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June 18th, 2018

“Alabama’s self-storage market is heating up, providing another pillar of support to Alabama real estate. Self-storage veteran, Bill Barnhill, CCIM, reports that there is over 1,000,000 square feet planned or under construction in Alabama.” – Katheryn Rickmeyer

October 09th, 2012

“Some of the most high-profile Internet fraud cases have involved child victimization or Russian spies, but everyday professionals are also at risk when they surf the web and communicate over the Internet.  As Internet users have become more savvy, cybercriminals have diversified their ways because, when the old tricks fail to pay their bills, they look to new industries for victims.” – Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE)

Dec. 08, 2012

“Are you a cap rate buyer or an IRR buyer? Which method should you use? Both methods can be useful.  This article will discuss the features and advantages of each.”– Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) 

Nov 01, 2002

“Self-storage has evolved from the homely stepsister to the Cinderella of the commercial real estate industry. Once relegated to sites unsuitable for other productive uses and stigmatized as unsightly metal buildings, self-storage properties historically haven’t attracted sophisticated investors’ attention. Yet in recent years, the segment’s solid performance and stable returns have piqued the interest of a growing number of investors.” – C. William Barnhill, CCIM, and Michael McCune

“Despite the difficult economy and market challenges during the past four years, self-storage as an asset class has continued to provide solid performance and stable returns for investors. Once dominated by mom and pops, or small, independent owner/operators, the self-storage industry has evolved into a top-performing asset class during the past decade.” – C. William Barnhill, CCIM, and Ben Vestal

“In the wee hours of Jan. 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the tax changes that resulted will drastically alter the way commercial real estate professionals plan for major transactions. Additionally, tax provisions written into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2013, will affect some taxpayers’ real estate decisions. This synopsis focuses on the impact of ATRA and the Affordable Care Act on real estate-related tax issues.” – Shelly B. LaGroue, CPA, and C. William Barnhill, CCIM

“The U.S. economy is in uncharted waters. The Federal Reserve has tried to stimulate the economy through a combination of low interest rates and quantitative easing, a method of increasing the amount of money in circulation. We hear a lot about quantitative easing in the news, but few of us fully understand its impact on the commercial real estate market.” – Gregg van Kipnis and C. William Barnhill, CCIM

“Begun as a niche of multifamily, self-storage has developed its own identity as a highly profitable investment. While many mom-and-pop businesses still operate in the self-storage arena, real estate investment trusts and institutional investors from universities to pension funds to the Blackstone Group are snatching up multiple deals in self-storage facilities, usually for the high end, larger facilities in urban centers.” – Sara S. Patterson


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