• 1031 Exchange Advanced Strategies

    March 7, 2019 | 11:00 am PST | 2:00 pm EST

    Learn how to properly structure a tax-deferred exchange. Each of the important tax laws that affect acquisition, operation, recapture, and sale versus exchange will be covered in detail. Capitalize on the loopholes and avoid the traps.

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    How you will benefit from taking this course:

    1. 1. Learn the basic requirements for conducting a 1031 Exchange: which properties qualify how to defer 100% of tax liability, timelines, and identification rules.
    2. 2. Understand how to avoid the loopholes and avoid IRS red flags!
    3. 3. Master advanced concepts for possible complete tax avoidance with strategies like converting a rental property into a primary residence.
    4. 4. Understand all of the taxes (capital gains, depreciation recapture and medicare taxes) involved in the disposition of commercial or investment property and which apply to your situation and income level.

  • New Marijuana Laws and Rentals

    March 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm PST | 3:00 pm EST

    Despite the fact that the state of California has now made it legal to use marijuana recreational for adults over the age of 21, there are several complications regarding marijuana use, production, and distribution. In California, the rapid growth of the marijuana industry has made many people excited to consume, distribute, grow, and sell. However, there are substantial real estate considerations that all parties should be aware of. This discussion will highlight these potential legal pitfalls for marijuana.

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    Speaker Bios: Adam L. Pedersen is a senior partner and real estate attorney at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP. Pedersen brings over 8 years of experience being a relentless advocate for real estate brokers, landlords, property managers, and agents. Adam is a licensed California real estate broker. He focuses his practice on issues relating to real estate transactions, including non-disclosure disputes, agent responsibilities, close of escrow issues, and title disputes. Ashlee D. Gonzales is a junior partner and real estate attorney at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP. Ashlee helps real estate investors, homeowners, landlords, agents, and brokers with issue relating to partition actions, unlawful detainers, duty of care, disclosures, and other real estate legal issues. Ashlee is the 2018 co-chair of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association (PAABA) real estate section, and frequently speaks to real estate groups.

  • How to Get Hyper Accelerated Depreciation (For Rental Owners)

    April 9, 2019 | 10:00 am PST | 1:00 pm EST

    The new TCJA gives owners of multi-family properties the ability to take bonus depreciation on newly purchased buildings as well as improvements to your rentals. Take advantage of this new tax law!

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    Attendees will learn:
    1. 1. How to separate the class lives of each individual building component
    2. 2. Whether new or renovated to take advantage of 100% bonus depreciation,
    3. 3. Safe harbors from the tangible property regulations

  • Bed Bug Treatment 101

    April 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm PST | 3:00 pm EST

    Join the webinar to learn how to build an effective treatment protocol for bed bugs, the pro’s and con’s of using heat to treat for bed bugs and dispel the myth that excessive preparation is necessary to eliminate bed bugs.

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    Our speaker, Jeff White, an entomologist and bed bug expert, will discuss:
      • 1. The pros and cons of different types of treatment such as steamers, heat, encasements, monitors, and pesticides
      • 2. How to implement a limited preparation model when treating for bed bugs
      • 3. What to look for in a pest control vendor

  • How to Implement No-Smoking Policies (To Improve Your Bottom Line and Please Your Tenants)

    May 21, 2019 | 11:00 am PST | 2:00 pm EST

    Although the numbers of tenants who smoke have been decreasing, the new movement to legalize marijuana plus increased use of electronic cigarettes may result in more “drifting” smoke in apartment buildings. Tenant surveys show that most apartment residents want to live in a smoke-free environment. Preparing units for prospective tenants is more expensive when units have been smoked in and third-hand smoke is almost impossible to remove. So what can landlords do?

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    Join the webinar to learn: 1. Suggestions for initiating a smoke-free policy for your buildings. 2. What to do when there are problems with tenant compliance. 3. Whether local laws regulating smoking can be helpful.