Skip to main content

Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure

Viewpoints

Filter by:

Viewpoint Thumbnail

The Rise of Shared Work Spaces: Tips for the Unwary

December 7, 2016 | Blog | By Jennifer Sacco Smith, Geoffrey Smith

Co-working centers and shared office space arrangements have exploded onto the commercial real estate scene recently and offer attractive alternatives for many small businesses, early stage start-ups, incubators and freelancers to more traditional long-term office leases or work-from-home arrangements.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Drone use in the real estate industry has exploded in recent months. The utility of drones in sales, marketing, construction, surveying, and inspection of real property is undeniable.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Tenant Exclusives: Rogue Tenants, Enforcement, and More

November 9, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

Recently, Law360 published our colleague Andrew A. Dean’s follow up to his previous article, “Negotiating Exclusive Use Provisions in Retail Leases.” This new article discusses how to address “rogue tenants,” the enforcement of an exclusive and whether continuous operation clauses should factor into the exclusive use provision when negotiating a retail lease on behalf of a tenant.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Negotiating Exclusive Use Provisions in Retail Leases

October 11, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Andrew A. Dean was published in Law360. His article focuses on the more frequently discussed provisions in a retail lease – the tenant exclusive.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Changes to Lease Accounting Rules (Seminar September 15, 2016)

September 9, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

On September 15th, Mintz Levin, Cresa, and BDO will be hosting a Panel Discussion and Networking Reception in San Diego, California on the new changes to lease accounting rules.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail
On April 15, 2016, the IRS released a memorandum addressing the impact of so-called “bad boy” guarantees on the characterization of underlying partnership debt as recourse vs. nonrecourse under Section 752 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Recently, our colleague Steve Friedberg published an article in AreaDevelopment on “Data Center Development and Financing Strategies”. Co-authored by Gregory Burkart and Laca Wong-Hammond from Duff & Phelps, the article discusses industry-specific factors to consider when evaluating data center locations including power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully analyzes financing strategies for these capital-intensive endeavors as well.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

FASB Lease Accounting Changes

March 17, 2016 | Blog | By Adam Watts

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is expected to finalize new lease accounting standards (“Standards”) within the coming months which will have very real consequences for owners and lessees alike.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail
As a follow up to my colleague Allan Caggiano’s post here on the new 2016 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards, the Planning & Zoning Resource Company (PZR) has recently circulated an important advisory on the practical effects of the new survey standards and the interaction between the surveyor and the zoning report that is typically provided by a third party like PZR.
Read more

The Life Sciences Lease: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

February 24, 2016 | Blog | By Dawn Saunders

Leases often form the start of a long term relationship between a landlord and tenant. This dynamic is much more critical in the life sciences context, and the process of lease negotiation and implementation requires integration and cooperation between the landlord and tenant teams. The lease creates a roadmap for what can be a very long tenancy, and needs to be carefully thought through and negotiated.
Read more
Beginning on February 16 of this year, the rate of tax withholding required by the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) will increase from 10% to 15%.  FIRPTA imposes federal tax on the sale of an interest in real property located in the United States by a foreign seller.
Read more
Mintz Levin was a sponsor of IMN's 13th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing held at the Montage resort in Laguna Beach.  The IMN conference is the premier West Coast conference on real estate investing and is attended by the most influential voices in the real estate industry.
Read more

2016 ALTA/NSPS (formerly ALTA/ACSM) Land Title Survey Standards

February 10, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

On February 23, 2016, the 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys will become effective (superseding the 2011 ALTA/ACSM standards).
Read more

Sophisticated Email Scams Targeting the Real Estate Industry

January 28, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

A sophisticated (and effective) wire-fraud scam targeting real estate (and other) transactions is on the rise, and mostly occurring in the United States.
Read more

Spending and Tax Deals Brings ITC and PTC Extensions

December 17, 2015 | Blog | By Dawn Saunders

Earlier today our colleagues in the Energy Technology practice posted an article regarding this morning's congressional agreement on a year-end spending and massive tax deal that will bring 5-year extensions to both the Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit.
Read more

Financeable Retail Leases: A Guide to the Perplexed

November 30, 2015 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

Our colleague Steve Friedberg recently spoke at the ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of “Financeable Retail Leases: A Guide to the Perplexed”.
Read more
Our colleague, Steve Friedberg will be speaking tomorrow during a seminar at this year's US Shopping Center Law Conference put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Read more

NYC Transportation Infrastructure Needs Innovation (Law 360)

October 2, 2015 | Blog | By Dawn Saunders

Our colleague Jeff Moerdler was recently quoted in Law 360's article, "NYC Transportation Infrastructure Needs Innovation: Panel" after speaking on transportation infrastructure issues at the EisnerAmper's Real Estate Private Equity Summit this past Wednesday.
Read more

Proposed Prop 13 Reforms in California

July 28, 2015 | Blog | By Dawn Saunders

Since February 2015, California state legislators have proposed several bills to modify the limitations on property tax increases established by Proposition 13 (Prop. 13).
Read more
We are seeing more and more of our clients branching out into international markets. My partner, Dawn Saunders, wrote an interesting article about navigating international leasing transactions and the importance of having experienced international leasing counsel review these transactions.
Read more
Sign up to receive email updates from Mintz.
Subscribe Now

Explore Other Viewpoints: