Orion Sells Miami Retail Center for $19 Million by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on July 06, 2021

Orion Real Estate Group today announced it has sold Coral Park, a 49,134-square-foot strip shopping center in Miami, to a private investor for $19 million. The property, at 9720-9806 SW 8th St., is one mile from Florida International University (FIU) and includes recently extended, long-term, triple-net leases with name-brand tenants […]

Migration Patterns Drive CRE Growth, Investments by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MISRE

Posted on June 03, 2021

The past year of pandemic life has accelerated residential home sales, especially in warm-weather, secondary markets where buyers can find more room to roam – both indoors and out. As more people get vaccinated and re-enter society, we are seeing the impact of these demographic shifts on commercial property, where […]

What’s Ahead for 1031 Exchanges? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on May 18, 2021

The Biden Administration’s recently unveiled tax plans propose to limit the benefits of Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, which real estate investors have used as a powerful tax-planning tool for nearly a century. Under Biden’s plan, the tax-deferral benefits of like-kind exchanges would no longer apply to property sales that result […]

Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Methods by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on May 05, 2021

There are three appraisal methods commonly used to determine the market value of a commercial property involved in a sale or acquisition. While each approach relies on different data and facts, the final valuation may employ a combination of all four appraisal methods. Income Capitalization (Cap) Rates are used to […]

Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Commercial Real Estate? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on April 29, 2021

With current interest rates at historic lows due, in part, to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that rates can only go higher from here. In broad economic terms, rising rates make borrowing more expensive and have the potential to reduce investors’ returns on their investments. Within […]

Why Invest in Commercial Real Estate in Times of Uncertainty by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on April 21, 2021

Asset diversification is a critical component of a sound investing strategy. To counterbalance the volatility of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds traded on the public equity markets, astute investors often turn to commercial real estate and its proven track record for retaining value, preserving capital, and generating passive income. Commercial […]

Florida Real Estate Market is Red Hot by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on April 15, 2021

The pandemic and resulting shift to remote work has helped to spur a migration of winter-worn northern residents and businesses to sunny, tax-friendly Florida. According to the Florida Realtor’s Association, February’s existing single-family home sales were up more than 15 percent from 2020, while sales of condo-townhouses increased more than […]