Are Rents Starting To Cool Off?

Rents Decline Annually for the First Time in Six Years

SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rents declined nationwide on an annual basis for the first time in more than six years. The median U.S. rent is $1,440, according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Report [i] . That’s down 0.2 percent (which translates to $36 in annual rent) from last September, the first annual nationwide decrease since July 2012.

Investment Opportunities

280 W 3rd Street, Pomona, CA

We’ve been “softly” marketing this restaurant property at 280 W 3rd Street in Pomona for the past several months in anticipation of updated news on the development of a major project in downtown Pomona – The Maya Theaters.

We now have confirmation that the City of Pomona passed Disposition & Development Oversight on August 6, 2018:

My conversation with the Senior Development Director of Maya Theaters last week was insightful. They hope to complete the working drawings later this year and break ground Q3/Q4 2019. The plan is to open doors by mid to late 2020.

 Site of Maya Theaters (from the front door of the restaurant)


280 W 3rd Street is literally cross corner from the Maya Theater project. The theater will be a 12 to 14 big screen state of the art 50,000+ square foot facility. Foot traffic in the area will increase considerably.

The building is a 7,500 sq. ft restaurant. It’s currently set-up and can be brought back online as a 200-seat casual eatery. However, it is the perfect location to divide and convert into 2 or 3 separate concept dining/retail stores. The property is mixed use permitted. The city will approve 3 to 9 stories if high-rise residential/retail development is preferred.

280 W 3rd Street

Lots of activity in the area including 2nd & Main 350 residential project.

Seeking equity partners or cash buyer. Contact me for more details: | 949.244.2555


What if there was a way to experience tax deferral benefits like a 1031 Exchange but receive cash instead….

Is your 1031 Exchange in jeopardy because you can’t find an acceptable replacement property?

What if there was a way to experience tax deferral benefits like a 1031 Exchange…

But receive cash instead of having to buy a replacement property?

Well…there actually is such a strategy…and we’ve got the answer






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“The buyer is willing to pay above market price”….WHY???

Over the past few months,  I’ve seen emails from investor representatives urgently seeking a replacement property to complete their client’s 1031 Exchange…. 

“We are currently seeking well located Southern California Apartments for a trusted 1031 Exchange client.  The buyer is willing to pay an above market price and will have approximately $2M+ for a Down Payment + additional funds….”

My question is…WHY? Why would anyone overpay and be pressured to settle for a replacement property when they don’t have to?

If you qualify for a 1031 Exchange, chances are…You’re a great candidate for a much better alternative.

I’m speaking of the IRS program that allows you to sell today, receive a lump sum, and defer the capital gains taxes for 30 years. This approach is more flexible and much better than a 1031 exchange. It allows you to use your proceeds how, when, and where you’d like to reinvest – even non-real estate investments. You’re back in control.

The market is at an all-time high and most analysts predict a correction coming soon. Why not be ready with cash in hand to buy when prices come down? Or, work with the numerous owners who would sell now at a discount if a buyer comes with cash? If the sale of your capital asset will expose $1MM+ in capital gains taxes, we should talk.

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