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Commercial Real Estate Investing: Alternative Investments

When it comes to commercial real estate investing, most investors think only about the four main asset types: multifamily, office, retail, and industrial. However, there are many other options, known as alternative real estate properties, that investors too often overlook. These alternative investments offer many of the same return opportunities as their traditional counterparts, but often face less competition. If you’re interested in diversifying your commercial real estate portfolio, consider adding alternative investments. Here, we are exploring these alternative properties, giving you a comprehensive look at several options. In addition, you’ll see how to invest in each of these properties and learn how our services can protect these investments.  What Are Alternative Properties?  Historically, commercial real estate investing has been a solid wealth-building strategy. Even as the economy grew and contracted, CRE has remained a relatively steady performer over the decades.  When you think about commercial real estate investing, what comes to mind? Undoubtedly, it’s […]

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How Off-Campus Housing Performs Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

As students head back to their fall semesters at colleges and universities across the country, investors are eyeing off-campus housing as potentially lucrative assets. Over the past 20 years, student housing developments have increased in both popularity and profitability. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, student housing remains a fairly consistent source of steady income for investors. The asset class has proven its stability through economic downturns, and many believe this pandemic will be no different. While some locations are seeing moderate upticks in vacancy rates, most off-campus housing complexes are taking minimal hits – and some are actually seeing increased occupancy. As college dorms close or reduce their density, students are turning to off-campus options instead. Here, we are looking at student housing options, ways to invest in this asset class, and how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted student housing across the U.S. Student Housing and Commercial Real Estate Investments For investors looking to diversify […]

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Opportunity Zones Changes Benefiting Investors Amid COVID-19

IRS Provides Relief for Opportunity Zone Investors in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic In guidance released in June, the IRS relaxes certain regulations surrounding Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) investments and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF). The new guidelines provide relief for CRE investors in five important ways: The 180-day period for investors to reinvest in QOFs (allowing for commercial real estate tax deferral on capital gains) has been extended to December 31, 2020. Investors and QOFs will be granted reasonable cause relief if they fail to meet the 90% investment standard in 2020. “Reasonable cause relief” refers to the national emergency declared in all 50 states because of COVID-19. Suspends the requirement for a project to be “substantially improved” within a 30-month period for QOFs of Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses (QOZBs) that purchased properties under the original Opportunity Zone rules. Grants an additional 24 months to the safe harbor period if a QOZB meets working capital safe […]

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How to Choose a Commercial Property That Fits Your Needs

Investors have long looked to commercial real estate to build wealth. However, entering the CRE market can be confusing if you don’t know how to start. There are many factors to consider when searching for a CRE property that meets your needs. Where will you find a property? Is the commercial property in a prime location? What is the expected cash flow? And what will renovations or repairs cost? Finding the ideal commercial real estate investment opportunity can be challenging. Here at CXRE, we want to help guide you towards a CRE investment that meets your needs. Below, you’ll find information to help you determine which commercial real estate property is best for you. As always, we are here to help. If you want more information about investing, property management, or property valuation, please contact us. One of our commercial real estate professionals would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Why Choose […]

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Tips for New CRE Investors: Commercial Real Estate Investing Explained

If you’re new to the world of commercial real estate investing, CXRE wants to help you make the best decisions for your portfolio and your life. Should you buy an industrial property? Invest in multifamily housing? Buy shares of a real estate investment trust? Here, we’re providing tips for new CRE investors, helping you navigate commercial real estate purchases. What is Commercial Real Estate? Commercial Real Estate, or CRE, is any investment property purchased to supply income for the owner by leasing to tenants. Commercial real estate investing covers a wide range of properties: residential duplexes, large apartment complexes, multi-story office buildings, small co-working spaces, strip malls, convenience stores, medical offices, factories, and more. Types of Commercial Real Estate Investing CRE properties generally fall into four main categories: Multifamily Multifamily commercial real estate includes two or more residential properties owned by an outside investor. Each unit houses an individual tenant or family. The owner/investor is […]

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