Real Estate Prospects Post – 9/11

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: The events of September 11th generated a wide-ranging discussion on the values of urban centers, dispersed communities, and the uses of technology in urban development. Six months later, much of the American real estate community has returned to business as usual, but with an expanded awareness of possibilities and […]

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    David L. Peterson

Hidden Treasures and Hidden Traps: A New Meaning to Due Diligence after January 2002 & How to Make the Most of the Bottom-Line Benefits of Brownfield Tax Treatment & Accounting

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: It is unlikely that very few people will ever find themselves choosing to be involved in a transaction involving a poster property for the brownfield cause. Nevertheless, a number of brownfield laws have had widespread impacts that may also benefit even the most mundane transactions. Here, this author discusses […]

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    Bruce A. Keyes

Why the Emerging Economy Will Mean More Systemic Risk in Real Estate Lending

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: There is now good reason for lenders and borrowers in the real estate finance market to be aware of and consciously concerned with systemic risk. Whatever science we have in the form of models that seem appropriate to the task of evaluating such risk should, of course, be used. […]

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    Alan R. Winger

Palazzolo v. Rhode Island: Recent Developments in Eminent Domain

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1   Abstract: Palazzolo v. Rhode Island is a case where the landowner alleged that regulations had denied him the use of his property and interfered with his investment-back expectations. Ultimately reaching the U.S. Supreme Court for opinion, the majority’s one clear holding is that pre-acquisition notice of land-use regulations does […]

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    Lara Womack

The Insurance Industry after 9/11: Planning for the Future

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, sent shock waves through society and the business community that will significantly impact the availability and cost of insurance for years to come – it is no longer business as usual. This author believes that an in-depth analysis […]

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    Frank Caruso 

An Introduction to Strategic Facilities Planning

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: Strategic facilities planning, the process of aligning an organization’s real estate assets to its business objectives, is a powerful but often untapped tool. In this article, the author explores how an effective strategy can help an organization avoid costly mistakes, better manage facility needs through periods of contraction as […]

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    John R. Glagola

Lawyer-Broker Collaboration in Commercial Real Estate Lease Transactions

Spring 2002, Vol 27, No 1 Abstract: Companies that don’t have experienced real estate professionals on their staff must rely heavily on their commercial brokers, consultants, and attorneys as they enter the “minefield” of commercial real estate transactions. Here the authors offer guidelines for attorneys and brokers representing tenants in user-based corporate real estate transactions. To […]

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    Gary L. Lozoff
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    Shelby R. Lozoff

Real Estate Industry Consortiums–National or Local–Who Will Succeed?

Winter 2001/2002, Vol 26, No 4 Abstract: Increasingly more commercial real estate organizations are realizing the power of streamlining purchasing, asset management, financial management, and other business processes online. Real estate organizations can realize an even bigger benefit by joining together to create one cohesive group, or consortium. Consortiums are relatively new to the real estate […]

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    Michael Praeger

Healthy Walkways: a Guide for Premises Liability

Winter 2001/2002, Vol 26, No 4 Abstract: Here the author presents a brief review of the evolution of walkways in relation to commercial property and then identifies three categories of factors that contribute to falls—environmental, human, and configurational. The guide then discusses how human physiological and cognitive factors are affected by the condition of walkways. To […]

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    M. Gordon Brown

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, 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, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate