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Nohrden of Burgess Properties brokers 18,681 s/f lease to KIWI Technologies

Malden, MA Burgess Properties Inc., has brokered a 18,681 s/f lease to commercial drone startup, KIWI Technologies, at 730 Eastern Ave. The  property features two large drive-in doors, loading, and 18’ ceilings and will be used to develop and test KIWI’s new large-format drone technology. 

O’Hara of Coldwell Banker Commercial handles 7,800 s/f lease for landlord, G&L Huntington Point, LLC

Shelton, CT Chris O’Hara, senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Inc., represented G&L Huntington Point, LLC in a lease at 1077-1079 Bridgeport Ave. to Building Blocks Early Learning Center (BBELC).

Vacation and second home: you may be able to defer 100% of your capital gains tax from the sale - by Robert Charland

Do you have a second home or vacation home that you are thinking of selling? Did you know that you may be able to defer 100% of your capital gains tax from the sale of the property? IRC §1031 allows you to sell qualified use property, property you hold for investment or for productive use in trade or business, and to defer tax on the gain if you use the proceeds to purchase one or more like kind properties.

Qualifying real property in a 1031 Exchange: Understanding the importance of investment intent - by Lynne Bagby

Surprisingly, some savvy real estate investors in New England may not be aware of the requirement that both the relinquished property being sold and the replacement property being purchased in a 1031 exchange must be “held for investment or productive use in a trade or business.”

Identification requirements for like-kind replacement properties - by Thomas St. Jean

Identification Requirements for Like-Kind Replacement Properties: One critical requirement of a Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange is a proper identification of replacement property. In this article we will address the requirements, limitations and pitfalls of the identification process. The prospective like-kind replacement properties that you identify as part of your 1031 Exchange

Basic questions and answers to build wealth faster utilizing a process known as “tax deferred exchange” - by John Starling

Also known as a 1031 Tax Exchange, this process enables a property seller to shift funds from the sold property to a new investment and defer the obligation to pay capital gains taxes. This process is extremely bene?cial when an owner wishes to build net worth and either consolidate or diversify their holdings.

1031 Exchange or Opportunity Fund: Which is the better choice for real estate investors? - by Bressler and Farrell

Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF), a tax incentive created under the Tax Reform Act of 2017, is the newest mechanism under the federal tax code to defer capital gains tax. Real estate investors can now choose between a 1031 like-kind exchange and a QOF when seeking to defer the tax on their capital gains.

Eastport Real Estate Services signs 2,250 s/f lease to Erie Construction

Waltham, MA Erie Construction of Toledo, Ohio has signed a new lease for 2,250 s/f at 230 Second Ave. Michael Jaffe, vice president at Eastport Real Estate Services, represented the owner, Eastport 230, LLC in the lease transaction and Davie Gilkie of NAI Hunneman represented the tenant. 

New England Real Estate Journal hosts 3rd annual Cannabis in CRE Summit

Needham, MA Over 250 people braved the cold for the 3rd annual Cannabis Summit by The New England Real Estate Journal at the Sheraton Needham on March 7th. 

JLL to acquire HFF in $2 billion deal

Boston, MA Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL) and HFF, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which JLL will acquire all the outstanding shares of HFF in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of $2 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.