Sale Leasebacks Boom During COVID-19 Pandemic by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on February 11, 2021

Large, well-funded chain stores and restaurants have long understood the benefits of sale leasebacks to convert their equity in real estate into cash they can use to finance renovations at existing locations, fund new property acquisitions, or to simply provide immediate liquidity. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a company’s ability […]

Sophisticated Investors Continue to Turn to CRE by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on February 02, 2021

Commercial real estate has earned a reputation among sophisticated investors as a wealth-preserving asset that can provide a reliable source of income and a safe harbor from the daily gyrations of the public equity markets. Unlike shares in a public company or even a real estate investment trust (REIT), private […]

What is a Percentage Lease? by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has given way to some creative commercial lease arrangements that can provide a win-win for both property owners and tenants struggling with business interruptions in a socially distanced environment. One example is a percentage lease, commonly used in shopping malls. Under the terms of a percentage lease, […]

Risks of REITs During Recessions by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 20, 2021

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) continue to garner a lot of attention, providing average investors with an opportunity to own a small piece of income producing commercial property. However, REITs are quite different from private equity investments in commercial real estate and therefore do not provide investors with the same […]

Easing the Burden of the CRE Due Diligence Process by Kevin Sanz, CCIM, MSIRE

Posted on January 13, 2021

When considering investments in commercial real estate, it is important to remember that every property is unique, and no two deals are alike. Therefore, investors must be prepared for an exhaustive due-diligence process, evaluating countless data points to ensure a selected property meets established criteria. This involves not just the […]

Depreciation in Commercial Real Estate by Christopher Sanz, JD, LLM

Posted on January 07, 2021

One of the benefits of investing in commercial real estate is the ability to depreciate, or reduce, the taxable value of appreciating property over its useful life, which the IRS defines as 39 years for commercial buildings and their improvements. In other words, depreciation deductions allow investors to annually write […]

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