Financing 101 for New CRE Investors

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This episode of The Crexi Podcast features James Eng, National Director at Old Capital, discussing the foundational basics of CRE financing.

The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of the commercial real estate industry in conversation with some of the top CRE professionals in the industry. In each episode, we feature different guests to tap into their wealth of CRE expertise and explore the latest trends and updates from the world of commercial real estate. 

In this episode, Crexi’s Ashley Kobovitch sits with James to discuss his varying experience across commercial real estate, how to find and develop your niche in the CRE world, and what every real estate investor should know about multifamily financing. Their wide-ranging conversation covers:

  • The basic loan types and terms in multifamily investing, including recourse bank loans, non-recourse loans, and bridge loans.
  • How multifamily lenders changed their underwriting practices in the aftermath of COVID-19, and what that means for loan applicants in the future.
  • How to educate yourself and combine interests and skills to solve unique problems within commercial real estate.
  • The importance of building judgment and the problem-solving skills necessary to understand what makes a good deal.
  • And much more!

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About James Eng:

James Eng has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, starting his career as a loan underwriter at GE Capital Real Estate prior to joining Old Capital in 2015 where he is currently the National Director. 

He has worked with hundreds of investors to help them acquire over $1BN in multifamily properties totaling over 14,000 units nationwide.  James combines his finance, risk, and investor background to find the best loan for clients and to be an indispensable advisor throughout the life cycle of a deal.  

Often called “The Professor” of Multifamily Financing, he has produced hundreds of hours of educational multifamily content on YouTube.  In addition to financing multifamily, he has invested in close to 10,000 units as a limited partner in nearly 30 properties in Texas. He received his finance degree from University of Texas at Austin, and now resides in Dallas-Fort Worth with his wife and three boys.        

About Crexi:

Crexi is a commercial real estate (CRE) property marketing and deal management platform that combines an active marketplace for sale and for lease properties with powerful property marketing, deal management, and market intelligence tools designed to help brokers, buyers, and tenants eliminate time-consuming processes and close deals faster. 

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