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Real Estate Update – Summer 2016

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National Security Compliance is Key to Cross‑Border M&A  According to REITcafe, foreign investors purchased a record $91.1 billion in U.S. properties last year—more than double the amount they purchased in 2014. Chinese investors alone poured $8.6 billion into U.S. commercial real estate in 2015, and CBRE analysts assert that instability in Chinese markets has encouraged

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Real Estate Update – Spring 2016

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New Law Restricts Tax-Free REIT Spinoffs By Randy Schwartzman, Patricia Brandstetter In recent years, tax-free spinoffs under Sec. 355 involving REITs became popular among corporations with real estate holdings. The essence of REIT spinoffs is that valuable real estate leaves the corporation and moves tax-free into the favorable REIT tax regime. New tax legislation that

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Real Estate Update – Summer 2015

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MILLENNIAL SHOPPING HABITS and WHAT THEY MEAN FOR RETAIL BUILDING OWNERS By Stuart Eisenberg, Assurance Partner at BDO USA, LLP Millennials – those born roughly between 1980 and 2000 – are changing the face of retail. They have a combined purchasing power of $2.45 trillion worldwide – $600 billion in the U.S. – and they account for almost a third of

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Real Estate Update – Spring 2015

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COULD MILLENNIALS’ BELIEF SYSTEM BUILD NEW CRE FUTURE? By Stuart Eisenberg, Partner & RE Practice Leader, BDO USA, LLP By 2025, Millennials are expected to occupy 75 percent of the workforce, and it is estimated that by 2015 they will have a combined purchasing power of $2.45 trillion worldwide. As this generation, which has been dubbed

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Real Estate Update – Winter 2015

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – WHERE ARE WE HEADING By Anthony La Malfa An investment in commercial real estate, as with any investment, is a bet on future events and circumstances, since the value of the acquired property can change if its location’s demographics and economy shift over time. That’s why it is critical to determine

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Real Estate Update – Fall 2014

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Single-family REITs are poised to succeed. The demand for micro-apartments is growing. And contributor Anthony La Malfa has advice about the proper structure of a real estate loan.

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