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October 14, 2018

The Top 4 Educational Resources to Learn Real Estate Financial Modeling

Real estate financial modeling is a relatively new discipline, and as a result, the number of quality educational resources has been almost nonexistent until just a […]
September 17, 2018

David vs. Goliath: Why Small Private Real Estate Investors can beat their Institutional Rivals

In just a few decades, the commercial real estate space has become increasingly institutionalized.  Despite the fact that institutional investors continue to grow their market share, […]
May 14, 2018

In Defense of Retail Real Estate: The Real Story

The state of retail is changing at an incredible rate – probably faster than it ever has before. Much has been written about this topic over […]
April 3, 2018

11 Best Practices for Raising Capital in 2018

Raising real estate investment capital is oftentimes the most challenging aspect of running a real estate investment business.  Even investors with strong track records and proven […]
March 10, 2018

The State of Commercial Real Estate – March 2018

2017 and the first quarter of 2018 has been a great time to be in commercial real estate. Transaction volume in 2017, according to CoStar, was […]
January 6, 2018

7 Inventions That Shaped US Real Estate Development

The Beginnings   The American Tradition – Real estate development in the US is unlike that of any other county. The early settlers of the US […]
December 28, 2017

Why Have Equity REITs Struggled in 2017

Equity REIT stock prices have declined in 2017 despite strong commercial real estate fundamentals – positive rent growth and net absorption, and stable or declining vacancy […]
December 8, 2017

Despite the ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Entrepreneurs are Making Money in Convenience Retail

  On nearly a daily basis, we read headlines of retailers filing for bankruptcy protection and shutting their doors. The Darwinian nature of the retail business persists, […]

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If you are looking to learn more about commercial real estate, this is a resource resource for you. You will find my insights on how to be innovative and entrepreneurial. My blog contains my thoughts on trends and technologies impacting commercial real estate. I've also included my favorite resources and tools I recommend.


Greg Barrett

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I am and the creator and author of CREentrepreneur. For work, I manage a portfolio of commercial assets as Director of Portfolio Management for a REIT based in San Diego, CA. On the side, I invest in and own commercial properties.


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