Expert Analysis

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

Ga. Law Creates Challenges For Foreign Ownership Of Land

Under Georgia's new law limiting certain foreign possessory interests in agricultural land and land near military ... (more story)

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Ill. Justices OK $28M Tax Value Appeal Without Payment

A power company's property in Illinois was not required to pay disputed property taxes before appealing a valuation, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed Thursday, upholding a reduction in the assessment of about $28 million.

Enbridge Says Tribe's Trespass Law Could Cost It Millions

Enbridge Energy told the Seventh Circuit that a Wisconsin tribe's recently publicized trespass ordinance could cause the company to pay millions of dollars in civil penalties if the appeals court rules that it... (more story)

Wells Fargo went after a hospitality REIT in New York federal court, asking a judge to place the trust’s hotels into a court-appointed receivership. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wells Fargo Wants Receivership For Hotels After $52M Default

Wells Fargo has sued American Hotel Income Properties REIT Inc. in New York federal court, claiming that the real estate investment trust's hotels should be placed into a court-ordered receivership after the R... (more story)

JV Inks $48.5M Ft. Lauderdale Shopping Center Buy

BH Group, PEBB Enterprises and Related Group have snapped up a mixed-use waterfront shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Harbordale neighborhood for $48.5 million through a joint venture, with plans t... (more story)

MoFo Guides $100M Refi At Manhattan Office Property

Morgan Stanley Bank NA and German American Capital Corp. refinanced a $100 million mortgage of the Feil Organization's Look Building, a New York City office building, in a deal guided by Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Oakland Coliseum Sold To Black-Led Biz Group For $105M

The City of Oakland has agreed to sell its share of the Oakland Coliseum to a group of Black community, business and investment leaders for a minimum of $105 million in a deal that the city said will pave the ... (more story)

CBRE Calls Exec's Noncompete Right Fit In A Small World

A Texas appellate court wondered Wednesday whether a temporary injunction that seemingly bars a former CBRE executive from working in his trade anywhere in the world goes too far, and questioned the validity o... (more story)

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Colliers Seeks Buyer For Fla. Land Near Transit Station

Colliers is looking for a buyer for 2.03 acres of Hialeah, Florida, land near a transit station on behalf of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the commercial real estate services company announced.

Houston Law Firm Wants To DQ Creditors' Counsel In Ch. 11

Troubled MMA Law Firm PLLC is seeking to stop another firm from representing its bankruptcy creditors, arguing that MMA's principal had previously spoken with the other firm as a prospective client and had sha... (more story)

The wealthy Walker family celebrated the start of work on a master-planned city near Laredo, Texas after discovering water access at the site. The family's lead attorney David E. Earl joins Kandy Walker, president of the family development arm, next to underground piping that's set to be used on a series of water wells on the property during the May 15 groundbreaking. (Courtesy of the Walker family)
Texas Billionaires Building $7B City After Finding Aquifer

The wealthy Walker family will put down $1.6 billion in cash over the next 30 years to build their own self-sufficient city after discovering access to an underground aquifer can provide more than enough water... (more story)

Zillow Trade Practices Case Meets Skeptical Conn. Judge

A federal judge in Connecticut on Wednesday seemed skeptical of a real estate sales associate's proposed class action complaint against Zillow Inc., suggesting that the website's "Zestimates" of home values ar... (more story)

NY High Court Tosses Suit Over Howard Hughes NYC Tower

The New York Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal filed by a New York City-based group challenging the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission's decision to approve a certificate that will allow the construct... (more story)

Developer Had No Duty To Verify Flood Model, Court Hears

A Houston-area developer indicated before a state appeals court Wednesday that the consequences of entering a judgment in favor of more than 400 homeowners whose properties flooded during Hurricane Harvey woul... (more story)

FDIC Eyes 'Weak' Office, Mall Assets In Risk Assessment

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. deemed office and retail mall asset classes 2023's "weak" points among the otherwise resilient commercial real estate property types, in a Wednesday report summarizing risks... (more story)