Investment and Retail Opportunities in Toys “R” Us Closing

Posted on May 10, 2018

Some naysayers will argue that Toys “R” Us’ plans to shutter or sell all of its stores in the coming weeks and months signals another blow to brick-and-mortar businesses. The truth is the downfall of the iconic toy supermarket resulted from a combination of  significant debt and an inability to […]

Opportunity in the Face of Volatility

Posted on May 03, 2018

A new tax plan, a stock market correction and an interest rate hike with more on the way make for an uncertain economic start to 2018. Yet, seasoned investors know that economic volatility creates opportunities, especially in a stable asset such as commercial real estate. That is not to say […]

Assessing Qualified Intermediaries in 1031 Exchanges

Posted on April 26, 2018

Under Section 1031 of the U.S. tax code, owners of investment property may defer taxes on the gain from a property sale when they reinvest sales proceeds into a similar property of equal or greater value. When these like-kind exchanges are not conducted simultaneously, taxpayers must rely on qualified intermediaries […]

Orlando Area Growing at Record Pace

Posted on April 18, 2018

For commercial real estate investors seeking acquisition or disposition opportunities in a booming area, Orlando, Fla., currently tops the list. One year ago, Forbes magazine named the city best known for family entertainment as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in America, based on population growth, employment, wages, economic output and […]

Which Comes First – Commercial or Residential?

Posted on April 11, 2018

There’s no one tried and true formula for forecasting an area’s potential growth. Greater metropolitan areas are often either overbuilt or underbuilt. However, real estate strategists say that residential property development typically yields a boom in retail development. And so, when cranes go up on residential projects, pencils go up […]

The Crucial Role of Qualified Intermediaries in 1031 Exchanges

Posted on April 05, 2018

Qualified Intermediaries (QIs) play critical roles in facilitating 1031 exchanges of real property. QIs are responsible for receiving and holding the net proceeds from a relinquished property during the 45-day period in which the taxpayer must identify replacement property to complete the exchange. He or she is identified on the […]

Orion Expands Holdings in Orlando with Rialto Purchase

Posted on March 29, 2018

In February, Orion Real Estate Group closed on the purchase of 17,500 square-feet of ground-floor retail space at The Rialto rental apartments at 7341 Sand Hill Road in the Dr. Phillips suburb of Orlando, Fla. The seller was an affiliate of The Wilder Companies, a Boston-based real estate development, management […]

Interest-Rate Increase No Cause for Panic

Posted on March 20, 2018

The Federal Reserve’s quarter-point interest-rate hike in December of 2017 was anticipated and not a cause for panic among commercial real estate investors and owners. Rather, considering the current strength of economy, it can be viewed as a positive signal that commercial real estate will continue to be a smart […]

What Does the New Tax Plan Mean to Commercial Real Estate Investors?

Posted on March 14, 2018

It appears that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can deliver some impactful benefits to commercial real estate investors and property rental businesses organized as pass-through entities, such as S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships. In addition to retaining the tax-deferral benefits of 1031 exchanges of like-kind property, the new […]

High Yield, Low Touch Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Posted on March 08, 2018

Triple net lease (NNN) real estate deals, in which the tenant pays all of a property’s real estate taxes, insurance, maintenance and fees have the potential to deliver higher yields for less effort than comparable commercial real estate deals.   Tenants may find NNN deals more attractive because of their […]

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