Due Diligence is Crucial for Distressed Properties by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on February 10, 2022

Commercial real estate priced below market value can offer investors an opportunity to acquire property at a discount and yield potentially higher returns in the future. However, it is critical for investors to look under the hood of these distressed properties to assess their performance and fully understand the rationale […]

The Pros and Cons of Investing in Gateway Markets by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on February 02, 2022

Commercial real estate investors have a wide array of choices when it comes to where they put their money, both in terms of asset class and physical location. One way to break down location is by gateway and non-gateway markets. Gateway real estate markets are metropolitan areas with dense and […]

What is a Credit Tenant in Commercial Real Estate? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MISRE

Posted on January 27, 2022

Tenant selection is critical to commercial real estate investing. After all, landlords seeking want assurances that tenants will pay rent on time, add value by attracting both foot traffic and other quality tenants, and reduce the property’s risk profile. One way to achieve this aim is identify “credit” or “investment […]

Fed Accelerates Plans to Raise Interest Rates in 2022 by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 20, 2022

In mid-December, the Federal Reserve Bank announced it is prepared to begin raising interest rates earlier than previously announced due to the potential threat of broader and longer-term inflationary pressure. In November, the annual rate of inflation exceeded expectations, reaching 6.8 percent, the largest 12-month increase since June 1982. From […]

Commercial Real Estate Outperformed Expectations in 2021 by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 11, 2022

According to a report released in December by the National Association of Realtors, 2021 was a banner year for commercial real estate with investment acquisitions exceeding both pre-pandemic levels and the peak sales volume of 2006. Among the sectors performing exceedingly well have been retail and food services, especially free […]

Identifying Replacement Property in a 1031 Exchange by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 04, 2022

Investors must abide by very strict timelines and specific rules to yield the favorable tax deferral benefits of a 1031 exchange of real property. For example, investors generally have 45 days following a property sale to identify like-kind replacement property and no more than 180 days to close on the […]

What Can You Learn from a Rent Roll? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on December 21, 2021

One of the first documents investors will look at when evaluating potential investment property is a rent roll, which lists all of a property’s current tenants, the size of the space each tenant occupies and the percentage that space represented in the total building (net rentable square footage) as well […]

Net Lease Properties Continue to Shine by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on December 08, 2021

Economic uncertainty has not slowed robust net-lease commercial activity through the third quarter of 2021. The passive nature of these assets continues to attract investors seeking steady rental income, tax savings and long-term wealth building opportunities without any hands-on management responsibilities. However, not all net-lease assets have performed equally well […]

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