Expert Analysis

Calif. Housing Overhaul May Increase Pressure On Landlords

Two recently enacted California laws signal new protections and legal benefits for tenants, but also elevate landl... (more story)

Whitewater Kayaking Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Whether it's seeing clients and their issues from a new perspective, or staying nimble in a moment of intense chal... (more story)

SEC Climate Rules Create Unique Challenges For CRE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently adopted final rules concerning climate-related disclosures ... (more story)

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Investors In Failed Manila Casino Deal Sue For SPAC Shares

Shareholders in a blank-check company that failed to take a Philippines casino public have intervened in two Delaware Chancery Court lawsuits to recoup their failed investments, with one seeking to litigate da... (more story)

Rexford Didn't Fear Competitors Would Get Blackstone Assets

Rexford Industrial Realty wasn't terribly concerned that a 3 million-square-foot Blackstone industrial portfolio might go to one of its competitor REITs had the company not scooped up the properties earlier th... (more story)

Activist investor Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC has urged shareholders to vote against two of National Health Investors Inc.'s incumbent board members at an annual meeting in May, alleging that conflicts of interest between board directors and NHI's largest tenant National HealthCare Corp. are harming the real estate investment trust. (iStock)
Investor Says Healthcare REIT Ties Undercut Lease Terms

An activist investor on Thursday urged shareholders to vote against two of National Health Investors Inc.'s incumbent board members at an annual meeting in May, alleging that conflicts of interest between dire... (more story)

Blackstone, Expecting CRE Rebound, Leans Into Deal-Making

Executives at Blackstone, the world's largest landlord and alternative asset manager, said they see signs that commercial real estate is beginning to bounce back, despite macroeconomic challenges and a shift i... (more story)

Smith Gambrell Hires Ex-Jacksonville, Fla., Deputy GC

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP has added a longtime deputy general counsel for the city of Jacksonville, Florida, as counsel within its real estate group and as the head of the Jacksonville office's government affairs practice.

Damages Still Possible In Lease Tax Reimbursement Row

A Court of Federal Claims judge has ruled that the General Services Administration could unilaterally adjust the real estate tax reimbursement methodology under a lease for the Defense Health Agency's headquar... (more story)

Ga. Jury Finds Supplier At Fault For Botched Herbicide Job

An Atlanta federal jury on Wednesday found a company hired to thin out woods on a rural Georgia property and a subcontractor brought in to spray the property with herbicide were responsible for wrecking a deve... (more story)

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DLA Piper Reps Fallon Co. on $147M Nashville Area Plan

Nashville, Tennessee, officials have signed off on an agreement with The Fallon Company to redevelop a 30-acre downtown-adjacent site into a neighborhood with 1,500 housing units, surrounding a planned stadium... (more story)

SL Green Slashes Yet Another NYC Office Loan

SL Green Realty Corp. executives announced yet another deal extinguishing tens of millions of dollars of debt tied to a Manhattan office building, leaving analysts scratching their heads at an earnings call fo... (more story)

Poughkeepsie, New York, tenants attend a Common Council meeting Tuesday, where a consultant reported the results of its rental housing survey. (Courtesy of Community Voices Heard)
Survey Tees Up Another NY City For Rent Stabilization

A survey of rental stock in Poughkeepsie, New York, revealed a low vacancy rate qualifying the Hudson Valley city to opt in to rent stabilization should its representatives move to declare a housing emergency.

Ga. Corp., Personal Income Tax Rates Dropping To 5.39%

Domestic and foreign companies doing business in Georgia will continue to pay the same tax rate as individuals, but both corporate and personal rates will fall, according to a tax package signed Thursday by Re... (more story)

Maui County Sued Over Wildfire Landfill Debris Storage

Maui County has been slapped with a lawsuit in Hawaii federal court alleging it relied on a deficient, 28-year-old environmental impact statement when taking over a nearly 20-acre parcel of land to house debri... (more story)

Judge Backs Keller Williams' Exit From 'Shotgun' Claim

A federal magistrate judge recommended releasing Keller Williams Realty from a proposed class action, calling the lawsuit a "shotgun pleading" claiming the broker sought to generate commissions with harassing ... (more story)

Hawaii AG Releases Timeline Of Deadly Lahaina Wildfire

Hawaii's attorney general on Wednesday released findings from the first report of a three-part investigation into how state and county governments responded to the wildfires that ignited on the island of Maui ... (more story)