When starting the reporting on his in-depth story on the unique tax advantages of real estate, “Gimme Shelter: Help clients leverage real estate's investment clout and tax advantages," Financial Planning Senior Editor Charles Paikert didn’t have to look far for inspiration.

“After reading about the tax benefits of real estate for large developers inspired by a certain presidential candidate, I thought it would be worthwhile to do a deep dive and see how advisers use the tax code to benefit their own, less-famous clients,” Paikert says.

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