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How to Invest in Real Estate and Pay Nothing in Capital Gains

Investments in economically distressed areas—approximately 8,000 areas around the country that local officials have designated as most in need—include commercial property as an early favorite, as well as small manufacturers and service businesses.

IRS Offers New Rules and “Safe Harbors” for Pass-Through Deductions

Who does and does not qualify for the 20 percent deduction for pass-through entities? the IRS recently released a notice that includes proposed safe harbor rules to help identify rental real estate that qualifies for the Section 199A deduction.

Retail-to-Industrial Conversions Are Gaining Traction with CRE Investors

Vacant big-box stores in secondary markets are particularly attractive targets for industrial conversions. With e-commerce and reverse logistics increasing the need for industrial space, investors are shifting toward industrial real estate.

Is This Your Situation: Considering Ways to Repurpose Industrial Buildings

Commercial real estate doesn't always have to be cut and dry. Consider being more imaginative about the ways in which you can repurpose older industrial buildings. Click through for some solutions to get your creative juices flowing.

Big Real Estate Moguls Win as Smaller Investors Denied Tax Break

The 20 percent tax deduction for LLCs and limited partnerships appears to favor professional real estate firms over individual investors. Large commercial property developers usually meet the trade or business requirement, which comes from a long-standing separate tax rule that predates the GOP overhaul.

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