1975-2015 – Investors Realty 40 Year Timeline

1975-2015 – Investors Realty 40 Year Timeline

May/June 1975 Investors Realty was created by Jerry Heinrichs and Steve Farrell – the idea started over drinks! Their first lease was written on a napkin and their first office purchase was a coffee pot. First office opened at 115th & Davenport with three brokers and one secretary. Original Goals: Create local small investment partnerships, […]

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Recent Awards for Investors Realty Inc.

Recent Awards for Investors Realty Inc.

Recent Awards Investors Realty was proud to receive a 2015 Excellence Award from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. This award is given to companies and individuals who dedicate themselves to excellence and help make Greater Omaha a vibrant place to do business, work and live. Steve Farrell and Jerry Heinrichs were inducted into the […]

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Broker Price Opinions

Broker Price Opinions

Broker Price Opinions The Nebraska Legislature recently passed LB 375, which allows real estate agents and brokers to give Broker Price Opinions (BPO), also known as Comparative Market Analysis and Broker Opinion of Value, for purposes of tax valuation appeals. The bill was signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts on May 4, 2015. In […]

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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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