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Notice Of Pendency Not Properly Filed By Adjoining Owners

By Mike Berey on February 27, 2019

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, granted the application the Petitioner had submitted to the Town of East Hampton’s Zoning Board for approval of a subdivision map and directed the Zoning Board to grant final approval. Intervenors opposed the application, filed a notice of pendency against the subject property, and moved for a corrected...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: On The Road

By Linda J. Isaacson on January 3, 2019

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

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, digital disruption, CRE Technology

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 Real Estate, Commercial News, 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

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