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D.C.’s Class A Development Still Drives the Marketplace

By Eric Noonan on August 3, 2023
As we move away from the economic woes created by the global pandemic, and into a new era of restrictive monetary policy imparted by the Federal Reserve, “Class A” level development is cautiously sprouting up across the Washington, D.C. area. Those ...
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions Washington DC CRE

Title Camp 1 2023: Reviewing ALTA Forms & Endorsements: The 2021 Changes

By Kirk Strandjord on April 6, 2023
On July 30, 2021, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Board approved the revised 2021 ALTA Owner’s and Loan Policies – updating their 2006 versions in segments over the intervening years. The Updates The revisions encompass several portions of the ...
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Topics: ALTA CRE ALTA Forms

Waiver Not a Consent to Further Expansion of Zoning Lots

By Mike Berey on July 29, 2021
The ground lessee of tax Block 248 Lot 76 in New York County and its mortgagee, the Plaintiffs, objected to the expansion of a zoning lot which included tax lots 15 and 76. The Plaintiffs had each executed a Waiver of Declaration of Zoning Lot when those ...
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Topics: CRE land zoning

Religious Status of Property Owner Considered

By Mike Berey on January 29, 2019
A survey showed that a building under construction encroached up to 3.75 inches onto the Plaintiff Church’s property. Justice Modica of the Supreme Court, Queens County, serving as an Emergency Justice, held that the encroachments were not de minimis ...
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Topics: CRE trends CRE

Fraud in the Inducement

By Mike Berey on January 15, 2019
Plaintiffs sought to recover their property, alleging that they had conveyed their property to the Defendant based on the misrepresentation that the Defendant would assist them in effectuating a short sale to relieve them from a defaulted mortgage debt. ...
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Topics: Fraud CRE

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

By First American NCS 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

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