Opinion

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


The New Rules for Lease Accounting Go Beyond Real Estate Leases

By Matt Waters The accounting departments of businesses across the United States will be working throughout the year to meet


Tax Reform and What It Means for Real Estate

By Pierre Debbas Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been passed, everyone is trying to figure out


Going Co-General Partner: Benefits and Key Deal Terms for the “Equity Investor” in GP  Real Estate Investments

By Jennifer Morgan and R. Davis Powell, King & Spalding As private equity funds and other institutional investors investing in


Recession Forecast: As Clear as the Eye Can See (For Now!)

Real estate investing is often about playing the odds, and the odds suggest there is 90% probability that the expansion