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Looming over commercial real estate is President Joe Biden’s proposed tax laws and what that means for commercial real estate’s 1031 exchange tax law.

President Biden is attempting to edit the tax code that allows for deferring capital gains tax, thereby increasing taxes on real estate for sellers with proceeds of more than $500,000.

Before we dive into the impact of what this legislation could mean for real estate investors, let’s start with some 1031 fundam

Having one or more investments in multi-family real estate can keep you on the path to building generational wealth and having more freedom and opportunity in the future.

You may think that a good location, well-maintained units, attractive common areas, and the right amenities are what will keep your occupancy rates high and the property value of your apartment building up.

The truth is, it’s not enough.

The market for retail real estate in the Northeast from Westchester to Boston continues its steady growth since last year..  Boston, for example, is one of the hottest markets in the country and its retail sector steadily demonstrates a strong upside.  With a vacancy rate of 3.8%, according to a second quarter report by Cushman & Wakefield, rents are facing an upward pressure as tenants battle for the limited available space.  However, that may change as mixed-use developments increasingly come onto the market. Read more

Boston apartment rents are up nearly 5% year-over-year. In New York, it’s the fifteenth consecutive month of year-over-year rent increases. In fact, rents are up in all 79 U.S. metro areas tracked by REIS. It’s also getting more expensive to rent in smaller cities across the Northeast. Good news for apartment investors, but what’s behind this record period of rent growth? Read more

Taking a look at one of our major markets, the Westchester commercial real estate market continues to gain strength with various levels of activity across the multifamily, mixed-use, retail and office building sectors in the first quarter of this year. Read more

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told Congress Tuesday that the Fed still sees a need for its stimulus campaign while warning that the end is approaching. She said it is still concerned that despite the overall economic improvement, too many Americans continue to be unemployed or underemployed and wage growth is sluggish. She also noted that the Fed will not act until it “is reasonably confident that inflation will move back over the medium term toward our 2% objective.” Based on her remarks, it looks like the earliest interest rate hike would not be until the Fed holds its scheduled meeting at the end of July — if then. Read more

While Boston continues to be one of the Top 10 commercial real estate markets in the country (as reported by the recent report “Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015,” co-published by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute) and maintains its focus for many investors, its outlying suburbs and Western Massachusetts are now becoming more and more attractive sub-markets. Read more

With two months until the New Year, 2014 has shaped up to be the best year for Connecticut investment sales since the Great Recession.  Over the past months, Northeast Private Client Group has closed a number of multifamily and retail transactions at aggressive values, including: Read more