From the Desk of Bruce Bossow
Most investors look at the cash received after all expenses are paid to see if the benefits are worth investing in property. There are benefits besides just the cash that are hidden to an investment that need to be considered. To calculate the total benefit, investors should consider and calculate the following:
BENEFIT 1: Tax Benefits From Depreciation: Depreciation allowances are not taxable and may be increased and accelerated through increment depreciation schedules on times that have a shorter life schedule than the typical items.
BENEFIT 2: Interest Deduction: Interest is deductible and in effect will reduce taxable income.
BENEFIT 3: Principal Deduction: As payments are made, a portion of the payment is allocated to principal reduction and increases the equity as the mortgage is reduced.
BENEFIT 4: Appreciation: Historically, over long periods, some peaks and valleys, real estate has always increased in value generating higher net worth.
BENEFIT 5: Deferred Capital Gain Taxes: Although they have varied over the years, the long term investor has been able to postpone payment when they sell through a 1031 Exchange whereby your basis is transferred to the new property being purchased and your equity.

These and many other benefits that are unique to real estate investment should be considered in your decisions. Our company specializes in commercial real estate and is more than just a real estate firm. We don't just help you lease, buy or sell properties - we also find solutions to problems and provide you with the information for you to make a good business decision. Call one of our friendly professionals to see how we can help make you more successful.
Warmest Regards, 
Bruce Bossow

Featured Properties
Operational Car Wash 
218 Fair Street
4 bay recently upgraded with 1 touchless automatic and 3 self service bays. $243,000 in recent upgrades grosses about $10K/mo. Ka-ching!
Broker: Bruce Kaplan & Kevin Kaplan

3 Unit Office Investment 
2452-60 Lake Shore Drive
10.16% CAP rate. Fully leased, 12 year old well-maintained brick office with 3 quality tenants. $41,500 net operating income. See it now! 
Broker: Bruce Kaplan & Kevin Kaplan

Retail with Great Exposure 
7 S. US Highway 12, Unit 3
Fox Lake
1,530 SF. Zoned D. Frontage on Route 12. Great exposure, 20,000+ cars per day. 
Broker: Joe Heffernan 

Barrington Office Building
422 Hough Street
2,214 SF freestanding converted bungalow renovated in 2005 for professional office space. 2 finished levels plus basement, parking lot and 2 car garage. Walk to train. 
Broker: Joe Heffernan 

10 Unit Office Building
210-214 Crystal Street
Investment grade with 8.9% CAP when fully leased. Across from new train station now under construction on Route 14. 3 units available.  
Broker: Heather Schweitzer

100% Leased Industrial Investment
209 Cleveland Street
5 unit 12,000 SF fully leased industrial building on 1.13 acre. 16' ceilings, triple basin drains, 6 DIDs. Just listed! 
Broker: Heather Schweitzer

Recently Sold & Leased
1000 Alexander Court
9,660 SF
Industrial Sale
Bruce Bossow & Heather Schweitzer (Buyer's Brokers)
1100 Alexander Court
25,639 SF
Industrial Sale
Bruce Bossow, Heather Schweitzer, Kevin Kaplan, Bruce Kaplan & Heide Casciaro 
11880 Smith Court
7,851 SF
Industrial Lease
Heather Schweitzer
395 Cary Algonquin Road
15,000 SF
Investment/Retail Sale
Heather Schweitzer, Bruce Kaplan & Kevin Kaplan
820 Terra Cotta Units 237/238/240/242/244
Crystal Lake
3,175 SF
Office Lease
Heather Schweitzer & Bruce Kaplan
630 Northwest Highway (Route 14)
2,400 SF
Retail Lease -  Tasty Sushi 
Kevin Kaplan & Bruce Kaplan

Six Common Real Estate Myths Debunked
By Matt Baker, REjournals
Commercial real estate is a complex industry, but there are still some basic rules and trends that guide how it operates. But what if those presumptions are incorrect or exaggerated-built on kernels of truth but with enough anomalies as to throw these "rules" into doubt?
In a recent white paper, Evaluating Popular Misconceptions in Commercial Real Estate,  Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) explored some common myths about CRE. The paper probed every asset class, looking into the broadly accepted ideas about real estate that are often (mistakenly) taken as gospel.
How To Guage What Your Commercial Property Is Worth          
By Bruce Kaplan
In virtually every case, a prospective client with a commercial property to sell or lease seeks my advice on value. Valuation of a commercial/industrial property is not an exact science. It is better described as an ART. I never went to ART school, but I did go to the School of Hard Knocks with 38 years of experience.  I want to discuss that process as it pertains to the current commercial real estate market.
Premier Commercial Realty
 9225 S. IL Route 31 | Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Bruce Kaplan, x 20  847-507-1759
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Heide Casciaro, x 26 847-774-5660
Joe Billitteri, x 21  847-833-5004
Joe Heffernan, x 18  847-302-5550
Tina Kropke, CCIM, x 14  815-970-0546
Kevin Kaplan, x 13  309-261-0920
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