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Wrapping up summer with UES sponsoring the RISE Rooftop Crawl

RISE ROOFTOP CRAWL What is it?! Kansas City’s fifth annual rooftop crawl is an exciting and exclusive night to explore private rooftops all with unique eccentric themed parties benefitting nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  When is it?! Aug 24, 6:00 pm Come to the Crossroads to celebrate an evening full of networking, food, drinks, live […]

UES to sponsor CREW KC’s 16th Annual Golf Classic!

Join us at CREW Kansas City’s 16th Annual Golf Classic for an unforgettable day full of golf, networking, and supporting a wonderful organization! WHEN: AUGUST 15, 2019 WHERE: CREEKMOOR GOLF COURSE TIME: 8:00 AM REGISTRATION, 9:00 AM SHOTGUN START MORE DETAILS CREW KC and Creekmoor Golf Course have joined together for a great annual event. […]

Commercial and Multifamily Originations Set a Record by Rising to New Levels

Commercial and Multifamily Originations rose to new levels in 2018 with a record amount of loans resulting in $573.9 billion loans. Learn how this happened, what factors such as growing property values, low interest rates, solid fundamentals, and strong appetites from lenders and borrowers led to this record. We break down the numbers and find out Commercial Bank portfolios led the capital source then GSEs, Government Sponsored Enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae then Life Insurance Companies and pension funds, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities issuers, investment funds, REITs and mortgage REITS. Multifamily properties had the highest mortgage bankers’ origination volume followed by retail properties, industrial, health care, office buildings, and hotel/motel

What’s Next with Commercial Real Estate?

Commercial Real Estate has never been in a better spot but you have to ask the question, what’s coming next? MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell expressed his opinion for the sector at the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference. “We’re currently in the longest economic expansion ever,” Woodwell said. “There […]

Everything to know about Qualified Opportunity Zones in the United States

So… what exactly is an Opportunity Zone? Opportunity Zones are economically-distressed communities where new investments, under specific conditions, might be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Districts are eligible to be Opportunity Zones if they have been submitted for that classification by the state and that submission has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. […]

The What, Why, and How of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

So, what is a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment? A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, commonly called an ESA, or Phase 1 ESA, is an assessment done to research the historical and current uses of a property as part of a Commercial Real Estate transaction. Why do Commercial Real Estate transactions require a Phase 1 […]

Women who are Inspiring the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Learn from 3 respected female leaders in the commercial real estate industry who have paved the way for other women in Commercial Real Estate. Find out their biggest lessons throughout their careers and apply them to your professional career.

CRE Investors! Here are 3 ways to quicken decisions in uncertain markets.

Check out 3 ways for CRE Investors to quicken decisions in uncertain markets. With movements and changes in the US economy and real estate industry it’s crucial for investors to keep up to pace and pivot to remain successful. Included are reasons for this change in the CRE industry, ideas to fill property space with new-age tenants and diverse tenants, ways to build capital relationships and maintain banking communication, and instructions to diversify your assets. Specific statistics and helpful practical steps combined with expertise from a leader of a commercial real estate firm qualify for a must-read. “To stay relevant, future real estate leaders need to continue on the path of innovation. While transformation is tough, the only way to continue growing is to advance with the times. As it was in previous cycles, great things come to those who are able to pivot during the hardest times.”

Multifamily Housing Market in 2019

Multi-family housing market trends for 2019. Commercial real estate news shared by leader in environmental and engineering consulting. Trends and economic growth in multifamily housing markets for 2019.