What Commercial Property Owners Should Know About Cost Segregation

As the owner of commercial property, you likely are tasked with a number of financial obligations when it comes to maintaining or making improvements to the building or land you purchased. You want to preserve the value and make a return on your investment. So if you have the opportunity to save significant tax dollars[ … ]

Phoenix-Area Retail Construction Hits Highest Level Since 2009

Research by commercial real-estate firm CBRE says more than 1.3 million square feet of new retail space opened across the Valley last year. That’s more than double the year before, but still a fraction of the pre-recession peak. In 2007, the Valley experienced nearly 10 times the retail construction we saw last year. But, that’s[ … ]

Cost Segregation Studies Gone Wrong

For many, rapidly accelerating the depreciation on a commercial building by utilizing a cost segregation study is a no-brainer. Commercial properties are depreciated over 39 years by default, which is an awfully long time to recover the tax benefits of your cost. If you can frontload those deductions, it only makes economic sense. Right? Well,[ … ]