Open for Business: Who's Investing in Latin America
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2015: Southern California Primed for Commercial Real Estate Surge
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Winter/Spring 2015: It's a Perfect Storm for California's Commercial Real Estate Market
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
FTC’s reversal will result in more Hart-Scott-Rodino filings for companies in the pipeline, cell tower and billboard industries.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) has significantly...more
On July 20, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released revisions to its interpretation of the rule, 16 C.F.R. §802.5, that exempts certain acquisitions of “investment rental property assets” from reportability under...more
In this decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery largely declined to dismiss claims for breach of a limited liability company agreement, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, breach...more
Crowdfunding has created a revolution in the raising of funds for startup companies and for other projects, including both for-profit and not-for-profit projects. Crowdfunding is a process by which a company or project can...more
Today, there appears to be an ever-expanding number of sponsors and markets for crowdfunding. Commercial real estate is no exception. At the recent IMN US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, Elizabeth...more
Welcome to the summer issue of Banking Disputes Quarterly, keeping you informed about the latest news and legal developments in banking disputes.
In On the Horizon we look ahead to an important appeal to be heard by...more
While not purporting to give specific advice on Nevada tax law, the following is a summary of some of the general principals underlying the new tax law. A new Nevada Commerce Tax (“NCT”) was signed into law by Nevada Governor...more
The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing.
Fondos de capital de inversión inmobiliaria del sur de Florida: tomen nota de un discurso reciente de Marc Wyatt, Director de Cumplimiento Normativo de la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC)...more
Offering fraud has long been a staple of SEC enforcement. SEC v. Baldwin, Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-00458 (D. UT. Filed June 25, 2015) is one such action, centered on the acquisition of two defaulted loans, collateralized by...more
A very warm welcome to all our readers to Issue 20 of the Real Estate Gazette.
In this issue, we are turning the spotlight on questions relating to real estate and Emerging Markets.
The term “Emerging Markets”...more
Perhaps the first Regulation A+ offering document has appeared on EDGAR. According to the documents it is a Tier 2 offering for up to $50,000,000. The offering circular states the offering commenced on June 19, 2015. The...more
Latin America is open for business and the world is taking notice. Foley Partner Jeffery Atkin outlines which countries are actively taking on development projects in Latin America and how the culture is affecting the way...more
While asset-light strategies have been used for decades in the hotel industry, the strategy and how to implement it are a bit more complicated in the development space, whether for a hotel or time-share company. A typical...more
Most people invest their IRA funds in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But others may opt for nontraditional investments, such as real estate, in the hope of boosting their returns. As this article details, when choosing to...more
The Province of Ontario recently introduced Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, largely in response to the immense growth and change in the condominium sector in Ontario in...more
In This Issue:
- The basics of basis: Basis planning can result in significant tax savings
- Does a private annuity have a place in your estate plan?
- Estate tax relief for family businesses
- Estate Planning...more
While asset-light strategies have been utilized for decades in the hotel industry, the strategy and how to implement it are a bit more complicated in the development space, whether for a hotel or time-share company. A typical...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently entered into a consent order against International Land Consultants, Inc. (ILC), a real estate development company, and four of its employees involved in the marketing,...more
Any U.S. person with a foreign affiliate is required to file the 2014 Form BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad by June 30, 2015 or face civil penalties between $2,500 and $25,000. Further, a willful...more
Three significant opinions issued by the US Supreme Court in the last few months will impact lenders and investors.
Bank of America v. Caulkett -
In a major win for the nation’s mortgage lenders and...more
South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. ...more
In order to qualify for the tax advantages available for real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), the majority of a REIT’s assets must qualify as “real property”. As the areas that REITs are investing in continue to grow, we...more
Looking back on 2014: The return of the billion dollar transactions -
In recent years, insurance companies have largely focused on improving their performance by cutting costs amidst a slow post-global financial crisis...more
The provisions of Dodd-Frank have been in place just under a year and a half, having come into effect on January 10, 2014, and the provisions of the law that concern seller financing of real estate made significant changes as...more
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