Opportunity Zones – Capitalizing on Federal Tax Incentives

Opportunity Zones – Capitalizing on Federal Tax Incentives

The tax reform bill passed by the federal government has given those involved with real estate a break. Its passage is having a positive impact on taxpayers around Columbus. The reform bill has created a new “Opportunity Zone” program, which allows a taxpayer to defer income tax on capital gains. If you sell a business […]

Why Multifamily Properties Are a Great Investment

Why Multifamily Properties Are a Great Investment

Thinking of investing in a multifamily home? Looking to expand your portfolio by adding more investment properties? Now is a great time to expand or even break into the market. Here’s why you should invest, or keep investing, in multifamily properties: Aging and Growing Populations Market trends and census data are showing that multifamily properties […]

Taking Advantage of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

Taking Advantage of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

Investors who own an appreciated property can defer payment of their capital gains taxes using a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (also known as a “Like Kind” exchange. 1031 exchanges allow property owners to sell a property and use 100% of the equity and profit from the sale to purchase and invest in a new property […]

1031 Reverse Exchanges: Everything You Need to Know

1031 Reverse Exchanges: Everything You Need to Know

Timing is everything when it comes to making a good property investment, and sometimes a deal on a commercial property is too good to pass up. Seasoned property owners and investors know this, but they also know that it’s not always possible to sell a current property before taking ownership of another. When this is […]

4 Things to Know About The Columbus Real Estate Market in 2018

4 Things to Know About The Columbus Real Estate Market in 2018

As we push into 2018, numbers and predictions about the Columbus real estate market are being released based on surveys, studies and other reports. Here are four things that investors should know about Columbus real estate in 2018: #1) The Market is Expected to Do Well in 2018 The 2018 real estate forecast released by […]

Winning Real Property Tax Valuation Cases

Winning Real Property Tax Valuation Cases

Commercial property owners who believe the value of their property has been overestimated can file a protest with a County Board of Revision (BOR) to have the value adjusted. Formally called a Complaint Against Valuation (CAV), this complaint must be submitted on or before March 31st of the following tax year and must contain significant […]

Is Micro Living the New Trend in Columbus?

Is Micro Living the New Trend in Columbus?

Over the past few years we have seen a large trend growing around a rather small concept: micro living. This lifestyle — where people live and thrive on as little as possible — has even had an impact in the real estate industry, particularly growing urban areas like Columbus. With people living on (and with) […]

What Renters Want in an Apartment

What Renters Want in an Apartment

What is it renters look for when searching for a new apartment? What makes them more inclined to sign a lease with one landlord/company over any other? A recent survey conducted in major U.S. cities, from Atlanta to Chicago, Minneapolis and several others, recently shined some light on what renters consider important to them when […]

How to File a Real Estate Valuation Tax Appeal

How to File a Real Estate Valuation Tax Appeal

When commercial property owners do not agree with their County Auditor’s value determination of their property, they can appeal the valuation using a Complaint Against Valuation (CAV). These appeals are submitted to the County Board of Revision (BOR) and, if approved, can lower the value and real estate taxes paid on a commercial property. If […]

Welcome to the New Brown Multifamily Advisers Website

Welcome to the New Brown Multifamily Advisers Website

Welcome to the new Brown Multifamily Advisers (BMA) website. While our website has a brand new look, we are still the same full-service commercial real estate agency our customers and partners continue to rely on. We are constantly looking to leverage new technology, and this is just another step in the right direction. This new […]