Investing in commercial real estate (CRE) can be a sound strategy for diversifying a personal asset portfolio. CRE yields and growth can be more predictable than those offered in the equity and bond markets, for example, where trying to time buying and selling opportunities can seem more like wagering than…
For the most part, Metro Denver commercial real estate owners and investors have the luxury of waiting out a short-term economic downturn since markets here have been, and will likely remain, relatively strong compared to many areas of the U.S. Rising Federal Reserve interest rates haven’t significantly impacted commercial real…
The rate of commercial real estate (CRE) price increases we saw in 2020 and 2021, especially in industrial properties, clearly has slowed at this time. But a CRE owner-occupant can still lock in and realize recent increases in their property’s value (without disrupting their operations at that site/facility) through a…
Recent actions by the Federal Reserve Board appear to be on their way to having the intended effect – an economic slowdown, especially in the commercial real estate (CRE) market. The Fed’s Board of Governors has raised the federal funds policy rate by 225 basis points since the first of…
Is the U.S. in a recession? Whether the correct answer ultimately proves to be “yes,” “no,” or “not yet,” it’s an academic issue that’s not keeping us up at night. There’s no doubt, though, we’re entering a period of economic slowdown in the commercial real estate market caused by: Inflation’s…
Whenever Washington politicians act like they’re serious about deficit reduction or tax reform, certain revenue-raising proposals find their way onto lists of proposed policy changes.   One of their recent favorites is the idea of limiting or removing altogether the ability of commercial property owners to defer capital gains taxes…
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