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Turning Manure into megawatts (Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project)

As I noted in my last post, Withers & Ravenel’s Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project, located in Bladensboro, North Carolina, is one of this year’s ACEC Excellence in Engineering Award winners....more

Goodwin Procter and Boston Bar Association Host “Gaming in Massachusetts: Where Do We Go From Here?” Expert Panel

Just nine days after Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported a future for gaming in Massachusetts by rejecting an effort to repeal the state’s casino law, Goodwin Procter’s Gaming and Gambling Practice co-hosted an...more

Going Multijurisdictional - Laying the groundwork for shared business parks

It is a basic, universally accepted fact that in order for an area to win new recruitment projects—and in some cases retain expansions of an existing company facility that will be on a site other than its current...more

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax: Residential and non-residential property

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ("LBTT") will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") in Scotland on 1 April 2015. LBTT is being introduced under the Land and Buildings Transaction (Scotland) Act 2013 ("the 2013 Act"),...more

Cook County adopts new Class 7C property tax incentive: key points for commercial developers

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a new commercial real estate tax incentive known as the Class 7c Commercial Urban Relief Eligibility incentive aiming to encourage real estate development in the Chicago...more

Pennsylvania’s City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”)

Purpose of the CRIZ Program - Act 52 of 2013 created the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”) Program. The purpose of this program is stimulate economic development and job creation in Pennsylvania's...more

New Jersey Offers Financing Incentives for Real Estate Investments

On September 18, 2013, Governor Christie signed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act is intended to spur job creation, promote redevelopment of underutilized urban and suburban areas, and...more

Firm Client Tucker Development is Awarded More Than $38m in Tax Breaks for Newark Project

Firm client Tucker Development was awarded more than $38M in subsidies in the form of bond financing and tax breaks by the Economic Development Authority to fund its mixed use development project on Springfield Avenue in...more

Major New Jersey Economic Incentive Legislation Advances

Legislation that will significantly expand economic development incentive programs will soon become law. The legislation merges five existing economic development incentive programs into two economic development incentive...more

Fee-in-Lieu of Tax (“FILOT”) and Multi-County Park (“MCP”) / Special Source Revenue Credit (“SSRC”) Arrangements - Developer...

In This Presentation: FILOTs and MCPs/SSRCs – Developer Issues ..Basic Property Taxes Calculation ..FILOTs – The Basics ..Developer FILOT Project Scenario ..Developer FILOT Arrangements ..Key Issues in...more

Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Heats Up

Tax Increment Finance continues to be a hot topic at the capitol. The House has its bill, HF2460, on the calendar for debate in the House. Many groups interested in economic development are following this legislation and are...more

UK Land Remediation Relief - Spared the Axe

Following consultation, the UK Government has decided not to abolish land remediation relief (LRR) after all. This comes after a strong reaction from developers, who argued that it would render many brownfield...more

California Supreme Court Kills Redevelopment Agencies. Now What?

California’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs) receive 12 percent of the state’s property tax revenue. In this economic climate, that put a bull's-eye on their heads. Upon taking office, Governor Brown pushed through legislation...more

Industrial Development Bonds in a Post-Stimulus Bill World

Both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) contain provisions that together expand and make more appealing the use of Industrial Development Bonds...more

Green Building Update - October 1 , 2008

In this issue: *U.S. House kills Senate Bill to extend solar tax credits *USGBC awards $2 million in research grants *DOE awards $15 million as part of Net-Zero *Venture Capital interested in Green...more

Real Estate & Land Use Newsletter: Low Income Housing Tax Credits Found Not to Trigger Prevailing Wages

In a decision filed on April 23, 2008, the First Appellate Court of Appeal determined that Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) do not constitute public funds in the context of Labor Code Section 1720 and therefor do not...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Schwarzenegger announces largest rooftop solar installation project ever proposed by a U.S. utility *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..By the Numbers - U.S. Green Building Council Fact Sheet *Clean energy...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *IRS allocates $406 million in clean renewable energy bonds *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Energy (DSIRE) Web site *San Mateo County establishes green home...more

China Real Estate Update, February 2007

China Real Estate Update, February 2007

After 171: An Update on New Real Estate Regulations and Policies Since Issuance of Opinion 171 In an Update circulated last July (New Policies Affecting Foreign Investment in Chinese Real Estate, July 2006), we reported...more

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