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LIFE-CYCLE: A legal guide to developing, investing in and managing buildings sustainably (Global)

Real estate is a major consumer of resources. Everyone needs a place to live and work and we use real estate for that purpose. Modern life means that energy and other resources will be consumed in the development and...more

Australia: Performance Security: Bonds, Guarantees And Letters Of Credit

INTRODUCTION - When considering security requirements to support project contracts, parties often wonder what form of security is appropriate - a performance bond, parent company guarantee, bank guarantee or letter of...more

SAGIA Issues New Rules for Contracting and Construction Activities

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (“SAGIA”) has recently issued new rules for companies contemplating investment in the Saudi Arabian market to conduct contracting and construction activities. The new rules will...more

New Changes to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act

On 16 March 2013, new regulations came into force in relation to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act. Enacted to incorporate a recent EU Directive, these new regulations introduce a maximum payment...more

International Interest Grows in Florida Real Estate Development: Currencies, Culture Work Together to Grow Foreign Interest in...

Currency devaluations in other nations are a big factor, but not the only factor, in growing international interest in South Florida real estate development. Consider these recent monetary events...more

2013: How Will China's Economy Affect American Businesses?

While many countries today would envy a 7.4 percent economic expansion rate, for China, the world’s second largest economy and the United States' second largest trade partner, that number suggests the lowest economic growth...more

South Florida Commercial Real Estate: How Will Miami Commercial Property Fare in 2013?

Entering into the New Year, Florida real estate analysts and professionals involved in land development and real estate investment are looking at the South Florida commercial real estate market and wondering how it will fare...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Derivative Plays

Given the magnitude of projected economic activity, oil sands producers will not be the only beneficiaries of the unprecedented development now underway. Aside from the necessary infrastructure developments, a plethora of...more

Project Financing in Iraq: Weighing up the risks

Iraq is open for business and investors are lining up. Major infrastructure projects are springing up all over Iraq, as the country is recovering from decades of war, sanctions, and domestic unrest. There is a dire need for...more

Iraq Perspectives - May 2012

In This Issue: - Introduction to Iraq Perspectives - Project Finance in Iraq, Part 1: Project Ownership - Iraq’s National Investment Commission Excerpt from Project Finance in Iraq, Part 1... Iraq is...more

Feb 2012 NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando: Great News for Florida Real Estate Development and Land Investment

This week, the National Association of Home Builders is hosting its annual convention in Orlando, Florida - and a big part of that for Florida real estate professionals is its International Builders Show.  (Get all...more

Green Building Update - December 31, 2009

In This Issue: *Building "net zero" energy-neutral housing *Green Building Focus ..Report: $15 B in green retrofits by 2014 ..Four green building trends for 2010 ..Copenhagen Aftermath *LEED is just the...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Los Angeles to toughen green building standards *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..RREEF Research: The Greening of U.S. Investment Real Estate – Market Fundamentals, Prospects and Opportunities *Investors pledge...more

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