Is Ground-up Development a Viable Option for Retail and Restaurant Franchisees?

Posted on June 19, 2018

While some franchisees consider it practical to build restaurants and retail stores from the ground up, they must recognize the significant investment of time and dollars that new construction requires. Under most circumstances, franchisees can yield better results when they spend these resources either up-front on marketing their new businesses […]

Orion Real Estate Group Adds Value to Orlando Property

Posted on June 14, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group has completed the redevelopment of a seven-acre property in Orlando’s Belle Isle community that it purchased in 2016 for $2.3 million. After demolishing a shuttered Winn-Dixie grocery store on the property, Orion parceled out the land into three separate lots and leveraged its relationships with a […]

Consumers, Shopping Centers Embrace Fitness and Well-Being

Posted on June 06, 2018

Consumers’ focus on fitness has given rise to an unexpected yet flourishing new retail tenant: health clubs and gyms. Between the closings of some big-box retail stores and consumer demand for live-work-play developments, brands such as Crunch Fitness, SoulCycle, Orangetheory and many smaller boutique fitness studios are breathing new life […]

Orion Grows Restaurant Portfolio in Florida

Posted on May 30, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group completed the purchase of nine Bob Evans restaurants from BER Real Estate Investments I for approximately $15 million. The properties, which have an average size of 5,302 square feet each, are located throughout the state of Florida. According to Joe Sanz, CEO of Orion Real Estate […]

Single-Tenant Net-Lease Properties in Demand

Posted on May 23, 2018

According to a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), single-tenant net-lease properties, marked by “stable tenants with long-term leases,” continues to be an attractive investment for commercial real estate investors. More than 60 percent of survey respondents expect cap rates to increase in 2018, following a historic low […]

ICSC Las Vegas – Will You Be There?

Posted on May 16, 2018

We look forward to seeing clients and friends at ICSC later this month. Pleas estop by our booth and say hello. We will be in the South Hall 320-P.

Investment and Retail Opportunities in Toys “R” Us Closing

Posted on May 10, 2018

Some naysayers will argue that Toys “R” Us’ plans to shutter or sell all of its stores in the coming weeks and months signals another blow to brick-and-mortar businesses. The truth is the downfall of the iconic toy supermarket resulted from a combination of  significant debt and an inability to […]

Opportunity in the Face of Volatility

Posted on May 03, 2018

A new tax plan, a stock market correction and an interest rate hike with more on the way make for an uncertain economic start to 2018. Yet, seasoned investors know that economic volatility creates opportunities, especially in a stable asset such as commercial real estate. That is not to say […]

Assessing Qualified Intermediaries in 1031 Exchanges

Posted on April 26, 2018

Under Section 1031 of the U.S. tax code, owners of investment property may defer taxes on the gain from a property sale when they reinvest sales proceeds into a similar property of equal or greater value. When these like-kind exchanges are not conducted simultaneously, taxpayers must rely on qualified intermediaries […]

Orlando Area Growing at Record Pace

Posted on April 18, 2018

For commercial real estate investors seeking acquisition or disposition opportunities in a booming area, Orlando, Fla., currently tops the list. One year ago, Forbes magazine named the city best known for family entertainment as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in America, based on population growth, employment, wages, economic output and […]

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