Net Lease Case Study: Family Dollar

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If the middle-class investor “saves” money by investing in mutual funds or 401K, then the wealthy and strategic investor “save” money by investing in net lease or triple net lease.

Highlights:

  • How much monthly fixed income will investor receive if he invest $US 713,800?
  • What other benefits when USA-investor invest in net lease?
  • How much risk when USA-investor invest in this net lease, Family Dollars?
  • Would you commit to saving and increasing your asset in next 12 months?
  • Would you commit to learning the Net Lease Strategy you’ve always wanted?
  • Would you commit to preparing both of those aforementioned objectives?

Please review our previous blogs:

  1. Top 6 Terms You Should Know Before Investing in net lease commercial real estate
  2. First Key selection of net lease Commercial Real Estate investment…?
  3. Net Leased Commercial Real Estate (NNN CRE): Step #2
  4. How much McDonald invests in net lease commercial real estate?

What are the key data from net lease listing?

  • Who is your tenant?  Family Dollar
  • How much is asking price:  $US 713,800
  • Where is the location:  1060 South Fayette Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801
  • What is the rate of return on your investment (Cap Rate):  $US 64,599 (Annually)

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You want to reduce your risk by select strong credit tenant with strong net worth $US 100+ million.  Also, you make sure the Family Dollars will be a guarantee for your lease payment.

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How much monthly fixed income will investor receive if he invests $US 713,800?

The annual return of investment, before mortgage and tax, is $US 64,600.  If you invest all cash in this Family Dollar, you will receive $US 5,383 a month.  Please note your payment is directly from Family Dollar.

Please note this is a passive income (NOT earning income) which is taxed at lower tax rate.  The exact tax rate depends on individual entire financial structure.  Please consult with your Certified Public Accountant.

Your potential passive income is $64,600 X 15 years = $US 968,984

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What other benefits when USA-investor invests in net lease?

Depreciation & Appreciation:  For USA-based investor, you may receive additional benefits such as depreciation and appreciation.

Scalability:  Also, you are NOT involved in daily operations of the Family Dollar neither repair & maintenance.  This means you can invest simultaneously in multiple net lease properties and different locations.  Therefore, your scalability is limitless.  It’s only limit by how much capital you can access.

Re-financeable & Transferable:  You can borrow against it if you need additional cash.  You can structure this net lease be transferred to your foundation or business entity at your death event.

How much risk when USA-investor invest in this net lease, Family Dollars?

  • Political Risk:  Select country wisely; preferable is located anywhere in USA or United Kingdom
  • Mother Nature Risk:  Make sure your property insurance cover these events
  • Tenant Risk:  Make sure your lease is guarantee by Family Dollar

Conclusion:

If the middle-class investor “saves” money by investing in mutual funds or 401K, then the wealthy and strategic investor “save” money by investing in net lease or triple net lease.

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Referenced Net Lease Listing:  Case Study_Family Dollar NN

Diagram for illustrating of How using a Triple Net Lease To Create a High Taxable Revenue to a Low Taxable Revenue Legally

DAJK GROUP_How to create non-taxable income for Cash Investor

Typical Scenario:  The Digital Online Business (“DOB”) generates average $US 40 million in last 3 years.  Since this DOB has very little on overhead and management’s expenses, it is most likely DOB’s revenue will be taxed at the highest tax rate.  Its total taxes’ bill most likely is Fifty Percent (50%) or $US 20,000,000.

How can this DOB minimize his taxes’ bill legally and simultaneously increase his asset?

First, the owner of DOB just allocates $US 18 million for investment in the Net Lease or Triple Net Lease commercial real estate (“NNN CRE”).

Step #1:  DOB purchases all cash of the 1st NNN CRE for $US 18 million.

Step #2:  Refinance after 3 to 6 months of closing of the 1st NNN CRE.  The loan amount is approximately 70% Loan-to-value or $US 12,600,000.  Please note this is a debt finance, the DOB would not pay tax on this $US 12.6 million.

Step #3:  DOB purchases all cash of the 2nd NNN CRE for $US 12 million from his debt finance.

Please note DOB can repeat step #2 and #3 again if he wants to.

After approximately 12 months, DOB creates at least 3 favorable and strategic objectives?

  1. Create a passive residual income approximately $US 1.1 million annually
  2. Create an asset’s value is approximately $US 30 million
  3. His total taxes’ bill is reduced at least Fifty (50%) percent to $US 10 million from $US 20 million.

