News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 4/12/2016

    SEC Attuned to Unique REIT Disclosures, Official Says

    Sonia Barros of the SEC points to increase in non-GAAP reporting measures.

  • 4/7/2016

    FASB Researching Non-GAAP Reporting

    FASB chair Russell Golden says potential GAAP improvements expected shortly.

  • 4/6/2016

    FIRPTA Reforms Will Grow Investment in Real Estate, Lawyer Says

    David Polster of Skadden Arps says FIRPTA provisions are “game changers.”

  • 4/6/2016

    Tax Reform Unlikely if Republicans Lose White House, Kies Says

    Ken Kies of Federal Policy Group says political parties far apart on tax reform.

  • 4/5/2016

    Leverage Lessons Learned, REIT Privatization Specialist Says

    Adam Emmerich of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz stresses importance of advance preparation for unsolicited takeover bids.

  • 3/17/2016

    More Institutions Investing in REITs

    Todd Briddell

    Todd Briddell of CenterSquare Investment Management says REITs offer “great opportunity for individuals, too.

  • 1/14/2016

    FIRPTA Reform a Boost to U.S. Real Estate

    Jim Fetgatter

    AFIRE’s Jim Fetgatter on rules changes and new data on foreign investors’ views of real estate.

  • 1/5/2016

    REIT Insurance Experts Discuss Changes to NAREIT Program

    Changes aimed at providing state-of-the-art coverage.

  • 12/21/2015

    Obama Signs FIRPTA Reforms Into Law

    President Barack Obama

    PATH Act enacts significant FIRPTA reforms.

  • 12/18/2015

    Congress Approves FIRPTA Reform

    U.S. Capitol

    FIRPTA exemption doubled to 10 percent; foreign pension plans no longer subject to FIRPTA.