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December 2016 Archives

Chinese investing in U.S. commercial real estate

Chinese investors are expressing increased interest in the U.S. commercial real estate market following the election of Donald Trump, according to real estate experts. The incoming president's policies are expected to be pro-growth, which is sparking demand for dollar-dominated assets in Maryland and across the U.S.

Why investing in commercial real estate may be smart

Now may be a good time to invest in commercial real estate in Maryland and other parts of the country. Besides the fact that commercial properties are more valuable nowadays, there are other reasons why this type of investment could be a wise decision.

Why millennials should invest in commercial real estate

Young adults living in Maryland may be more comfortable taking risks than middle-aged and elderly people. However, just because they don't mind a little risk in their lives doesn't mean that they want to buy stocks. Investing in the stock market is so volatile that many would rather keep about 70 percent of their assets in cash.

REITs becoming less popular with rising interest rates

Some commercial real estate investors in Maryland are becoming more wary of real estate investment trusts. REITs are expected to do poorly in an environment of rising interest rates, and the reduction in the corporate tax rate that was proposed by Trump may also have a negative impact on REITs. However, some analysts say that investors should not write off these vehicles.

How to account for commercial rental costs

Trying to determine the total cost of a commercial property rental in Maryland or elsewhere may be more complex than it seems at first glance. This is because a renter may be paying more than just the base rent for the space. Furthermore, not all square footage is considered equal inside of a commercial unit as one landlord may measure from an outer wall while another measures from the inside of a wall.