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Cost Segregation on STNL Properties Puts Thousands Back in Your Pocket                                                     Potential Savings of $20K-300K in Taxes with Accelerated DepreciationIM 

Cost segregation (cost seg) is a powerful tax planning strategy for Investors who own buildings or Tenants who lease, but paid for their own tenant improvements. Savings varies by property type, but the savvy investor can often save $20,000-$300,000 in the first year by taking advantage of cost seg. This approach, following a cost seg study, is used to accelerate depreciation deductions, and can result in significant tax deferrals and increased cash flow.


Today, most commonly, a commercial building is depreciated over a statutorily defined 39-year life with no acceleration. However, tax laws allow some assets to be moved to shorter lives. For example, plumbing to the bathroom is depreciated over 39-year life, while the sink plumbing in each patient room of a medical building is depreciated over 5-years and may qualify for bonus depreciation too. Certain flooring has a 39-years life (ceramic tile), while other flooring can be depreciated over 5-years (carpeting, vinyl). Land improvements have a 15-year depreciable life (parking lots, curbing, retention ponds, certain signage, parts of pole lights, sidewalks, etc).


Cost seg starts with a cost segregation study. It is based on a detailed engineering analysis, which identifies costs that can be allocated to shorter recovery periods of primarily 5- and 15-year, as opposed to 39-year. This process identifies all costs within a property that qualify for faster depreciation. For every $100,000 moved from 39-year to 5-year, the cumulative 5-year present value (PV) of the after-tax savings (at 40% cumulative tax rate and 5% discount rate) is $30,000. Due to recent tax changes, savings may be even higher, depending on the year the asset went into service. Hence, taking advantage of cost seg can really make a difference and lead to tax savings!


150*Sample results for illustrative purposes only. Properties acquired in June 2016. 2017 savings based on a 39% tax rate. 5-year PV savings based on a 39% tax rate and 6% discount rate.


Properties acquired, constructed, or renovated as far back as 1987 are eligible for savings—with no need to amend tax returns. It is important to note that a cost seg study does not increase depreciation, it accelerates it. The bottom line is the taxpayer benefits from having more cash in hand now that can be put to work in other ways. By the way, cost seg is a court-tested legal method to save tax dollars!

For more information, contact: Debbie Rodkin at Bedford Cost Segregation, 404.643.9456

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Family Dollar Net Lease Investment | 6% cap rate

100 Patriot Lane, Summerville, SC 29486

Bull Realty is pleased to offer this new construction NNN leased Family Dollar in a rapidly growing part of the Charleston, SC MSA. The store is strategically located three miles from Interstate 26 and near US Hwy 176 in Summerville, SC. The store, due for completion in July 2017, will have a 15-year NNN lease with six 5-year options, guaranteed by Family Dollar, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree.

-  New construction Family Dollar, scheduled for July 2017 construction

-  15-year absolute NNN lease with six 5-year options

-  Rare 10% rent increase in year 11 and in each option period

-  Nearby traffic counts average 28,800 vehicles per day

- 5-mile population exceeds 89K

- Extraordinary population growth of 76% since 2000

- Located in Charleston MSA with major influx of national employees to area

-Built by top Family Dollar developer

Call 404-876-1640 


On The Radio

Nancy Miller, President of the National Net Lease Investment Group, Bull Realty, Inc. and Scott Lindstrom, Director of Real Estate and Development with Garrard Group joined Michael in Studio One to share some single tenant property investment tips .

You're invited to contact us at 404-876-1640 if we might be of service in any way.