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  • Consolidated Appropriations Act – 3 provisions for the real estate world

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

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    Word count: 418

    Abstract: While much of the media attention focused on the relief related to COVID-19, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) includes tax-related provisions of particular interest to real estate owners and developers. This article highlights some of tax law changes to know about.

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  • Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Ltd. Partnership – Property owner not obligated to sell to highest and best bidder

    March / April 2021
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    Word count: 613

    Abstract: A state court has rejected the claim that the solicitation of “highest and best” offers from potential purchasers means a seller is required to sell its property to the highest bidder. Although the ruling is binding only in that state, the court’s opinion cites rulings by courts in other states — as well as the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) that many states have adopted — in support of its conclusion. This article reviews the case and its possible effect on other states. Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Ltd. Partnership, No. SC 20154 (Conn. Feb. 12, 2019).

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  • Implement a turnaround strategy that works

    March / April 2021
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    Word count: 668

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many communities across the country. Businesses that had been thriving are barely breaking even; others have been closed permanently. This can create a vicious cycle: Property owners in financial trouble because of a loss of tenants may allow buildings to fall into disrepair. This then causes remaining tenants to leave, leading to the owner losing even more money and possibly the property. This article reviews steps real estate investors can take to help stop the cycle and even turn it around.

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  • Dinner’s on me! Big changes to meal and entertainment expense deductions

    March / April 2021
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    Word count: 809

    Abstract: Players in the real estate industry have long incurred meal and entertainment expenses while conducting business. But in recent years, there’s been some confusion about what’s deductible and what’s not, given that the TCJA placed some new limits on the meal and expense deduction. Now the deduction for qualifying meals has temporarily increased to 100%, and some IRS guidance has provided more clarity on the TCJA’s limits. This article reviews the changes. A short sidebar covers some entertainment expenses that are deductible.

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  • Proposed regs clarify rehabilitation credit

    January / February 2021
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    Word count: 478

    Abstract: The IRS has released proposed regulations regarding changes made to the Internal Revenue Code’s Section 47 rehabilitation tax credit under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The regulations address several taxpayer concerns that have arisen in the wake of the law’s passage, including how the credit should be allocated. This article reviews the regulations.

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  • The importance of an insurance coverage audit

    January / February 2021
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    Word count: 608

    Abstract: Insurance is a fact of life for real estate investors. From start to finish, each project needs to have the proper insurance. The time to wonder whether you’re properly insured is before there’s an issue. To be safe, hiring a qualified professional to help conduct an insurance coverage audit may be necessary. This article reviews coverage audits and how they can reduce the odds of an uncovered incident undermining the project’s profitability — or worse.

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  • Can you deduct travel costs to monitor properties? U.S. Tax Court says yes, within limits

    January / February 2021
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    Word count: 543

    Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code allows the deduction of “ordinary and necessary” business expenses, including travel expenses while away from home overnight for business. This article summarizes a recent ruling by the U.S. Tax Court reminding taxpayers that the deduction is subject to some restrictions. Maki v. Comm’r, T.C. Summary 2019-34 (Tax Ct. 2019).

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  • What COVID-19 might mean for the multifamily sector

    January / February 2021
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    Word count: 851

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on almost every industry, including real estate. Owners, investors and developers already are seeing ripple effects across sectors. This article looks at how the virus might bring changes to multifamily housing that could endure into — or at least heavily influence — the future. A short sidebar covers how technology can power cost cutting.

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  • Boost tenant satisfaction with data analytics

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 407

    Abstract: In today’s digital world, businesses and individuals are constantly generating massive amounts of data, providing valuable opportunities to those who understand it. Commercial real estate businesses, for example, can tap a wide variety of data to increase tenant satisfaction and, in turn, improve lease renewals, occupancy rates and profits. This article reviews how business can use data analytics to their advantage.

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  • Guidance grants COVID-19 QOZ relief

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has led the IRS to loosen a range of tax laws and regulations, including many deadlines. In June, the IRS issued guidance that provides relief from some qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) requirements — good news for investors with capital gains. This article summarizes the guidance.

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  • How to make your property as profitable as possible

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 669

    Abstract: 2020 has been unlike any other year. Commercial real estate investors have struggled with decreased market values — or the threat of declining values. In these uncertain times, this article presents three questions real estate investors should ask themselves to help maintain profits and preserve market value.

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  • IRS takes on like-kind exchanges – Proposed regulations clarify definition of real property

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 861

    Abstract: The IRS has released highly anticipated proposed regulations that provide critical guidance on Section 1031, or like-kind, exchanges in the wake of changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Most importantly, the proposed regs define the term “real property” for purposes of determining whether property qualifies for a Sec. 1031 exchange. This article reviews the definition under the regs and a short sidebar looks at how “incidental” personal property is treated.

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  • Property valuations in uncertain times

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 442

    Abstract: Valuation plays a critical role in real estate, from appraisals for residential mortgages to the sales of commercial real estate. But the COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic uncertainty pose challenges for valuation experts across the country. This short article covers how limited physical access, the lack of comparable sales, and economic uncertainty have made valuations tough.

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  • Is your pandemic or civil unrest business interruption covered by insurance?

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 586

    Abstract: Like almost every other industry, real estate has suffered some losses due to COVID-19 and social-unrest-related closures. The good news is that businesses may have coverage under the business interruption (BI) provision in their property insurance policy. The bad news is that insurers are likely to put up a fight. This article examines coverage basics, how state legislatures have responded and how a CPA can help gather information needed to make a claim.

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  • Leasing basics – Tips to help landlords maximize lease revenue

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 681

    Abstract: With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a wrench into both the commercial and residential real estate markets, many real estate investors feel out of control. Many states and municipalities have enacted lease-eviction moratoriums, some lasting through the summer. As the real estate market reaches a new equilibrium, this article covers why now is the time to review outstanding leases.

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  • 4 ways the coronavirus is changing commercial real estate

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

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    Word count: 808

    Abstract: COVID-19 has upended the world, and commercial real estate hasn’t been immune from the effects. As offices, hotels, restaurants and many retail stores and malls sat empty — and activity in warehouses escalated in response to the surge in e-commerce — COVID-19 has radically altered the industry’s long-term expectations. This article highlights some significant effects that are likely to linger and how they could transform commercial real estate. A short sidebar discusses whether force majeure clauses provide protection from costly breach of contract claims.

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