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DEAD or ALIVE? The Commercial Real Estate market

There has been a worldwide recession.  There will also be a worldwide recovery. 

The July/August issue of the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Market Perspective provides us some interesting insights.  Perhaps the pessimism that currently dominates the equity and commercial real estate markets needs to be tempered.  The J.L.L. report points out that global . . . → Read More: DEAD or ALIVE? The Commercial Real Estate market

New Depreciation Bonus 50% – Buy Equipment Now!

Thanks to our friends at Bank of America Merrill lynch;

There is significant tax incentive out there to buy equipment this 4th Quarter.  The after tax cost of acquiring and financing a new asset is less in the 4th quarter than any other time, due to the timing of the after tax cash flows. . . . → Read More: New Depreciation Bonus 50% – Buy Equipment Now!

Changes to the Accredited Investor Definition

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) became law on July 21, 2010.  One important impact of the Dodd-Frank Act is an immediate change to the definition of "accredited investor" under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 501 of Regulation D.  Those companies and individuals involved in private placements . . . → Read More: Changes to the Accredited Investor Definition

2010 Commercial Real Estate Market – U.S. averages

Apartment occupancy is forecasted to drop to a cyclical low of 91.7% in 2010 from 94.3% in 2007, which represents a 2.8% decrease and is less severe than the previous apartment cycle. In the 2000-2004 cycle, the cyclical low of 93.3% represented a peak to trough drop in occupancy of 3.6%.  Effective apartment rents . . . → Read More: 2010 Commercial Real Estate Market – U.S. averages

Sale of income producing assets vs. the 2010 Economy

Today is no different for the sale of a profitable enterprise than it was 2 or 3 years ago. If you had sold the asset 3 years ago for net $15,000,000, you would have taken paper in the form of warrants or whatever along with cash and maybe royalties. You would have parked most . . . → Read More: Sale of income producing assets vs. the 2010 Economy

Intangibles

Valuation depends on accuracy and diligence. If your analyst isn’t paying close attention, and doesn’t ask the right questions, the addition of intangible items can escape them. Intangibles can be created without the thought of doing so.

With business competition as fierce as it is today in 2010, management should always stay up . . . → Read More: Intangibles

Sustainability in Value

It all depends on knowing  your target audience. Who’s buying from you? Don’t let your biggest customer put you out of business. Try to keep them at no larger than 35% of your entire revenue stream.

Who are your most important customers, clients or prospects, and why? Know what is important to them and . . . → Read More: Sustainability in Value