Housing Inventory in U.S. Falls to New Lows

Zillow | October 21, 2019

According to Zillow latest Real Estate Market Report for September 2019, the gains from a modest buildup of inventory earlier this year were more than erased during the 2019 home shopping season. Inventory grew year-over-year in each month between September 2018 and February 2019, likely due to softening demand after a period of rapid price growth. This reversed a stretch of 44 consecutive months of inventory declines dating back to January 2015.

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Capital Square 1031 Acquires Newly Constructed, 2.69 Million-Square-Foot, State-of-the-Art Amazon Distribution Facility

Capital Square | February 16, 2022

Capital Square 1031, a leading sponsor of Delaware statutory trust (DST) offerings for Section 1031 exchange and other accredited investors, announced today the acquisition of a 2,690,000-square-foot distribution facility on a long-term absolute net lease to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The facility was acquired on behalf of CS1031 Zero Coupon Fulfillment Center, DST. This significant offering is designed for Section 1031 exchange investors who need additional debt because their replacement property has lower leverage than their relinquished property, Section 1031 requires equal or greater debt to qualify for 100% tax deferral, but leverage today is much lower than in the past, making high LTV offerings very desirable. In addition to exchangers, other owners of real estate want to invest in real estate like this that generates excess passive losses from a combination of depreciation, cost segregation and bonus depreciation to offset taxable income from other real estate investments. Due to the quality of the Amazon facility and financial strength of the tenant, this offering has both a compelling tax angle and exceptional economics for Capital Square's investors nationwide." Louis Rogers, founder and chief executive officer. Located at 500 32nd St. S.W., the 169.6-acre property is adjacent to U.S. Route 65 and Interstate 80 in Bondurant, Iowa, a premiere industrial submarket in Greater Des Moines. The four-story structure was completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. The building was designed by Amazon with the most recent technological advances and high-grade materials and can process nearly one million packages per day by implementing both robotics and human labor to maximize efficiencies.1,2 The property is leased on an absolute net basis and is guaranteed by Amazon, which enjoys an investment-grade credit rating of AA from by S&P.3 Structured to be highly tax efficient, this acquisition includes a dual loan system that shields investors from phantom income, The lease also enjoys unsurpassed creditworthiness from the full guaranty of Amazon and its investment-grade corporate credit." Whitson Huffman, chief strategy and investment officer. As of February 2022, Amazon ranked as the world's fifth largest company by market capitalization, and the fourth largest in the United States at nearly $1.52 trillion.4 It is the second largest firm in the Fortune 500. Amazon operates its retail sales and distribution activity through its Amazon Services business line, the sole tenant of the Bondurant, Iowa facility. As of December 2021, Amazon's domestic industrial network totaled more than 347.6 million square feet of active facilities, with more than 125.6 million square feet either planned or under development.5 Amazon Robotics sort fulfillment centers are the largest facilities in the Amazon logistical network. CS1031 Zero Coupon Fulfillment Center, DST seeks to raise $52.2 million in equity from accredited investors. Greater Des Moines has experienced a great deal of interest from developers and end users, with more than 630 acres purchased since 2019.6 The MSA is also attractive to technology companies. Des Moines enjoys a high ranking on the 2021 lists "Top Emerging North American Tech Market" by CBRE, "Most Resilient Tech Hub" by LinkedIn, and "Rising Star for Tech Jobs" by CompTIA. As a result, tech companies, such as Apple, Facebook and Microsoft have found the area to be a strategic and cost-effective location for data center operations. Capital Square acquired the property from Mesirow Realty Sale-Leaseback Inc. ("Mesirow"). Mesirow's Sale-Leaseback Capital team structured and financed the development of this property, starting prior to the commencement of construction. Mesirow's breadth of specialized expertise, depth of relationships and balance sheet strength has enabled the firm to execute more than $8 billion in single-tenant transactions while serving the long-term strategic needs of organizations such as Amazon. Since its founding in 2012, Capital Square has acquired 149 real estate assets for over 4,600 individual investors, spanning across 5,800 investments, seeking quality replacement properties that qualify for tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and other investors seeking stable cash flow and capital appreciation. About Capital Square Capital Square is a national real estate firm specializing in tax-advantaged real estate investments, including Delaware statutory trusts for Section 1031 exchanges and qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion. Since 2012, Capital Square has completed more than $4.9 billion in transaction volume. Capital Square's executive team has decades of experience in real estate investments. Its founder, Louis Rogers, has structured hundreds of investment offerings totaling in excess of $5 billion. Capital Square's related entities provide a range of services, including due diligence, acquisition, loan sourcing, property/asset management, and disposition, for a growing number of high net worth investors, private equity firms, family offices and institutional investors. Since 2017, Capital Square has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation for five consecutive years. Additionally, in 2021, the company was ranked 101st on the list of Inc. 5000 Washington D.C. Metro's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2017, 2018 and 2020, the company was also ranked on Richmond BizSense's list of fastest growing companies. Capital Square was listed by Virginia Business on their "Best Places to Work in Virginia" report in 2019 and 2021 as well as on their "Fantastic 50" reports in 2019 and 2020.

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Fathom Holdings Completes Acquisition of Epic Realty Acquisition

Fathom Holdings, Inc. | July 02, 2021

Fathom Holdings Inc., is a national, technology-driven, end-to-end real estate services platform integrating residential brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, and SaaS offerings for brokerages and agents. Fathom announced today that it had completed the acquisition of Epic Realty through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty Holdings, LLC. The transaction's terms were not revealed. Epic is a fast-growing regional agency based in Meridian, Idaho, near Boise, that offers full-service residential real estate services to buyers and sellers. Fathom is replacing Epic as the company's name. McCloud and Hodson will oversee Fathom's brokerage activities in Idaho on a daily basis. Fathom Holdings, Inc. Fathom Holdings Inc. is a national, technology-driven real estate services platform that connects residential brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, and SaaS products to brokerages and agents via the use of its cloud-based software, intelliAgent. Fathom Realty, Dagley Insurance, Encompass Lending, intelliAgent, Real Results, and Verus Title are among the company's brands.

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New Education Subscription Option for Residential Real Estate Agents The Residential Real Estate Council Launches

prnewswire | November 04, 2020

The Residential Real Estate Council reported the dispatch of another instruction membership program that permits more private realtors to profit by the Council's debut training. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the manner in which the land business works. The program is a reaction to shifting necessities of specialists in getting schooling that is handily burned-through and promptly open, while not ailing in esteem. Training is the way to progress and the Council's point is to engage moral and proficient realtors at all stage so of their vocation. The schooling membership was planned with those specialists that are new to the business as a primary concern. The training membership is estimated at just $19.99/month. Every month private realtors will appreciate: A New Live Webinar on opportune subjects zeroed in on business development Boundless admittance to our honor winning magazine, The Residential Specialist Magazine, that centers around land patterns, best strategic policies, and bits of knowledge for what's to come Admittance to the Council's Marketing Toolkit with apparatuses and social resources for keep your customers and future clients educated and create mindfulness ABOUT RRC & CRS Designation The Residential Real Estate Council is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of more than 28,000 members. The Council supports its members with advanced education, business and networking support. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced agents who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

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