NNN Properties and Your Future

NNN properties are a popular avenue for commercial real estate investment. These are typically single-tenant retail properties where the tenant is responsible for paying real estate taxes, providing their own property insurance and taking care of all property maintenance. Tenants take care of these expenses in addition to other monthly costs such as rent and utility payments. Part-time investors can find NNN properties to be an appealing real estate investment option. It offers a guaranteed stream of income from a real estate investment while also absolving the investor of carrying out many day-to-day management responsibilities for the property.

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Other advantages NNN properties offer are significant. An investor can lock in a long-term lease with a tenant who sets up shop in NNN properties. They can enjoy tax benefits that come from investing in commercial or residential real estate. Finally, successful NNN properties can act as a gateway for securing additional financing to use on other investments.

There are risks in leasing out triple net properties to the wrong tenant. An investor needs to know how to identify a good tenant versus a bad tenant. Assessing the worthiness of any tenant requires an investor to examine a company's business model and the state of its finances. Signing up a tenant in haste can result in disaster for any investor.

A company's credit rating offers an indicator of risk for default. While no investments outside of a federal bond offer a zero percent default rate, a tenant possessing an investment grade credit rating presents less of a risk for NNN properties.

Leasing NNN properties to a company essentially provides them capital. An investor needs to know if their tenant can guarantee long-term success with that capital. Investors should examine multiple criteria when choosing tenants for their triple net properties. They should examine a company's debt to equity ratio, operating margins, the number of stores it operates, the outlook for that industry and how the company is managed.

Investors in NNN properties should also take into account other factors. A successful investment can hinge on everything from location and building size to economic conditions for a particular industry. Triple net properties work best for a smart investor who buys in the right location and selects a low-risk tenant.

Knowing local market conditions is essential for any serious investor. It is important to pay attention to everything from the employment rate to median income in a community before selecting a property. A bad investment can leave an investor with an empty building that is essentially a money pit.

In the end, NNN properties are a great passive income investment that produce low risk yields of 7% or more with little investor oversight and involvement. Contact Thomas to find out more about NNN properties or to buy/sell a NNN property: 1-866-539-1777 or e-mail.

What is Triple Net NNN? - Triple net lease definition

What is Triple Net NNN? - Triple net lease definition

What is a Triple Net Lease? Here is a quick look at how NNN leases are defined.

Can my attorney do my 1031 Exchange?

Beware of advice like this. https://twitter.com/WORLDBESTLAW/status/659204367224967168

The issue is not the tweet but the actual article which states:

An attorney is such a “qualified intermediary”. A 1031 lawyer will prepare your 1031 documents and will facilitate the entire tax free transaction. It is very important that a professional such as a Lawyer facilitate the transaction because firstly if any mistake is made on the transaction or the paperwork with the transaction that needs to be filed with the IRS you will lose your tax free status. Also, the IRS regulations state that the money received from the sale of your current property must not be “touched” by you as the owner. It must go directly to the “qualified intermediary” who will then provide the funds for purchase of the new property. The mechanism of a 1031 exchange is quite complex however by utilizing a Lawyer to facilitate the transaction is a very efficient and cost effective way of performing the 1031 tax free exchange.

Let's be clear.

Attorney's can act as 1031 qualified intermediary.

Just don't use your attorney.

Treasury covers this in Reg. 1.1031(k)-1(k)(2).

Patrick Harrigan, President/COO and a Certified Exchange Specialist at Gain 1031 Exchange Company, LLC covers this really well here:

The Role of the Qualified Intermediary in a 1031 Exchange: Who Can Audition?

This is what he says:

The Treasury Regulations state that someone who has acted as the taxpayer’s employee, attorney, accountant, investment banker, real estate agent or broker within two years prior to the date of the closing of the sale of the relinquished property is the agent of the taxpayer and is disqualified to act as the intermediary for that taxpayer. This means a seller of property cannot have their attorney, real estate agent, etc. hold their proceeds if they intend to complete a 1031 exchange. Also disqualified are all attorneys in the same firm as the seller’s attorney and any real estate agent in the same brokerage as the seller’s real estate agent. The regulations then proceed to state two exceptions to the disqualification of an agent.

Exception 1 The regulations except out services that are routine financial, title insurance, escrow or trust services performed by a financial institution or title insurance company. Thus, those businesses do not become an agent of the taxpayer based on their routine activities and are allowed to act as intermediaries.

Exception 2 The regulations also except out services performed by the agent “for the taxpayer with respect to exchanges of property intended to qualify for nonrecognition of gain or loss under Section 1031.”

The best bet is to hire an unrelated 1031 Intermediary company like Asset Preservation or Starker Services.

Any extra work to do this is sure to be less than that of an IRS challenge or a voided 1031 exchange.


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SOLD: $12M Walgreens Property

In August, TMO represented the buyer of a northern California NNN Walgreens property. The property sold for $12,184,846 and is leased on an absolute triple net basis to Walgreens (Ticker: WAG) on a 75 year lease with 24 firm years remaining.  The buyer was a privately held real estate investment company from New York who was in a 1031 Exchange.  The seller was represented by Capital Pacific.  The low leverage transaction was financed by Lafayette Life Insurance Company  which was placed by Ed Isola from Isola & Associates.

For further details about the cap rate and financing terms, please contact Thomas Morgan, CCIM via email or toll free at 1-866-539-1777.

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Contact Thomas Morgan, CCIM to find out more about the benefits of Walgreens Real Estate Investments.


SOLD: net leased Tractor Supply

TMO is pleased to have represented a private investor in the purchase of a NNN leased Tractor Supply property in Texas.  The all cash transaction closed in under 30 days for $2,242,500 at a cap rate of 8%.

"Tractor Supply (TSCO) is a great reliable tenant with a solid business model which provides my client with peace of mind for years to come." says Thomas Morgan, CCIM.  "TSC's may be in smaller markets but that is where their customers are and they serve the rural farming towns perfectly.  Compared to a NNN Walgreens or fast food NNN investment, TSC's have a lot of residual value in the real estate as they are on large lots, usually 4-5 acres and have decent size buildings of around 20,000 sf built of block."

Marcus Millichap represented the Seller.