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Solar Construction Costs Continue Historic Decline, Providing Cushion Against Trade Disputes
A recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirmed significant cost curve progress for the U.S. solar industry,...
United States
23 Sep 2019
Cities Evaluate Congestion Pricing Systems
Over the last half century, urban centers have been combating the blessing and curse that is the automobile and freeway system.
United States
12 Apr 2019
One-Year Time Bar For IPR Filing Triggered Even When Served Complaint Is Voluntarily Dismissed
In August, the Federal Circuit addressed the 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) one-year time bar to IPR institution in Click-to-Call Technologies, LP v. Ingenio, Inc
United States
19 Nov 2018
The Pros And Cons Of New Construction Versus Renovation
The goal for construction projects is to maximize the bottom line. Analyzing whether new construction beats renovation, or vice versa, lends itself to reviewing some fundamental elements of real estate development.
United States
3 Oct 2018
IRS Issues New Guidance On Beginning Construction Requirement For ITC
The IRS recently issued Notice 2018-59 (the "Notice") which provides clarification to "beginning of construction" for taxpayers seeking to take advantage of the section 48 ...
United States
24 Jul 2018
Ways And Means Clarifies Wind Can Rely On Start Of Construction Safe Harbors
Last week we wrote in our blog that the House Tax Cuts and Job's Act (TCJA) appeared to override IRS guidance that wind developers relied on to show that they started construction ...
United States
17 Nov 2017
City Passes New Affordable Housing Requirements In Three Pilot Zones
On October 11th, the Chicago City Council passed two ordinances creating three new Affordable Requirements Ordinance zones.
United States
19 Oct 2017
New Requirements For Planned Developments In Chicago
Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order requiring all applicants seeking PD approval to report intended and actual employment of M/WBEs as part of the Planned Development approval process.
United States
21 Aug 2017
United States
3 Jul 2015
No Diagnosis, No "Damages": Wisconsin's Construction Statute Of Repose In Asbestos Cases
How to apply Wisconsin’s construction statute of repose, Wis. Stat. § 893.89, in asbestos cases has recently been a hot topic dividing trial courts.
United States
4 Feb 2015
Rent Constant Pricing In Build-To-Suit Transactions
A build-to-suit project often puts the corporate real estate department in a challenging position.
United States
7 Aug 2014
Automotive Economic Indicators Show Promise
Equifax Inc. reported recently that new credit for auto loans reached an eight-year high in January and February 2013, as calculated by total dollar amounts loaned.
United States
4 Jul 2013
California City Enacts Law Requiring Solar Energy Systems On Most New Homes
The city of Lancaster, California recently adopted an ordinance requiring builders of most new homes to install functional solar power generation systems on these homes prior to their sale to the public.
United States
14 May 2013
HUD Proposes New Interpretive Rule to Govern Home Warranty Company Payments to Real Estate Brokers and Agents
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an Interpretative Rule in the June 25, 2010 Federal Register, providing HUD's long-sought views on the circumstances under which home warranty companies (HWCs) may compensate real estate brokers and agents for marketing their products.
United States
8 Jul 2010
New Lead Paint Regulations Impact Senior Housing and Retirement Communities
The U.S. EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RPP) requires contractors to be newly certified as of April 22, 2010, if they are performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb paint in certain buildings built before 1978, including buildings that serve as retirement communities.
United States
8 Jul 2010
LEED Incentives In Jacksonville, Florida
The City of Jacksonville, Florida has passed legislation creating incentives for new buildings to be constructed in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
United States
22 Jul 2009
Lender Issues: Dealing With Florida Community Development District Assessment Defaults, Acceleration, And Foreclosure
Developers that used Community Development Districts (CDDs) to finance infrastructure for master planned communities face dual hazards: the lack of buyers and deflation.
United States
16 Jul 2009
LEED Northeast Florida Projects Accelerating
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the premier green-building rating system and has been accepted as the standard by Jacksonville, Florida, many in the business world, lending institutions, and the capital markets.
United States
13 Jul 2009
Interstate Land Sales Act: How A Presale Contingency Clause May Negate ILSA´s "Improved Lot" Disclosure Exemption
Recently, in Jankus v. Edge Investors, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Court) issued a highly controversial ruling holding that the use of the 180-day “free look” presale contingency clause in the developer's condominium unit purchase agreement invalidated the developer's use of the improved lot exemption from the registration and disclosure requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Act (ILSA).
United States
1 Jul 2009
Amended Mechanic´s Liens In Illinois Lose Effectiveness
Illinois mortgage lenders, and probably owners as well, got a break from the Illinois Appellate Court (Court) when the Court issued its decision in Cordeck Sales Inc. v. Construction Systems, Inc, (Cordeck Sales) 2008 WL 919684 (1st Dist. Ill. App. Ct., March 31, 2008).
United States
2 Jul 2008
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