What is a Sale-Leaseback Agreement?

Posted on November 28, 2017

The low-interest rate environment combined with rising appreciation of real estate over the past few years have provided businesses across a wide range of industries with a unique opportunity to raise capital, pay down debt and lock in favorable lease terms via sale leasebacks. In a typical sale-leaseback arrangement, a […]

What is a Cost Segregation Study?

Posted on November 21, 2017

A cost segregation study breaks down the total cost of real property into separate and distinct components that property owners/investors may depreciate faster than the building itself. More specifically, it can provide investors with significant income, property and estate tax savings by allowing them to depreciate certain assets over five […]

Assessing Risk in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Posted on November 15, 2017

Because large commercial real estate deals can be inherently risky, it is critical that both buyers and sellers engage in often arduous due diligence processes.  These efforts can help both parties to minimize potentially significant liabilities by allowing participants to assess the financial, tax and legal implications required to make […]

When do Sale-Leaseback Transactions Make Sense?

Posted on November 07, 2017

Sale leaseback transactions have grown steadily since 2010 as investors seek alternative financing options. In fact, total sale leaseback deal volume reached nearly $12 billion nationwide in 2015, a leap from $8 billion in 2007. In a sale leaseback deal, a property owner sells a real estate asset, such as […]

In the Commercial Real Estate World It’s a Seller’s Market

Posted on October 31, 2017

It is a great time to sell commercial real estate. In the 17 U.S. markets where Orion Miami has active projects, cap rates are good and holding steady while demand for investment property continues to exceed supply. At a time when sellers are currently commanding higher prices and more favorable […]

Commercial Real Estate Construction Up in 2017

Posted on October 24, 2017

In South Florida, construction of commercial real estate projects increased 3 percent in the first half of 2017 from year-end 2016. Although residential project starts decreased by 26 percent, the office market, health care, hotels and industrial sectors have increased. These new construction projects will escalate, in some neighborhoods, the […]

Investors in Hurricane Ravaged Texas and Florida Should Not Despair

Posted on October 19, 2017

Harvey and Irma have become two of the most popular names as hurricanes bearing these names pummeled Texas and Florida, respectively. Real estate owners and investors in the hardest hit areas of both states must assess damages to their properties and file necessary FEMA and insurance claims. The Houston metropolitan […]

Financial and Tax Effects of Hurricane Damage to Your Property

Posted on October 11, 2017

The hurricane recovery process can be arduous. In addition to rebuilding, property owners must meticulously document in writing and with photos every bit of damage caused by flooding, wind or other storm-related factors, in order to properly file insurance and FEMA claims.  Insurance proceeds and other forms of economic recovery […]

Impact of the Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy

Posted on October 02, 2017

Industry professionals who previously sounded the retail death knell will likely ring their bells louder in response to the recent bankruptcy filing from Toys ‘R’ Us. Others continue to insist that e-commerce will not put brick-and-mortar retail out of business. Shopping center owners need not panic. A closer look at […]

Due Diligence When Selling a Commercial Property

Posted on September 26, 2017

Some experts believe that the due diligence should begin during the negotiation process of a property sale. In reality, sellers should begin the steps of analyzing and addressing a wide array of issues long before putting a property up for sale. By being proactive, sellers can put in place the […]

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