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Barbara Knoflach, CEO of SEB Asset Management, on the rise of cross-border real estate investment
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Action Required by California Commercial Landlords: New California Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013, Requiring Accessibility Disclosures in Commercial Leases
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Patrick Lacey, Property Management Associates
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Kevin Kirn, Health Care REIT, Inc.
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - John Fucci, Kilroy Realty
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Charlie Hobey, Equity Office
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Brian Plymell, Hines
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Industrial & Multifamily Remain the Bright Spot in the Winter 2013 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Winter 2013 Survey Reveals Dip in Developer Sentiment
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results Reveal Tension Between Developer Sentiment & Action
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
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"Bisnow/Allen Matkins LA Industrial and State of the Ports - " Mark Payne
In years past, ground leases were used primarily as vehicles for the development or redevelopment of “stand alone” real estate. The fee owner – typically an investment group that purchased an income property years ago and now...more
President’s fiscal year 2014 budget contains numerous tax provisions -
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for the government’s fiscal year 2014 on April 10, 2013, and, not surprisingly, the budget...more
As a result of recent Maryland legislation, commercial property owners currently considering the financing or refinancing of their real estate may achieve significant recordation tax savings when using so-called “indemnity...more
As in past years, there have been numerous interesting tax-related developments over the last 12 months in the state of Georgia. Just a few of these recent developments are summarized below...more
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed a law that brings significant changes to how recordation tax will be imposed on the refinancing of commercial property and on the modification of existing indemnity deeds of trust...more
Recordation Tax Now Charged Upon Recordation of Indemnity Deeds of Trust Securing a Guarantee of a Loan or Related Loans of $3,000,000 or More -
Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation this week that will again...more
Yesterday the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the “CDFI Fund”) announced the award of $3.5 billion in Federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation authority through its...more
New York State continues to be a national leader in renewable energy initiatives, particularly in encouraging practical, everyday applications of solar power. Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his ongoing “NY-Sun”...more
If you are thinking about getting into the restaurant business there are a multitude of issues that you need to consider. One of the most important is taxes. By this I mean, doing the appropriate advanced planning and also...more
The Chancellor had previously warned that he would “not hesitate to move swiftly, without notice and retrospectively” to counter aggressive and widely marketed Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) schemes. Last week, when announcing...more
The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service has issued a Legal Memorandum (Number AM2013-001, dated March 1, 2013) (the “Memorandum”), which has important implications and represents a victory for lenders...more
The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on January 2, 2013 that a tenant was required to pay its landlord’s Tennessee excise tax liability, based on the terms of the applicable lease agreement. J-Star Holdings, LLC v. The...more
Prices in the Spanish real estate market have been cut down by around 30% in the last 5 years, which means a wealth of opportunities for real estate funds, savvy individual investors and anything in between. But there are...more
According to recent media reports, Miami has become the “go-to” location for companies seeking a better business, a fact that has been noticed by many major New York observing the trend of migration to Florida. Consider the...more
When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on the evening of October 29, many local residents and businesses did not expect the devastation that followed. Numerous suffered substantial business and residential property losses as a...more
Happy new year to our blog readers! In 2013, we are all hoping for an improved economy and, with it, an increase in the volume of commercial and consumer loans. Remember that Florida has certain transactional taxes for which...more
Many small and mid-size businesses in New York City suffered severe losses due to Hurricane Sandy. Below is a practical guide for business owners seeking relief.
- The first place business owners...more
The specified leasing property rules, introduced originally to eliminate the after-tax advantages of leasing as a source of financing, effectively recharacterize a lease as a loan, and limit the lessor’s capital cost...more
SC Retail Facilities Revitalization Act – enacted in 2006 – S.C. Code §6-34-10 et. seq.
..Allows a taxpayer who improves, renovates, or redevelops an “eligible site” to benefit from either a property tax credit or an...more
In This Fall 2012 Issue:
- 2012 Revaluations Move Forward
- Lessee Appeal Statute Interpreted Strictly
- Property Sale is its Own Best Comparable
- Attorney Notes ...more
The Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program was established in 2011 to encourage private investment in low-income communities which lack good-paying jobs and have high rates of poverty. The Maine new markets program is...more
I want to transfer property to a wholly owned subsidiary. Do I need to pay documentary stamp taxes on the deed?
Whether you need to pay documentary stamp taxes on the deed when transferring real property to a wholly...more
What is an estoppel certificate and why is this necessary in the purchase of commercial real property.
An estoppel certificate is a document that is designed to give a third party certain crucial information about the...more
Originally published in Law 360 on August 24, 2012.
Imagine a corporation in the business of building and leasing warehouses to manufacturers, in particular, manufacturers that import raw materials to be manufactured...more
On June 15 Lebanon County began to issue thousands of notices of reassessment to all property taxpayers in the county informing them of changes in their properties’ assessments for 2013. Property taxpayers will have forty...more
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