How do NNN assets address your concerns?

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

Black Swans…Fed rate raise…Recession Fears…4% GDP Hopes…Impact of Federal Deficits…Credible realty…

We often state, in an initial conversation with a prospective Client, while these Net leased assets (NNN) are now viewed as a convenient solution, which limits the management and operations responsibility for a Landlord/Investor, Not all net NNN leased properties are the same.”

In the last ten years, these NNN assets have become ‘commoditized’.  Many seasoned investors, particularly 1031 Exchange Buyers, who have a tight 45 day timeline in which to make a multi-million dollar decision to defer their substantial capital gain and secure a safe, predictable income stream imagine that you go to a Commercial Real Estate Listing Platform, like Crexi, Brevitas, Loopnet, or Leavitt Digital (LDCRE) to identify and secure their trade replacement solutions.  There has, also, been a proliferation of nominal “Investment Sales Broker”, as well. Continue reading How do NNN assets address your concerns?

How do NNN assets play a role, as a bond-equivalent investment, in an uncertain environment, like 2018-2019?

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

We are always told that ‘Asset allocation’ is critical to your Investment Portfolio. This is true for your real estate portfolio, too.  NNN assets can play a role; but your selection criteria needs to be is more than, merely, debating cap rates, in our experience.  We have stated in a number of prior Net Lease Blogs, Not all Net Lease properties are the same”.   This has never been more true.

The supply of these NNN properties has improved, significantly, since 2009-2010 Great Recession period; and we have a decade of low interest rates, the result of the Federal Reserve policies, with rates gradually moving upwards with rates increasing the margin of error due to very, very thin ‘spreads’. Cap rates going up; not down, as we have had the luxury of low rates in the last ten years.  It covered a number of potential miscues…The Market is, now, changing; and extra care is required for best investor results. Continue reading How do NNN assets play a role, as a bond-equivalent investment, in an uncertain environment, like 2018-2019?

What is the real role of NNN Properties in the Real Estate Industry?

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

It’s kind of funny to be considered, nominally, as a ‘nationally-recognized net lease expert’ after all these years.

My first exposure to this asset class was back a few decades ago, when I was charged with developing a real estate portfolio for a mineral-asset based Family Office in Fort Worth whose patriarch and predecessors were legendary oil wildcatters who wanted diversification to their Bond Portfolio.

My own background had been as a junior partner in a regional development firm with appropriate higher risk returns; and as a Shareholder of a regional commercial brokerage, whose business model was based on acute data and cultivating relationships, as the foundations for our demonstrative success in tough East Coast markets. Continue reading What is the real role of NNN Properties in the Real Estate Industry?

NNN 1031 Case Studies

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

Most investors have experienced a run up in real estate values; and with a prospective sale of a real estate asset pending, in consultation with their accounting professionals, they begin to explore how to defer substantial capital gains in the most efficient manner. Utilizing and executing a successful IRC 1031 Exchange Provisions is the principal vehicle that was retained in the recent Tax Act.

The IRC 1031 Compliance timelines require an “Identification” of your trade replacement property within 45 days of their completed sale of the relinquished property; and, then, an additional 135 days to complete the purchase of the new property that tax deferral transaction.    Easy…Right!

Well, not so fast.

The challenge, in part, is to define your client-specific investment objectives: Continue reading NNN 1031 Case Studies

The 1031 Net Lease Broker Conundrum

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

As a Net Lease Investment Advisor and Buyer’s Broker, we face a number of practical challenges in the recent and current Net Lease Market.

Challenge #1:  Accessing net lease ‘product’ or properties that match a Buyer’s stated criteria.  Reproducing the cash flow of their existing asset is a point of departure, only. Then, we need to establish “What is a risk-adjusted return?”  OK, you say, you want a limited risk new investment.  No problem; but since the Great Recession with most compressed cap rates in memory (Higher prices), we have to sort through the “Net Lease Wheat from the Net Lease Chaff”. Continue reading The 1031 Net Lease Broker Conundrum

The Net Lease Niche

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

Over the last decade at various Net Lease Conferences on both East Coast (NYC) and West Coast (LA) I have been a Moderator and Panel Speaker. The most recent one was held in Los Angeles last week.

In attendance, were some of the giants of the Single Tenant Net Lease sector, like Realty Income, Angelo, Gordon & Co. and W.P. Carey. All multi-billion dollar asset owners who have enviable track records of consistent performance. They were an impressive cross-section of high net worth investors, Family offices and investment brokers from all of the major firms, SRS Partners, M & M, HFF, JLL (a lot of initials) and smaller service boutiques as well. Continue reading The Net Lease Niche

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