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There’s Amazon and Then There’s Everyone Else in Industrial

Of the ten largest industrial projects underway in the US this year, Amazon accounts for eight of them, with a total footprint of 28.3 million square feet—an area about the size of New York City’s Central Park, according to CommercialEdge…

Why the overturned eviction moratorium may be too little, too late for both renters, landlords

The Supreme Court’s decision last week to strike down the pandemic-era eviction moratorium may arrive too late for many struggling independent landlords, even as it appears to heighten the risk of eviction for tenants behind on their rent…

The Federal Eviction Ban Has Expired. What’s Next?

Millions of American renters are staring eviction in the face, as the often extended federal eviction moratorium first initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 11 months ago expired Sunday…

Biden Asks Congress for a Longer Eviction Moratorium

Just as the eviction moratorium, which has been a thorn in the side of many multifamily owners and operators, was supposed to run out, President Biden made a last-minute bid to keep it in place. A statement today from White House…

For Smaller Landlords, Rent Moratoriums Just Pass The Payment Buck Up The Chain

Keep living in an apartment without paying rent? In the “before times,” it would have been unthinkable — at least without a concerted legal battle with an angry landlord. During the COVID-19 pandemic, though, all that went out the window…

How Savvy Investors Can Navigate The Current Inflationary Period

Over the course of the last two months, we have seen a noteworthy increase in both the consumer price index (CPI) along with the producer price index (PPI), which measure price changes in select goods and services. With the rise of consumer goods and services…

What Attys Must Know As Congress Debates 1031 Program

President Joe Biden is seeking to drastically scale down the Section 1031 exchange program that has been used by real estate investors for decades to defer payment of capital gains, and program that has been used by real estate investors for decades to…

5 Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of SPACs

SPACs, or special-purpose acquisition companies, have been a hot way for young companies to quickly go public and scoop up cash to growth. About half of all new IPOs by volume since January 2019 were SPACs, according to a February 2021 JP Morgan report…

Here’s why there aren’t enough Bay Area homes to buy

The Bay Area has one of the worst records in the country for building enough housing for its booming workforce, putting the region atop another national ranking for housing misery. Between 2010 and 2020, the core Bay Area added roughly 6 jobs for…

Forewarned and Forearmed: How to Invest Ahead of a Housing Bust

Inflation continues to raise its ugly head, and that naturally could make some residential real estate investors concerned about the widespread effects of rising prices. For instance, could rising interest rates — a typical prescription for inflationary pressures…

Choose Carefully When Investing in CRE to Hedge Inflation

Commercial real estate has long been a tool to hedge inflation by storing value. But after 15 years of dovish Federal Reserve monetary policy, massive stimulus from tax cuts and then pandemic aid, and disrupted supply chains, the usual may not be the new normal…

An Abundance Of Liquidity

Just two years ago, Starwood Property Trust told its shareholders about its first foreclosure on a loan that was net leased to a single grocery tenant that filed for bankruptcy…

‘Tepid Optimism’: SF Office Market Flashes Mixes Signals

The worst may be over for San Francisco’s office market, but there’s little sign yet that workers are flocking back despite relaxed restrictions. According to Kastle Systems, which operates…

5 Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of SPACs

SPACs, or special-purpose acquisition companies, have been a hot way for young companies to quickly go public and scoop up cash to growth. About half of all new IPOs by volume since…

Biden Plans to Cut 1031 Exchange Tax Breaks: What Investors Should Know

President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan contains a provision sharply cutting back, but not eliminating, the 1031 exchange tax break that originated ironically enough exactly 100 years ago…

Bay Area COVID migration may be slower than expected

Maybe the great Bay Area exodus is just an escape from San Francisco. The San Jose metro area saw about 20% more people coming than going during the COVID-19 pandemic, while…

Moving to the Bay Area or leaving? Here’s where people are relocating

Over the last year, the coronavirus pandemic has changed what we call home, and as a result prompted many people to rethink where we want to live. For some Bay Area residents, it…

How To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate market is quite different than the stock market, but similar investment risks and strategies still apply. The appeal of investing in this property…

New Administration, New Changes: The Future Of The 1031 Exchange

The popular tax deferral technique is once again on the chopping block. With the recent change of administrations earlier this year, real estate investors and landlords are on high alert…

Commercial Real Estate Industry Concerned About Possible Elimination Of ‘Like-Kind’ Exchanges

One key factor for successful commercial real estate investing is identifying market trends. The commercial real estate market is quite different than the stock market, but similar i…


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