By Dennis Kaiser | Connect Media

Rising Realty Partners’ Chris Rising will be speaking on a Connect Real Estate Los Angeles panel next week, titled: Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights. There’s still time to register here and join us for a jam-packed afternoon of conversations, networking and presentations.

Rising also recently launched a CRE podcast called The Real Market, where he discusses the hottest issues driving commercial real estate today. Recent conversations were with NKF’s Kevin Shannon, JLL’s Carl Muhlstein, and Gensler’s Andy Cohen. You can stream episodes at chrisrising.com/podcastiTunes, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

We asked Rising to share a few insights on the Los Angeles market in our latest 3 CRE Q&A.

Q: What is your investment and development strategy for 2018, and how has that changed over the past few years? 

A: At Rising, our mission has always been to create great places. In 2018, we plan to continue to do that by building and maintaining our strong existing industry relationships, which we hope to leverage into acquiring assets via off-market deals. We are specifically targeting assets with the potential to unlock and significantly increase value via Rising’s asset enhancement programs. At the same time, we are mindful of exit cap assumptions due to rising interest rates.