• The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — How It Affects Real Estate

    July 01, 2018 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    The Tax Act is the most sweeping change to the U.S. federal income tax laws since 1986. This and future articles discuss the individual tax and business tax provisions that affect real estate investment and investors in real estate.

  • Easy As FMV: Modern Fair Market Value Renewal Methods

    July 02, 2017 |

    This article discusses the competing interests and criteria of landlords and tenants in defining fair market value, explores various mechanisms used for resolving disputes over fair market rental rates, and concludes with proposed language that represents a healthy compromise for both sides.

  • The Unstoppable Rise of SLBs

    June 01, 2016 |

    A look at an alternative financing strategy that is seeing strong momentum in the commercial real estate industry, in which corporations selling their facilities enter into long-term net leases with the investors as an alternative for managing and financing the buildings they occupy.

  • Anonymous LLC Ownership

    December 31, 2015 |

    Recently, local, national and international governmental entities, as well as non-profit watchdog organizations, are increasingly focused on greater real estate ownership transparency, primarily to address concerns regarding the circumvention of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures.

  • Rising Rents Push Techs to Key Markets

    December 31, 2015 |

    For years, technology firms and startups flocked to Northern California, but according to Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL's) 2015 U.S. Technology Office Outlook, these companies have started to plant roots in markets across the nation.

  • Why Social Media Should Not Be Ignored

    January 31, 2015 |

    At the annual Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Convention this past October, the social media panel discussion was surprisingly well attended. Such interest was unexpected because there are many industry executives who still don't see the value of including social media in their business communications mix. But, they should not ignore it, and this article will explain why.

  • Peer-to-Peer Networks

    August 02, 2014 |

    Peer-to-peer e-commerce platforms seem to be popping up almost daily, touching nearly every vertical ripe for disruption, or at least providing just a little grease for the wheel.

  • Regulation and Innovation in Leasing

    April 29, 2013 |

    Are the imperatives of innovation and compliance always mutually exclusive? This article explores these very different but perhaps not always incompatible concerns.

  • The Landlord's Lien under the Uniform Commercial Code

    December 26, 2012 |

    While used less frequently than security deposits and personal guarantees, granting the landlord a security interest in its personal property can enhance a tenant's credit. This device may be more effective when conferred by certain types of tenants than by others, but nevertheless, it may provide the landlord with a potent default remedy, particularly in a fragile market.