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FINRA Provides Guidance On Communications With The Public Concerning Unlisted Real Estate Investment Programs
FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 13-18 to provide guidance to firms on communications with the public concerning unlisted real estate investment programs, including unlisted REITs and unlisted direct participation programs that invest in real estate.
United States
22 May 2013
OCC Issues Supervisory Guidance On Rental Properties
The OCC issued supervisory guidance on the risk management and reporting requirements for rental properties
United States
12 Oct 2012
CFPB Proposes Mortgage Servicing Rules
The CFPB has proposed new mortgage servicing rules as amendments to Regulation Z and Regulation X, the implementing regulations of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, respectively.
United States
31 Aug 2012
Court Rejects Certification Of Class Of Borrowers Whose Properties Were Subject To Foreclosure
In Manson v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59492 (D. Mass. Apr. 30, 2012), Goodwin Procter assisted its clients GMAC Mortgage LLC and Wells Fargo Bank.
United States
3 Jul 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
Real Estate Capital Markets Snapshot 2012: A Survey Of Opinion Leaders
Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Industry Practice recently surveyed clients and other industry participants on their views relating to specific aspects of both capital raising and capital deployment.
United States
26 Jan 2012
Considerations For ‘Loan To Own’ Hotel Investors
As real-estate lenders and investors work toward recovering from the dramatic collapse of the credit markets in 2009, there has been significant activity in the purchase of real-estate mortgage and mezzanine debt by investors whose eventual goal is to succeed to ownership of the underlying assets, through either a foreclosure action or a negotiated transaction (such as a deed in lieu of foreclosure).
United States
23 Jan 2012
Purchasing Distressed Hotel Debt: Considerations For "Loan To Own" Investors
Since 2009, as real estate lenders and investors work toward recovering from the dramatic collapse of the credit markets, there has been significant activity in the purchase of real estate mortgage and mezzanine debt by investors whose eventual goal is to succeed to ownership of the underlying assets, through either a foreclosure action or a negotiated transaction (such as a deed in lieu of foreclosure).
United States
23 Dec 2011
Fannie and Freddie Not Keeping PACE
Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE") programs, which offer homeowners access to public dollars to help pay for the installation of solar panels and other energy efficiency upgrades, have become extremely popular across the country.
United States
20 Jul 2010
Confidence in Housing Recovery Persists
Home builders are expressing renewed confidence in their industry, prompted in part by home buyers scrambling to utilize tax credits that expire at the end of April.
United States
30 Apr 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
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
In Search Of Equity Capital: What Is the Best Manner Of Sale In The Current Economic Environment?
In recent publications, we addressed ways in which U.S. REITs and other public real estate companies can preserve capital through the use of cash/stock dividends and raise equity capital through at the market offerings ("see", Goodwin Procter’s REIT Alerts – “Cash Preservation Strategies for REITs” and “At the Market Offerings: Raising Equity Capital in Volatile Markets”).
United States
25 Mar 2009
A Look At Commercial Real Estate Debt: Where We Are Now And Where We May Be Going
Like other parts of the economy outside the immediate context of the banking and financial system, the commercial real estate industry so far has felt the impact of current economic woes principally in the form of dramatically tightened credit markets.
United States
17 Nov 2008
An Update On Form 10-K Comments Issued
This is an update to our March 25, 2008 REIT Alert titled “Recent Developments in SEC Form 10-K Reviews,” which reported on new comments emerging from the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) requiring real estate companies to provide detailed descriptions of material properties, disclose specified property operating data and identify the source of funds for any distributions in excess of historical FFO in their Form 10-Ks.
United States
27 Oct 2008
Recent California Decision Suggests Buyers Should Provide Non-Refundable Consideration In Certain Purchase And Sale Real Estate Transactions
With respect to a real estate purchase and sale agreement in which the buyer has the unfettered right to terminate the contract during the due diligence review period, states have differed as to whether the buyer must provide the seller with non-refundable consideration in order to avoid an illusory contract.
United States
15 Aug 2008
SEC Seeks Improved Disclosure By Non-Exchange Traded REITs
Recently, the staff at the SEC (the “Staff”) communicated to non-exchange traded REITs an effort intended to make prospectuses more concise, informative and useful to investors by encouraging these REITs to file more streamlined prospectuses that include additional business and financial information.
United States
6 Jun 2008
Negotiating In A See-Saw Market
A seller puts its multi-million dollar, multiple-occupant retail shopping center with certain structural and environmental challenges up for sale.
United States
14 May 2008
Turn Down Service: Key Aspects Of Hotel Real Estate Due Diligence
Investors know the importance of conducting thorough due diligence in the acquisition of real estate assets. Generally speaking, the due diligence tasks for completed and stabilized projects are the same regardless of the type of assets to be acquired.
United States
14 May 2008
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