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Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2014

Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2014. As the report notes, the first quarter of 2014 marks the beginning of the fifth year of the office market...more

Special Commercial Lease Considerations for Franchisees

Engaging in preliminary discussions and negotiations with prospective landlords for your new franchised business can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of business and legal issues to consider. It may also be...more

Where Minorities Fit In To Miami CRE

MIAMI—What can Miami’s commercial real estate industry do to increase minority participation? And how is CREW-Miami helping through its programs in 2014? We caught up with CREW-Miami’s 2014 president and Bilzin Sumberg...more

Acquisitions & Sales: Some Key Issues for Sellers

When negotiating a commercial purchase agreement there are several key issues a seller may want to consider, including the following: - Due Diligence – Buyers often want a study period to examine the property, but...more

Passing The Torch To The Next CRE Generation

MIAMI—The issues impacting the commercial real estate industry today are much different than 20 years ago in more ways than one. Beyond the economic trends, women are taking a leading role in an industry once dominated by...more

Lending Focus: Insurance Proceeds & Casualty Events

Rebuilding After a Casualty. Recent events such as Hurricane Sandy confirm that commercial properties can incur substantial damage and that insurance claims will follow. When the property is encumbered by a mortgage,...more

Commercial Mortgage Options Expanding – Borrowers to Benefit?

Anyone working in the commercial real estate mortgage industry in the past five or six years is eager for signs of a sustained recovery. Having just returned from the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate...more

Condominium Hotel Units: On the Benefits of Being a Security

The potential application of federal and state securities laws to the sale of condominiums when coupled with the opportunity to participate in a rental program (sometimes referred to as a "condohotel," "condominium hotel," or...more

Searching For Real Estate Investment: Investing In UK Core Cities

The UK is the one of the world’s deepest and most liquid pools of investable real estate and has long been regarded a safe investment environment by investors. Mirroring the improvement in the UK economy as a whole, the pace...more

2014 Outlook

I have been mulling our 2014 Outlook for some time and decided to wait until after the New Year and CREFC to write. Just in case we got the whole Mayan calendar end of the world story wrong by a year (hey, it was 5000 years...more

Top 5 Issues In Commercial Real Estate Market In 2014

Renowned economist Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, who is also the national chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, led a discussion at a CREW-Miami luncheon about the top five issues affecting the commercial real estate market in...more

Orange County Office Market Outlook - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2014 [Video]

The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey finds the Orange County market tightening - rental rates going up, occupancy rates going up - and conditions becoming ripe for increasing the...more

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey Sees Surge in Developer Optimism

The latest Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey signals continued optimism among developers – a slight increase in confidence across commercial real estate submarkets since the survey was last...more

Los Angeles Office Market Outlook - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2014 [Video]

The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey finds investors are very confident in the Los Angeles market. More transactions are taking place in Los Angeles, especially in West Los...more

Bay Area Office Market Outlook - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2014 [Video]

In the Bay Area, the Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey revealed renewed optimism regarding both office rental and occupancy rates through 2016. Fifty-two percent of the Bay Area Panel...more

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2014: The Return of the Cranes [Video]

The current Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson California Commercial Real Estate survey, taken in November 2013, shows a positive outlook across all markets for the first time since the Survey’s inception in 2007. Clear economic...more

Multifamily Outlook - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2014 [Video]

The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey found that prospects for returns on multifamily housing investments in San Francisco and Silicon Valley during the coming three years look promising. All...more

Annual Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Outlook

Positive Outlook for Commercial Real Estate Finance Market - While attending the annual CRE Finance Council (CREFC) conference in Miami on January 13-15, it was clear the overall mood from attendees was positive about...more

How to Find the Right Regional Center and Negotiate the Terms of an EB-5 Financing for your Hotel Project

Why EB-5 financing is important to hotel developers now: Financing for new hotel development is still in short supply, even for experienced hotel developers. As a result, many hotel developers are exploring the EB-5 financing...more

Miami Hotel Outlook For 2014

Attracting International Travelers - The economic outlook for the Miami hotel market continues to be positive for 2014. Many expect strong demand and continued growth in the hospitality sector due to increasing numbers...more

Frustration of Purpose: A Frustrating Doctrine

Next Gen Capital, LLC v. Consumer Lending Associates, LLC illustrates the difficulty a tenant faces when trying to avoid liability for breaching a lease based on the “frustration of purpose” defense. No. 1 CA-CV 12-0624...more

Raminfard Guilty Plea Highlights Complexity Of International Tax Compliance, Seriousness Of Violations, Importance Of IRS Offshore...

Los Angeles Businessman, David Raminfard, pleaded guilty on November 4th, 2013 in the Federal District Court in Los Angeles to conspiring to defraud the United States, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue...more

Risk Retention Follies - Part Deux

Well, Halloween has come and gone and with the annual bacchanal of faux frisson over zombies, vampires and the like behind us, can we also put away risk retention anxieties like one of those annoying and morally disturbing...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week, David Beckham, Art Basel, MIA and a Global Diversity Summit all made headlines. David Beckham chooses Miami to build his soccer empire - According to reports, the international soccer icon’s MLS...more

The Uniform Law Commission Makes Progress Drafting a Model Act on the Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers

If all goes as planned, the Uniform Law Commission will finalize and promulgate a model act dealing with the appointment and powers of commercial real estate receivers at some point in 2015. Last month, the Drafting...more

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