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BH Properties is targeting the leased fee market, a niche real estate investment with potential for upside. According to the firm, land fee real estate is made up of mostly mom-and-pop ownership. The firm has made its foray into the space with the $30 million purchase of a ground lease in Fort Myers, Florida, but the firm has other deals in the works, including a property in the Southwest.

“We see this market as ripe for growth,” Steve Gozini, founder and president of BH Properties, tells GlobeSt.com “Real estate ownership is still relatively unsophisticated with most investors owning both the ground and the building but not the mineral rights. Mineral rights ownership was stripped out of many properties long ago as the value was recognized, typically for oil production. The remaining “property” contains the ground and the building itself. These two elements can be separated, typically resulting in the higher yielding improvements and the lower yielding dirt.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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