Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, April

About the Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate, now in its 40th year, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert,...
An Evaluation of the Asset Integrated Mortgage
The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) recently approved a new type of hybrid mortgage, the Asset Integrated Mortgage (AIM), that combines a home loan and a fixed insurance annuity. The borrower invests most of the money in an annuity that...
A Primer on Proximity Impact Research: Residential Property
When land is taken through eminent domain by an electric utility company for a new or expanded right of way to accommodate high-voltage transmission lines (HVTL), or even feeder or distribution lines, owners frequently claim damages to the remainder...
Joseph Straus, Jr., CRE, Named 1995 Recipient of the LUM Awa
Joseph Straus, Jr., CRE, who combines finely honed analytical skills with superb deal-making ability, has been awarded the 1995 Louise L. and Y.T. Lum Award by The Counselors of Real Estate. This award recognizes his 50 years of distinguished service...
Metropolitan Area Cost Competitiveness, Growth and Real Esta
Recent trends highlight the changing fortunes of regional, state and local economies in the United States. During the 1980s, much attention was given to the frost belt/sun belt dichotomy.(1) There was talk of a bi-coastal economy, with the nation's east...
Property in the European Economy
The formation of the European Community has dominated our adult lives. The first steps toward a common market were taken by Robert Schuman in 1950. Major events since then have included the famous French "non" to Harold Macmillan in 1963, the eventual...
Real Estate Begins to Go Online
You have to live under Plymouth Rock not to be subjected to the technohype published about The Internet over the past year. To keep things in perspective, keep in mind only one in ten households has a personal computer and of these only one in four use...
REIT Private Placement: Investment Opportunity for Pension F
The capitalization of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) has grown at a remarkable rate over the last five years as investors sought to capitalize on advantageous pricing opportunities in real estate. As these opportunities have dwindled, investors...
Talking with Accountants about Income-Producing Real Estate
Real estate investors, like everyone else, react to accounting and taxation dictates. Their accountants tell them how much they made or lost in a year, and their tax experts discuss submitting last year's results to the Internal Revenue Service and planning...
The Information Revolution and Real Estate Analyses
The information revolution is here. History will lord it as having ranked with the agricultural, industrial and transportation revolutions which fundamentally altered how things were done and how we lived.(1) This article addresses the impact of the...