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Market Research & Analysis and Underwriting for Commercial & Multifamily
Andrew Gi, CCIM, MAI, has a strong analytical background and broad understanding of real estate economics and finance. He is the Principal at DWG Capital Group, Director of Acquisitions at Mitchell Asset Group, and Vice President at the Ivy group. Andrew holds an active RE broker and certified general appraiser license in CA. You will learn: - overview and terms used in underwriting - how assumptions are made in writing a proforma - differences in underwriting single tenant and multi-tenant real deals - when and when not to use leverage Katerina Cheok is the Bay Area Market Analyst with CoStar Group, and her analysis covers California’s commercial real estate market and economy with a focus on the Bay Area. Katerina produces market and submarket reports and presentations for each major property type (multifamily, office, retail, and industrial). Ms. Cheok also works with CoStar’s Portfolio Strategy group to develop National, metro-level, and submarket-level apartment forecasts. Before her focus on the Bay area, she had worked on the Dallas/Fort Worth market for a year and a half. You will learn: - What are the Bay Area economic drivers? - Where are we in the market cycle? - Bay Area market overview by asset class (office, apartment, industrial, retail) - What are current investment trends? Snacks and beverages will be provided, and this event is free of charge. Guests are welcome to attend. We will be live-streaming this meeting on Facebook LIVE at

ZCG Innovation Center

4500 Great America Parkway, 1st Floor · Santa Clara, ca

What we're about

Public Group

The purpose of BACOMM is to empower investors of all experience levels to gain tools and knowledge to evaluate and acquire commercial & multifamily real estate investments.

We talk to a lot of really smart investors in the Bay Area who are already thinking of buying real estate or have purchased rental homes, but feel that commercial real estate is too unfamiliar or intimidating to consider. Our goal is to dispel the myth that investors have to start with rental homes and graduate to duplexes and fourplexes, eventually working up to commercial, when in fact, people can diversify right away into commercial investments if they know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Most Real Estate Investment Groups have an emphasis on houses and commercial is often thought of as difficult, expensive, unfamiliar, and the territory of institutions rather than individuals. We see commercial and multifamily as an opportunity to utilize economies of scale and offset some market-based economic risk.

The group will focus on education to understand and evaluate commercial real estate deals and how to invest actively or passively through instruments like syndications. It will include commercial, multi-family, industrial, office, retail, development, and other commercial real estate assets.

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