Please note this NNN CRE strategy can work with lower initial investment.  We recommend the minimum is $US 1 million for the time and efforts involving and executing these steps.  There is no maximum amount; however it will be fewer selections of NNN CRE once its purchase price begins from more than $US 100 million.  Therefore, this investor should anticipate a little bit longer.  We would say about 24 months it is more realistic time frame.

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Fine Artwork Can Leverage for Additional Liquidity – Creative Finance

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Our recent study showing creative investors especially net lease commercial real estate have increased using their art collections as collateral loan.  The question is WHY?

The value of their art collection has increased significantly for last several years now.  However many art collectors do not want to sell their arts because of too expensive when they sell as mentioned in our previous blog, “The Best Way Creating Liquidity Value of Your Art Collection – Borrow

There are more willingness banks and smaller art lenders are aggressively offering loan secured by art collector.

For art collector (borrower), it depends on what type of loan, the loan-to-value (LTV), annual interest rate and terms.


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There are two types of secured art-loans

  1. Recourse
  2. Non-recourse.

Recourse loan where art is required as collateral for the loan but the borrower also has to provide a personal guarantee of payment.  That means if the borrower defaults and the bank can’t recover the full amount of the loan by selling the art, it can make a claim on the borrower’s other assets.

Non-recourse loan where it does not require borrower’s personal guarantee.  The artwork is the only asset that is the security for the loan.

Because of the low risk associates with the recourse loan, lender offer much lower rates.  It’s also a part of an overall relationship with a wealthy client.  Borrowers may be able to get rates as low as prime plus 2% or 3%.  Conversely, the non-recourse loan, annual interest rates vary largely but typically range from prime plus 6% to 13%.

The minimum loan is $US 5 million for an art-secured loan.  Since loans typically are around 50% of the appraised value of the art, the borrower’s collection would need to be worth around $10 million or more. Also the minimum value of each piece is $200,000.

These are typical requirements for these art-loans.

Borrower requires proof of authenticity such as purchase document, exhibition history, sale history and inclusion in a catalog.

Borrowers also need to prove that they own the art outright, with no possibility of anyone else claiming it in situations like divorce or a disputed inheritance.

In addition, certain lender prefer a certain type of art collections.  They make better collateral than other.  For instance, some lender prefers artworks from ancient civilization; other lender prefers artworks between 19th century impressionist painting and postwar or contemporary art.

Where the money goes are stated in our previous blog: ““The Best Way Creating Liquidity Value of Your Art Collection – Borrow

CONTACT US… Collectors interested in arranging financing should contact us for free consultation.  We will assist to identify the borrowing need, determine what type of financing makes the most sense, and facilitate the appropriate lender.  Please note minimum appraisal report is at $US 5 million.  There is no maximum amount.

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The Best Way Creating Liquidity Value of Your Art Collection – Borrow

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Unlocking the Value of Your Art Collection

Art collectors have high value inaccessible in their art collections.  If they need to access of this value, they do not have to sell their art to create liquidity – Borrow.  They can borrow funds and retain possession for their art.

There are big advantages to borrowing – avoiding selling cost, capital gain and taxes.  It could be up to 65+ percent.  These combination can make it VERY expensive to sell.

What is the alternative to access its liquidity?  Borrow.

For example:  A collector sells his art for $US 10 million. Assuming selling costs of 20 percent (20 percent of $US 10 million = $2 million) and an original cost of $US 1,000,000 for the art.

  • Funds realizes a before-tax profit: $US 7 million.
  • Net to collector:  $US 4.2 million  (this profit is subject to capital gains tax. Assuming a rate of 40 percent (28 percent federal plus 12 percent state), the collector pays $2.8 million in capital gains tax, and nets $4.2 million.
  • Net to heirs:  $US 2.1 million (these net proceeds are subject to estate taxes at the collector’s death. Assuming a 50 percent rate, the heirs receive only $2.1 million — on art sold for $US 10 million! This represents a loss of 79 percent across a single generation, and underscores the cost of selling art.)

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By selling during his lifetime, the collector pays 2 levels of tax: capital gains and estate. By borrowing to create liquidity, the collector can keep the art during his lifetime and have his estate benefit from a step-up in tax basis. This enables collectors to pay just one level (estate tax) rather than two. In this example, the collector could borrow as much as $US 5 million (up to half the art’s value) and keep his art. Art collector would be responsible for debt service on the loan, but he would also benefit from any appreciation on his art.

