Can you benefit from a Cost Segregation Study?

Submitted by S. Leonhard If you have recently acquired or constructed real estate, or have made a significant renovation or remodeling investment, you have an opportunity to benefit from a Cost Segregation Study.  In addition to reducing your taxable income for a number of years this exercise can substantially increase your cash flow. Cost segregation is a proven tax planning strategy that allows the owner of commercial real estate to accelerate depreciation deductions and defer tax payments.  You can use a Cost Segregation Study when purchasing or constructing a building,…

Rising Rent Rates and Declining Vacancies Make Multifamily an Attractive Investment

Submitted by S. Laraby In recent history, multifamily investments have not looked as attractive as they do right now.  In Q4, 2011, vacancy rates have dropped for the 5th quarter in a row while rent levels have increased the last 8 quarters.  Low vacancies and higher rent levels create the perfect storm for some investors who own thousands of multifamily units. Consider an investor who owns 1,000 units that reflect national averages from Q4 2009 – Q4 2011.  The rising rent level coupled with the falling vacancy rate would have…