Jann Swanson of Mortgage News Daily reported this week that multifamily lending had a record year in 2018. “Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $573.9 billion in loans during the year according to results from a Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey. The total represents an 8% increase from the volume in 2017.” The largest share of this went to multifamily lending, at $266.4 billion, followed by office and retail properties coming in second and third.
In order to scale our real estate investing businesses, many of us form corporations to ensure tax efficiency and liability protection—to name only a few benefits. Corporations are the best way for real estate investors to not only protect themselves and their assets, but to be as tax efficient as possible and keep more business income.
So you’ve been around the real estate investing block a few times. You understand the basics of the tax efficiencies that come with owning real estate investments: deductions, 1031 exchanges, business travel, and the like. But there are some advanced strategies that you may not yet be aware of.