As we step into the promising landscape of 2024, uncertainties linger around the state of the economy, inflation and rates.
As reported by USA Today, “‘It’s not likely we will hike again,’ Fed Chair Jerome Powell said at a news conference, noting the Fed’s key rate is ‘at or near its peak.'”1 However, there is much speculation into when these cuts will happen – with some even predicting the cuts will wait until the very end of the year.
Nevertheless, rather than waiting for rate changes, let’s focus on powerful investment strategies to prepare you for this year’s huge opportunities. Here is our list of top trends that will shape the financial terrain in 2024.
Seizing the Wave of Business Acquisitions
In the wake of a significant baby boomer exodus, a plethora of established and profitable businesses now adorn the market with highly motivated sellers ( = low listing prices!)
For those equipped with experience and a little capital, securing an SBA loan in 2024 could be the key to unlocking rare, lucrative opportunities to merge and expand, or to become the big boss.
Dominance Through Cash Optimization
In the ever-competitive commercial real estate landscape, the ability to make dominant offers swiftly is paramount. J.P. Morgan’s 2024 Commercial Real Estate Outlook emphasizes the significance of cash in uncertain markets: “The ability to move quickly to purchase an asset under stress can’t be overemphasized. Being able to access cash quickly can often provide better terms.”2
This year, prepare yourself by considering which investments you can refinance for liquidity sudden opportunities.
Breaking Through w/ Funds for Residential Construction & Development
Banks and credit unions are likely to continue turning down residential construction and development deals due to cash constraints. However, the housing market still remains in peril, and we believe supply should still make an effort to keep up with demand. That’s why ComCapFL has stepped in with aggressive funding to cover these deals!
Explore our previous email highlighting specialized programs designed to support your projects.
Investing Forward w/ Adaptive Reuse and Energy-Efficiency Upgrades
As sustainability gains momentum, adaptive reuse (such as converting an office building into multifamily apartments) and energy-efficiency upgrades on underperforming properties, including offices, multifamily units, and large retail malls, are set to be key trends in 2024. Position yourself as a forward-thinker by exploring opportunities in repurposing and enhancing the efficiency of existing assets – and reap the rewards in lower energy bills, tax incentives, and future premium rents.
Read more about adaptive reuse in this article.
In the dynamic world of commercial financing, staying ahead of trends is crucial. As always, our team at ComCapFL is committed to keeping you informed and equipped to turn these trends into triumphs.