News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 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.

  • 6/24/2015

    China REITs Alliance Working to Expand Industry Knowledge

    Secretary General Fred Wang says REITs starting to emerge in China.

  • 5/5/2015

    Congress Progressing Toward Cybersecurity Enhancements

    Two bills passed in April by House aim to promote information sharing.

  • 4/30/2015

    FIRPTA Reform Legislation Introduced in House of Representatives

    The Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015 expected to stimulate foreign investment in U.S. real estate.

  • 4/30/2015

    Changing Role of REIT General Counsels

    Frank Burt

    Frank Burt of Boston Properties discusses key compliance challenges.

  • 4/27/2015

    PNLR Liquidity Events Changing, Lawyer Says

    Ken Betts

    Ken Betts of Locke Lorde LLP says PNRLs looking to make liquidity events more effective.

  • 4/27/2015

    EY Partner: Slow Progress Toward Global Convergence on Accounting Standards

    EY’s Serena Wolfe expects SEC to adopt a more targeted approach on convergence.

  • 4/21/2015

    Lawyer: Portfolio Discounts Holding Back REIT IPOs

    Mark Van Deusen

    Mark Van Deusen of Hunton & Williams picks FIRPTA reform as a key issue for industry.

  • 4/21/2015

    Acquisitions Analyst Sees Increased Regulation for Real Estate Deals

    Allocation Advisors’ Scott MacComb says number of distressed real estate sellers on the market has fallen.