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 […]

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 […]

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