What is Professionally Managed Real Estate?
In a Gallup poll released in May 2021, Americans selected real estate as the best long-term investment opportunity, far ahead of stocks, bonds, gold, and savings. And while we’ve established the benefits of investing in private student housing, most people lack the funds or expertise to buy and manage their own apartment properties. A professionally […]
Is There an Easy Way to Manage a 1031 Exchange?
The 1031 Exchange allows landlords to sell their highly appreciated properties without paying a dime in capital gains taxes. It sounds almost too good to be true, so it must be complicated, right? It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. “One of the biggest challenges people have with a 1031 Exchange is the […]
What is a 1031 Exchange?
Anyone who owns rental properties that have significantly appreciated in value and is now looking to take advantage of those gains should become familiar with the 1031 Exchange. A 1031 Exchange, also called a like-kind exchange or a Starker exchange, allows a property or a business owner to defer capital gains taxes incurred on the […]
How Does Depreciation Work?
One of the biggest advantages to investing in real estate are the tax benefits. Because the IRS allows the cost of income-producing property to be recovered through yearly tax deductions, in many cases it’s entirely possible to create a monthly cash flow without paying any tax on it. How is this possible? A big part […]
4 Real Estate Investments Pitfalls and Possible Ways to Avoid Them
“I bought my first itty-bitty studio after scraping together a few bucks because I needed to live somewhere anyway,” says Barbara Cocoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and judge on Shark Tank. The studio eventually doubled in value. She bought a one-bedroom apartment, then worked her way up to buying her 10-room penthouse in New […]
Are 1031 Exchanges Better for Commercial Real Estate or Smaller Buildings?
A lighthearted parable tells the story of a man who planned to outrun the IRS by dying: Ten years ago, Bob bought a rental property at auction for $1. Its current value is $1 million. If Bob were to sell his property, he would owe taxes on $999,999. He decides he doesn’t want to do […]
Winter May Be the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here’s Why
In January and February, homes historically cost an average of 8.45% less than they do in June, July, and August. But low prices aren’t the only reason it’s a good idea to consider investing in real estate in the winter. There is also historically less buyer competition, time is on your side, sellers are motivated, […]
Why Student Housing Should be Considered as a Historically Recession Resistant Investment
Student housing investment prospects have risen significantly over the past nine years, with student housing now solidly established as its own sector in the investment community. It’s heartening to note that student housing is historically not correlated with downturns in the economy. Here are some things to know and look out for as you plan […]
The Pros and Cons of Real Estate Syndication
Since the Great Recession of 2008, we’ve seen numerous properties offered in the securitized real estate syndication industry, especially when it comes to the TIC and the 1031 space. From my vantage point as a 1031 sponsor, the landscape has changed dramatically. While some of the larger players have left the industry, others have taken […]
Out with the old: Time to make way for Gen Z student housing occupants
Decrease prices or increase amenities? Developers have weighed these options to attract millennials for years now, tending to choose luxury amenities over budget-friendly rates. But those days may be over. Our Chief Investment Officer, Paul Perkins, spoke as a panelist at Bisnow’s Higher Education Real Estate Summit on May 1. The panel discussed the need […]