Expert Analysis

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)

New Proposal Signals Sharper Enforcement Focus At CFIUS

Last week's proposed rule aimed at broadening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' enforcemen... (more story)

How Retail Tenants Can Avoid Paying Rent Prematurely

When negotiating leases for spaces in shopping centers, retail tenants should ensure that the language specifies t... (more story)

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3 Takeaways From Urban Land Institute's Resilience Summit

Real estate professionals across the country convened in New York City last week to talk about how to navigate an inconvenient truth in real estate — that extreme weather and climate change must be factored in... (more story)

High Court Sides With Texas Landowners In Takings Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of landowners in a dispute with Texas, finding the owners can pursue their takings claim pursuant to state law but leaving open a larger Fifth Amendment takings question.

The New York City Housing Development Corp. spent roughly $52.7 million on a commercial condo unit at the Equitable Building, a skyscraper at 120 Broadway. (
NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Venable and Holland & Knight are among the law firms that guided the largest real estate deals that hit New York City public records last week, a period that saw four matters north of $20 million become public.

NYC Offers 'Wholesale' Zoning Update To Boost Affordability

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and city planning officials are relying on a constellation of zoning changes that loosen parking requirements, permit more density and aid building conversions as part of a plan ... (more story)

JLL Closes REIT's $171M Boston Hotel Sale

Ashford Hospitality Trust completed a $171 million sale of Boston's 390-room Hilton Back Bay hotel to a joint venture of Certares Management LLC and Belcourt Capital Partners, in a deal arranged by JLL.

Blackwells Sues Hospitality REIT Amid Board Takeover Row

Blackwells Capital LLC has accused Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. of amending company bylaws, weaponizing a local news outlet and filing misleading materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, al... (more story)

New San Diego Offices Drove Q1 Vacancies, CBRE Says

CBRE said San Diego's office vacancy rate had yet to peak in the first quarter of 2024 thanks to a rash of new project deliveries, forcing a continued decrease in asking rents.

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Excess Carriers Say Property Co. Not Covered In Antitrust Suit

Two excess insurers said they don't owe coverage to a property management company for underlying litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy involving software company RealPage Inc., telling a Massachus... (more story)

Union Pacific Beats Most Claims In Kansas Chemical Spill Suit

A Kansas federal judge tossed most of a proposed class action's claims against Union Pacific Railroad Co., which is accused of contaminating Wichita properties by mishandling hazardous and toxic materials at a... (more story)

The Brookfield entities also took issue with the proposed class's argument which alleged that unlicensed contractors can't use construction contracts to defend themselves from legal claims, under Virginia law. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Brookfield Cos. Want Va. Homebuyers' Class Action Tossed

Entities connected to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. urged a Virginia federal court to toss homebuyers' proposed class claims that the entities invalidated their home warranties by building and selling homes... (more story)

9th Circ. Says Court Must Consider Pay In Navajo Benefits Bid

The Ninth Circuit has vacated a ruling that a Navajo Nation member failed to prove he was wrongfully denied relocation benefits after the U.S. gave his ancestral lands to the Hopi Tribe, with a split panel rem... (more story)

Addiction Recovery Home Says City Seeks Wrongful Eviction

An addiction recovery home is suing the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission in federal court, saying they are wrongly using zoning rules in a bid to evict residents ... (more story)

Clark Hill Adds Fla. Real Estate Atty With 17 Years' Experience

Clark Hill PLC has hired a longtime real estate attorney with almost two decades of experience who spent the past nine years working on transactional and other related real estate matters as a solo practitione... (more story)

Justices Won't Hear Brokerage's Arbitration Claim In Fees Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear HomeServices of America's argument that certain class members in a lawsuit over real estate agents' commissions should have been compelled to arbitrate their a... (more story)