About: Brian Davison

Thank you for visiting our blog. I'm very active on here, so if there is a topic you would like me to cover, please let me know. I am the CEO of EquiAlt: real estate based alternative investment firm with activities in equity, debt and private equity. Since 2008, EquiAlt's management has demonstrated a high level of competence in hundreds of distressed asset transactions, recapitalized companies while lending on landmark Las Vegas projects. We understand that there are several strategies and goals in the area of real estate investing. Based on our experience, we offer education and offerings that are truly investment grade. Available products for investors range from totally passive to the traditional active. Specialties: Risk management, deal structuring, asset improvement, asset allocation, networking, leadership, portfolio building and management.

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Signs of a lending squeeze for new apartments, retail and other Tampa Bay businesses
When Brian Davison announced plans to build up to 78 new condos in downtown St. Petersburg, he revealed another surprise: His company, EquiAlt, plans to "self-finance'' the project. That could be a smart move. Both nationally and in the Tampa Bay area, businesses are finding it harder to get money from banks these days. No one is saying that bay area's building boom is about to screech to a halt. But borrowers for many types of projects — especially new hotels, apartments and retail outlets — can expect to pay higher interest rates, put more of their own money into the project, or both. Just in the past two weeks, "I've seen more banks pull back and tread more lightly," said Robert Stern, a Tampa real estate attorney whose clients include lenders as well as business borrowers. "I have seen local deals not close, or get declined or...
Tampa Apartments See Massive Rent Increase
If you live in the Tampa Bay metro area, you have experienced the vast increase in rents first-hand. Recently in The Tampa Tribune this story was featured in more detail.  Click the following link to read the full article: http://tbo.com/news/business/study-tampa-apartment-rent-increases-among-largest-in-us-20150414/?page=1 Have you experienced this trend yourself?...
Helping Homeless Veterans in Tampa Bay, EquiAlt Donates Three Homes To Potter’s House Community Development.
When the real estate bubble burst and the subprime, mortgage, credit and hedge fund markets collapsed in 2008, Brian Davison, now CEO of Tampa-based EquiAlt, was one of the guys who got knocked down. In evaluating what was really important to him moving forward, Davison implemented a philanthropic mission to give back or assist others not as fortunate as he or his company has been. In carrying out his mission to his new home base in Tampa Bay, Davison announces that EquiAlt has donated three single-family homes to Potter’s House Community Development (PHCD). Two of the homes are located in Tampa and the third in Clearwater. The total donation is worth approximately $120,000. PHCD is commissioned to empower the people in our community though several ministries that target health awareness, illiteracy and strengthening the family. Their focus is to educate families in...
NEWS RELEASE: EquiAlt Launches Long Term Portfolio With 172 Tampa Bay Properties With Additional $4.5 Million Spent In Rehabilitation Funds To Improve Local Neighborhoods.
Throughout Tampa Bay – from the respective County Commission chambers to individual Mayor offices – revitalizing Tampa Bay to improve the lives of its residents is a major agenda item in 2015. While each will do its part, private business must also step up. As part of that mission, EquiAlt LLC (www.equialt.com) announces the purchase of its 172nd distressed property to help redevelop existing neighborhoods by converting neglected homes into livable assets. Initially launched in Las Vegas in 2008 and then in Tampa in 2012, EquiAlt is an alternative investment and asset management company specializing in opportunistic real estate through four SEC-registered funds. While common on the West Coast, real estate investing and acquisition by institutional firms has been rare in the Tampa Bay auction market. Until now. "Most of the public is aware of the traditional real estate market where homes...
Tips for Spotting a Desperate Seller
With fewer homes on the market, it is still a seller’s paradise. They can choose from a variety of offers until they find the best one. This might lead one to believe that the seller still has the advantage. However, there does seem to be a few sellers out there who are desperate to sell their property as fast as they can. When buyers come across this type of seller, the advantage suddenly shifts in their favor. Of course knowing how to find or spot this type of seller isn’t always easy.  Look for terms like, “priced to sell,” “quick close,” or “seller relocating,” to provide you with some clues as to the buyer’s state of mind. If you are looking to find a good deal or a desperate seller, start by searching for properties that have been on the market for a long time. The longer...
A Guide to the Top Real Estate Terms
You might be ready to buy or sell your home, but how much do you know about real estate lingo? Before you venture into the world of home buying and selling, it might be a good time to familiarize yourself with the top phrases. Top Terms for Buyers Adjustable rate mortgage – a mortgage loan with an interest rate that adjusts over the life of the loan. The adjustment rate is usually determined by a market indicator, such as the weekly average of U.S. Treasury Bills, but is limited by how much and often it can be adjusted. Appraisal – the determined value of a property based on initial purchase price compared with the sales prices of similar properties in the area. Your bank or mortgage company may require an appraisal before they will lend you the money for the home. Closing costs – all monies that need to...
Monthly Mortgage Payments Versus Monthly Rent
Not so long ago, the housing market ballooned so high that monthly mortgage prices were much higher than monthly rental prices. This disparity hasn’t been seen since the early 80s. Typically, as mortgage rates rise, rent prices also rise along a normal rate of disparity. These rates allow buyers or renters to decide whether they can afford the monthly mortgage rate, or would be better off with just renting a home. Usually, the mortgage rate will be higher than the rental rate. However, after the housing market crashed, mortgage rates fell so sharply that they were actually lower than the average rental rate. With so many calamities in the housing marketing, especially the high rate of foreclosures, many potential buyers opted to pay higher rents. The scary prospect of trying to own a home, alongside the risk of foreclosure, forced people to become or stay renters. However, the...
Boomerang Buyers Returning After Foreclosures
Chances are if you asked the estimated 5.3 million people who lost their homes during the real estate crisis if they thought they would ever be able to own a home again, their answer would probably be no. Seven years later, however, with their credit rebuilt or on the mend, some of these same former homeowners are re-entering the market. The comeback being staged by this category, also known as the boomerang buyer, is being driven by rising rents and a desire to own a home again now that the economy seems to be stabilizing. Experts see this growing trend happening in various markets across the country, with the most popular being Riverside-San Bernardino, California (4.1%), Los Angeles, California (3.7%) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.6%). Since California is one of the biggest indicators and predictors of what will happen in the housing market, this is good news...

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