, effectively preventing the massive  glut […]

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