Investing in commercial real estate involves a wide range of investment factors which are unique to each transaction. Beyond the financial modeling of the investment returns, how the owner decides to hire vendors, spend due diligence funds, and ultimately manage the asset will determine whether any particular property has met their goals. The most important factors for any real estate deal are the following:

  • Investor Goals
  • Investor Experience
  • Type of Property
  • Management
  • Financing/Capital Stack available
  • Need for Creative Solutions

The first step is to understand your own goals for acquiring the property. For example, an investor purchasing core property with near-full occupancy at market rates is willing to pay a lower cap rate (higher income multiple) for real estate investments and is more sensitive to interest rates on borrowed funds. On the other extreme, a value-add investor will exit the property sooner than a core buyer and will be less sensitive to costs of borrowing and more interested in purchasing “at a discount.” In this same vein, investors will place different emphasis on different parts of the legal process, i.e. Letter of Intent, Purchase and Sale Agreement, due diligence review, financing obligations, seller representations and warranties, and ultimate legal management of operations. Ronald Rohde Law is focused on understanding what each investor needs and then prioritizing those needs above others. In addition, our structure provides the investor with security in regard to the cost of legal services, responsiveness during critical periods, and educating our clients through each step of the process.

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Casey Gregersen

Ron helped us structure our residential development business, he had great advice on LLC formations, contract negotiations, and has become a trusted advisor on our most difficult real estate deals.

Jay Bhaumik

As a medical professional, our industry faces constant regulatory and compliance oversight. Ron helped my company negotiate and protect us from legal liability when reviewing employee agreements, commercial leases, vendor agreements, and almost every contract we bring him. His guidance has allowed me to reach a new level of confidence knowing I have a lawyer to represent my interests and provide that peace of mind.

Over 3,000 clients served

Ron has helped developers raise foreign investment funds through the EB5 program and represented foreign investors from China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and India.

Over $1 billion of real estate transactions

Ron has conducted acquisitions of commercial real estate, new construction development, and all areas of asset management for shopping centers, retail strip malls, restaurants, office buildings, industrial and warehouse assets.

Ron has helped thousands of investors on BiggerPockets where he a leading expert on real estate investing.

Latest Content

DO YOU NEED AN LLC TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?

Sit down with Daniel Hyman, CPA and Ron Rohde, JD as they discuss one of the most common questions from new investors in single family residential (SFR). We cover tax deductions, S Corp benefits, liability risk and due on sale clauses.

How to Reinstate Your LLC (3 simple steps online)

Is your entity forfeited existence from the Texas Comptroller's office?

This video by Ronald Rohde Law will walk you through the 3 simple steps to reinstating your LLC (or other legal entity) with the state of Texas. There are two primary agencies to deal with if your entity has been terminated for failure to file an annual franchise return. Failing to file a franchise tax return or pay the fees due is the most common reason why Texas LLCs are out of good standing. The easiest way to check is to look up your entity at the Texas Comptroller website https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/

Type in your entity name and click search.

You'll need to login to the Texas Comptroller's Office to determine what documents or taxes are missing. Complete and submit these forms online and pay any fees (can be with a credit card).

Request a tax clearance letter from the Comptroller. Receive it immediately via PDF if all requirements have been satisfied.

Submit Tax Clearance Letter to Texas Secretary of State.

That's it! You're back in good standing and able to transact business in the State of Texas. This process may apply to other states.

REAL ESTATE INVESTING IN STUDENT HOUSING

In this video, Ron sits down with Clint, a real estate investor based in Austin, Texas who has built an 8 unit SFR portfolio of #studenthousing​ within 1 mile of the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas.

Join us as we discuss his background, what led to the investment, advice to his younger self, and other legal issues investors face in 2020.

Industrial Warehouse Investment Purchase Walkthrough

Have you wanted to invest in industrial warehouse commercial real estate? This is one of the hottest asset classes which has been tremendous gains in occupancy and rent appreciation. Join us as we walk through a property in Plano, Texas.