Earlier this month, I enjoyed the distinct pleasure of attending the ninth annual Real Estate and Law (REAL) Symposium held at Stanford Law School. The REAL Symposium is a joint program presented by the Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, which was formerly part of the State Bar of California, and Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (“SPIRE”), … [Read more...] about Thoughts on the impact of blockchain on the future of real estate transactions
Earlier this year, I noted in this blog that the home mortgage interest deduction “marriage penalty” ambiguity that had previously existed under the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) was apparently left unresolved in Congress’s haste to enact tax reform. Now that a few months have passed since passage of the sweeping federal tax overhaul known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the … [Read more...] about Will the new “pass-through entity” tax deduction affect how savvy investors acquire real estate?
In this era of depressed yields from bank deposits, many investors have flocked to purchasing properties subject to “triple net” leases. Such leases require the tenant to be solely responsible for all expenses of taxes, insurance, and repairs and maintenance that might be incurred during the lease term. Investors who choose to take an assignment of a triple net lease at the … [Read more...] about Triple Net Leases – an investment opportunity requiring careful attention to detail and planning