Navigating Property Taxes for Student Housing

Written on December 18, 2017 at 01:50 PM

Property tax professionals lend their expertise on tackling student housing property taxes.

By Amy Bigley Works | Student Housing Business

Managing property taxes and ensuring the best valuation can be challenging for any commercial real estate property type, but for student housing owners and operators the process can be even more daunting. Student Housing Business spoke with student housing property tax experts to gain insight and recommendations for coming out ahead in the property tax and property valuation. Larry Backus, North Texas market leader, was one of the experts to share his knowledge and expertise on property tax for the student housing industry.

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Categories: Real Property, Paradigm Info, Multi Family, Student Housing

Four Tips for Keeping Property Taxes from Impacting Your Hotel's Bottom Line

Written on December 14, 2017 at 10:39 AM

by Jessica Vachiratevanurak, Managing Consultant, Miami | Today's Hotelier

For hoteliers, property tax expense is often a substantial fixed expense. As a result, understanding how property taxes are calculated and what owners and operators can do to mitigate them is crucial. Below are four tips for keeping property taxes from unduly impacting your hotel’s bottom line.

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Categories: Real Property, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels

Amenities Arms Race: Apartment Trends to Watch

Written on December 07, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Amenities continue to be a hot topic in the multi-family industry, with apartment developers competing to attract and retain tenants amidst the growing shift from homeowning to renting. Both millennials and empty nesters are driving demand for apartment space as they continue to forego homeownership. The U.S. homeownership rate was 63.9 percent in the third quarter of this year, similar to the 63.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016. The rate is up 100 basis points from second-quarter 2016 when homeownership reached its lowest level since the Census began tracking it in 1965. 

In a recap of the architecture and design panel at the eighth annual InterFace Multifamily Southeast conference, REBusiness Online identified the top amenity trends for apartment developers:

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Categories: Real Property, Apartments, Multi Family




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