Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer

A Hotel Investment Is Only as Good as Its Local Market!
One real estate issue that has yet to be resolved in Real Estate Issues relates to the question of how human behavior affects returns on investment. On one side, proponents contend that real estate markets are sufficiently competitive and efficient to...
California Civil Code (Sec)3110.5: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?
Seeking to cure perceived slow payment practices by owners, the California Legislature may have created an ineffective cure that is worse than this infrequent disease by enacting Civil Code sec 3110.5. This new statute was sponsored by the Construction...
Closing the Chapter on a Cycle of Boom, Bust, and Scandals
INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE FOCUS ON INVESTMENT CONDITIONS The final chapter of the 1990s tech bubble is being written in the financial markets. Companies like Enron, Waste Management, Adelphia, Tyco, WorldCom, and Arthur Andersen have scandalized the investment...
Mediation: Another String to Your Bow
INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE FOCUS ON LEGAL ISSUES My tendency is to set a certain store by titles and subtitles. For example, the subtitle of this piece might have been "Another Arrow for Your Quiver," or "Another Weapon for Your Arsenal," or "Another Layer...
The New Geography
RESOURCE REVIEW RECOMMENDED READING The pattern of personal preferences is reportedly the new golden rule that shapes today's virtual workplace. This is a departure from the well established pattern that "he with the gold rules." In the Boston Globe...
Toxic Mold: What You Should Know about It and What You Can Do about It
PERSPECTIVE The past eighteen months have seen a plethora of toxic mold lawsuits rivaling the asbestos and lead-based paint tort claims for litigation potential. This article discusses this recent phenomenon; the measures that can be taken to protect...
Well, Stanley, This Is Another Fine Mess You've Gotten Us Into
INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY When the conceptual schedule for this year's series of columns was laid out, I indicated that the summer's essay would treat with the private sector's key contribution to economic recovery: attaining a sustainable...