Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate Development’

New Tax Benefits are a Hot Topic, but Questions Remain

Opportunity Zones and Real Estate Offer Significant Tax Benefits through Incentives

New tax incentives could catalyze billions of dollars in development and investment in 8,700 federally designated Opportunity Zones across the U.S. The question, observers say, is how the program will actually work: While some investors and developers are forging ahead with projects in these low-income areas, others aim to wait until regulators clarify the rules.

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Qualified Opportunity Funds: The Real Estate Industry Weighs In

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

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 industry groups submitted letters, and we wanted to summarize the comments made by those groups…

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Densification: Retail Investors Double Down on Density

Densification - Retail Rebirth?

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 attempt, the retailer had already started shuttering its remaining 142 Sears and Kmart stores last…

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Future-Proof Office Building Development

Future-Proofing 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 that are changing how and where work is conducted, not to mention the amount and…

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Interactive Opportunity Zone Map with MSAs

Opportunity Zones in Top MSAs [Interactive Map]

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, showing: Population (2010 Census and 2017 Estimate) Change in Resident Population Births and Deaths Net…

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Real Estate Replacement Costs May Have Far-Reaching Effects

Real Estate Replacement Costs - Far Reaching Effects

Soaring real estate replacement costs have been a hot topic over the past year, and short of a recession that would recalibrate the balance between supply and demand, there doesn’t appear to be much relief in sight. Rising prices on materials and labor are shouldering much of the blame for the higher construction costs. And…

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Opportunity Zones, Student Housing – Interactive Map

Opportunity Zones for Student Housing

Specific asset classes have the potential to benefit from Opportunity Zones, Student Housing is one of the first that come up. This is because college towns tend to have high-density populations of students who are intentionally unemployed while attending school full-time. In many cases, these colleges are expensive to attend and the student population is…

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Tampa Opportunity Zones – Interactive Map

Qualified Opportunity Zones - Interactive Map - Tampa Bay

Use our Interactive Opportunity Zone Map to evaluate opportunities and perform site selection in Qualified Opportunity Zones in the Tampa Bay Area. The box in the upper-right corner of the map allows you to quickly enter an address to see if it falls within a Census Tract which is a Tampa Opportunity Zone. We have…

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How will UltraFICO Affect Real Estate Investment & Development?

UltraFICO - Effect on Real Estate Investors & Developers

FICO scores are about to change in a big way. Meet UltraFICO. Fair Isaac Corp, creator of the widely used FICO credit score, has developed a new version of the ubiquitous lending-qualification metric, dubbed the UltraFICO. This updated version, one of the biggest shifts in credit reporting we’ve seen in a long time, promises to…

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