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What is commercial real estate lending?

Commercial real estate lending is provided to finance income-producing property that is to be built, refinance and restructure existing real estate financing, and acquire distresse…


What is architecture and design?

Architecture is the skill and process of designing a structure, its exterior geometry and finishes, and defining the general interior layout of the building to enable its operation…


What is a sustainable property developer?

Property developers are responsible for the sustainability of their development projects.  They conceptualize, define and structure the project, coordinate the development process,…


What is a real estate mortgage?

Individuals obtain mortgage loans to finance the purchase of their housing, using their real estate as collateral.  Although conventionally used to finance the real estate that ser…


What is a real estate listing?

A listing contract is an agreement between a real estate broker and the owner of real estate that authorizes the broker to represent the owner in the sale of the property.  Listing…


What is a real estate developer?

A real estate developer is the original owner and initiator of a real estate development project, the intermediary between the project service providers, and the party responsible…


What is a real estate broker?

A real estate broker is an individual or firm that acts as intermediary between the seller and buyer in a real estate transaction for a commission.  The relationships between broke…


What is a property manager?

A property manager is normally an individual third-party professional who as agent of the owner of real estate (landlord) manages the owner/tenant relations in order to maximize ca…


What is a property developer?

A property developer is a person – individual, partnership, corporation, co-operative or other legal form of organization – that mainly or exclusively engages in property developme…


What is a prefeasibility study?

All investment projects start with opportunity definition.  A project opportunity is typically assessed first in a prefeasibility study to justify the investment of resources in pu…


What is a mortgage?

A mortgage is security created by the transfer (pledge) or assignment of legal title to real property (real estate) or personal property (chattel) in the form of a real estate mort…


What is a ground lease?

A ground lease is the lease of only land, typically unimproved property, commonly for 99 years and longer.  All expenses of the property incurred in a ground lease – taxes, repair…


What is a finance term sheet?

Term sheets are often used to initiate a financing transaction, whether bilateral or syndicated, for investment grade, acquisition or real estate financing.  They are commonly soli…


What is a facilities manager?

A facilities manager is an individual who represents the tenant or the owner-occupier of property by aligning property strategy with productivity strategy with a view to the use of…


What is a comprehensive feasibility study?

A comprehensive feasibility study is an all-inclusive feasibility analysis that takes into consideration all aspects of a development project that can impact its success.  It inclu…


What development due diligence and analysis is performed?

Planning/pre-construction phase in a property development project involves the investigation of the site, performance of a development needs and use analysis, site acquisition, sec…


What determines CRE underwriting?

Loan underwriting is the detailed and systematic credit analysis process by which a bank assesses and determines whether the risk of offering a loan to a particular borrower is acc…


What are the site attributes of property?

The geographic location where development takes place is the site.  Site attributes are the natural characteristics of a plot (parcel of land) in terms of its size, shape, topograp…


What are the property developer’s responsibilities?

Hotel developers initiate hotel development projects and are responsible for project structuring, coordination and management.  They organize the productive resources, direct the r…


What are the phases in property development financing?

An acquisition, development and construction loan (ADC) is financing for the development of commercial real estate that is made available during a project’s construction phase.  It…


What are the main crowdlending risks?

The crowdlending process begins with a prospective borrower applying or registering with a P2P platform for a loan.  The borrower provides credit information and goes through a ser…


What are the main concern of property users?

Property users generally prioritize their goals as follows: Maintenance of the property in support of the users’ core business units and activities and the end users’ demand for co…


What are the linkage attributes of property?

Linkage of a particular site or property is its how it is physically connected to the general market, submarkets and trade area within which it competes for space users and/or mark…


What are the key responsibilities of hotel operators?

Hotel owners engage operators to manage their properties on their behalf.  They are generally responsible for the management of the supply chain, logistics, inventory, quality cont…


What are the key mortgage terms?

In an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the interest rate is generally fixed for a short period of time, after which it is periodically adjusted up or down to a reference market rate…


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