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CFTC Issues Guidance Concluding That Equity REITS Are Not Commodity Pools
In the Guidance, the CFTC discusses the history of the definition of "pool," and in particular, the CFTC’s interpretation of the phrase "operated for the purpose of trading."
United States
17 Oct 2012
Tips To Manage Compressed Due-Diligence Periods
When the 775-room New York Helmsley Hotel in midtown Manhattan went up for sale, Host Hotels & Resorts snapped it up for US$313.5 million.
United States
9 Apr 2012
Real Estate Development And The Demise Of California's RDAs
On December 29, 2011, in the case of California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos, the California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill ABX1 26 ("AB 26"), which provides for the termination of all California redevelopment agencies ("RDAs").
United States
9 Feb 2012
California Supreme Court Upholds Legislation Disbanding Redevelopment Agencies
On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld legislation that disbanded redevelopment agencies ("RDAs") and allowed the State of California to take $1.7 billion in redevelopment funds, funneling it into the State’s General Fund.
United States
9 Jan 2012
New California Buildings Now Subject to CALGreen Code
As of January 1, 2011, new residential and nonresidential buildings in California need to comply with certain mandatory environmental requirements outlined in the new 2010 California Green Building Standards Code, popularly known as "CALGreen."
United States
5 Jan 2011
Tentative Prohibition Against Trading Permits for Votes
A Sonoma County Superior Court judge recently issued a tentative ruling in the case "Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, fka Home Builders Association of Northern California, Inc., v. City of Santa Rosa", indicating that he is likely to rule against the City of Santa Rosa in the case.
United States
20 Sep 2010
Court Upholds Impact Fees, But Not for General Revenue
Impact fees, as the name suggests, are intended to help pay municipal costs that arise as an impact of development. The precise relationship between impact fees and those costs, however, has long been debated. In California, the appellate court recently addressed this issue in the case "Homebuilders Association of Tulare/Kings Counties, Inc. v. City of Lemoore", 2010 Cal. App. LEXIS 859 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010).
United States
20 Jul 2010
Top 10 Tips Every Lender And Property Owner Must Know
Essential reading for everyone with an interest in property located in a community facilities district.
United States
21 Jul 2009
Here Comes The Sun
As the world’s economy suffers through what feels like a long, cold, lonely winter, landowners are turning to solar power to generate revenue and offset costs.
United States
9 Jul 2009
Mind The Capital Gap: Impediments To The Privatization Of Infrastructure
It doesn’t take a Hollywood executive to know that America’s infrastructure is in need of an “extreme makeover.”
United States
9 Jul 2009
The Special District Knowledge Gap
In the history of infrastructure financing, special districts have a long and impressive resume.
United States
9 Jul 2009
The Bottom Line In Infrastrucutre Investing: Is It Real Estate?
Infrastructure projects are no longer exclusively the domain of the government, and momentum is building for private capital investment in U. S. infrastructure projects.
United States
9 Jul 2009
Green Building Now On Firm Footing
Green building is no longer the passion of a few; it is the new standard for commercial and residential developments alike. Green design is an undisputed selling point, remarkably enhancing commercial and residential project value.
United States
9 May 2008
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Eminent Domain That May Benefit Private Development Projects
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, 125 S. Ct. 2655 (2005), has generated extensive media attention and inspired passionate opposition.
United States
4 Aug 2005
EPA May Reopen Institutional Controls at Completed Sites
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently undertaking an ambitious national effort to evaluate the effectiveness of institutional controls at federal Superfund sites where remedies already have been implemented.
United States
27 Jun 2005
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