According to a front-page editorial in the nationally syndicated Washington Examiner, entitled “Antifa anarchy, Portland’s apathy,” Portland’s streets, “once a haven for creativity and expression, are roamed and controlled by masked thugs who violently and furiously attack people who disagree with them.”1
Furthermore, “what we have in Portland is a deliberate and cowardly failure of government, with dire consequences for Portland and the rest of the nation.”
“For their part, rioters mock law enforcement and flaunt their lawbreaking, and the police respond by announcing over loudspeakers that everyone has the right to “exercise First Amendment rights safely,” as if assault and vandalism were constitutionally protected activities.
As landlords, what do you think this kind of national publicity is doing to your property values. In the second quarter of 2019, Oregon saw a 38% decline in multifamily transactions and out of state investment dropped to nearly zero.2 Fortunately, when suitable, a Delaware Statutory Trust (or DST) may be an innovative alternative option for a 1031 exchange.
DSTs allow investment property owners to exchange income producing commercial properties of all types. Furthermore, these can be located anywhere in the country. These properties are professionally managed by third parties, so the potential income stream is truly passive.
By exchanging into one or more DST properties investors no longer have to deal with the breakdown in public safety which now plagues Portland. Nor must they deal with a city administration that sees landlords as an enemy to be ignored and plundered. There are other places, notably the Sunbelt, in my opinion, where property rights are still respected, and landlords need not go in fear of their lives and property.
For more information contact Robert S. Smith, Peregrine Private Capital, 503-241-4949, RS@PeregrinePrivateCapital.com
1July 19, 2019
2 Rental Housing Journal 7/10/2019, How Does Rent Control Affect the Value of Multifamily Properties
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