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Lease Logistics 

As investors seek capital support from public markets, accounting procedures for all types of leased properties have come under closer scrutiny. Lease administration software programs record and track lease information as well as perform necessary accounting, basic analysis, and reporting

Creative Planning May Reduce State Taxes 

State and local taxes represent an increasing portion of the overall tax cost of any real estate transaction. As more businesses become national and even global, state and local tax planning become more crucial. In early March, the New Jersey

CMBS Slowdown Restores Financial Market Balance 

After issuing a record $78 billion in commercial mortgage backed securities in 1998, the CMBS market is expected to end this year well below that mark, at between $60 billion and $65 billion. Three factors are responsible for the market's

Y2K Won't Go Away 

Probably it’s already too late. Property professionals who have not acted by now could face the brunt of possible problems when the year 2000 begins. Fortunately, many have expended phenomenal time, money, and energy to prepare for this looming deadline.

Turning Brownfields Green 

Despite the hefty cleanup price tag on the nation’s myriad brownfield properties, these economically and environmentally challenged sites represent redevelopment opportunities for developers and other commercial real estate professionals. Clearly, brownfields present challenges for buyers and sellers, including potentially hesitant

www.doingbusinessonline.com 

For brokers who have been standing at the side of the online business pool waiting for the right moment to dive in, that moment is now. At an increasing rate, commercial real estate professionals are using the Internet to communicate

Software Suite Updated for 2000 

There’s a new Microsoft Office suite in town, and if you didn’t run out and purchase this software when it first hit the shelves in late summer, you may be considering doing so now. Is Microsoft Office 2000 for you?

States Speak Out on Free Speech in Malls 

Across the country, courts have weighed the right of free speech against private property rights with differing results. While the majority view says that speech is not protected on private property, some courts have held that free speech exercised in

Success Strategies 

Finding a use for a property that no one else wants is a lot like finding a niche that no one else is serving. On what may be a slight detour from his typical real estate career, Robert D. Brougham,

What's Cooking With Restaurants? 

As day to day life becomes more hectic, Americans increasingly rely on services that save them time and energy. Nowhere is this more evident than in the restaurant industry. With projected sales of $354 billion, 1999 should mark the eighth

Regional Report 

Across the Great Lakes State, the commercial real estate industry is taking advantage of a strong economy and a low unemployment rate. From industrial plants in the Motor City to shopping centers in Grand Rapids, most property types in Michigan

REITs Right Now 

Throughout much of the 1990s, real estate investment trusts have been significant players in commercial real estate from both the capital markets and property acquisition perspectives. After last year’s market correction, REIT stocks were repriced as income generating stocks with