News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 4/21/2016

    Challenges in Housing Finance Industry, Consultant Says

    Anne Canfield of Canfield & Associates sees consensus building on GSE reform.

  • 4/21/2016

    New Financial Statements Provision Should Cover REITs, Lawyer Says

    Ettore Santucci of Goodwin Procter discusses the Americold case.

  • 4/20/2016

    New Partnership Audit Rules Complex for REITs, Lawyer Says

    Jennifer Weiss of Greenberg Traurig sees concern among public REITs regarding transaction safe harbor rules.

  • 4/19/2016

    REIT Governance Keeping Up with Influence of Institutional Shareholders, Hanks Says

    Governance specialist Jim Hanks of Venable says proxy access has become a major issue.

  • 4/19/2016

    FINRA Notice Impacting PNLR Fundraising, Analyst Says

    Ross Prindle of Duff & Phelps says Notice 15-02 brings greater transparency to share prices.

  • 4/19/2016

    4 Major Elements to Audit Quality, Advocate Says

    Catherine Nance of the Center for Audit Quality says audit deficiencies can be misleading.

  • 4/18/2016

    Foreign Investors Heating Up Capital Markets, Real Estate Lawyer Says

    Sandy Presant of Greenberg Traurig sees opportunities for lenders who can refinance coming debt maturities.

  • 4/15/2016

    Impact of Lease Accounting Standard Unclear, PwC Partner Says

    Tom Wilkin of PwC says new standard addresses concerns about off-balance sheet transactions.

  • 4/14/2016

    FIRPTA Revisions Free Foreign Capital to Invest REITs, Tax Lawyer Says

    Prentiss Feagles of Hogan Lovells expects government to cooperate with industry to enact FIRPTA changes.

  • 4/13/2016

    Spinoffs Motivated by Increased Efficiency, Lawyer Says

    Dave Levy of Skadden Arps says spinoffs often increase taxes.