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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CAM Reconciliation: Deadlines Loom Large

A sinking feeling hits many people this time of year as tax time creeps closer. But for landlords in retail real estate, it can be a bit of a double-whammy: Not only are their taxes due, but the deadline for CAM reconciliations looms large as well. Generally speaking, retail tenants’ reconciliations for common area maintenance…

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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 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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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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