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Unpacking The New Qualified Business Income Deduction For Real Estate Rentals
The 2017 tax reform introduced a deduction generally equal to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) or the taxpayer's taxable income, subject to certain limitations.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Commercial Landlords Should Add A Waiver Of Civil Code Section 1950.7
Section 1950.7 of the California Civil Code provides that if a security deposit in a commercial lease exceeds the first and last month's rent ...
United States
28 Sep 2018
New Guidance On ‘Real Property' Expands The Reach Of REITs
Before Congress created Real Estate Investment Trusts, or "REITs," in 1960, investments in commercial real estate were only available to institutions and wealthier individuals.
United States
28 Sep 2018
Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My!
In a landmark (not really) decision, the California Court of Appeal held that Ventura County, California was within its rights to refuse to grant a CUP to a resident who sought to keep tigers on her property.
United States
9 Mar 2018
Expanded ARO Pilot Pprogram Poised For Chicago City Council Approval
Earlier this week, after a four-hour hearing, the Chicago City Council's Committee on Housing and Real Estate recommended approval of a three-year pilot initiative to expand and modify the City of Chicago's...
United States
9 Oct 2017
Building Seawall Erodes Homeowners' Rights To Challenge Conditions
The California Supreme Court recently held that you can't have your cake and eat it, too.
United States
25 Jul 2017
Cannabis Industry Taps REITs To Draw Financing
As is widely known, the growing cannabis industry remains subject to disparate state and federal legal limitations and, consequently, is an industry with many challenges to market entry and expansion.
United States
21 Feb 2017
‘I'm Yours … And Yours': California Supreme Court Puts Restrictions On ‘Dual Agents'
The California Supreme Court just closed a loophole as to whether a salesperson's duties to a buyer in a real estate transaction
United States
6 Dec 2016
Due Diligence Checklist For Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
Due diligence is a comprehensive, complex, and critical stage in any commercial real estate acquisition.
United States
17 Nov 2016
California Real Estate: Change The Ownership, Increase The Tax
In 1978, Proposition 13 was added to the California State Constitution limiting increases in assessed value of real property to help California real property owners.
United States
26 Oct 2016
California Appeals Court Rejects ‘Creative' Sham Guaranty Defense
In what can only be described as pure "chutzpah," a commercial real estate investment fund argued that it was the alter ego of its property-level SPE to avoid liability under a guaranty.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Hold Who Harmless? Be Careful In Drafting Indemnity Provisions
In another example that there is no "boilerplate" in commercial real estate documents, the California Court of Appeal recently held that an indemnity provision not only covered claims by third parties, but it also covered direct claims by the parties to the contract.
United States
23 Dec 2015
Litigate Or Arbitrate: Does It Matter?
Deal people and their lawyers often give remedy provisions of real estate agreements the designation of "boilerplate," thinking that cutting and pasting is all that is needed.
United States
18 Nov 2015
Drone Users To Lawmakers: ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go?'
California Governor Jerry Brown has just vetoed drone legislation passed by the California legislature that relates to a matter of significant interest to the real estate sector: Flight-level restrictions.
United States
22 Sep 2015
Crowdfunding For Real Estate - Buyer Beware
It's easy to understand the desire to find investment assets that will provide a higher yield in today's low-rate environment and the desire to raise capital to fund real estate projects.
United States
2 Sep 2015
Are Liquidated Damages Down The Drain In California?
Liquidated damages can provide parties added incentive to perform all types of contracts, including commercial real estate contracts. But are they enforceable in California?
United States
12 Aug 2015
Marketing Real Estate With Drones: When Can We Take To The Skies?
If high-end properties could talk, they might say something like Norma Desmond said in the Hollywood classic, "Sunset Boulevard": "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
United States
5 Aug 2015
LOIs Are Nothing To LOL About: A Primer On Letters Of Intent
Letters of Intent can be minefields. On the one hand, business people want to use them to tie up a deal. On the other, they don't want to be bound by them if they want to walk away.
United States
3 Aug 2015
LIHTC Exit Strategies: Right-Sizing The Loan
This post is part of a continuing series on the Credit Report Blog on the subject of workouts and bankruptcies involving low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects.
United States
21 Jul 2015
LIHTC Exit Strategies: Foreclosure
This post is part of a continuing series on the Credit Report Blog on the subject of workouts and bankruptcies involving low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects.
United States
21 Jul 2015
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