THE CABOT GROUP welcomed nine new employees in the first quarter of 2012 and we look forward to adding several partnerships across the region in the coming months.
|Can You Benefit from a Cost Segregation Study? By Steve LeonhardIf you have recently acquired or constructed real estate, or have made a significant renovation or remodeling investment, you have an opportunity to benefit from a Cost Segregation Study. In addition to reducing you taxable income for a number of years this exercise can substantially increase your cash flow.
Cost segregation is a proven tax planning strategy that allows the owner of commercial real estate to accelerate depreciation deductions and defer tax payments. You can use a Cost Segregation Study when purchasing or constructing a building, and you can use this type of analysis for a building that was acquired several years ago.
Rising Rent Rates and Declining Vacancies make Multifamily an Attractive Investment.
By Scott Laraby
In Q4, 2011, vacancy rates have dropped for the 5th quarter in a row while rent levels have increased the last 8 quarters. Low vacancies and higher rent levels create the perfect storm for some investors who own thousands of multifamily units.
Consider an investor who owns 1,000 units that reflect national averages from Q4 2009 - Q4 2011. The rising rent level coupled with the falling vacancy rate would have the following outcome:
Homeowners Association (HOA) Reserve StudyBy Jordan Debes
Often, Homeowners Associations engage a third party to provide them with a "reserve study" to determine what major maintenance related expenditures will the Association likely incur in upcoming years - roof replacements, asphalt replacements, siding replacements? In addition, at what cost to the association? These studies often have a price tag of several thousand dollars. Unfortunately, many Homeowners Associations waste money on such studies.
Proposed Lease Accounting Changes Loom Large
By Gregg Bryant - Featured in the
Rochester Business JournalFor more than two years, the two major accounting standards boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board, have been working together to rewrite the rules for real estate and equipment lease accounting in the United States.
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Scott P. Laraby
Director of Marketing
THE CABOT GROUP