What Every Real Estate Investor Should Know About Cost Segregation

Cost segregation studies, or cost segs, have been a widely used accounting tool by real estate investors as a way to preserve capital and realize significant tax benefits through accelerated depreciation, asset reclassifications and easier write-downs when assets are disposed of. However, with tax reform, many investors are asking whether or not cost segs will continue to benefit them. “The …

The Great Real Estate Investment Debate: Multifamily Properties Vs. Single-Family Rentals

Advantages Of Single-Family Properties For the purpose of this article, single-family means one unit owned and one tenant (or family) living in the unit. It could be a condo, townhome or detached house. • No tenant-tenant conflicts: The problem I have run into with owning apartments is that eventually the tenants won’t get along. When this happens, it is common for …

Flood of Toys ’R’ Us Space Comes on the Market; Who’s Going After It?

As part of Toys ‘R’ Us’ bankruptcy process—in which it closed its more than 700 U.S. stores totaling millions of sq. ft.—the retailer is in the process of selling off its real estate to other big-box retailers, including Big Lots, Hobby Lobby and Ashley Furniture. Toys ‘R’ Us is incrementally auctioning off stores that it owns across the country, as …

How blockchain technology could alter the real estate business

The development of the blockchain technology that undergirds bitcoin is expected to impact major sectors of the economy, few more important than real estate. Blockchain’s potential for reducing friction in transactions and automating record-keeping tasks has major implications for the brokers and agents, local governments, investors and attorneys involved in both commercial and residential real estate. The technology could make …

A New Non-Traded REIT Has Entered the Market. Its CEO Discusses CRE

Single-family office Casoro Capital Partners LLC has given birth to a non-traded REIT called Upside Avenue. The new REIT will invest in income-producing multifamily, seniors housing and student housing assets across the country, says Yuen Yung, CEO of Austin, Texas-based Casoro Capital. With a minimum buy-in of $2,000, accredited and non-accredited investors around the globe can participate in deals alongside …

Demand for Smaller Industrial Buildings Surges in Coastal Markets

Industrial developers in coastal U.S. markets are cashing in on the extraordinarily high demand by small businesses for for-sale modern warehouse facilities of between 25,000 and 40,000 sq. ft. For example, Los Angeles-based Dedeaux Properties and a joint venture partner recently sold seven stand-alone industrial buildings ranging in size from 27,438 sq. ft. to 43,166 sq. ft. at Echelon Business …

Inside The Biggest Private Real Estate Development In U.S. History | Here & Now

When the outdoor observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards in New York opens to the public late next year, it will be the highest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere — so high that standing on the edge will make you feel uncomfortably close to the clouds. The deck, rising more than 1,000 feet over Manhattan, is just part …

It’s Not Easy Being Green, But The Future Of Real Estate Will Require It

There’s no longer excuses for companies to not go green. Extensive research and an explosion in demand for sustainability in business has shown that going green does not come at a price, but at a profit. Investors are demanding more from companies as they realize that not only will going green help the Earth, but also their wallets. Because of …

Sam Zell’s Real Estate Outlook: ‘A Tsunami Of Supply’

Sam Zell is a panelist at the Milken Global Real Estate Outlook. He is very pessimistic on the outlook for real estate. The main problem is the amount of supply entering the market. This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Special Situation Report. I love YouTube. You used to have to attend conferences …

Vanguard Real Estate ETF Had Its Best Week Since 2017

(Bloomberg)—Last week’s plunge in interest rates was a boon for the biggest real estate exchange-traded fund. The largest fund tracking real estate investment trusts, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF, or VNQ, took in $427 million during the week ended July 6, its biggest weekly inflow since January 2017, as the yield on 10-year Treasuries dropped four basis points to 2.82 …

Real Estate Pressures Rising

Early signs that the US Fed may be pushing the envelope of rising rates and creating pressure on banks and borrowers are starting to show up more prominently now. One component of our research at Technical Traders Ltd. is to find data that may be overlooked or ignored by some other researchers.  We believe that any pressures or hardships related to general …

Texas topped the country in commercial real estate development in 2017

Oil and cattle are the iconic business touchstones for Texas. But it’s real estate development where the Lone Star State really leads the country. Last year, Texas was the top U.S. state for commercial real estate development contributions to the economy. With more than $24 billion in direct construction spending in Texas, the building sector contributed almost $59 billion to …