View from the Top 2014: Insights on Real Estate Investment
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Tech Sector Continues to Drive Bay Area Commercial Real Estate
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: San Diego Joins Southern California Real Estate Recovery
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Survey Predicts Real Estate Market
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Expectations Surge in Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Market
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Coastal Boom Leads California’s Real Estate Recovery
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
For many years, low interest rates allowed companies with strong credit ratings to obtain access to cheap capital through traditional financing methods – meaning there was little enthusiasm for sale-leaseback...more
Many Washington banks have been asked to serve either as lender for an EB-5 project or as escrow holder to receive EB-5 customer deposits. While the benefits of serving in such roles, especially for a large real estate...more
The High Court has held that a builder of a serviced apartment complex does not owe a duty of care in negligence for financial loss arising from defects in common property to an owner's corporation (Brookfield...more
As an undergraduate at West Point, I was a Spanish and Portuguese major. My Brazilian “thing” had already started a decade earlier as a ten year old growing up in the Panama Canal Zone seeing Pele play for his Brazilian team...more
Leaders of the commercial real estate industry addressed the current state of the market and the trends ahead at the Seventh Annual Allen Matkins View From the Top. In this video, hear industry...more
The French and Luxembourg governments have signed a new amendment to the French-Luxembourg tax treaty that will significantly impact the investment structures involving Luxembourg vehicles holding French real estate assets....more
W. Gregory Null, shareholder in the Atlanta office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP and chairman of the firm’s commercial finance industry group, has extensive experience in representing institutions and entrepreneurs in the...more
Based on the press release issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance (MoF), the amendment allocates the right to tax capital gains realised upon the sale of stock, shares or other rights in companies, trusts or any other...more
On 5 September 2014, the Governments of France and Luxembourg signed an amendment to the France-Luxembourg treaty dated 1 April 1958 (the “Treaty”), which will have an impact in the future for certain investments in French...more
Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically...more
A team of Dutch developers would like to bring a little bit of Atlantis to Miami. Earlier this month, Dutch Docklands submitted a letter of intent and request for zoning variance to the City of North Miami Beach in order to...more
Crowdfunding is a new financing model through which providers and consumers of equity or debt capital can come together and finance specific investments or investment entities. Although still in its infancy, crowdfunding has...more
I have been doing a lot of flying recently. So I thought I would address a question I usually get asked: “Why are office leases so long, even for a short-term lease?” Companies usually equate a long lease with high legal...more
Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This...more
Condominium hotels are a subject of renewed interest, buoyed by the rising tide for real estate generally. These projects are also encouraged by favorable trends for financing under the SEC's new Rule 506(c) that allows...more
When preparing an estate plan, asset protection for real estate is particularly challenging, because it’s the only asset that can’t be moved. Gifting it is one option, but this leaves the property exposed to creditors. This...more
What does it mean to establish “preferred” status? What does it take?
The preferred status of a developer and project with respect to EB-5 financing has certain elements are more or less inherent in the project and...more
Dealing with adversity.
It's about how you deal with it.
I'm a huge Aerosmith fan since high school and it's because the music resonates with me because it reminds me of the experiences that I have gone through...more
In This Issue:
- Unintended consequences: After divorce, review your
estate plan to avoid surprises
- Protecting your real estate assets
- How will the GST tax affect your estate plan?
Believe it or not, guaranty contracts mean what they say. If a guarantor agrees to reimburse a lender for misappropriated security deposits, unpaid taxes, and the cost of enforcement, then – not surprisingly – courts will...more
When buyers request that sellers warrant compliance with environmental law, sellers need to appreciate that agency interpretation or agency enforcement discretion may have played a role in the seller’s apparent ongoing...more
TREPP Analytics recently provided the U.S. commercial real estate industry some positive news – both the CMBS delinquency rate and seriously delinquent loans are down. The delinquency rate as of June 2014 is 6.05% (compared...more
An influx of tech workers, new companies, and flourishing companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is pushing commercial real estate demands up and spilling over to other Bay Area markets. Look up, you'll see a lot of...more
Like Orange Country, San Diego suffered during the economic downturn. But according to the most recent Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Survey, that's all changing.
Employment growth forcing new demand for office...more
The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Commercial Real Estate Forecast Survey is a survey of California real estate developers and their sentiment towards development over the next three years.
Study surveys commercial...more
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