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CRE Lenders Ended 2018 on a Strong Note

Fourth quarter increases over the year-ago quarter were led by the healthcare, multifamily and industrial sectors. A strong fourth quarter lifted commercial mortgage originations by 3 percent in 2018 as multifamily and industrial originations…

16th Annual IMN Opportunity & Private Fund Forum

Despite the rainy weather, the mood was upbeat at the 2019 IMN Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity and Private Fund Investing, held at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California. Over 1,100 people registered for the event, which according…

Understanding the Potential Tax Benefits of Opportunity Zones

Keep in mind, this has not been finalized as it is currently going through legislation. With the S&P 500 continuing to set record highs, opportunity zones represent an excellent way for taxpayers to realize their gains and diversify their…

George Maravilla joins Tower Capital

Tower Capital, a commercial real estate structured finance firm, announced that George Maravilla has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as Vice President. In his new position, Mr. Maravilla will be utilizing his extensive 14-year background…

15th Annual IMN Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Forum

January 17-19th, 2018 The weather was beautiful at the Montage resort in Laguna Beach this year for the 15th Annual IMN Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Forum, the premier conference for commercial real estate focused private equity…

Public Transportation’s Impact on Property Values: Good or Bad?

There appears to be a sort of unfortunate urban myth that public transportation projects makes nearby neighborhoods less desirable. Certainly, the construction phases of some projects may generate noise and cause some inconvenience. No research…

Market Insights

Multifamily borrowers are continuing to benefit from a strong rental market. Many are taking advantage of the increased rents and NOI’s by refinancing and pulling cash out to be used for a variety of purposes, such as returning equity back…

Commercial Real Estate Finance: Questions for Borrowers and Lenders

With the capital markets being so competitive in today’s finance environment, the highest degree of value a mortgage broker or banker can offer their client is surety of execution. Any experienced investor or intermediary knows that there…

1031 Exchanges Explained

IRC Section 1031, also known as a 1031 exchange or a “like-kind” exchange, allows investors to defer tax on gains from the sale of an investment property if they reinvest the proceeds into a similar (like-kind) property. It was enacted by…

RealShare National Investment & Finance Conference - Part 2

The afternoon sessions focused largely on the state of the economy and the drivers affecting it. The opening RealShare National Investment & Finance Conference session was titled Power Panel: Direct from the C-Suite and was moderated by…

RealShare National Investment & Finance Conference - Part 1

We recently attended the Realshare National Investment & Finance conference at the Omni Hotel in in downtown Los Angeles. There were a number of topics covered including the current state of the capital markets, loan programs and underwriting…

The Trap of Low Interest Rates: Ensuring Financing is In Line with an Investor’s Goals & Objectives

As the saying goes: All good things must come to an end, and with murmurs of a potential rate increase by the Fed this fall, many investors are preparing for the future by locking in long term low interest financing. According to Morningstar,…

Commercial Real Estate Finance

Tower Capital is a Commercial Real Estate Finance firm specializing in debt and equity placement on behalf of commercial real estate investors throughout the country. We offer borrowers short term bridge solutions through our in-house private…