What’s Ahead for 1031 Exchanges? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on May 18, 2021

The Biden Administration’s recently unveiled tax plans propose to limit the benefits of Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, which real estate investors have used as a powerful tax-planning tool for nearly a century. Under Biden’s plan, the tax-deferral benefits of like-kind exchanges would no longer apply to property sales that result […]

Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Methods by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on May 05, 2021

There are three appraisal methods commonly used to determine the market value of a commercial property involved in a sale or acquisition. While each approach relies on different data and facts, the final valuation may employ a combination of all four appraisal methods. Income Capitalization (Cap) Rates are used to […]

Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Commercial Real Estate? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on April 29, 2021

With current interest rates at historic lows due, in part, to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that rates can only go higher from here. In broad economic terms, rising rates make borrowing more expensive and have the potential to reduce investors’ returns on their investments. Within […]

Why Invest in Commercial Real Estate in Times of Uncertainty by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on April 21, 2021

Asset diversification is a critical component of a sound investing strategy. To counterbalance the volatility of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds traded on the public equity markets, astute investors often turn to commercial real estate and its proven track record for retaining value, preserving capital, and generating passive income. Commercial […]

Florida Real Estate Market is Red Hot by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on April 15, 2021

The pandemic and resulting shift to remote work has helped to spur a migration of winter-worn northern residents and businesses to sunny, tax-friendly Florida. According to the Florida Realtor’s Association, February’s existing single-family home sales were up more than 15 percent from 2020, while sales of condo-townhouses increased more than […]

Patience Pays Off for Commercial Real Estate Investors by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on April 07, 2021

It has been one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and prediction of a surge in commercial property defaults that never materialized. Instead, rent delinquencies have declined while landlords renegotiated lease terms to their advantage and reaped the rewards of 6.8 percent commercial property price growth in February, […]

What’s Ahead for CRE in 2021 by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on March 31, 2021

The continued rollout of vaccinations across the U.S. provides a beacon of hope that consumers and businesses may begin returning to many of their pre-COVID-19 routines and a post-pandemic economic recovery is possible. Looking at the commercial real estate landscape, things are quite different today than they were one year […]

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