Monthly Archives: July 2012

No Vacancy Signs Dominate Rental Market

July 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

Landlords boosted apartment rents to record levels in the second quarter as demand from tenants sitting out the home-buying market pushed vacancy rates to their lowest point in more than a decade, said the Wall Street Journal. Despite the sluggish economy, average rents increased in all 82 markets tracked by Reis Inc., a real estate […]

The Perfect Storm For Commercial Real Estate Investing

July 12th, 2012 (1 Comment)

This article originally appeared as an Op-Ed  from  United Realty CEO Jacob Frydman on, a website dedicated to Breaking News in Business, Finance, Politics, Tech and Investing. The link can be found by clicking here. Most of us know that timing is everything when it comes to investing. If you bought equities during the […]

Investors Plow Equity Into Projects

July 10th, 2012 (No Comments)

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted an upbeat trend in real estate;  a handful of high-risk real-estate projects are moving forward in major U.S. cities. But the WSJ points out, developers are financing these projects with equity, mostly from outside investors. That lowers the risk of turning over a building to lenders if the project […]