Fed Accelerates Plans to Raise Interest Rates in 2022 by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 20, 2022

In mid-December, the Federal Reserve Bank announced it is prepared to begin raising interest rates earlier than previously announced due to the potential threat of broader and longer-term inflationary pressure. In November, the annual rate of inflation exceeded expectations, reaching 6.8 percent, the largest 12-month increase since June 1982. From […]

Commercial Real Estate Outperformed Expectations in 2021 by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 11, 2022

According to a report released in December by the National Association of Realtors, 2021 was a banner year for commercial real estate with investment acquisitions exceeding both pre-pandemic levels and the peak sales volume of 2006. Among the sectors performing exceedingly well have been retail and food services, especially free […]

Identifying Replacement Property in a 1031 Exchange by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 04, 2022

Investors must abide by very strict timelines and specific rules to yield the favorable tax deferral benefits of a 1031 exchange of real property. For example, investors generally have 45 days following a property sale to identify like-kind replacement property and no more than 180 days to close on the […]

What Can You Learn from a Rent Roll? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on December 21, 2021

One of the first documents investors will look at when evaluating potential investment property is a rent roll, which lists all of a property’s current tenants, the size of the space each tenant occupies and the percentage that space represented in the total building (net rentable square footage) as well […]

Net Lease Properties Continue to Shine by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on December 08, 2021

Economic uncertainty has not slowed robust net-lease commercial activity through the third quarter of 2021. The passive nature of these assets continues to attract investors seeking steady rental income, tax savings and long-term wealth building opportunities without any hands-on management responsibilities. However, not all net-lease assets have performed equally well […]

What is Adaptive Reuse in Commercial Real Estate? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on November 11, 2021

Adaptive reuse refers to the transformation of an existing real estate structure for a new and better use, thereby allowing owners/investors to maximize the value of the underlying real estate and extend the life of its useful purpose. Examples include renovating a shopping center into warehouse space or converting office […]

Finding a Qualified Intermediary for your 1031 Exchange by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on November 04, 2021

Qualified intermediaries (QIs) are vital to the success of tax-deferred 1031 exchanges of real property. It is the QI’s responsibility to facilitate the exchange and ensure investors meet all the rules and timelines required for preferential tax treatment. This includes the requirement to identify like-kind replacement property within 45 days […]

The Good and Bad of Ground Leases by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on October 27, 2021

NNN ground leases are long-term agreements between landowners/investors and tenants/leases who lease the land on which their buildings sit or on which they plan to erect a building. For landowners, these arrangements provide a reliable stream of rental income as well as the benefit of long-term property appreciation without the […]