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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
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
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
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
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
New Reporting Requirement For Virginia School Boards
Public entities are not exempt from reporting if they have adopted their own procurement policies.
United States
4 Dec 2015
CDM Regulations 2015: Have You Appointed Your Principal Designer Yet?
6 October 2015 is the end of the transition period under the 2015 CDM Regulations. See our previous post for more information about the changes.
United States
5 Oct 2015
IRS Extends Continuous Construction/Continuous Efforts Safe Harbors For Production Tax Credit/Investment Tax Credit Qualification
Production tax credits ("PTCs") are available for wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic facilities, if construction of the facility began before January 1, 2015.
United States
16 Mar 2015
A Groundbreaking Community Agreement In Pittsburgh: A Renewed Vision For Urban Development & Community Participation
As part of the ongoing efforts to redevelop the 28-acre site of the former Civic Arena near Downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment subsidiary Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Redevelopment LP recently signed a groundbreaking agreement with representatives of Pittsburgh’s Hill District community, the City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County .
United States
22 Oct 2014
Public Private Partnerships Can Work: Pittsburgh Penguins And Community Agree On Development Plans
The Pittsburgh Penguins have finalized a groundbreaking agreement with local community groups after years of negotiations.
United States
16 Sep 2014
Act 13 In The News: Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued the latest decision in the state judicial system’s ongoing review of amendments to Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act.
United States
22 Jul 2014
Pennsylvania Legislature Clarifies Open-End Mortgage Exception To Priority Of Mechanics' Liens
On July 9, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Act 117 of 2014, amending Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963.
United States
11 Jul 2014
Construction Allowance In Commercial Leases: Do You Want Income Taxes With That?
Negotiation of the construction allowance is an important part of most commercial lease transactions and usually centers around the size of the allowance.
United States
3 Jul 2014
Virginia Zoning: Landowners Can Get Damages From Unconstitutional Government Actions
Effective July 1, 2014, Virginia landowners will have a new mechanism to use to protect their interests when seeking zoning or subdivision approvals.
United States
26 Jun 2014
Not In MY Backyard: Houston Case Signals Increasing Challenges To Development
No zoning, no problem? Think again. The Houston real estate market has seen an escalation of commercial, mixed use, and residential projects.
United States
24 Jun 2014
Commonwealth Court Of PA Clarifies The Scope Of The Development Permit Extension Act
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Kraftdev Associates, LLC.
United States
14 May 2014
The Tools Of "Inclusionary Eminent Domain (Part 2): How The Concept Works In Practice
This post features a few tools of inclusionary eminent domain that can be retrofitted for purposes of constructing affordable housing on condemned land.
United States
9 May 2014
Air Rights: Make Sure You Get What You Pay For
Prices for transferable development rights in New York City are reaching sky high numbers as developers scramble to build higher and higher.
United States
1 May 2014
Texas Supreme Court Limits Liability Exclusion In Ewing
On January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling clarifying the scope of contractual liability exclusions in insurance policies.
United States
28 Jan 2014
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