Important Changes to Your 2018 Commercial Real Estate Tax Strategy



As you would expect, the tax changes that took effect in 2018 are different for commercial real estate than for residential. Residential related changes were previously highlighted in the article “Have You Updated Your 2018 Tax Strategy?” Here, we take a look at significant changes that commercial investors need to be aware of with insight […]

Ten Seller Deliveries at a Commercial Real Estate Closing



When buying a house, the seller typically will sign a deed and hand over the keys. However, commercial real estate transactions are usually more complicated, and most sellers of commercial properties have more deliverables. Buyers who do not get these items from sellers at the closing may find themselves trying to track down the sellers’ […]

Ten Items for Your Real Estate Due Diligence Checklist



Commercial real estate purchase contracts usually include a due diligence or inspection period (Due Diligence Period). During the Due Diligence Period, the buyer should evaluate the real estate to confirm it is suitable for the buyer’s needs. Following are ten things which should be on every real estate buyer’s due diligence checklist. 1. Title and […]

Millennials are Avoiding Careers In Commercial Real Estate — Here’s Why They Should Reconsider



Millennials interested in breaking into commercial real estate will find ample opportunity — and unique challenges.

Landlord Best Practices for Rent Increases



As increased demand for apartments outpaces increases in supply, multifamily rental rates are increasing. Landlords should keep pace with the market. Landlords also need to increase rent regularly so that their revenue is adequate to cover increased costs. Yet no landlord wants an increase to cause an exodus of tenants. How a landlord communicates a […]

How an Access Agreement Can Speed Up Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction



Buyers and sellers want their commercial real estate transactions to move forward quickly. A buyer may ask to start inspecting the real estate and “kick the tires” while the parties negotiate a real estate purchase contract. The seller may have concerns about allowing this with no contract in place. To address these concerns, the buyer […]

Why You Want a Force Majeure Clause in Your Real Estate Contract



Recent news coverage has discussed buildings destroyed by wildfires in California. Properties in Hawaii have been threatened by earthquakes and volcanos, as well as mudslides following a tropical storm.

Apartment Foreign Investment by the 10s of Billions



The apartment sector of the residential housing market has begun showing indications that it is becoming saturated. While new construction of new single-family homes has failed to keep pace with demand, new construction of apartment buildings has boomed for several years. Construction of high-rise apartment buildings in metro areas typically takes a year or longer […]

Coworking spaces increase demand for commercial office space



Commercial property buyers are increasingly looking into the coworking space trend, wherein office space is used more communally. Coworking space operators typically

Big tax hikes impact commercial properties



Steep rises in property taxes are affecting commercial and multifamily properties across the U.S. due to assessors resetting values at higher levels than before, according to a report in the National Real Estate Investor.

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