Find Out Why Not All Opportunity Zones Are Created Equal

Find Out Why Not All Opportunity Zones Are Created Equal

SMARTCAP has become a leading expert in the newly released 'Opportunity Zone' tax code created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. We devoted significant staff time and brain power to help our investors understand the...

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Qualified Opportunity Zones Investments and Why You Should Care

Qualified Opportunity Zones Investments and Why You Should Care

What is a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)? The QOZ program was created as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Its purpose is to spur long-term investment and economic development in low-income and economically depressed...

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Self-directed IRA and Commercial Real Estate Investments

Self-directed IRA and Commercial Real Estate Investments

Many accredited investors hold much of their investable net worth in IRA’s or other tax deferred accounts that have limited options for diversification. At the SmartCap Group, we often get the question from investors of if they...

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Data Driven Real Estate Investment

Data Driven Real Estate Investment

In real estate investing, it can be very easy to get tied up emotionally into a property or even an area. It is very easy to look at a particular area, fall in love and focus your investment based on a misguided sense of a...

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Cap Rates, Cap Rate Compression and Value

Cap Rates, Cap Rate Compression and Value

What is a cap rate, what does cap rate compression mean and how do both affect commercial real estate valuations? What is a cap rate? In real estate investment, real property is often valued according to projected capitalization...

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Why the SMARTCAP Group Invests Through LLCs

Why the SMARTCAP Group Invests Through LLCs

Why does The SMARTCAP Group invest through LLCs? An LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation that has the benefits of a corporation, as well as a partnership or sole proprietorship. An LLC provides limited liability in addition to...

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Understanding Real Estate Investment Returns

Understanding Real Estate Investment Returns

When reading about commercial real estate investments you will see many potential investment returns expressed as an IRR. The IRR is the average annual return an investor can expect to receive over a certain amount of time, given...

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Real Ownership Vs Reit Investing

Real Ownership Vs Reit Investing

Most 401ks have a REIT in their mix, and many investment professionals recommend some portion of your portfolio be placed into a REIT for diversification into real estate. What most people don't understand is that when you invest...

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Triple-net Lease (NNN) Investing Basics

Triple-net Lease (NNN) Investing Basics

The basic idea of the triple-net lease investment is simple: the property owner nets a monthly or quarterly rental income while the commercial tenant covers the costs of operations and upkeep. The NNN property lease means that...

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What Are Retail Assets?

What Are Retail Assets?

From small retail stores to multi-million dollar malls, no matter what size or how much they make, these retail outlets are all known as retail assets. Since the range between these assets is large, we can divide them into four...

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SMARTCAP specializes in office/warehouse investment. We are data-driven, value-focused, and put our investors first.

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