News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 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.

  • 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.”