News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 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.”

  • 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.