Omaha’s Office Market is on Track but Gains Continue to Be Slow to Materialize

Omaha’s Office Market is on Track but Gains Continue to Be Slow to Materialize

Omaha’s office market finds itself in a fairly favorable position at the start of 2015. A big reason for this is that Omaha businesses are growing, led by stalwarts Kiewit Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity Co., Union Pacific Railroad, Nebraska Medicine, and others. The majority of the good news in 2014 office sales and leasing […]

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Natural Ventures Reinvigorates Downtown Building and Self Storage Business – Adds Health Services and Organic Coffee to Old Market

Natural Ventures Reinvigorates Downtown Building and Self Storage Business – Adds Health Services and Organic Coffee to Old Market

In August 2014, Natural Ventures purchased Urban Storage, a climate-controlled self storage company, and the building it occupied at 1215 Leavenworth Street in Omaha. The property contains a 36,000 square foot warehouse and 45 parking stalls. Built in 1886, the building has had a variety of uses over the years with beginnings as the Bain […]

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2015 Legislative Report

2015 Legislative Report

By John Dickerson, CPM The 2015 Nebraska Unicameral session is in full swing and all bills have now been introduced for a total of 663 bills. The Nebraska Association of Commercial Property Owners (NACPO) is monitoring, supporting or opposing 57 of these bills. Every year certain Nebraska state senators raise objections and criticisms about the […]

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Limited Guaranties: Three alternative negotiation methods to assist landlords and tenants in reaching an agreement

Limited Guaranties: Three alternative negotiation methods to assist landlords and tenants in reaching an agreement

Landlords want to be assured of the economic strength of their tenants. However, in some cases, creditworthy principals behind a tenant may resist a full guaranty. In these situations, landlords and tenants may be able to structure a guaranty that satisfies the landlord’s need for security and the tenant’s desire to limit their exposure. The […]

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Tangible Property Regulations: Impact on Real Estate Developers & Investors

Tangible Property Regulations: Impact on Real Estate Developers & Investors

Scott Humphrey, BKD, LLP Effective for tax year 2014, and going forward,the IRS has issued new regulations on the treatment of improvements to real and personal property that may drastically affect many real estate developers’ and investors’ current tax accounting methods. The regulations include a betterment, adaptation and restoration test for determining whether a tangible […]

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Current Spread Between Interest Rates and Capitalization Rates Provide a Potential Opportunity for Investors

Current Spread Between Interest Rates and Capitalization Rates Provide a Potential Opportunity for Investors

By Ember Grummons, CCIM Interest rates could change at any moment, but right now I think investors have an opportunity to increase yield by locking in historically low interest rates, and here’s why. As interest rates remain low and investors search for yield, we’ve seen capitalization rates return to levels similar to where they were […]

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Fall SIOR Conference Provides Continuing Education, Information for IRI and Our Clients

Fall SIOR Conference Provides Continuing Education, Information for IRI and Our Clients

By Ryan Zabrowski, CCIM, SIOR New business development, employee recruitment and office environments were the focus of the 2014 Fall SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22-25. Messaging and new business development were the topics of the opening session. This session reiterated the importance of existing clients in creating […]

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Team Approach Results in Successful Property Investment

Team Approach Results in Successful Property Investment

Turning a speculative, distressed property purchase into a successful long-term investment often requires a team approach. In 2011, an Investors Realty client purchased West Grayhawk, a 30,287-square-foot suburban mixed-use building in West Omaha from a bank, then turned it over to the Investors Realty Property Management and Leasing teams. Investors property manager Laura Hansen, NALP, […]

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IRI Reflects on the Year’s Civic Activities

Investors Realty takes pride in being a good corporate citizen through memberships and participation in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations. As a corporation, we sponsored 15 organizations and events in the past year. Individually, our brokers, property managers, leasing agents and support staff gave their time and money to support many  other charities […]

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