Opportunity Zones Development Risk

Opportunity Zones Development Risk: Amazon HQ2 as a cautionary tale

Amazon’s announcement that it plans to pull the plug on HQ2 in New York is a cautionary tale for Opportunity Zone investors. Amazon justified its about-face by citing fierce opposition from what The New York Times described as “a group of…

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Tech Office Tenants

Tech Office Tenants: New Powerhouse or Risky Revenue?

Should office investors be wary of tech office tenants adding sector risk to their rent rolls? The tech industry has become a powerful engine driving demand for office space in markets across the country from Silicon Valley to the emerging…

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Real Estate Industry Submits Opportunity Zone Comments to Treasury and IRS - CREModels.com

Qualified Opportunity Funds: The Real Estate Industry Weighs In

While the government shutdown is holding up the public hearing, we feel it may be instructive to continue to dig into the comment letters submitted on the proposed Qualified Opportunity Zone legislation. One early takeaway was that several real estate…

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Densification - Retail Rebirth?

Densification: Retail Investors Double Down on Density

Retail is by no means out of the woods in its battle with Amazon and other online retailers. 2019 kicked off with more Sears stores closings in the wake of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Despite a last ditch buyout…

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LIBOR Replacements in Real Estate

LIBOR Replacements in Real Estate: Introducing SOFR

U.S. banks lay the groundwork for the successor to LIBOR, replacements emerge for the real estate industry. Since the mid-1980s, the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as LIBOR, has been the reference on which most floating-rate loans—an estimated $300…

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Opportunity Zone Funds Proposed Legislation Comment Letters

Opportunity Zone Comment Letters

Opportunity Zone comment letters are hitting the desks of Treasury Department and IRS officials now that the comment period for proposed regulations is over. The next public hearing will be held at a date to be announced after the resolution…

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Future-Proofing Office Building Development

Future-Proof Office Building Development

Hindsight is always 20/20, and office building developments need to be designed today so they have staying power to meet the needs of office tenants in the decades to come. There are plenty of disruptive technologies already on the doorstep…

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Co-Working Landlords

Co-Working Landlords: Ready to Battle WeWork?

Co-working has experienced explosive growth both in the U.S. and globally over the past several years. That expansion has pushed some landlords and real estate service firms to say – “If you can’t beat them, you might as well join…

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Opportunity Zones in Top MSAs [Interactive Map]

Interactive Opportunity Zone Map with MSAs

This is the latest addition to our library of Qualified Opportunity Zone Maps. This map shows the Qualified Opportunity Zones which touch Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) having a population of over 500,000 people. Boundaries showing MSAs with population over 500,000,…

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