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New Tax Laws Likely to Increase HNW Investment in Real Estate

Allen B. Walburn in National Real Estate Investor

National Real Estate Investor (January 24, 2018) For high-net-worth (HNW) investors in commercial real estate, the federal tax overhaul is practically a financial home run. Legal and tax experts say the law bestows several benefits that make it more appealing for HNW investors to buy properties. Under the new law, HNW individuals will want to try to make real estate investments that are fully, or at least partially, eligible for the 20 percent deduction, says Allen Walburn, a real estate tax attorney at law firm Allen Matkins LLP. The deduction expires in December 2025. However, Walburn cautions that a number of “unanswered questions and gray areas” remain in the tax law, so it’s best for HNW investors to consult a tax adviser before updating their real estate investment strategies.