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Extension of Eight Valuable As-of-Right Incentive Programs Included in New York State's Budget Bill

New laws may benefit developers and businesses with applications long pending and for future applicants that depend on these incentive programs to help induce investment and economic growth in the New York City. These...more

Capital Infusion: Practical Environmental Considerations in Acquiring or Securing Financing with Real Estate

This article focuses on environmental due diligence issues in the context of acquiring commercial/industrial real estate or using real property to secure financing. The analysis and risk factors for the acquisition of real...more

California Public Utilities Commission Approves On-Bill Repayment Program for Commercial Energy Efficiency and Distributed...

On September 19, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) approved a pilot on-bill repayment program that permits nonresidential customers of the state’s large investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to...more

Renewable Energy Update -- July 11, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? -- The Huffington Post - Business - Jul 2: The vast and glittering Ivanpah solar facility in California will soon start sending electrons to...more

The Commercial Paper - June 2013: Hydraulic Fracturing Leases and the Mortgage Loan Market

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” which was first implemented in 1949, is the process of fracturing layers of rock beneath the earth’s surface with highly pressurized liquid resulting in the release of fossil fuels such as...more

Keeping PACE with Energy Efficiency Demand in California - BB&K's Warren Diven Writes About The Statewide Expansion of the HERO...

Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) programs, for residential and commercial properties, were in development throughout the United States when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sought to impose limits on...more

Lessor Is Not Entitled To Royalty On Hedging Profits

A Louisiana lessee does not owe its lessor royalties based on hedging profits, said a federal district court in Cimarex Energy Co. v. Chastant. ...more

California Energy Commission Amends Nonresidential Building Energy Disclosure Regulations

The California Legislature adopted Section 25402.10 of the California Public Resources Code in 2007. The Code requires each nonresidential building owner throughout the state to document and disclose a building’s energy use...more

California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1,...

Beginning, July 1, 2013, all California commercial buildings with a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet are required to disclose the building's energy usage in advance of any sale, lease, or financing of...more

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 Extends Certain Energy Tax Credits

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, and expected to be quickly signed into law by the President, includes important extensions and changes to certain energy tax credit...more

IRS Revokes Ruling Finding Facility-Specific Power Purchase Agreements Are Part of the Facility

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently revoked Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201214007, which found that facility-specific power purchase agreements (PPAs) are considered part of the underlying wind energy facilities and,...more

Property Implications Fact Sheet: Autumn Statement

On 5 December 2012, George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Autumn Statement. The Statement contained several key implications for the property industry, examined below: TAX AND FUNDING...more

California Sets Schedule for Non-Residential Building Energy Disclosures

In furtherance of its ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency, California has implemented a new requirement that owners or operators of non-residential buildings disclose a building’s past energy use data to prospective...more

Green Building Update -- October 9, 2012

In This Issue: Green Building Focus - Green building benefits 'need better documentation'; LEED rating system grows into global phenomenon; CBRE puts up $1M to fund green building research; AIA commits to develop public...more

Federal Legislation Introduced to Support Nonprofit Organizations Improve Energy Efficiency

Legislation introduced in the United States Senate would establish a program offering as much as $50 million per year to assist nonprofit organizations wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings....more

CLIENT ALERT: Mandatory Disclosure of Past Energy Use when Selling, Leasing or Financing Property in California

California has instituted a new and unusual requirement that obligates virtually all commercial landowners to disclose a property’s past energy use to potential buyers, tenants and lenders. Any person or company owning...more

Innovations and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency Finance

The purpose of this white paper is to discuss key concepts in energy efficiency finance, with a focus on emerging solutions to long-standing barriers to financing projects in the United States, as well as the specific...more

Green Jobs Forum Makes Greenbuild Debut

Greenbuild 2011 featured the first "Green Jobs Forum", bringing to together a diverse group from industry and government to discuss the challenges and opportunities for green job creation. A summary of the opening remarks...more

Real World: Finance and Real Estate News: Summer 2011/Issue 23

In This Issue: p1 HEADNOTE: Olympic Countdown p2 BRIBERY: The Bribery Act and the Real Estate Industry p5 SEWERS: Automatic Adoption of Private Sewers p6 LANDLORD AND TENANT: Vacant Possession and Break...more

Incentivizing Energy Efficiency across the American Economy

Three major sectors of the American economy — industrial, residential, and commercial — are ripe for tremendous energy savings. McKinsey & Company estimates1 that by 2020, capturing the economy’s full efficiency potential...more

McNees Insights-Asset Planning and Federal Taxation- Fall 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: What is Happening with the Federal Estate Tax?- Estate Planning and Marcellus Shale- Using IRA Proceeds to Invest in Real Estate and Other Alternative Investment Vehicles. Please see full newsletter below...more

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