News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 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.

  • 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.