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How To Return and Stay Centered – Market Assessments and Impact of Coronavirus

How To Return and Stay Centered – Market Assessments and Impact of Coronavirus How To Return and Stay Centered – Market Assessments and Impact of Coronavirus​ ​“If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going” – Winston Churchill   “Churchill’s first speech to the British people…“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” He…

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Surviving and Thriving a Recession as a New Construction Investor

Surviving and Thriving a Recession as a New Construction Investor Surviving and Thriving a Recession as a New Construction Investor For developers that work with new construction projects, it is not uncommon to see a gap of at least two years before they start to return investor capital. This delay is due to the time…

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Aligning Seller Stores in Real Estate Land Transactions

Aligning Seller Stores in Real Estate Land Transactions Aligning Stories in Real Estate Land Transactions   Everyone has a story, call it a narrative. It’s not just a romantic notion. Everyone you’re doing business with has a story they attach to each investment, each transaction, about themselves, their companies and the objectives for each. To…

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The Real Estate CPA Podcast | The Benefits of Real Estate Development, Market Cycles, & Competitive Advantages with Scott Choppin

The Real Estate CPA Podcast | The Benefits of Real Estate Development, Market Cycles, & Competitive Advantages with Scott Choppin In this episode, we’re joined by Scott Choppin, founder of the Urban Pacific group of companies, a group that specializes in the development of workforce housing. It’s important to note that Scott has gained extensive…

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How to Finance a CRE Deal

How to Finance a CRE Deal How to Finance a CRE Deal   When thinking about commercial real estate financing, it is essential that you understand that the financing process for all real estate projects is fundamentally the same, regardless of the product type you are developing.  This holds true whether you’re working in office,…

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Competitive Advantages of Investing in New Construction vs. Buying Existing Value-Add Multifamily Assets

Competitive Advantages of Investing in New Construction vs. Buying Existing Value-Add Multifamily Assets Within the real estate investment community, there are many advocates for buying existing multifamily apartments assets and adding value, rather than building new construction. This view makes sense – many investors believe that purchasing and upgrading existing properties will save them from…

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How Does Workforce Housing Investment Compare to Market Rate Housing During a Recession? | Part 2

How Does Workforce Housing Investment Compare to Market Rate Housing During a Recession? | Part 2 Workforce housing will generally and consistently outperform market rate housing in a recessionary environment based on numerous differences. Some of these characteristics are historical, including long term undersupply in this housing type. Some advantages are related to demographics and…

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CEO Money Podcast with Michael Yorba | Guest Scott Choppin

CEO Money Podcast with Michael Yorba | Guest Scott Choppin Scott Choppin is the founder of the Urban Pacific Group of Companies, a Long Beach, CA-based real estate development company, founded in 2000, that focuses exclusively on urban infill and affordable housing communities throughout California and the western US. Over the last 18 years, the…

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The Real Estate Syndication Show Podcast | A New Development Model and Preparing for a Recession with Scott Choppin

The Real Estate Syndication Show Podcast | A New Development Model and Preparing for a Recession with Scott Choppin Scott shares the criteria a property should meet before they would consider getting involved and explains why workforce housing is a more defensible market than millennial housing. He gets into a discussion about the anticipated recession,…

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Best Ever Show Podcast | Developing, Acquiring, & Syndicating Affordable Multifamily Units with Scott Choppin

Best Ever Show Podcast | Developing, Acquiring, & Syndicating Affordable Multifamily Units with Scott Choppin Urban Infill development: urban, we all know. infill, maybe not. Urban infill development consists of finding sites that are vacant or under-utilized. They are located in an existing metro area. Finally, you put together a development project with the intent…

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