There are a number of ways to buy, sell or exchange investment or commercial real estate. Having the knowledge of what you can do in some tax situations can be the difference between an annual profit or loss in a property that you intend to acquire or one that you already have in inventory.
The professional commercial real estate broker is in the position to represent clients in real estate transactions by setting up sales, exchanges, leases, purchase and sales of options, and management of real estate.
A professional real estate practitioner must stay aware of current tax laws and court decisions in order to structure transactions, but does not give legal or tax advice (unless he/she is also an attorney or a certified public accountant). In any complex transaction that might result in changes in any owner’s legal or tax situation, the other members of the “consulting team” should be the owner’s attorney and CPA. We always recommend meeting with these other professionals during the planning and closing of major real estate transactions.
As commercial brokers, we are part of your professional team. It is our job to create the real estate transactions that will be needed to enhance your estate. We should meet with our clients on a regular basis to evaluate their present position in properties, reviewing plans for future acquisitions or exchanges. Reviewing your plans and goals can give us the information needed to help us in moving you in new directions as soon as possible, using purchases, sales or tax deferred exchanges.