THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
  • Cryptocurrency vs. CRE: An Emerging Investment Compared to a Standard
    September 24, 2021

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta and Tim S. Feagans discuss the similarities and differences between cryptocurrency, an emerging investment, compared to commercial real estate, a tried and true standard investment.

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  • CRE Property Tax Appeal: Late Apeals
    September 16, 2021

    In this episode, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss options for appealing even when the official deadline has passed.

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  • Inflation: Its Impact on Property Taxes
    August 19, 2021

    In this episode, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans give an overview of how inflation impacts property taxes and explain which states and situations can best maximize returns for commercial real estate investors.

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  • Reflecting on the 2021 Appeal Season & Getting a Jumpstart on 2022
    August 10, 2021

    As the 2021 property tax appeal season winds down, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans reflect on the tax season, shift focus to the balance of the year, and discuss what investors should do in preparation for the 2022 season.

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  • Why RETC: An Investor’s Approach to Property Taxes
    July 19, 2021

    There are many property tax consultanting firms to work with, why should commercial real estate investors choose RETC? In this podcast, Tim Feagans and Amish Gupta break down RETC’s core philosophies and principles which drive all of its major decisions. Learn why RETC views itself as a real estate firm first and why this is a major differentiation factor for investors seeking property tax consulting.

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  • CRE: Safe Harbor Against Inflation
    July 12, 2021

    Commercial real estate has traditionally been viewed as a hedge against inflationary pressure and this dynamic is beginning to playout in the CRE market as interest rates and prices continue to rise over the foreseeable future. Not every asset class is poised to see an inflow of investment capital and there are a couple of risks that investors should be aware of as they head into an inflationary market.

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  • Impacts on CRE: Construction Costs & Labor Shortages
    July 1, 2021

    There is pent-up demand especially in the construction sector to pick-up where things left off as we come out of the pandemic created recession. However, building projects are experiencing an increase in construction costs and an unforeseen, baffling labor shortage.

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  • What to Expect This Appeal Season
    June 23, 2021

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss whether reductions in 2021 tax assessments due to the pandemic will be comparable to the decreases experienced in the years following the 2008 recession.

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  • CRE Outlook Coming Out of the Pandemic
    May 17, 2021

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss how and why the outlook for CRE is surprisingly much brighter than what was expected just a year ago as the pandemic was coming to life and wreaking uncertainty.

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  • Property Taxes: The Good & The Bad
    May 9, 2021

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss why property taxes are necessary and beneficial for the general population, but also how portions of tax budgets are often misallocated and leads to the disgruntling of many residents.

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  • Yields – Where to Buy and Where to Build
    April 30, 2021

    In this podcast, Tim Feagans and Amish Gupta compare and contrast the current economic and legistlative environments in both Texas and California and how these differences can have an affect on a real estate investor’s strategy in terms of buying or building in those states.

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  • The Great Recession vs. COVID-19 Affect on Property Taxes
    April 12, 2021

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans compare the how property taxes were affected during The Great Recession in comparison to the COVID-19 Pandemic. What was similar, what is different, and what insights can we take away from both crisis?

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  • Pandemic – A Year Later: Property Tax Winners and Losers
    April 1, 2021

    COVID-19 caused an immense economic decline in many sectors of the real estate industry over the past year. Which asset classes were negatively affected the most by the pandemic and which asset classes are poised to benefit the most from a reduction in property taxes during the upcoming tax protest season?

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  • Biden Administration’s Impact on Property Taxes
    March 17, 2021

    Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss the impact that the new Biden Administration policies will have on property taxes.  It is an informative opinion on what investors can potentially expect as they formulate their strategies to mitigate any potential cashflow decline due to property taxes.

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  • Importance of Tax Projections on Deal Success
    January 29, 2021

    Investors tend to review property taxes during the hold phase of their investments. In reality, careful and precise property tax projections during the acquisition phase will have much more impact upon the overall success of the deal than the appeals during the holding phase.

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  • Transaction Volume’s Effect on Tax Assessments
    December 15, 2020

    In this podcast, Amish Gupta explains in conceptual terms why property tax assessment values are quick to increase in step with upmarket swings, but tend to have much slower reaction times during downtrending markets.

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  • 2020 Elections Property Tax Update
    November 9, 2020

    The 2020 elections have been nothing short of interesting to say the least. In this podcast we discuss what you need to know about recent property tax related legislation changes and how they will affect you as we move into 2021.

