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New Podcast: Investing in Income-Producing Real Estate

I had the privilege recently of recording a video podcast with REICLub, where we discussed investing in income-producing real estate: http://www.REIClub.com/FrankGallinelli […]

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What is Your Marginal Tax Rate, and Why is It Important to You?

…there is at least one concept in the U.S. tax system that is both very simple and really important, and yet I find that it is unfamiliar to many. That concept is the Marginal Tax Rate, and the short version goes like this:

Your marginal tax rate is the rate at which your next dollar of income will be taxed. […]

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Real Estate Expense Recoveries—What are they, how do they work? (part 3)

In Part 2 of our discussion of real estate expense recoveries, we looked at several different methods that property owners use to recover some of their operating costs from tenants: Simple pass-throughs — These typically work well in single-tenant properties, or in properties with no common area. The expenses chosen for reimbursement are billed to […]

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Real Estate Expense Recoveries—What are they, how do they work? (part 2)

Expense recoveries (aka reimbursements or pass-throughs) serve as a customary ingredient in leases for non-residential property. In part 1 of this article, I discussed some of the typical ways such an arrangement might play out. The Simple Pass-Through In a single-tenant property the tenant may be expected to pay all or a portion of certain […]

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New Online Course—Introduction to Real Estate Investment Analysis

Readers of my books—especially What Every Real Estate Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow…—have been asking if I would ever be teaching a course. The answer, finally, is “yes.” I’ve just released a comprehensive online course with more than 40 video lessons (including case studies) plus quizzes, practice problems, and other resources. […]

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Real Estate Expense Recoveries—What are they, how do they work? (part 1)

If you’ve gotten involved as a landlord or tenant with non-residential real estate, such as retail or office buildings, then you have probably encountered a phenomenon that may go by any of several names: expense recoveries, expense reimbursements, pass-throughs, or common area maintenance (CAM) charges. What exactly is this phenomenon and how does it work? […]

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The Cash-on-Cash Conundrum – a Postscript

A while back, I posted a two-part series called “The Cash-on-Cash Conundrum.” In the first installment I explained the calculation and underlying logic of CoC, and in the second I discussed some of the pitfalls of overreliance on this particular measure. …A strong CoC unarguably provides a good sign that your investment is off on the right foot. Is that the end of the story – or should it be? I think this narrow focus can cause an investor to miss some vital issues. […]

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C / I Development build 1.12 “Better in Blue”

Today we are releasing a build 1.12 of Commercial Industrial Development in version 6. In this build we have completely changed the color / theme from green to blue.  At one time, we used color to differentiate the products but currently we are standardizing on a business blue appearance. This update also includes a number […]

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Crowdfunding Real Estate Investments

Pooling of resources, passing the hat — call it what you will, but collaborative underwriting has probably been around for a couple of centuries. Never one to leave well enough alone, the internet has again risen to the role of game-changer, extending a global reach to individuals and companies looking for backers. You have probably […]

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How to Look at Reserves for Replacement When You Invest in Income-Property

Where and how to you account for “reserves for replacement” when you try to value – and evaluate – a potential income-property investment? Isn’t this something your accountant sorts out when it’s time to do your tax return? Not really, and how you choose to handle it may have a meaningful impact on your investment decision-making process. […]

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