Forward written by Matthew Shirley, CCIM, Sales and Leasing Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC

A successful Commercial Real Estate Investor is able to identify and capitalize on opportunity in the market. This statement is intuitive, but how can one achieve this goal when the “buy / don’t buy” decision is complicated – flush with variables, risk allocation decisions, and potential return calculations.  The latter being the most esoteric, often requiring the expertise and opinion of others.  When making an investment decision, buyers (and sellers) should be prepared to calculate and analyze numerous metrics and be comfortable shifting their focus from a “Cap Rate” focused decision.

Article written by Ellie Perlman for Data Driven Investor | December 3, 2018

For commercial real estate investors, syndicators and others involved in the field, investment terminology can appear to be an alphabet soup of mysterious acronyms. There are three in particular that are related to the return on real estate investments, and each has its own unique meaning and purpose.

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Matthew Shirley joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC in January 2011. Matthew is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in International Trade and Finance. While at LSU, Matthew was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon – The International Honor Society for Economics. Matthew’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division and the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB).

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).