Legal en Target’s Canadian Disaster: What Will it Mean for Future Retail Expansion? <div class="node-body article-body">Coming relatively soon after Tesco’s rather disastrous foray into U.S. retailing with Fresh & Easy, the obvious question is why did this happen and what impact will it have on future global expansion plans for retailers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Legal News Retail Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:08:00 +0000 1625281 at Government Officials Need to Figure out TRIA Details as Expiration Approaches <div class="node-body article-body">The delay is probably already causing headaches for some real estate professionals while lawmakers continue to argue about how to proceed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insurance Companies Legal News Freemium Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 1074251 at 10 Pieces of Legislation That Could Impact Commercial Real Estate <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 113th Congress has many pieces of legislation before it which, if passed, could impact the commercial real estate industry, mostly in very significant and positive ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Insurance Companies Legal Multifamily News Office Private Equity REITs Retail Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59:00 +0000 843311 at Bay Area Real Estate Recovery Bolsters Proposition 13 <div class="field-byline"> Cris K. O&#039;Neall, Esq. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent increases in property tax rolls undermine calls to reform California&rsquo;s property tax system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Finance & Investment Legal News San Francisco Freemium Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:51:00 +0000 494711 at Advocates Push Congress to Act on FIRPTA Reform <div class="node-body article-body">After years of work, there’s finally some momentum in Congress to repeal or reform the tax foreign investors have to pay on U.S. real estate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance & Investment International Legal News Freemium Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:04:00 +0000 363101 at Will Flood Insurance Changes Put Property Values Under Water? <div class="field-byline"> Sebastian Rodrigano, CMI </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Changes to the national flood insurance program have created economic obsolescence affecting the values both of properties currently in the program and of properties not in the program, which may have their risk rating changed by the flood maps’ pending revision.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Finance & Investment Legal News Texas Freemium Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:15:00 +0000 314251 at Seniors Housing Firms Wrestle With Implementing Obamacare <div class="node-body article-body">Individual enrollment for Obamacare individual began this month, and seniors housing owners are mired in discussions about how to meet, both financially and administratively, the upcoming employer mandates starting in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal News Property Management Seniors Housing Freemium Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:41:00 +0000 283241 at Protecting Lenders Making Condominium Development Financing <div class="field-byline"> Stuart M. Saft, Partner, Holland &amp; Knight LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Financing condominium development involves a great deal of risk as a result of the nature of a condominium and the government's involvement in the process of creating, selling and, sometimes, operating residential condominiums.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridge & Mezzanine Finance Commentary Commercial Banks Legal News Freemium Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:35:00 +0000 228051 at More and More Companies Consider Applying for REIT Status, Redefining the Meaning of CRE Ownership <div class="node-body article-body">More and more corporations that own “nontraditional” real estate are attempting to gain IRS approval to restructure as REITs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Institutional Investors Legal News REITs Self Storage Freemium Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:14:00 +0000 137221 at PRESS RELEASE: Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Commercial Real Estate; Cox, Castle & Nicholson's Litigation Team Scores Major Victory That Will Impact All Asset Classes of Commercial Real Estate Investment <div class="field-byline"> Cox, Castle &amp; Nicholson </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Ninth Circuit issued a landmark decision concluding that the sale of the condominium-hotel units at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego is not the sale of a security. In Salameh, et al. v. Tarsadia Hotels, et al., (Case No. 11-55479), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims finding that they did not allege sufficient facts that would demonstrate that the condominium-hotel units constituted a “security.” Additionally, the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of the plaintiffs’ common law fraud claims.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archive Legal San Diego Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:35:00 +0000 134251 at