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Understanding Accumulated Depreciation in Commercial Real Estate

January 11, 2024
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In the dynamic world of Commercial Real Estate (CRE), understanding the concept of accumulated depreciation is important. This accounting process affects a property’s book value and influences crucial investment decisions and tax strategies.  Understanding accumulated depreciation and its nuances, such as depreciation expense and contra asset account, provides a clearer picture of an asset’s financial health and future potential. Whether evaluating the annual depreciation expense or considering the salvage value for tax purposes, knowledge of this area is key for CRE investors and sellers. Key Takeaways The Basics of Accumulated Depreciation in CRE Accumulated depreciation is a fundamental accounting term…

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Selling A Warehouse: Every tip you will ever need

December 4, 2023
A promotional image for a blog post with a forklift operator in a reflective vest working in a well-organized warehouse filled with high shelves stocked with boxes. The overlay text reads "SELLING YOUR WAREHOUSE - Every tip you will ever need" next to the logo of POINT Acquisitions, indicating a guide on how to sell a warehouse.

Selling a warehouse property is more than just a transaction; it’s a strategic move in the commercial real estate market. This decision can impact your financial portfolio significantly. Whether you’re a seasoned property owner or new to the scene, understanding the particulars of the selling market is crucial. In this article, we dive into the various aspects to sell warehouse properties. We aim to equip you with knowledge and confidence whether you’re considering a sale now or in the future. Understanding the Warehouse Market The warehouse market is a vital part of commercial real estate. It’s influenced by several factors…

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How to Sell A Hotel: Tips and Strategies

November 28, 2023
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Selling a hotel isn’t just a transaction; it’s an art that demands a deep understanding of the accommodation sector. The industry has witnessed considerable shifts in recent years, influenced by changing traveler preferences, technological advancements, and economic trends. These shifts have redefined the landscape, making strategic selling an indispensable part of a hotel owner’s toolkit. Success in selling hotels hinges on recognizing the unique position of one’s hotel property in the market. Whether a quaint boutique hotel or a sprawling luxury establishment, each property has its distinct appeal and challenges. The hotel property market is not just about selling a…

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Tax on Commercial Real Estate: What You Need to Know

October 23, 2023
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Taxes play an important role in determining the profitability of commercial real estate investments. Understanding the various types of taxes involved and the strategies to minimize tax liability will significantly impact an investor’s financial success. This article will guide you through the world of tax on commercial property, including property tax, federal income tax, state and local taxes, and capital gains taxes. We will also discuss the benefits of working with tax professionals and strategies, such as 1031 exchanges and opportunity zones, to reduce your tax burden and maximize your investment returns. Commercial Real Estate Tax Takeaways Tax on Commercial…

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Single vs. Double vs. Triple: Which Net Lease Is Best?

October 9, 2023
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The type of net lease you choose can profoundly impact your investment and management experiences in commercial real estate. Among the various lease structures available, single net lease, double net lease, and triple net lease stand out, each with specific advantages and obligations.  By comparing the details and distinctions of these net lease types, potential real estate investors and tenants can better determine which option aligns most closely with their financial goals and property management preferences.  This article sheds light on the complexities of these leases, helping you make a well-informed decision. What Are The Types of Net Leases? Net…

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Single Net Lease: What It Is and How It Compares

October 3, 2023
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Understanding the various lease types in the commercial real estate sector is essential for informed decision-making. One such lease type that often comes to the fore for potential investors is the single net lease.  Points Acquisition presents this detailed overview to clarify what a single net lease entails and how it compares to other leasing options in the industry. What Is A Single Net Lease? A single net lease is a form of pass-through lease wherein the tenant is responsible for paying property taxes in addition to their regular rent. While tenants also bear the costs of utilities, the landlord…

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Double Net Lease: Meaning, How It Works & How it Compares

September 25, 2023
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You’ve come to the right place if you’re a potential investor seeking insights into commercial properties. In this article, we’ll demystify the concept of double net leases, explaining what they are, how they work, and why they are a compelling option for savvy investors in the commercial real estate market.  Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned pro, understanding the nuances of double net leases and the distinctions from other net leases can be a game-changer in your investment strategy.  So, let’s dive in and explore this lease structure, comparing it to other options to help you make…

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1031 Exchange Accommodators: What They Are And What They Do

September 15, 2023
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Complex strategies are often involved when attempting to make a breakthrough in commercial real estate investment, and one such strategy that has garnered attention is the 1031 exchange. A 1031 exchange is a tax-deferral strategy for real estate investors, allowing them to relinquish property and reinvest the proceeds into a like-kind property, postponing capital gains tax liabilities. If you’re researching this tax-deferment technique, it’s important to understand the role of a 1031 exchange accommodator, the unsung heroes of 1031 exchanges.  In this blog, we’ll shed light on who these professionals are and what they do, helping you gain insights into…

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Investing in Commercial Real Estate: Benefits & Guide

September 8, 2023
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Commercial real estate is gaining traction as an alternative investment, known for its steady returns, passive income, and growth prospects. In today’s ever-evolving financial landscape, where traditional investment avenues may not always guarantee the stability and profitability we desire, commercial real estate investing emerges as a beacon of opportunity.  However, it’s important to remember that not all commercial investments are created equal, and navigating this dynamic sector requires a strategic approach. Understanding when, what, and how to invest is crucial, as it can be the difference between resounding success and potential pitfalls.  Point Acquisitions is here to guide you through…

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Your Guide to Mixed-Use Properties in Commercial Real Estate

August 31, 2023
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If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio or break into the world of commercial real estate, understanding the fundamentals of mixed-use properties is a crucial first step. These versatile real estate assets have gained immense popularity in recent years, blending residential, commercial, and often retail spaces into a single development. This blog will identify the key aspects of mixed-use properties, from their unique advantages to potential challenges, helping you confidently navigate this dynamic sector of the commercial real estate market.  Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a newcomer to the field, this guide will equip you with the knowledge…

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