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Surround Yourself with Experienced Professionals When Purchasing Your NNN Asset (6/7/2017) - In the decade following “The Great Recession” net lease assets have forged their place amongst the portfolios of real estate investors. The increasing popularity of net lease assets has permitted the capitalization rates (cap rates) of these assets to remain stable, even after significant interest rate increases in recent months. Despite a 62 BPS increase
Three Common Net Lease Acquisition Mistakes (5/1/2017) - Real estate has become the largest sector of the US economy over the last 50 years. The real estate sector currently composes 13.1% of the United States’ GDP, and produces $2.4 Trillion annually. The popularity of real estate as an investment stems from the tangible nature of the assets purchased, and the security provided from
1031 Exchange Outlook (4/18/2017) - Congressional members from both parties have discussed reforming the tax code over the coming years. House Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, introduced “A Better Way,” while Democratic Tax reform was introduced under Barack Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal. “A Better Way” and President Trump’s tax proposal, make no mention of repealing Section 1031, and does
Evaluating a Single Tenant Net Lease (STNL) Investment (4/12/2017) - The old adage is location, location, location.  However, that’s only one small part in evaluating a net lease investment. There are actually several key components you must look at when analyzing any opportunity. Lease Structure – Different from typical real estate transactions, an analysis of the lease is of utmost importance. How much of the
Market Expectations (3/29/2017) - We’re closing out the first quarter of 2017 and expectations on both sides of the table are set. With the new administration, sellers believe that even with a slight uptick in interest rates, they will still be able to garner the fantastically low cap rates we have been achieving for the last several years. Conversely,
How Will Current Legislation and Regulatory Proposals Affect Your STNL Property? (3/23/2017) - There is no (little) cause for worry in response to the increasing presence of whispers of heightened regulation in regards to lease accounting procedures, sale-leasebacks, and 1031 like-kind Exchanges. There are two main regulations that have caused the most interest amongst real estate professionals, credit agencies, and investors; the change in accounting practice requiring all
Understanding the C-Store Net Lease Sector (3/10/2017) - What is a C-store? A convenience-store (commonly referred to as C-store) is a small retail business, often in a single tenant net lease building that stocks an array of everyday items such as groceries, snack food items, tobacco products and over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, etc.  Impulse items consumers want readily available and don’t have the time
How Do You Calculate Property Damage? (3/3/2017) - What if someone damages your property; damages to a complex, home, car, boat, or other item? How much will the person owe you if liability is established? Many people mistakenly believe that the proper measure of damages is “replacement cost.” In other words, if someone rips the cushion on your couch, they should have to
Net Lease Trends Re-affirmed at ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference (3/2/2017) - Last week Calkain attended ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor.  It was a very well attended show rivaling the recent New York ICSC show in December.  Both shows are a pre-cursor to RECon which will take place in May of this year at the Las Vegas Convention
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