Why is Commercial Real Estate Data is So Important for Real Estate Professionals

If you're seeking an edge on the competition or looking to maximize financial success then we suggest you dive into the data!

It is wise to do a significant amount of research and analysis when making an important business decision. In the commercial real estate industry, where data plays a major role, having an abundance of the right information can make or break a deal.

What is Commercial Real Estate Data?

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) data includes information on factors such as location, number of new businesses in a specific area, future developments, transit and walk scores, vacancy rates/tenant information, building size, zoning, demographics, market analysis, and even some non-traditional data such as consumer behaviors. Essentially, CRE brokers will use any data that could potentially impact a future project. It is important to be very meticulous when researching and analyzing each set of data and to ensure nothing is being overlooked. Failing to do so could result in an unsuccessful project and create more headaches than returns.

All of this data and more can be found through public records, brokerage reports, CRE associations, and general commercial real estate databases.

Why is CRE Data So Important?

Not only is CRE data important for measuring future success, it is also used by industry professionals to set themselves apart from the competition. Not everyone is willing to research and analyze data indepthly, or explore non-traditional datasets. However, for the ones that do, they will see their efforts pay off. Investing in CRE is a considerable financial commitment, therefore, investors will choose to work with those who can concisely provide the most accurate, comprehensive, and relevant data.

Who Should Be Paying Attention to CRE Data?

The more granular and accurate the data, the more CRE brokers are equipped to forecast and make predictions regarding the CRE market and assist their clients in making appropriate decisions. Their clients, or investors, and other real estate industry professionals will also benefit from exploring CRE data points. The level of depth for each category will depend on the particular industry professional, for example a lender might be more interested in occupancy data, while an investor might be more interested in demographic data. This type of synchronicity between all parties creates more opportunity for success.

If you’re looking to connect with other industry experts or are in need of financing for your next investment project, allow CALCAP Lending to be your resource.

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About CALCAP Lending

A division of CALCAP Advisors, CALCAP Lending benefits from the expertise of a seasoned team of professionals with extensive, successful track-records covering a variety of disciplines and leading large, nationally-recognized institutions. A private money direct lender, CALCAP Lending provides short to mid-term financing for property investors and businesses looking to purchase, refinance, renovate, and construct residential or commercial properties.

Lending FAQs

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What is private money lending?

Private money lending is a collateral-based lending strategy that is often associated with shorter terms and more attractive features. A private money loan offers more flexibility than a conventional mortgage or bank loan.

How does a private money loan work?

Private money lenders provide financing using money from private entities. Private money loans often work as bridges to help investors gather funds to achieve their short term real estate goals, but long term, permanent options may also provide.

Why would I choose a private money lender?

There are many advantages to using a private money lender for your real estate investments! Private money lenders can be more lenient when it comes to borrower credit issues, often there are no prepayment penalties, you can leverage your cash to buy multiple properties, and private money loans are quicker when compared with institutional loans.

Can I get prequalified for a loan?

CALCAP has a responsive loan team who are able to prequalify you. Contact a loan specialist at 833.816.5580 to get started.

How long does the lending process take?

Private money lending can be a quick and painless process. From start to finish, 30 days is common, however, turn around times can be as short as 10 business days.

Can I still be approved for a loan if I have bad credit?

Generally yes, we understand that people have temporary financial issues that come up, and we want to work with you to help you rise up financially to a better place. Offsets to credit concerns may include experience as a real estate investor, good cash reserves, and/or larger down payments.

I am a broker or investor, how can I work with CALCAP?

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