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  • Proposition 13 and Gallagher Amendment
    October 5, 2020

    Amish Gupta and Tim Feagans discuss the major impact that California’s Proposition 13 and Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment would have on property tax assessments and how this might affect your strategies as an investor in these two states.

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  • Protecting Cashflows in an Economic Downturn
    August 19, 2020

    The economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great distress upon cashflows in many sectors.  In this podcast, we discuss how certain property tax strategies can help investors to protect their  cashflows during this economic downturn. 

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  • Intro to Exemptions and the Effects of COVID-19
    June 5, 2020

    In this podcast we explore the basics of exemptions and discuss how the interpretation and application of disaster exemption might be affected by COVID-19.  A summary of the discussion is also available in the PDF download below.

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  • COVID-19 Timeline for Property Tax Relief
    April 2, 2020

    What occurred during the Great Recession provides insight into the what type of reaction we can expect from assessing authorities following the COVID-19 pandemic and the timeline in which investors might expect to receive property tax relief.

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  • COVID-19 Property Tax Updates
    March 23, 2020

    It is anticipated that state and local governments will adjust their policies to reduce the amount of financial strain due to COVID-19. Here are detailed state-by-state updates on property taxes. We will be updating this on a regular basis as new information comes in.

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  • Updates to Good Faith Tax Payments in Texas
    February 11, 2020

    Although taxpayers have always been allowed to Good Faith tax payments in Texas, there were penalties and interests associated with any remaining balance after an appeal had been resolved. The changes to the property tax code may …

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  • Texas Law Impact on Development of Ag Land
    September 9, 2019

    Recently, during the 86th Texas legislative session, more than 10,000 bills were filed. Not surprisingly, some of the bills that were filed (and then ultimately passed into law) impact the real estate industry — and, more specifically, agricultural land.

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  • REBNY’s Broker Confidence Index Score
    June 24, 2019

    A recent report published by the esteemed Real Estate Board of New York states that real estate brokers are experiencing an overall increase in confidence. The Real Estate Broker Confidence Index report looks at the first quarter of 2019.

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  • 3 Factors Impacting the World of CRE Right Now
    March 8, 2019

    As we’re looking towards the end of Q1, it’s the perfect opportunity to strategize for success, longevity, and prosperity. It’s time to gain an insider’s perspective on the most pressing current trends that are impacting the scope of commercial real estate today.

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  • Pre-Acquisitions Property Tax Consulting
    July 24, 2018

    This white paper defines the value that property tax consulting delivers to investors when serviced during the acquisitions phase versus the operations phase of commercial real estate investment projects.

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  • Property Taxes During Underwriting
    July 24, 2018

    Although most owners/managers do an adequate job of controlling property taxes during the hold period, there is usually a lack of understanding of expectations during the underwriting process.

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  • Appealing Appraisals
    July 24, 2018

    Each year, appraisal districts send out property valuations, and upon receiving a building’s assessed value, owners and investors spend time on appeals to receive what they believe is a fair value.

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  • Complex Industrial Property Valuations
    July 24, 2018

    Each year appraisal districts are tasked to appraise all real estate and personal property values. Texas property tax code requires all businesses to file a business personal property tax return by April 15 of each year.

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  • Minimizing Your Property Tax Valuations
    July 24, 2018

    Many states will look to increase revenue by turning to local appraisers to seek additional value in both real property and personal property across all industries, including construction.

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  • Getting Behind Appraisal District Methodology
    July 24, 2018

    Dallas commercial property appraisals are out and many owners who saw an increase in values are asking themselves how these valuations came to be. If you’re one of those owners questioning this year’s numbers, consider this.

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  • Property Tax Assessments – Protecting Your NOI
    July 24, 2018

    High tax bills are a potential reality for any commercial property that brings in revenue. Sometimes, a high tax payment can dramatically affect net operating income and reduce the value of a property.

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  • How Do I Minimize My Property Taxes?
    July 24, 2018

    The seniors housing industry is making a gradual transition from unfamiliar territory to a more pervasive market sector. Large institutional investors are gradually becoming more familiar with the industry.

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  • Appealing Property Taxes During a Transaction
    July 24, 2018

    In June and July of every year, commercial property owners and their respective agents are busy appealing the assessed values of their property taxes. But for some, the May 31st commercial property tax filing deadline has come and gone.

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  • Property Tax Strategies for Data Centers
    July 24, 2018

    With this economic boom comes an increased need for data management and data centers—a growing industry in Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth region, in particular, has become a hub for data centers

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