A commercial real estate professional in Charleston was recently quoted as stating that the Charleston Market is ‘On Fire’. My first reaction was “Is being On Fire a good thing or a bad thing”? Having been in commercial banking for 20 years and experiencing firsthand the real estate market collapse in 2008, I tend to […]
When I began developing this research project, my intent was twofold 1.) to get an accurate read on the national economy and 2.) to identify the regions within the US that are experiencing the most successful economic expansions post the Great Recession. So in Part 3 of my ‘boots on the ground’ research I traveled […]
As a real estate investor and advisor, it is critical to my success to know what is happening in the areas where I invest and the economic landscape of the local economy. It is also just as critical to understand the national economy and how what happens across the US and the World will impact […]
It has been my experience that if you try to get an accurate read on the economy from the media you will be left dazed and confused. One minute a reporter on CNBC is reporting on terrific economic data and then another starts talking about a recession. It seems as though they deal more in […]
The key to smart investing is sustainability. At Urban Core Advisors, sustainability is at the core of our investment strategy. Our mission is to provide clients with real estate investment opportunities that provide strong returns that have ‘staying power’ well into the future. When buying or selling commercial real estate in Charleston, South Carolina, our […]
So everyone has heard the old saying, “Build it and they will come”. But in Charleston we are dealing with a new reality, “If we don’t build it, they are still coming.” As I have stated in other BLOG postings, Charleston is experiencing the most significant level of growth it has seen in decades. The […]
Our investment team does ongoing market research and site analysis to determine the best locations geared towards our investment strategy.
We perform site inspections and consult with general contractors and architects to identify property improvement opportunities and cost estimates.
We do extensive property analysis including underwriting property historical cash flow, three tiered income modeling, future cash flow projections and IRR and cash on cash return profitability models.
Our team underwrites the current tenants and reviews all current lease agreements to determine an appropriate credit grade of the property and identify opportunities for improvement.