1031 Exchanges of Real Property Remain Intact under the New Tax Plan

Posted on January 17, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that President Trump signed into law effective Jan. 1, 2018, secured the rights of real estate owners and investors to conduct tax-deferred exchanges of properly structured “like-kind” real property. The law however, did eliminate the availability of tax-deferred exchanges of personal property, such as […]

Orion Real Estate Group Acquires 41 Ruby Tuesday Restaurants

Posted on January 08, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group recently closed on the acquisition of 41 Ruby Tuesday restaurant properties in 12 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The deal, which is valued at$52 million, was a sale-leaseback transaction, in which Orion will lease […]

The Privatization of Publicly Held Restaurant Groups

Posted on January 04, 2018

In July 2017, a private investment firm acquired Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion and took the once publicly traded fast-casual restaurant chain private. In the Fall, both Ruby Tuesday and Bob Evans restaurant chains followed suit by agreeing to be acquired by private entities. This trend of public companies […]

When is the Right Time to Buy and Hold Real Estate Investments?

Posted on December 28, 2017

While every successful real estate transaction includes a timeliness factor for both buyer and seller, there are often benefits for owners willing to hold onto properties for longer periods of time. Owners should asses many financial considerations, including taxes, potential sale price, and a comparison of the yields that could […]

Orion Sells Two Neighboring Retail Strip Centers in Tampa, Fla.

Posted on December 27, 2017

During the fourth quarter of 2017, Orion Real Estate Group completed the sales of two adjacent retail strip centers in Tampa, Fla., to two separate private investors. The combined deals are valued at more than $8 million.   Orion originally purchased the 17.5-acre tract of multiple commercial properties located on […]

2017 – The Year in Commercial Real Estate

Posted on December 21, 2017

New real estate development was below historical norms for most property types in 2017, and that can be good news for real estate investors in 2018. In this market, open-minded investors who are amenable to exploring other segments of real estate properties may ultimately be the most successful. Location, which […]

Diversification is Key for High-Net-Worth Real Estate Investors

Posted on December 12, 2017

Competition for income-producing property from institutional investors has heated up in top-tier cities, such as New York and San Francisco. As a result, many high-net-worth individuals have turned their attention and investable dollars to second-and third tier markets, where, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, population and employment is […]

Why Cap Rates Can Make or Break your Real Estate Investment

Posted on December 06, 2017

Although they are not the first numbers buyers look at when assessing real estate purchases, capitalization rates, also known as cap rates, are a vital aspect of every real estate investment acquisition. Cap rates estimate the potential return a buyer can expect to receive on an investment in real property. […]

What is a Sale-Leaseback Agreement?

Posted on November 28, 2017

The low-interest rate environment combined with rising appreciation of real estate over the past few years have provided businesses across a wide range of industries with a unique opportunity to raise capital, pay down debt and lock in favorable lease terms via sale leasebacks. In a typical sale-leaseback arrangement, a […]

What is a Cost Segregation Study?

Posted on November 21, 2017

A cost segregation study breaks down the total cost of real property into separate and distinct components that property owners/investors may depreciate faster than the building itself. More specifically, it can provide investors with significant income, property and estate tax savings by allowing them to depreciate certain assets over five […]

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