The Sinreich Group

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The Sinreich Group is a New York City based real estate law firm that represents public and private sector clients in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, financing, repositioning and disposition of real estate throughout the country.

Bite Size Breaking News

Welcome to Bite Size Breaking News. We post every other Monday by noon. Have lunch with The Sinreich Group and get the latest real estate news in easily digestible “bite size” portions.

Q3 Retail Real Estate Results Up in Every Category

According to CBRE, retail real estate experienced increased sales, rents and occupancy levels in the 3rd quarter of 2018 across every shopping center category. Total retail sales increased by 6.1% year-over-year in Q3, net asking rents increased by 4.3% and the overall retail real estate availability rate (whether leased or not) fell slightly to 6.4%. Learn more

Walmart Town Centers

According to a recent presentation by Walmart V.P. of U.S. Realty Operations, L.B. Johnson, Walmart is planning to transform its parking lots into dynamic “town centers” offering a mix of uses including restaurants, shops, parks, entertainment and residential. Dubbed Walmart Town Centers, these projects will provide pedestrian connectivity from Walmart stores to ‘experiential zones’ designed hand in hand with local communities. The first of these developments is slated to occur at the Walmart Supercenter in Loveland, Colo. Learn more

Climate Change Poses Significant Risk to Institutional Real Estate

According to a recent study by Heitman and Four Twenty Seven, institutional real estate worth $360B is located in the top 20% of metro areas vulnerable to sea level rise. Gateway cities located in these areas, including New York, San Francisco, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Honolulu, continue to attract significant allocations of institutional real estate investment notwithstanding their exposure to climate change risks. Learn more

Opportunity Zone Regulations Issued

The Treasury Department and the IRS recently issued proposed regulations and guidance for the new Opportunity Zone tax incentives. These incentives were created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to spur investment distressed communities throughout the U.S. Under a nomination process completed in June 2018, 8,761 qualified Opportunity Zones were designated. Investors in these zones will be able to defer tax on capital gains generated by these investments until December 31, 2026. Learn more

Cyber Security & Real Estate: What You Need to Know

The rise of intelligent buildings and the proliferation of technology throughout the real estate industry allow increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals greater opportunities to attack. Join Ellen Sinreich and ULI NY on November 7th for a conversation with leading industry experts about how to protect your real estate without crippling your ability to function. Register here

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