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I’ve Inherited An Apartment Building. Should I Sell It?

By Matt Halper, Kiser Group Real estate is a common asset a person can inherit. While most people may think of a house, it can even be an apartment building. An investment property such as a multifamily asset is not necessarily an armchair investment, and tenant...

The condominium conversion-deconversion pendulum

As we continuously examine the deconversion trend at Kiser Group, we look for as much information as we can to try to understand how much longer it will last.  We recently looked at our historical data to see how many of each year’s sales were conversions or deconversions out of our total multifamily sales, and we produced the chart below.

Cash-On-Cash: The real measure of rate of return

By Andy Friedman Real estate investors are always drawn to cap rate as their go-to measure for potential investments. Cap rates are flawed. (More about that in a previous post.) Your return is not the cap rate, it is the cash-on-cash return, especially since the...

Cap Rates: A Highly Misunderstood and Imperfect Metric

By Andy Friedman   If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been told by a real estate investor that they will only consider a property with X cap rate or above, well, I’d have a boatload of nickels.  There are several problems with using cap rates as your main...

Liquidity: An Often-Ignored Component of Real Estate

By Andy Friedman When most people evaluate a real estate investment, there is a small set of initial questions that they look to get answered: What is the cap rate? What is the vacancy rate? How are rents or lease rates trending in that area? What is the condition of...

What Members Of Every HOA Should Know About Condo Deconversions

By Lee Kiser Condominium deconversions are a hot topic in commercial real estate today, and I don’t think it’s just the latest trend. As condominium stock built in the 70s and older continues to age and need updates, modernization and capital improvements, owners...

Kiser Group’s Mid-Market Summit 2018 Recap

By Lee Kiser Kiser Group’s inaugural Mid-Market Summit was May 9 at City Winery in the West Loop. In way of recap, the Mid-Market Summit is an invitation-only event for Kiser Group clients: Chicagoland’s apartment owners and investors. The panel discussion topics...

From Lawyer to Broker: A Different Perspective on Real Estate

By Tejonne Vinson Participation in a yearlong real estate clinic during law school piqued my interest in real estate law, which showed me the various roles attorneys play in these types of transactions. Following my completion of the clinic, I received the opportunity...

Kiser Group Receives 2017 Power Broker-Top Firm Award

We're so proud to receive the 2017 Power Broker – Top Firm award from CoStar consecutive years in a row. This accomplishment would not be possible without the continuous efforts and hard work from our brokers and the team of staff members that support them.  ...

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