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Why CRE Investment Holding Periods are a Moving Target

A commercial real estate holding period begins on the date the newly acquired asset closes and runs until the date the asset is sold. Investors who perceive the “targeted” holding period on any one specific asset as a highly reliable number need to think again.

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Investor Testimonial – Derek B.

Testimonial video from CrowdStreet investor member Derek Blum. (The testimonials presented may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.)
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Investor Testimonial – Nick R.

Testimonial video from CrowdStreet investor member Nick Rothenberg. (The testimonials presented may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.)
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Investor Testimonial – Eric D.

Testimonial video from CrowdStreet investor member Eric Doebele. (The testimonials presented may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.)

Platform Video – Marketplace Screening Process

  A detailed walkthrough of our screening process for Marketplace offerings. Our screening process is extensive and highly-selective. Less than 2% of all offerings are accepted for posting to the CrowdStreet Marketplace.

Platform Video – How to Review an Investment Offering

Ian Formigle, CrowdStreet VP of Investments, highlights key features of the investment offering detail page, including the Sponsor Summary, Investment Property Documents, Capital Stack, Waterfall, Prospective Investor-level Cashflows, and more.
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The Next 18-Hour Cities

18-hour cities are defined as second-tier cities with above-average urban population growth that offer a lower cost of living and lower cost of doing business relative to first-tier or “24-hour” cities. In this article, we will make the case for four emerging 18-hour cities that might become the future darlings of the urbanization movement.

How to Invest in Retail Real Estate

In this article we will start with an overview of the retail asset class, discuss e-commerce and its effects on the space, review demand drivers and provide tips on understanding retail leases.

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