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Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: At Home

By Linda J. Isaacson on November 5, 2018

This is the first in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate – impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial News, Commercial Real Estate, CRE, CRE Technology, PropTech

The New Economy And Commercial Real Estate: Short-Term Gains,  Long-Term Questions?

By Linda J. Isaacson on July 10, 2018

The good times for investors in U.S. commercial real estate continues, as the national economy is going through a rapid metamorphosis thanks to recent legislation and trade reforms. Over the long term, however, other trends may have significant impacts on individual sectors.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

Underwriting Mechanics’ Lien Coverage In The New Economy

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

In 2008, came the subprime mortgage loan crisis, the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the financial meltdown. Numerous borrowers defaulted on commercial real estate financings, leaving many failed construction projects in their wake. As a result, title insurers have reevaluated the manner in which they underwrite mechanics’ lien...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Title Insurance

A Guide To Securing Surface Rights For Solar Energy Projects

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

Any analysis of the feasibility of a large solar energy project requires that consideration be given to subsurface mineral rights as well as related surface entry rights. Land considered for these projects often includes areas in which oil, gas and mineral deposits exist, and in some cases, where exploration has or is occurring. Solar...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Title Insurance, Environment, Solar, Energy, Surface Rights

Five Top Questions About Commercial Real Property Receiverships

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

Commercial real property receiverships have received tremendous interest, discussion and comment in the current economic cycle. This article is focused on current topics and recurring themes from recent workouts and litigation involving receivership appointments, to illustrate some of the advantages of and reasons to use receivers. To provide...

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Topics: Receiverships, Commercial Real Estate, Title Insurance

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