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5 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch for Heading into 2023

October 22, 2022 | 

The Business Journal

As we enter the final months of the year, the future is uncertain for the commercial real estate market as there are multiple factors that can change the landscape of the market in the coming months. Here are five important trends that investors will be watching closely as we enter the final quarter of the year and head into 2023:


Rising Insurance Premiums: What Multifamily Investors Should Know

September 22, 2022 | 

The Business Journal

Regardless of whether you are just starting your journey into multifamily investment real estate, or a seasoned professional with many units in your portfolio, operational costs are a constant area of focus.  Rising operational costs are having a vastly different impact on returns depending on size of the property, its age, and its location. 


3 Biggest Mistakes Investors/Brokers Make While Underwriting Commercial Real Estate

August 21, 2022 | 

One of the most important parts of a commercial real estate acquisition or disposition is the underwriting that takes place during a transaction. Underwriting in commercial real estate is commonly associated with the analysis that investors and real estate professionals use to measure the cash flow, risk, and most importantly, the value of an asset. Real estate professionals and investors will create an analysis that determines the feasibility of each property and its income. Once the NOI (net operating income) is established, the value can be determined.

Understanding the Importance of Planning for a 1031 Exchange

August 10, 2022 | 

A 1031 Exchange, in short, is a way for investors to sell an income property and defer the capital gains taxes by buying a new income property (replacement property). A common question from investors is, “When should I start working on my exchange if I know what I am going to sell?” When it comes to planning, there is no such thing as “too early” for an exchange. The more you understand the investment market and process, the more likely you are to make a solid investment decision.


Visintainer Group Wins CoStar’s Q2 2022 Power Broker Quarterly Deals Award

August 1, 2022 | 

CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces announced the CoStar Power Broker Quarterly Deals winners for the second quarter of 2022. Brett Visintainer and John Kourafas of Fresno-based Visintainer Group were named in the list of Top Sales Deals winners for the Sacramento and Stockton/Lodi markets. The CoStar Power Brokers Quarterly Deals winners are determined by the top deals executed every quarter, based on price and square footage. Visintainer Group was recognized for the following transactions:

Multifamily Investments: First Half of 2022 Proving to be Most Active Year Since Pandemic

July 18, 2022 | 

Over the past two years, a common perception has been that there is little to no inventory of available multifamily properties on the market in the Central Valley. If you compare the volume of transactions year over year to 2019 (the year preceding Covid), that perception is proven true. The pandemic year, 2020, saw a reduction in total sales transactions in the Central Valley by 18.1% compared to 2019. Last year saw an even further reduction in transaction volume, down 26.3% from 2019.

Understanding Expected Returns Vs Risk in Commercial Real Estate

June 20, 2022 | 

When investing in commercial real estate, it’s important to understand each investment type and average return on investment (ROI) before deploying your capital. Whether you’re purchasing retail, office, industrial, or multi-family, determining which investment class best represents you, will establish your risk tolerance and help find the right investment that aligns with your goals.

3 Ways to Increase the Value of your Multi-Family Property

May 20, 2022 | 

The Business Journal

We are currently experiencing the highest inflationary period in the last 40 years and multi-family investment owners are facing declining cash flow. A common conversation I am having with multi-family owners across the Central Valley is - what can be done to maintain the investment value of my property?

Visintainer Group Eclipses $500 Million in Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales

May 10, 2022 | 

FRESNO, CA – Visintainer Group, a commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm, based in Fresno, CA, announced it recently eclipsed a $500 million sales volume milestone. The group, formed in 2018 and specializing in commercial, multi-family, and ag real estate solutions, has successfully helped clients acquire, dispose and exchange into more than 160 properties spanning across 15 states.


What to Know about Interest Rates and Commercial Real Estate

May 10, 2022 | 

The Business Journal

Investors are keeping a sharp eye on interest rates as they are a major factor to leverage returns. Rates have rapidly climbed over the last few months, and it is expected this trend will continue through 2022 and well into 2023. At the start of the year, interest rates for investment properties were between 3.5% and 4%. In four short months, we are seeing rates inching closer to 5%.