If you own a piece of land, entering into a triple net ground lease (NNN) can offer you long-term, passive income. By partnering with a developer on an NNN, you may be able to grow your real estate investment portfolio, earn money, and defer capital gains taxes you would have owed on selling your property.
Depreciation is one of the best tax deductions for real estate investing. It’s a non-cash flow expense because it doesn’t affect an investor’s bank account but can reduce taxable income.
Many real estate investors are on the hunt for net-lease properties for a variety of reasons. One such reason is because they can provide a source of passive income for a period of time, without the need to handle (or pay for) the administrative aspects of property ownership.
Ground leases are much longer than other real estate leases; they can last up to 99 years, depending on the arrangement. The minimum length of time for such an arrangement is 30 years. The timing allows the ground lease tenant enough time to build a structure or renovate an existing one and earn enough revenue to break even and eventually make a profit. Additionally, lenders might require a longer lease; oftentimes the terms of a lease can be longer than the loan terms.
The idea behind a ground lease is that a landowner owns vacant land, and leases that land to a tenant (which can also be a developer). The tenant then builds a structure on the site, while paying monthly rent to the landowner to occupy the acreage.
A Zero net lease is a type of commercial property lease. It falls within the category of N leases, where the N stands for net. These include single net lease (N), double net lease (NN), and triple (NNN) net leases. The zero net lease is a type of NNN lease.