Monthly Archives: February 2011

Home Depot As An Economic Indicator

Home Depot As An Economic IndicatorBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Home Depot reported that its profits rose over 72% in the 4th Quarter of 2010. This significant increase means more than just padding to Home Depot’s bottom line. Historically, Home Depots profits have shown increased activity in the rehab and upgrade of residential properties, construction […]

What To Look For

What To Look For By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM One of the questions I get asked the most with regard to investing in real estate is: what rate of return do you look for in order to proceed with an acquisition? The answer, though complex in nature, is quite simple. You see, Real Estate requires […]

Due Diligence. Done.

Due Diligence. Done. By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM The title should read “Smart”, not “Rich”. Of course, the smart are not always rich and the rich are not always smart. This in response to the Wall Street Journal article headline reading “Rich Investors Trust Bankers More Than Press”. While reporters are writers or journalists, Bankers […]

When Investing, It’s Better to Waste Your Time Than Waste Your Money

When Investing, It’s Better to Waste Your Time Than Waste Your Money By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Underwriting a potential investment takes time, attention to detail, research and expertise. With that, we look at two potential investment opportunities available: one in Texas, the other in Southern California. Essentially it takes the same amount of work […]

From "Extend & Pretend" to "Re-fi & Buy"

From “Extend & Pretend” to “Re-fi & Buy”By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM If late 2009 through 2010 marked the “Extend & Pretend” era of commercial real estate financing, then 2011 marks the dawning of a new era. As I see it, 2011 marks the beginning of the “Re-fi & Buy” era of commercial real estate. […]

The Seven for 2011

The following text is taken from an article I wrote for both Apartment News Magazine February 2011 & the forthcoming Institute of Real Estate Management Los Angeles Digital Magazine-1st Quarter 2011. Continue reading below… The Seven For 2011By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM2011 is upon us and for property owners, it’s back to business as usual. […]