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REITs Expected to Remain Steady 

Since the early 1990s, the public equity market for real estate, primarily in the form of real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies, has seen tremendous growth. However, a number of significant changes last year coupled with events

S Corporation Shareholders Benefit From Supreme Court Ruling 

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of taxpayers in a potential windfall decision for shareholders of S corporations. Many small companies, including real estate related ventures, elect to be treated as S corporations with the Internal Revenue Service.

Safe and Secure(1) 

Violent events, such as the shooting in the Edgewater Technology office complex in suburban Boston last December, remind building owners and managers about the need for thorough and well maintained security for their properties. These types of occurrences have become

Staying Connected 

"Does it track people or properties?” “Will it sync to my Palm Pilot?” “Can I use it on a network?” “It's too slow too complex to learn ” Commercial real estate professionals have numerous questions and opinions when it comes

Agency Programs Provide Financing for Seniors Housing 

Less available capital is the result of overbuilding and profitability woes in today's seniors housing market. However, several viable options remain, including government backed financing. Lenders Change As recently as two years ago, seniors housing developers, owners, and potential buyers

Big Ideas for Small Offices 

In an age dominated by large corporations, mergers, and acquisitions, owning a small commercial real estate business could be likened to a minnow swimming in a sea of sharks. Gaining market share and retaining clients seem daunting, if not impossible,

Broker's Positive Thinking Equals Positive Results 

Judy Hatfield, CCIM, prides herself on being a very optimistic person. “If I think a deal is a win win for everyone, I always think positively of how we can make the deal work,” explains Hatfield, president of Equity Realty

Safe and Secure 

Violent events, such as the shooting in the Edgewater Technology office complex in suburban Boston last December, remind building owners and managers about the need for thorough and well maintained security for their properties. These types of occurrences have become

Joining Forces 

Editor's note As co branded retail developments increasingly become widespread, more commercial real estate professionals are considering them in their own communities. This case study examines one broker's 10 year odyssey to help develop a co branded project in downtown

Internet-Based Information Systems Improve Company Efficiency 

In the last 10 years, personal computers and PC networks have wreaked havoc on centralized, structured information management systems. Instead of being organized into specific databases, company information often is scattered in various software programs such as Act , Access,

Court's ADA Ruling Reminds Property Owners and Managers About Access Requirements 

Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act as a comprehensive law designed to remedy discrimination — whether it is intentional or not — against those with disabilities in public and commercial facilities. The ADA requires continued efforts over time to

How Commercial Real Estate Stacks Up 

The recent tremors of an economic slowdown present new challenges to commercial real estate investors. Will property investments survive a soft landing, reflected by growing unemployment, weakening consumer spending, and the general economic malaise that seems to have gripped the

Colorado Real Estate Rocks 

Just east of the rugged Rocky Mountains lies the capital of Colorado, Denver, and the state's other major cities — Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Fort Collins — which were born during the gold rush of the mid 1800s. Although the