What art collectors do with the proceeds?  These are few:

  • Entrepreneurs frequently borrow against their art to invest in their existing businesses or new ventures
  • People also borrow against their art to make charitable contributions, pay medical expenses, and fund divorce settlements.
  • An art-based loan is a low-cost option for art collectors in need of cash flow who can enjoy their art while making scheduled payments.
  • In these uncertain economic times, art collectors also borrow to avoid the risk of having their art “bought in” (or “burned”) at auction, which makes it difficult to sell for years to come.
  • Faced with estate taxes that must be paid within a short time frame, executors frequently liquidate art collections quickly. But borrowing funds to pay estate taxes and administration costs makes it possible for executors to maximize the value of the estate’s assets by selling the art over time, thus avoiding a “fire sale.”
  • Many arrange lines of credit and term loans to invest more art.
  • Some whose wealth is concentrated in art borrow funds to invest in other asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, oil, gas, private equity, and hedge funds, thereby diversifying their holdings.

Consult your financial adviser, accountant, attorney, or estate planner while making these decisions.

  • Does art collector want the flexibility of a line of credit or a term loan of 3-10 years?
  • Does art collector want a six-month loan to fund short-term liquidity needs?
  • Or an advance against art that art collector plans to sell later this year?

CONTACT US… Collectors interested in arranging financing should contact us for free consultation.  We will assist to identify the borrowing need, determine what type of financing makes the most sense, and facilitate the appropriate lender.  Please note minimum appraisal report is at $US 5 million.

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  4. The Art Business
  5. Art as an Investment
  6. Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World
  7. The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

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Fact Sheet: Disaster Loan for Businesses of All Sizes

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If your USA-based business or private, nonprofit organization has suffered physical damage or your small business or private, nonprofit organization of any size has sustained economic injury after a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). If your business—regardless of size—is located in the declared disaster area, you may apply for a long-term, low-interest loan to repair or replace damaged property.

Even if your property was not damaged and you are a small business owner or a private, nonprofit organization, you may apply for a working capital loan from the SBA to relieve the economic injury caused by the disaster.

Please sign-in for a disaster loan application and IRS-8821 forms

Physical Disaster Loans

Businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations may apply for a Physical Disaster Loan of up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged real estate, equipment, inventory and fixtures. The loan may be increased by as much as 20 percent of the total amount of physical loss, as verified by SBA, to protect the property against future disasters of the same type. These loans will cover uninsured or under-insured losses.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes suffering substantial economic injury may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan of up to $2 million to meet necessary financial obligations – expenses the business would have paid if the disaster had not occurred.

Interest Rates

The interest rate on both these loans will not exceed 4 percent if you do not have credit available elsewhere. Repayment can be up to 30 years, depending on the business’s ability to repay the loan. For businesses and nonprofit organizations with credit available elsewhere, the interest rate will not exceed 8 percent. SBA determines whether the applicant has credit available elsewhere.

Application Information

Businesses may apply directly to the SBA for possible assistance. The SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of your damage once you have completed and returned your loan application.

Please sign-in for a disaster loan application and IRS-8821 forms

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What information must I submit for a disaster loan?
Submit a completed loan application and a signed and dated IRS form 8821 giving permission for the IRS to provide the SBA your tax return information.

To process your application we need current financial information such as a personal financial statement, a current profit-and-loss statement, balance sheet and a list of debts.

Can I use the disaster loan to expand my business?
The disaster loan helps restore property to pre-disaster condition, and, under certain circumstances, protects the structure from future disasters. It cannot upgrade or expand a business unless required by local building codes.

I already have a mortgage on my business. Can the SBA refinance my mortgage?
The SBA can refinance all or part of a previous mortgage in some cases when the applicant does not have credit available elsewhere, has suffered uninsured damage (40 percent or more of the property value), and intends to repair the damage. SBA disaster loan officers can provide additional details.

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How soon before I know I’ve been approved for a loan?
The sooner you return the completed loan application, the sooner the SBA can process it. The SBA tries to make a decision within two to three weeks. Make sure the application is complete. Missing information is a major cause of delays.

Is collateral required for these loans?
In a Presidential declaration, physical business loans over $25,000 must be secured to the extent possible. For Agency declarations, physical business loans over $14,000 must be secured to the extent possible. All EIDL loans over $25,000 must be secured to the extent possible.

Should I wait for my insurance settlement before I file my loan application?
No. Don’t miss the filing deadline by waiting for an insurance settlement. Final insurance information can be added when a settlement is made. The SBA can approve a loan for the total replacement cost, but any insurance proceeds that duplicate SBA’s loan must be applied to your SBA loan.

