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Intelligent Use of Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Real Estate Businesses
Jeffrey Newman

Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing significant change to a wide variety of industries and commercial real estate (CRE) is no exception for use of this technology. From marketing to property management, AI could expedite processes and cut costs in a range of ways. But what exactly is AI? Here is a quick lesson. AI 101 […]


A Cost Segregation Study Is One Way To Boost Cash Flow
Anita S. Wescott

If your business is planning to buy, build or substantially improve real property, a cost segregation study can help you accelerate depreciation deductions, reduce your taxes and boost your cash flow. Even if you have invested in real property in previous years, you may have an opportunity to do a lookback study and catch up […]


How To Use Smart Technologies Smartly
Adam M. Levine

In response to buyer and tenant expectations to be competitive in the market, many owners and developers are regularly incorporating smart technologies in their projects. Buyers and tenants also understandably have expectations regarding cybersecurity measures. The risks are real, but they can be significantly reduced with forethought and vigilance. Identify inherent risks Smart technologies almost […]


Is Bridge Financing Right for You?
Kathy Z. Jeziorski

Bridge loans can supply short-term financing before developers and investors cement long-term financing. Their popularity surged during and in the wake of the Great Recession — and that popularity has continued till this day. But if you are considering obtaining a bridge loan as part of a new deal or a refinancing, or for on-site […]


New Lease Accounting Standard is Finally Here — Are You Ready?
Stephanie M. Zaleski-Braatz

After repeated postponements by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the new lease accounting standard is finally set to take effect for private companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 (2022 for calendar year-end companies). Found in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, the new standard applies to all businesses that report their financial […]


Foreclosure: Tax and Other Financial Implications
Ryan Kertes

Despite the record-high prices in real estate, some homeowners and landlords have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the federal government and many states provided some relief — in the form of mortgage forbearance and moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions — many of these programs have ended or will soon end. As […]


The Tax Impacts of Capitalizing Versus Expensing Costs of Real Estate
Thomas Kosinski

Individuals with real estate businesses often expect to deduct business-related expenses for tax purposes. But those tax deductions might not be a guarantee. Many real estate development costs are required to be capitalized and added to the cost of the building. In this case, there are additional rules to determine if building costs qualify for […]


2020 Lease Audit Spotlight Gain Clarity on Gross-Up Adjustments
Michael Kovacs

When services were reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic many services, such as cleaning, were reduced by landlords. Is it still fair to gross up the expenses of unoccupied space?  The common area maintenance (CAM) clauses of many commercial office leases allow a landlord to gross up expenses for unoccupied space to amounts that would be […]


What COVID-19 Might Mean for the Multifamily Sector
Justin L. Sylvan

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on almost every industry, including real estate. Owners, investors and developers are already seeing ripple effects across sectors. It is important to learn how the virus might bring changes to multifamily housing that could endure or, at least heavily influence, the future. Related Read: Consider a Turnaround Strategy […]


Mixing Business and Pleasure: Tax Implications of Personal Use Rental Properties
Kathy Z. Jeziorski

If you own a vacation home or other residence that you rent out to others when you are not using it, it is important to understand the tax treatment of these properties. In some cases, small adjustments in the mix of personal and rental use can have a significant impact. Three Scenarios Residential properties generally […]

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