Retail Remains a Viable Real Estate Investment Vehicle

Posted on February 28, 2018

Retail real estate, while not immune to market shifts and technology-driven evolution, remains a smart choice for commercial real estate investors looking for potentially higher returns from passive-investment income.   Within the retail sector, net-leased properties and strip centers, in particular, continue to deliver safe and respectable yields. While tenant […]

How Brokers Can Differentiate Themselves

Posted on February 20, 2018

Real estate markets are crowded and competitive. Companies that acquire properties and complete a large number of transactions each year are bombarded with thousands of pitches and emails from brokers. A successful broker must differentiate his or her properties.   Here are some ways brokers can stand out from the […]

Real Estate Fact or Fiction

Posted on February 14, 2018

If you believe the headlines, retail is dying, restaurants are failing and the sky is falling. In an age of “fake news,” it is important that real estate brokers and investors take the time to confirm which stories are real and which are untrue.  How can you tell the difference? […]

Orion Real Estate Expands its Holdings in Orlando

Posted on February 12, 2018

MIAMI, February 14, 2017 – Orion Real Estate Group today announced it has 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 […]

Choosing a Buyer Type for Investment Property

Posted on February 07, 2018

Commercial real estate owners have options when considering to whom they should sell their properties. Many target institutional investors and compare the risks and rewards of selling to a real estate investment trust (REIT) versus a private, boutique firm. The differences are notable. Selling a property always demands thorough due […]

Commercial Real Estate in 2018

Posted on January 25, 2018

A new year often brings an influx of new deals and acquisitions. January uncovers a real estate revitalization of motivated buyers and sellers. This is not due to a sudden availability of properties, however. Instead, it is a reflection of typically quiet Decembers, in which new transactions rarely begin. This […]

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 […]

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