2019 Outlook for Net-Lease Properties

Posted on May 21, 2019

According to the results of a recent study conducted by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), the net-lease sector is on track for a favorable 2019. Interest rates have stabilized, cap rates remain unchanged and liquidity remains strong, helping to fuel robust transaction volume even in the retail sector where investors […]

How Can a Slowing Economy Affect Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Posted on May 15, 2019

As the longest global expansion in history continues past 10 years, it is not unreasonable to consider or speculate when the next pullback will occur. On the one hand, signs of an economic slowdown have caused the Fed to hold off on interest rate hikes in 2019, which could further […]

How Much of My Investable Dollars Should I Allocate to Real Estate?

Posted on May 09, 2019

There is no magic number or mathematical equation to tell investors how much of their assets they should invest in real estate. While a general rule of thumb is to allocate between 5 percent and 20 percent of a portfolio to real property, individuals may invest more or less depending […]

Opportunity Fund Investors Beware

Posted on April 30, 2019

Much ink has been spilled and many billions of dollars already directed to the Opportunity Zone program, which provides tax breaks to private investors who reinvest capital gains into one of the country’s more than 8,700 certified, low-income Opportunity Zone communities. However, at this early stage of development, it is […]

IRS Clarifies Deductions for Real Estate Investors

Posted on April 24, 2019

The IRS has finally weighed in on whether investors’ real estate rental income rises to the level of qualified business or trade income (QBI) that is eligible for a new 20 percent deduction under the new tax law. For tax years beginning in 2018, rental real estate enterprises structured as […]

Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady

Posted on April 18, 2019

At its March meeting, the Federal Reserve Bank announced that it will not increase interest rates in 2019 as previously planned. While this act of patience reflects signs of a slowing economy, the Fed is quick to point out that financial conditions remain strong with low unemployment, growing wages and […]

Where are the Emerging Real Estate Markets for Investors 2019?

Posted on April 03, 2019

Cities in Texas, North Carolina and Florida are among the nation’s 10 best in terms of future growth potential and liquidity, according to the Urban Land Institute’s annual report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate. Dallas/Fort Worth took the number one spot on the highly regarded list, which is based […]

Quick Serve Restaurants Dive into Digital to Drive Sales

Posted on March 26, 2019

In an effort to gain a larger slice of consumers’ budgets, many quick-serve restaurant (QSR) chains are accelerating the use of technology to improve the consumer dining experience. Brands including Dunkin, Starbucks and Subway have long offered consumers time-saving order-ahead capabilities via their own mobile apps while others, including Panera […]

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