Opinion

Houston’s Multifamily Market: A Rising Star in the Lone Star State?

By Richard Sarkis, ceo, Reonomy Houston’s commercial real estate market may not be as flashy as its northern neighbors’, but


Understanding the borrower is critical to crowdfunding success

By Stacy Stack-Rudolph The importance of understanding the borrower is one of the five pillars of commercial real estate underwriting.

Guest Column: Is Dollar General’s CMBS Risk Profile Rising?

By Larry Kay and Elizabeth Yash While other retailers are closing stores, the dollar-store chain segment has been in an



Guest Column: Accommodating expanding industry when city center space dwindles

By Donald F. Smith, Jr. Donald Smith is the president of Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania  When the industrial make-up of


Guest Column: Working with an environmental consultant

By Michael Novak, LSRP, president of Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. Today’s commercial real estate market is heavily influenced by environmental concerns. Property transactions can be impacted significantly when a buyer discovers environmental issues


Guest column: Demand rises for emerging tech-flex sector

By Donald F. Smith, Jr., President of RIDC As more robotics and technology companies such as Aurora Innovation, RedZone Robotics,


Opt-out funds – Blending discretion, diversification for institutional investors

By Matthew A. Posthuma, Ropes & Gray  Institutional investors continue to seek alternatives to the traditional blind-pool commingled fund when


Real Estate and the Supreme Court On-line Sales Decision

By Peter Janovsky, partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause In a case significant for real estate investors, on June 21, 2018,


Retail owners need to be on top of tenant refrigerant, ozone issues

By Greg Rivera, senior v.p., Accruent In the past, most real estate investors and owners were not overly concerned about


How a Sustainability Mindset Can Drive Value for Real Estate Investing

By Giselle Gagnon and David Antonelli, Bentall Kennedy There is growing evidence that when sustainability is incorporated into real estate


The impact of an inverted yield curve on commercial real estate

By Stuart M. Saft, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP Recently there have been signs that the yield curve, which has


Mandatory Benchmarking: A National Trend Towards Energy Efficiency

By Dana Weiss The Los Angeles Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Program (LA EBEWE) is just one of a


Using The Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction

By Kris Ferranti, Derek Kershaw and Matt Collins On December 22, 2017, H.R.1, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts




What every landlord should know about lease accounting changes

By Jason Gutman In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long-anticipated update to lease accounting, ASC


While Amazon Decides, Real Estate Thrives in HQ2 Finalist Cities

By Michael Newman, principal, president and CEO, Golub & Company and Kenneth A. Munkacy, senior managing director, Kingbird Properties There’s


Uncollected Money Judgments Can Deliver Returns for Savvy Investors

By Craig S. Barnett The Great Recession brought tremendous opportunity for real estate investors. Portfolios of delinquent mortgages, short sales


Energy rate reform: What it means for commercial real estate

By Andrea Sanders, marketing manager, Stem The electricity grid is transforming rapidly, and commercial properties that do not adapt could


The Art of Removal: Replacing Managers in Joint Ventures

By Lisa Brill, partner, Shearman & Sterling As lawyers we are loath to tell our clients that there is no