Author Archives: Cornerstone Investment Partners, LLC

The Dark Side of Opportunity Zones

A panel of Opportunity Zone experts recently gathered at Connect Bay Area to provide the most up-to-date information on the hottest movement in commercial real estate today. The annual conference, held in San Francisco, drew an audience of more than … Continue reading

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Fed Cuts Rate for the First Time Since 2008

As expected, the Federal Reserve acted Wednesday to reverse course from the interest-rate increase of recent years, cutting the federal funds rate by a quarter point to a range of 2% to 2.25%. It was the first such reduction since … Continue reading

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Amenities vs. Services: Property Managers and De-escalating the Amenity War

For the last several years, developers have been pushing the envelope in terms of physical amenities and coming up with new and innovative features that make their communities stand out amongst the competition. That is, until recently. Today, we are … Continue reading

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SEC Considers Expanding the Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a concept release on Tuesday, seeking public comment on possible changes aimed at expanding access to private securities. It includes a number of questions around growing the pool of accredited investors, such as whether … Continue reading

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U.S. Multifamily Market Remarkably Consistent, Remains Top Investment Class

New research by Yardi Matrix and NKF reveal a host of interesting trends within the multifamily sector. Not only has the U.S. multifamily industry exhibited remarkable consistency, it remains a darling asset class for investors. Rents increased by $5 in … Continue reading

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Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

  The Fed’s shift to a neutral position on rates could keep CRE transaction activity on par with 2018 levels. The current Goldilocks economy—not too hot and not too cold—is helping to keep the bears from emerging in the commercial … Continue reading

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“Steady on Interest Rates” Says Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to leave the key U.S. interest rate alone Wednesday. The money policy group will maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25% to 2.50%. Fed leaders were more … Continue reading

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