Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, April

An Analysis of Italian Property Markets
Editor's Note: In recent years, the number of countries represented in The Counselors membership has increased significantly. The organization now has members in Canada, England, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, France and...
Avery Named Recipient of the 1996 Lum Award
Jonathan H. Avery, CRE, has been recognized with the highly esteemed Louise L. and YT. Lum Award for his distinguished contribution toward advancing knowledge and education in real estate counseling. Established by the late Y.T. Lum, CRE, the award encourages...
Building and Financing a Low-Income Housing Project
Low-income housing credit, under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, was developed by Congress and presented in the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The IRS Code provides tax credits for acquisition, rehabilitation and construction of lowincome housing....
Environmental Racism: The New Liability for Industrial Site Selection
Industrial site selection is a real estate decision impacted by many variables. Whereas location for retail site selection can effect the firm's revenues, this is rarely applicable to industrial locations, since most industrial goods are exported. Consequently,...
Environmental Regulation: How It Evolved and Where It Is Headed
The Republican sweep of the House and Senate in November 1994 was partly a backlash against growing federal regulation in the areas of health, safety and the environment. This backlash explains why during the first 100 days of the reconfigured Congress,...
Institutional Investment in Washington, D.C
As a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) in Washington, D.C., my assignments are varied, rewarding and enjoyable. Many of my clients are from the local area, but not so for institutional investors, who can be dispersed nationwide. Apparently, the subject...
Institutional Real Estate Analysis
The increase of institutional involvement in commercial real estate has heightened the interest of many Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and other professional service providers in this segment of the real estate market. The equity interest held by six...
Opportunities for U.S. Investors to Acquire U.S. Real Estate Assets from Japanese Owners and Lenders
In recent years, U.S. pension funds, real estate investment trusts, corporations, credit companies, foreign buyers and opportunity funds have allocated billions of dollars to acquire distressed US. real estate assets. The principal sellers have been...
Real Estate Issues Celebrates 20 Years of Publication Excellence
THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS In Real Estate Issues' first edition, 1976 President Neil J. King, CRE wrote, "The scope of topics herein reflects the wide-ranging pursuits of the society's members whose interests include yet transcend brokerage, appraising, management,...
Reflections, Etc., from the Editor in Chief
On behalf of the Editorial Board of Real Estate Issues, I would like to thank The Counselor's president, Logan Babin, CRE, for his kind words about the journal. (see "The President Speaks" page iii) This volume celebrates the 20th year of publication...
Sick Building Syndrome and the Modern Office Building
People who work within an office environment make up an increasingly higher proportion of the work force. While these workers are entitled to a healthy workplace, this is not always the case. The consequences of an unhealthy work environment can be both...
When Is a Taxpayer a Real Estate Dealer?
With the anticipated reduction in the capital gains tax making headway in Congress, the correct classification of real estate transactions once again is being regarded with renewed interest and importance. When the Internal Revenue Service determines...

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