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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 10/06/2020


Oct 06, 2020 by Marc Rapport

Cold storage is hot, Trump taxes and CRE benefits, investing in wildfire rebuilding, getting house photos off the web, and some values in industrial REITs.

In Today's News

Cold Storage Is the New Hot Sector

This article published today in The Wall Street Journal says cold-storage facilities are having a moment as the food supply chain adapts to the pandemic, and investors are taking notice.

Why it matters: There's a new real estate investment trust (REIT) coming and one already working in this niche, which the WSJ writer argues is growing its chops when it comes to storing cold cuts.

Trump Tax Saga Puts the Spotlight on CRE Ownership Benefits

While a billionaire president paying $750 a year in federal taxes made headlines, National Real Estate Investor lays out how operating expenses, interest expenses, depreciation, and other tax benefits have long been the name of the game.

Why it matters: The experts quoted in this article also share how changes in tax law have provided more opportunities to defer gains that alert investors don't want to overlook.

The One-Stop Rebuilding Shop for Wildfire Victims

This piece on Bloomberg Green [subscription required] leads with the opportunity one entrepreneur sees in being a tech-driven general contractor focused on rebuilding in disaster zones. That's just the beginning.

Why it matters: This is a really thoughtful piece that not only talks about how venture capital can get involved but whether it's time to rebuild in or retreat from fire-prone areas.

Today on Millionacres

How to Get Your Property's Photos off Real Estate Websites

Millionacres' Barbara Zito was happy to see online photos of the house she and her husband eventually bought. That was while they were shopping. Now, she shares her experience in getting those photos off the myriad sites out there that have them.

Why it matters: It's a matter of privacy, for one thing. And for many people, that's the only thing. Once the house is off the market, of course.

3 Industrial REITs to Buy in October

Industrial REITs have been red hot this year. Their average has rallied nearly 12%, well ahead of the roughly 10% decline in the Nareit All Equity REIT Index.

Why it matters: Their popularity has driven up prices, but there are three that still stand out. Millionacres' Matthew DiLallo tells us who they are and why they're good prospects for a fall harvest of value.

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