Tips and Tricks for Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Investing in commercial property has the potential to yield greater rewards than certain residential investments. Commercial leases often come with longer tenures and can increase by at least 4% per year or per the consumer price index. In addition, when commercial tenants operate their businesses on your property, they typically take responsibility for cleaning, renovations, and maintenance. While numerous benefits and opportunities are associated with commercial real estate, it has risks. Thus, investors should consider and assess several factors before making investment decisions. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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Commercial Real Estate Tax Breaks Under CARES Act

Tax Breaks Offer Relief for Commercial Real Estate Owners Needing to Repurpose or Reconfigure Existing Space to Accommodate Social Distancing

The current crisis is forcing many rapid changes to be made in the use of commercial real estate space – at considerable expense. Now, there is at least some good news for those struggling with the cost of making major interior changes to their commercial space, thanks to generous tax incentives for qualified improvement property (QIP) under the umbrella of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These tax breaks can help alleviate the financial costs of redesigning and repurposing commercial space. The key to benefiting from these incentives is the interpretation of QIP, which now includes any non-structural improvement to the interior of an existing building, necessitated by the need for social distancing.

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