Online Retailers May be Coming to a City Near You

Posted on February 07, 2019

According to the National Retail Federal, there was a record 65 percent increase in buy-online, pick-up-in-store sales during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Judging by these results, it is apparent that brick-and-mortar stores continue to play a vital role in consumers’ retail shopping habits. While the internet […]

What Are Depreciation Deductions?

Posted on January 30, 2019

Commercial real estate provides investors will an opportunity to create passive income from an appreciable asset while at the same time reducing the amount of that income subject to tax, thanks to depreciation deductions. Depreciation refers to an asset’s decline in value over time due to general wear and tear. […]

Are Opportunity Zone Real Estate Investments Right for Me?

Posted on January 23, 2019

Despite the prospect of significant tax breaks, investments in Opportunity Zones (OZs) are not for everyone. Investors must consider their exposure to a higher level of risk in distressed neighborhoods that often do not have a proven track record of rehabilitation success. In Florida, more than 90 percent of Opportunity […]

What is Tax Basis?

Posted on January 15, 2019

When an investor buys a commercial property, his or her “tax basis,” also referred to as “costs basis,” is generally the amount he or she paid to purchase the property. These acquisition costs include down payments, mortgage loans and most closing costs, such as title searches and legal fees, while […]

How Can Opportunity Zones Yield Tax Savings?

Posted on January 09, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced the Opportunity Zone program to incentive investors to put their dollars to work revitalizing low-income neighborhoods. In return, investors may qualify to defer or even eliminate capital gains tax from the sale of appreciated real estate assets when they roll over those gains […]

Finding Diamonds in Retail Real Estate

Posted on January 03, 2019

Commercial real estate investors are finding a bevy of bargain buys on retail properties in high-traffic locations in emerging secondary markets. Often, these properties are under-leased and under-managed, and they simply need a new buyer’s influx of capital to reconfigure or repurpose them to attract better quality tenants that are […]

The ABCs of Commercial Real Estate

Posted on December 27, 2018

Commercial real estate offers significant opportunities for investment growth thanks to long-term leases with reliable business tenants and ownership in a physical income-producing property that is not influenced by the large swings of the equity markets. However, it is important that investors know how commercial real estate is classified in […]

Know How to Get Out Before You Get Into Commercial Real Estate

Posted on December 20, 2018

One of the first questions that individuals should address before investing in commercial real estate is how they plan to get their money out of income-producing property. Although there is no right or wrong answer, it is important for investors to consider their exit strategy from the onset in order […]

Retail Continues to Disrupt, Branch out to Hospitality

Posted on December 12, 2018

A growing number of traditional retailers are expanding their offerings into the hospitality space in an effort to differentiate their brands and improve customer experiences outside of the typically impersonal, one-size-fits-all online shopping transaction. After all, millennials are prioritizing experiences over things and filling their social media feeds with story’s […]

Interest Rate Hikes do not Always Spur Rising Cap Rates

Posted on December 05, 2018

The Federal Reserve marked the end of the third-quarter of 2018 by raising interest rates for the third time this year. This 25-basis-point increase brings the federal funds rate to a range of 2 to 2.25 percent, which is the highest level since the start of the recession in 2008. […]

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