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Navigating a Crowded Exchange Market: 5 Strategies to Beat the Competition

National Real Estate Investor’s Beth Mattson-Teig reported in 1031 Buyers Battle Competition for Assets, Proposed Reforms on April 27, 2016, that the 1031 market continues to be a very crowded and competitive market, causing investors to have to work harder to find replacement properties.

Will Brexit Impact U.S. Real Estate?

In the wake of the surprising June 23rd vote by The United Kingdom (UK) to withdraw from the European Union (EU), the question continues to be asked: “What does this mean for (fill in the blank)?” Depending on who you are, who you know, where you live and where you do business, the question will take its own form, but there is a unanimous concern about the impact of this decision.

The Merits of Student Housing Assets

Universities have long since realized that providing housing for students is essential if students are going to be educated at the highest level. With an ever-increasing rate of enrollment, universities have a need to increase their student housing offerings.

Compressing Cap Rates Shift Buyers’ Market

In our last blog we talked about the many considerations to make when looking at capitalization rates (cap rates) to determine an investment’s value. If you’ve spent any time since then looking at the various cap rates of current offerings or read any articles about average cap rates around the nation, you may have realized that cap rates vary significantly from one market to another, from one region to another, from one property type to another.

Plan Your Exit

In our recent blog on UPREITs, we mentioned that some Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) may utilize an exit strategy that involves a 721 exchange into an UPREIT. Since this type of exit strategy is just one way DSTs dissolve their assets and provide a return to beneficiaries, we thought we’d briefly discuss some of the considerations that go into determining an exit strategy.