The Opportunity Zone incentive is a brand new, once-in-a-generation, economic development program available to Commercial Real Estate investors. Even though there’s an element of “building the plane as it’s being flown” due to the lack of final guidance from the IRS of the program’s rules and the lingering questions that remain about its functionality, the program as it is now is a powerful tool for tax deferral and a way to spur development in disinvested markets.
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William Shakespeare may have written "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, " but he was indeed talking about flowers and not commercial real estate. One of the most important, yet confounding, aspects of the acquisition of commercial property is the commercial lease form, and unfortunately, all too often many of them smell nothing like a rose.
Most retail and office users entering into a commercial real estate lease use price per square foot as the lone metric to value a leasehold thereby using rent paid as the value of the lease, when in fact price per square foot is far from the best way to tell if a user is potentially getting value for their expense of rents paid.
The other day I had a coffee meeting with an architect who has a large interior design section in his firm and we discussed this new trend towards open offices and shared work spaces. Suffice it to say he wasn’t thrilled with the trend