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Beach-Side Mixed Use Project Refinanced

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Landmark Capital has arranged a $16-million bridge loan for the Shopoff project which will replace an industrial facility near the ocean. Landmark Capital Advisors, a real estate capital advisory firm disciplined in structured finance and private equity, has completed a successful $16-million bridge loan transaction for a property here.The project will replace a […]

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Falling Behind

  It’s incredible how quickly things change. Just a few years ago, conventional wisdom was that it would take an eternity to work through the excess inventory created by the housing bust and subsequent foreclosure crisis. In reality, banks proved adept at managing their REO inventory, preventing the anticipated glut. Meanwhile, little new housing was […]

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Closing Secondary-Market Deals With Equity Providers

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Focusing on return metrics, a team’s ability to execute, location and what makes the specific project unique from its competition will make equity providers take notice on secondary-market deals, Landmark Capital Advisors’ director of business developmentTom Farrell tells GlobeSt.com. The firm secured $14 million of JV equity to finance theacquisition, development and construction […]

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Lopsided Housing Rebound Leaves Millions of People Out in the Cold

Homeownership rate continues to decline as credit issues, student loans and high prices lead more to rentThe U.S. housing market has soared back, with prices just 2% shy of that record high. But while the recovery has been stronger than expected, it has left behind millions of middle-class Americans. WSJ’s Laura Kusisto explains on Lunch […]

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The Power Of Real Estate Industry Education

  NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Landmark Institute opened the door to a network of a wide range of industry professionals across all asset types, giving participants the chance to build relationships not only with each speaker, but also between one another, Landmark Capital Advisors’ president and managing director David Kidder tells GlobeSt.com. As we reported in May, the capital-advisory firm introduced […]

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Homebuilding And The Oil Industry: A Correlation, Or Not?

Amid a deflationary mentality, can price and wage growth turn the market around? By Adam Deermount Lead Story… CNBC posted a Bankrate.com study recently that found that more Americans prefer cash to stocks or real estate as a means of investment for money they don’t need for 10 years or more. In other words, a […]

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Tank Commander

We spend a lot of time talking about the San Francisco housing market, and rightfully so: it’s a microcosm of all that is wrong with restrictive zoning in closed-access US cities and the poster child for NIMBY obstructionism. As such, San Francisco has managed to overshadow another North American market that is incredibly expensive and getting worse: […]

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When Foreign Investors Hit Trouble

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—What happens when a market largely driven by foreign investors begins to slow or become oversupplied while those investors’ currency depreciates against the dollar? We spoke exclusively with Landmark Capital Advisors’ managing director Adam Deermount about how US real estate markets that are dependent on foreign capital can reduce their risk if things […]

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Why California Impact Fees Are So High?

Part 1: As you can see below, California’s fees are absurd compared to the rest of the country and there is indeed a very high correlation between the cost of impact fees and the level of housing growth. The six highest fee markets are all in the Golden State when measured as a percentage of […]

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Mind The Gap

MIND THE GAPA land development investment specialist looks at an uneven housing recovery.The Washington Post posted a fascinating series recently with interactive maps last week about the tremendously uneven recovery in the US housing market. The first story focused on the nation as a whole and the others drilled down on the Bay Area and […]

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