What is Net Operating Income?

Posted on June 19, 2019

For the most part, the decision to invest in commercial real estate is based on a property’s ability to generate a steady stream of income for investors. The annual income from tenant rent minus the expenses incurred to operate a property and before the deduction of payments of taxes and […]

The Future of Retail and Restaurants is Destination Focused

Posted on June 10, 2019

The old adage that location is everything in real estate has never been truer than it is today, as consumers tend to spend more of their time shopping and dining at locations that provide them with an experience. Similarly, savvy retailers and restauranteurs recognize that they are not merely leasing […]

The Good News in Big-Box Retail Closings

Posted on June 05, 2019

It may come as a surprise to the average investors that the past two years of bankruptcy filings by long-standing retailers, such as Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us, may actually prove to be a big win for the owners of the properties where those retailers once operated. For the […]

Investing in Real Estate when Your Time is Scarce

Posted on May 30, 2019

The potential income and rate of return generated by real estate investment has been a catalyst for a broad range of investors to jump into the market with both feet. However, not all investment properties are created equal, and some require investors to commit a considerable amount of their personal […]

2019 Outlook for Net-Lease Properties

Posted on May 21, 2019

According to the results of a recent study conducted by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), the net-lease sector is on track for a favorable 2019. Interest rates have stabilized, cap rates remain unchanged and liquidity remains strong, helping to fuel robust transaction volume even in the retail sector where investors […]

How Can a Slowing Economy Affect Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Posted on May 15, 2019

As the longest global expansion in history continues past 10 years, it is not unreasonable to consider or speculate when the next pullback will occur. On the one hand, signs of an economic slowdown have caused the Fed to hold off on interest rate hikes in 2019, which could further […]

How Much of My Investable Dollars Should I Allocate to Real Estate?

Posted on May 09, 2019

There is no magic number or mathematical equation to tell investors how much of their assets they should invest in real estate. While a general rule of thumb is to allocate between 5 percent and 20 percent of a portfolio to real property, individuals may invest more or less depending […]

Opportunity Fund Investors Beware

Posted on April 30, 2019

Much ink has been spilled and many billions of dollars already directed to the Opportunity Zone program, which provides tax breaks to private investors who reinvest capital gains into one of the country’s more than 8,700 certified, low-income Opportunity Zone communities. However, at this early stage of development, it is […]

IRS Clarifies Deductions for Real Estate Investors

Posted on April 24, 2019

The IRS has finally weighed in on whether investors’ real estate rental income rises to the level of qualified business or trade income (QBI) that is eligible for a new 20 percent deduction under the new tax law. For tax years beginning in 2018, rental real estate enterprises structured as […]

Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady

Posted on April 18, 2019

At its March meeting, the Federal Reserve Bank announced that it will not increase interest rates in 2019 as previously planned. While this act of patience reflects signs of a slowing economy, the Fed is quick to point out that financial conditions remain strong with low unemployment, growing wages and […]