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A veteran commercial real estate professional of 30 years, 22 of which are related to commercial real estate finance, Doug Marshall is enjoying the opportunity to control his own destiny with this company. Doug’s higher education began at the University of Idaho. He earned his MBA and his webbed feet at the University of Oregon. In 1998 he received a CCIM designation, which many consider to be the PhD of commercial real estate. Doug has been married to Carol for 36 years. They have raised two responsible and self-supporting children. Doug enjoys reading, writing, golfing, and time in the hammock. Follow Doug on Twitter DMarshallCCIM, or visit the Marshall Commercial Funding website.

Mistakes that make CRE financing difficult, if not impossible.

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Make your property lender friendly I’m surprised how often I am asked to find financing for a property that for one reason or another is obviously not financeable. It’s […]

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How to Achieve Financial Freedom by Growing Passive Income

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Financial freedom is a desire most, if not all, of us want to achieve.  Yet very few of us do.  Fully 95 percent of Americans do not achieve financial […]

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How to write a blog post that will actually get read. Really!

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I have to get this off my chest: Most bloggers are terrible at their craft.  This is not an assertion that wins me a lot of friends in the […]

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Six hurdles newbie CRE investors must overcome to be successful

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I find it fascinating to observe a newbie CRE investor in action. You know you’re dealing with a newbie because they openly admit they’re novices and say something like, […]

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After 11 years of CRE investing, this is what I would do differently

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. We’ve all heard the saying, “Hindsight is 20-20,” meaning it’s easy to know the right thing to do after the fact, but when you’re in the moment it’s all […]

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5 Things You Must Do To Prepare For A Weakening Real Estate Market

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As mentioned in my last blog post, I believe we are at the very beginning of a slowdown in the real estate market. And from the responses I received […]

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Three Life Lessons I Learned from Dad

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. This weekend is Father’s Day and even though my father passed away several years ago, I’m surprised how often I think about him. Something happens during the normal course […]

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Are we at the beginning of a real estate market slowdown?

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Yes. I believe we are at the very beginning of a slowdown in the real estate market.  Actually, it probably started about a year ago, but we are just […]

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CREPN Podcast Outline – Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I recently had the privilege of being interviewed on the Commercial Real Estate Pro Network podcast.  The host, Darrin Gross, and I discussed my soon to be released book, […]

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Five Must-Read Books for Your Summer Reading Pleasure

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I am an avid reader and recently I’ve read some really awesome books that I would encourage you to consider. If summer is a time for catching up on […]

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Three Life Lessons I Learned from Mom

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. When I was growing up, Dad was the quintessential Ward Cleaver of the 1950s TV show, “Leave it to Beaver.” Everyone liked Dad. He always had a kind word […]

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Five questions new CRE investors should answer before buying their first property

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Over the years I’ve had several conversations with would-be investors where they tell me that once they find the right property to purchase they will come back to me […]

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What do you do when you get discouraged?

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. We’ve all been discouraged at one time or another. Even the big boys, those at the top of the food chain in commercial real estate, have had their setbacks. […]

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Six CRE Calculations Every Investor Needs To Know

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. To be a knowledgeable commercial real estate investor requires having a solid grasp of the numbers associated with real estate investing. There are at least six different types of […]

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Will Commercial Real Estate Values Fall? You Betcha. Find Out Why.

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Prior to the Great Recession I remember hearing that everyone should be investing in single-family homes because house prices never go down.  And for years this was so.  Houses […]

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How to Succeed Financially as a CRE Professional

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I have been in commercial real estate since 1980.  That year I went to work as a financial analyst for The Grupe Company, a real estate development company located […]

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Are Retail Stores Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I attended the Sperry Van Ness CRE Economic Forum last week hosted by Curt Arthur.  When the topic turned to the retail market, Curt asked a very insightful question: […]

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The Cringe Factor: Know When to Fire a Bad Client

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I’ve been reading 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life by Dr. Henry Cloud.  I find his “9 Things” to be a combination of […]

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Four Reasons Interest Rates Will Rise in 2018

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Those who regularly read my blog know that I believe over the long-term interest rates will remain flat or possibly continue on their downward spiral (see link: When will […]

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4 Ways the New Tax Plan Favors Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Cynics will say that President Trump was looking out for his own self-interest with the new tax plan that was approved by Congress and signed into law by the […]

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The Boy and the Starfish

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. About eight years ago my wife Carol and I had the idea of starting a ministry to the hungry and the lonely.  It eventually became known as The Jesus […]

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My 15 Most Favorite Books of 2017

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. This blog post is devoted to sharing fifteen of my most favorite books I read in 2017. You’ll see that I like to read a variety of books. If […]

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Two Questions to Answer Before You Choose the Right Prepayment Penalty

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. A discussion on getting the best possible loan for your property would not be complete without talking about prepayment penalties.  There are prepayment penalty traps that you, the borrower, […]

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The #1 Mistake Property Owners Can Make

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. A very wise person once said, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”  This saying is definitely true when it comes to property management. For large multi-tenanted […]

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Six Reasons to Fire Your Property Management Company

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In my last blog post, I discussed eight reasons why you should fire your on-site manager.  If you didn’t read this article I suggest you do.  Go to article.  […]

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Eight Reasons for Firing Your On-Site Property Manager

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. There are several good reasons for firing members of your property management team.  For large multi-tenanted properties to be well managed it requires three levels of oversight.  As the […]

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The 12 Best Business Books of All Time

This post originally appeared on Doug Marshall's Blog Marshall Commercial Funding Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I am an avid reader who particularly enjoys reading cutting edge business books.  I believe the only way I can remain competitive in my fast-paced business environment is by […]

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