Small-time real estate investors are being blocked from a tax break that was originally meant to benefit them.
The Treasury Department recently released final rules detailing how owners of businesses including limited liability companies can receive a deduction of up to 20 percent, according to Bloomberg. The law, which was part of 2017 tax reform, lets real estate firms claim the deduction in full, but bars part-time property owners from the benefit.
The industrial sector flourished in 2017.
Real estate research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) noted in a recent report that the industrial sector, seeing gains from rising e-commerce sales and the resulting need for industrial facilities, was the only commercial real estate sector last year that saw an increase in transaction activity from January through November.
NREI discussed possible trends to look out for in 2018 with several market observers.