How may I use an Economic Injury Disaster Loan?
The loan provides working capital for disaster-related needs until your business or private, non-profit organization recovers. You may request an EIDL for the amount of economic injury but not in excess of what your business or private, non-profit organization could have paid if the disaster had not occurred. EIDL loans cannot refinance long term debts or provide working capital needed before the disaster. EIDL loans do not replace sales or lost profits.

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Must I submit a personal financial statement with my loan application?
Yes. The SBA must review a financial statement for each owner and one for each partner, officer, director and stockholder with 20 percent or more ownership. The SBA requires the principals of the business to personally guarantee repayment of the loan, and in some instances to secure the loan by pledging additional collateral.

Plan to Stay in Business

Continuity planning assures your business will function as soon as possible after a natural or man-made disaster.

Review Insurance Coverage
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed or simply interrupted. Store records your insurance provider will want to see after an emergency in a safe place.

Prepare for Utility Disruptions
Examine which utilities are vital to your business’s day-to-day operation. Identify back-up options such as portable generators to power the vital aspects of your business in an emergency.

Secure Facilities, Buildings and Plants
Identify what production machinery, computers, custom parts or other essential equipment is needed to keep your business open. Plan how to replace or repair vital equipment. Store extra supplies for use in an emergency. Plan what you will do if your building, plant or store is not usable.

Back-up Financial Records
Back-up financial records and other vital information stored on computer hard drives. Files should be stored in a portable lockbox office, at least 500 miles away.

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5 Vital Aspects You Must Know for Success in Small Business

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5 vital aspects you must know for success in small business

  1. Track your return on investment (“ROI”).
  2. Monitor cash flow statement frequently
  3. Leverage with talent human resource
  4. Leverage social media
  5. Develop and have an emergency plan in place

First-time small business owners must master these 5 indispensable aspects because they are vital business factors for every business owners.

Track your return on investment (“ROI”)

Business owner must keep track on:

  • How much you invest?
  • What you invest your money on?
  • What you get in return for every dollar you invest?

This ROI tracking would help the business owner easier to decide where to invest and allocate your money in the future during your annual budget analysis review.

Monitor cash flow statement frequently

Diligently and thoroughly monitor cash flow statement.  Business owner should only spend from the revenue you derive from the sale of your products or services.

Small business must learn how to control and ensure you have sufficient cash to cover operating expenses for at least 90 days.  You have to anticipate and manage the time-lag between completing a project and receive payment.

For your small business, the cash flow statement may be the most important financial statement you organize. It traces the flow of funds (or working capital) into and out of your business during an accounting period.

For a small business, a cash flow statement should probably be prepared as frequently as possible. This means either monthly or quarterly. An annual statement is a must for any business.

In short, a cash flow statement can be used to assess the timing, amount and predictability of future cash flows and it can be used as the basis for budgeting. You can use a cash flow statement to answer the questions, “Where did the money come from?” “Where did it go?”.

Leverage with talent human resource

Small business must know what you look for and what to shun when recruit a new talent human resource.  Please note your human resource is also a key area of ROI.  Hiring an unfit employee can be a catastrophic impact on a small business.  You must follow all required steps and take time to make your recruitment decision.

In other hand, business owner needs to make genuine attempt to correct the unfit employee within a set period of time.  If he can not show any improvement or progress, you need to let him go swiftly and gracefully.

Leverage social media

such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest and other popular sites.  Social media is where your prospective clients and customers often hangout.  Business owner’s profile must be crafted relevant to your audience and willing to participate in online discussions in your industry related chats.

Emergency Plan in place

Business owner should be prepared for a natural disaster which could either completely discontinue or disrupt your business operation.  Your emergency plan should be include at the very least an alternate lines of communications with clients in order to preserve the integrity of your service.  In addition, you also maintain, upgrade and updated IT equipment.

More effectively, you need to identify your critical business functions— what resources and personnel will you need to restore or reproduce these functions during a recovery? Assign disaster response duties to your employees.  In addition, business owner needs to identify critical suppliers—Identify suppliers, providers, shippers, resources, and other businesses you typically interact with and need to keep your business operating. Develop professional relationships with backup vendors, in case your normal vendor isn’t available due to the emergency.

In short, the more you plan in advance for potential disaster, the quicker you recover and keep your valued and core client intact.

In conclusion, your chance for building a successful small business requires 1) Track your return on investment, 2) Monitor cash flow statement frequently, 3) Leverage with talent human resource, 4) Leverage social media and 5) Develop and have an emergency plan in place.

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