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Method In The Madness: New Certainty In Valuation Methods For Viability Assessments
Viability assessments for affordable housing have long been a source of frustration for developers.
United States
6 Jun 2018
2017 Standard AIA forms: A Summary of the Important Changes
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts, the most commonly used set of construction contract forms on commercial projects in the United States, recently released the second part of its once-in-a-decade updates to the 2017 versions of its primary forms.
United States
14 Nov 2017
Real World Results Of The PA Valley Forge Reverse Tax Appeal Decision
In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision constitutionally curbing the rights of taxing jurisdictions to file selective appeals under Pennsylvania's Consolidated County Assessment Law.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Are Contractor Joint Ventures the Next Development in Development?
The construction industry is witness to some fascinating developments, particularly around trophy properties in prime US coastal cities.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Reverse Property Assessment Appeals: Commercial Properties Owners Have A Friend In The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
In a landmark case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, issued July 5, 2017, ...
United States
7 Jul 2017
Agencies Offer Solutions To Shortage Of Residential Real Estate Appraisers
On May 31, 2017, acting through interagency guidance, the federal bank regulatory agencies (the "Agencies") highlighted two approaches for addressing a perceived scarcity of licensed...
United States
2 Jun 2017
2018 Philadelphia County Reassessment Focuses on High Value Properties
The recent property assessments conducted by Philadelphia County focus on 'high-value' commercial, industrial and institutional properties, with increased assessments likely for many.
United States
18 Apr 2017
Payment And Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What's Best For Your Project?
Several types of bonds exist in the development world. So, which type of bond is best for your project?
United States
16 Mar 2017
There Are Two New York Real Estate Transfer Tax Proposals To Watch In Governor Cuomo's Proposed Budget
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his FY 2018 budget proposal on January 17. The proposal includes several significant revenue-raisers, including a few that could impact the New York real estate market.
United States
31 Jan 2017
How The 2017 Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Changes May Affect Your Business And Challenges In Its Application
More than two years after passage of the amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law known as Act 142, the Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory ("the Directory") is now online and ready to accept lien-related construction notices.
United States
16 Jan 2017
Key Takeaways From Delaware's Unclaimed Property Overhaul
A bill has been introduced in the Delaware Senate that would overhaul Delaware's unclaimed property law. The bill is on a fast track and could be enacted by the end of January. If enacted, companies currently under audit will have a limited window in which to make some key decisions.
United States
14 Jan 2017
California Real Estate Rules To Watch In 2017
In a article published on January 2nd titled "California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017," Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in the new year.
United States
9 Jan 2017
With New Laws, It Just Got Easier To Demolish Blighted Properties In Pennsylvania
Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania.
United States
7 Dec 2016
Virginia Supreme Court Undermines Effectiveness Of Flow-Down Provisions In Construction Agreements
At issue was a claim by Virginia Tech against Hensel Phelps (HP) for the alleged defective construction of a student health and fitness center completed in June 2000.
United States
17 Nov 2016
A Parking Garage Today, But What About Tomorrow?
The article discusses the efforts some developers are making to build flexibility into today's parking space construction to allow repurposing of these assets in the future.
United States
10 Nov 2016
Does Your Condo Insurance Really Insure You?
In a recent Washington Post article titled "Don't be confused when it comes to condo insurance," Robert Diamond of Reed Smith's Tyson office offered his observations on the complexities of condominium insurance coverage.
United States
26 Oct 2016
Guarantor Services Can Help You Land The Dream New York City Apartment
Finding an apartment in New York City is a journey in stress management. You've done your internet research. You've climbed a thousand steps. Now, you've found the place of your dreams. Is it too good to be true?
United States
19 Oct 2016
Driverless Cars Mean Endless Possibilities For Real Estate
Uber is utilizing its experience as a service provider and its knowledge of demand patterns and customer behavior to compete with carmakers.
United States
20 Sep 2016
Give Me Some (Tax) Credit
The program is administered jointly by the Texas Historical Commission in cooperation with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
United States
4 Aug 2016
The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania organizations hoping to increase development of public amenities and parks along Pennsylvania's waterfronts may soon benefit from the new "Waterfront Development Tax Credit" enacted as part of Act 84, and signed into law by Governor Wolf on July 13, 2016.
United States
19 Jul 2016
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