Opinion

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


The (Re)Emergence of Preferred Equity

By Lisa Brill Preferred equity has been used in real estate structures for years, but recently we have seen an


For Cycle-Resistant Investment, Focus on Resilient Demand Drivers

By Amy Price and Paul Zemla, Bentall Kennedy Picture a road sign that reads “Proceed with Caution.” It’s a good




Co-creating communities: the next era in sustainable real estate investment

By Anna Murray, Bentall Kennedy We are entering an exciting new era for sustainable real estate investment strategies. Building owners


New Football Stadium a Gamble for Las Vegas Real Estate

By Matthew Schreck Earlier this year, the Oakland Raiders delivered a painful bit of news to their fans. After more


Improving due diligence for REIT acquisitions

By Steve Bertonaschi Property acquisition due diligence performed by a real estate investment trust requires a deep understanding of the


Is the Future of the 1031 Exchange at Risk Under President Trump?

By Pierre Debbas Tax reform has been a very popular topic during the course of the election and a few


EB-5 program could see early, unexpected demise

By Michael Halloran The EB-5 program that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and lures billions in foreign investment dollars