What is a Percentage Lease? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has given way to some creative commercial lease arrangements that can provide a win-win for both property owners and tenants struggling with business interruptions in a socially distanced environment. One example is a percentage lease, commonly used in shopping malls. Under the terms of a percentage lease, […]

Risks of REITs During Recessions by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 20, 2021

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) continue to garner a lot of attention, providing average investors with an opportunity to own a small piece of income producing commercial property. However, REITs are quite different from private equity investments in commercial real estate and therefore do not provide investors with the same […]

Easing the Burden of the CRE Due Diligence Process by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 13, 2021

When considering investments in commercial real estate, it is important to remember that every property is unique, and no two deals are alike. Therefore, investors must be prepared for an exhaustive due-diligence process, evaluating countless data points to ensure a selected property meets established criteria. This involves not just the […]

Depreciation in Commercial Real Estate by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 07, 2021

One of the benefits of investing in commercial real estate is the ability to depreciate, or reduce, the taxable value of appreciating property over its useful life, which the IRS defines as 39 years for commercial buildings and their improvements. In other words, depreciation deductions allow investors to annually write […]

What is a Reverse 1031 Exchange? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on November 04, 2020

Commercial real estate investors have long relied on Section 1031 of the tax code to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of appreciated real property when they reinvest sales proceeds into the purchase of similar, like-kind property within a very specific timeframe. However, it is not uncommon for investors […]

Reducing Recessionary Risk in Commercial Real Estate Investments by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on October 28, 2020

Despite the economic volatility and uncertainty caused by the current health crisis, investor activity in commercial real estate remains strong, especially in the net lease space. Most investors recognize that commercial property with strong fundamentals is generally a part of longer-term portfolio-diversification strategy that is not impacted by the short-term […]