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Significant Changes to the Use of Bonus Depreciation on Nonresidential Real Property Beginning in 2016

Bonus depreciation, which was scheduled to expire after 2014, was extended through 2019 by the PATH Act. Under the PATH Act, 50 % bonus depreciation applies

Planned Community Developers Score Significant Court of Appeals Win

Planned community developers scored a significant win in August when the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a U.S. Tax Court decision

New Lease Standard and Impact on the Real Estate Industry

On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its new lease accounting Standard, FASB Accounting Standard Update 2016-02

Are Typical Americans Actually Doing Well Financially?

On July 28, the AICPA released the results of its Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) for the second quarter of 2016, and some may find it surprising

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Real Estate Sector Moving on up to the S&P 500 Side

Effective September 1, 2016, the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), the basis for the S&P and MSCI indices, will be updated to include

Housing Statistics Off to a Good Start in 2016

The housing market wrapped up a strong year in December 2015, which resulted in big boosts for some companies like Home Depot. Coming off a strong 2015,

Three Approaches for Real Estate Holding Company Valuations

Valuing real property owned by a real estate holding company usually involves utilizing three approaches to value: the Cost Approach, Income Approach and

Numerous Tax Extenders Friendly to the Real Estate Industry

Several key tax provisions contained in the recently passed Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) are particularly favorable to the

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Real Estate, Tax
Ryan Broze | 1.11.2016

Partnerships: Congress Has Them In Its Sights

Over the past many years, Congress has grown concerned about the low audit rates for partnerships. In recent years, the Department of Treasury and the
Real Estate
Trevor Warren | 12.21.2015

Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

On November 24, 2015 the National Association of Realtors released its Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Some of the highlights noted in the report

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