News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 4/20/2015

    REIT Insurance Experts Outline Changes to NAREIT D&O Insurance Program

    Coverage enhancements to program are effective immediately.

  • 4/16/2015

    REIT Governance Specialist Says Succession Planning Should Include All Senior Management

    Venable’s Jim Hanks sees more REIT M&A on the horizon.

  • 4/16/2015

    Deloitte Partner Discusses Impact of FASB Rules on REITs

    Deloitte’s Chris Dubrowski says FASB guidance on partial sales important for real estate.

  • 4/14/2015

    KPMG Partner Expects Leasing to Continue After Implementing New Reporting Standard

    Kimber Bascom

    KPMG’s Kimber Bascom says lessees could ask for extra flexibility.

  • 4/13/2015

    W.P. Carey Tax Director Says Resource Constraints a Challenge for REITs

    W.P. Carey’s Adam Cohen sees increased need for documentation.

  • 4/1/2015

    PwC Partner Highlights State Tax Issues Impacting REITs

    Sam Melahani

    PwC’s Sam Melehani sees local business taxes as next challenge for REITs.

  • 3/31/2015

    Chicago Deferred Exchange CEO says 1031 Exchanges Play Vital Role for Real Estate

    Chicago Deferred Exchange Company

    CDEC’s Mary Cunningham views 1031s as powerful economic stimulator.

  • 2/11/2015

    Retail REIT Kimco Realty Incorporating Green Provisions Into Leases

    Will Teichman

    Will Teichman of Kimco Realty Corp. says company incrementally adding green measures into leases.

  • 2/4/2015

    REIT Investors Benefit from Sustainability Reporting Convergence, Forest City Executive Says

    Jill Ziegler

    Forest City’s Jill Ziegler discusses the lessons learned from the company’s initial efforts to publish a sustainability report.

  • 1/21/2015

    Capitol Commentary


    With Republicans winning back the U.S. Senate in last fall’s elections, the focus in Congress has shifted to how the House of Representatives and Senate may work together to pass legislation.