What is a Reset Clause in A Commercial Real Estate Lease?

Posted on August 20, 2020

Reset clauses are typically used in long-term ground leases to provide landowners with a mechanism for capturing increases in the market value of the land they lease to a tenant for a period that can be as long as 99 years. In other words, they enable investors to lock in […]

What’s Next for Retail, Dining and Entertainment Property?

Posted on August 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is generating renewed predictions about the death of commercial retail property. While there has been a staggering number of store closings and many landlords are struggling to fill those vacant spaces, the longer-term outlook may not be so dire. Truth be told, the retail, restaurant and entertainment […]

Is Now the Time to Buy Commercial Property?

Posted on August 04, 2020

During the last recession, U.S. commercial real estate prices fell 35 percent more and then doubled over the next decade, providing substantial returns to patient investors. Now, as the financial impact of the COVID-19 health crisis disrupts commercial property pricing and distressed assets begin to hit the market, investors face […]

COVID-19 Crisis Presents Commercial Real Estate Buying Opportunities

Posted on July 02, 2020

Many parts of the commercial real estate sector are continuing to suffer amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when taking a longer-term look at CRE investments, those with ample cash reserves have tremendous opportunities to take advantage of declining prices and scoop up distressed properties with strong […]

Historically Low Interest Rates Make Now Prime Time for Sales-Leasebacks

Posted on June 24, 2020

Despite all the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is sure: businesses are looking for ways to improve cash flow and strengthen their capital reserves to maintain their ongoing operations. While asset sales are one way to generate immediate cash, sales leasebacks are another option. In a sales-leaseback […]

The Truth about Force Majeure Notices as a Basis of Withholding Rent

Posted on June 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tidal wave of commercial real estate tenants seeking rent forbearance and abatement. While much news has been made over tenants issuing force majeure notices with the hope that the coronavirus will qualify as an act of God that will relieve them of their obligation […]

CRE Investors Find Safety in Triple Net Lease Properties

Posted on June 09, 2020

Government-mandated business closings and quarantine orders resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic emptied many multi-tenant commercial properties and put at risk the rental income investors rely on for cash flow. This may not necessarily be the case for investors in triple net lease (NNN) properties, especially those with single tenants considered […]

CARES Act Provides Economic Relief to Commercial Property Investors

Posted on June 04, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27 provides individuals and businesses with much-needed economic relief from the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While much attention has been focused on government hand-outs to individuals and certain businesses, the law includes several […]

IRS Extends 1031 Exchange Deadlines

Posted on May 26, 2020

Investors who could not complete Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges of commercial property due to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may breathe a sigh of relief. The IRS extended the statutory periods of time to identify and/or close on replacement property without losing the preferential tax treatment. Under […]

Important Considerations for Investors in Community Bank Branches

Posted on April 14, 2020

According to the results of Future Branches’ 2019 survey of banking customer, the rise in mobile and online banking has not diminished consumers’ preferences to visit physical branch locations. More than half of the customers surveyed reported visiting a local branch and meeting face-to-face with bankers to conduct common transactions, […]