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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
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
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
Recently Announced Financial Stability Plan To Include Support For Purchase Of CMBS
In Goodwin Procter’s November 2008 Real Estate Capital Markets Advisor, we presented thoughts on the then current economic environment relating to the commercial real estate industry, focusing principally on mortgage debt.
United States
16 Feb 2009
Changes In Reporting For Acquisitions By Non-Exchange Traded REITs
On December 9, 2008, the staff at the SEC (the “Staff”) released their Financial Reporting Manual which includes the recent changes in reporting for acquisitions by blind pool non-exchange traded REITs summarized in our May 29, 2008 REIT Alert “SEC Seeks Improved Disclosure by Non-Exchange Traded REITs.”
United States
13 Jan 2009
Strategies For Responding To Liquidity Needs Of Investors In Real Estate Funds
As a result of the current economic downturn and global economic credit crisis, some investors find themselves over-allocated to investments in private real estate funds because their private real estate investments have not been written down in value to the same degree as their public investments (the so-called “denominator effect”).
United States
9 Jan 2009
At The Market Offerings: Raising Equity Capital In Volatile Markets
Many public companies, including REITs, are facing unprecedented liquidity and capital resource constraints.
United States
4 Jan 2009
Cash Preservation Strategies For REITs
Not long ago, corporate coffers were flush with cash and activist shareholders were insisting that companies distribute cash rather than retain it to fund growth or future operations. Today, cash is precious.
United States
29 Dec 2008
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
Three-Year Sunset Does Not Apply To Operating Partnership Unit And Debt Security Conversion Shelf Registration Statements
We recently approached the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) on behalf of a number of our Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) clients seeking clarification as to the application of Rule 415(a)(1)(iv).
United States
15 Oct 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
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