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Investors Choosing Clean Energy


"An index of 40 publicly-traded solar companies, wind-turbine component makers and others that benefit from reduced fossil fuel consumption is up 20 percent this year. That’s more than double the S&P 500’s 9.8 percent gain. And better than the 8.3 percent rise by an index of leading coal companies." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-18/clean-energy-is-trouncing-oil-gas-and-coal-in-trump-era

Investors Choosing Clean Energy2017-07-21T16:16:11+00:00

Technology advances spurring ever-lower wind energy costs


"In comparison, wind energy prices continue to decline as the technology continues to improve, lowering the cost of wind turbines while increasing performance. Today’s larger wind turbines are more cost-effective and reliable than ever." http://canwea.ca/blog/2017/06/22/technology-advances-spurring-ever-lower-wind-energy-costs/

Technology advances spurring ever-lower wind energy costs2017-07-10T21:58:12+00:00

Forbes: Commercial real estate will improve marginally in 2013


"The current situation is that leases are dribbling in, generating small increases in occupied square footage. The current pace of construction is not only lower than in the boom, but well below historic averages. We know that given even middling economic growth, we’ll eventually need to build at a much stronger pace. However, the high [...]

Forbes: Commercial real estate will improve marginally in 20132012-10-19T15:47:24+00:00

Was August the Bottom?


After hitting an 8-year low in August Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index rose 4.3% in September, Bloomberg reported. Transactions are few. Apartment prices led the rise. Retail and industrial prices continued down, while office prices rose. Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-22/commercial-property-prices-in-u-s-increase-the-most-on-record-moody-says.html

Was August the Bottom?2010-11-23T15:10:21+00:00

Income taxation of partnership carried interests


The Wall Street Journal reported that one result of the Republican takeover of the U.S. House is that partnership profits will likely continue to be taxed at the long-term capital gains rate of 15% rather than reverting to the pre-2003 level of 28%. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703585004575604713556790190.html

Income taxation of partnership carried interests2010-11-16T16:23:52+00:00

Time Magazine reports incentives to extend commercial real estate loans likely


Time reports that "the bailout may be coming to your local mall." $1.3 trillion in loans to commercial properties come due between now and 2013 and at least half will not qualify for refinancing. So, the Federal Reserve and Treasury are looking at incentives to banks to extend existing commercial real estate loans. Read Time's report at http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893125,00.html

Time Magazine reports incentives to extend commercial real estate loans likely2016-11-23T15:02:06+00:00

Survey: Commercial Real Estate More Hopeful


GlobeSt.com reported results from the Real Estate Roundtable Sentiment Survey for Q2 2009.  The industry is feeling more hopeful that a recovery is on the horizon.  According to GlobeSt.com's report, Roundtable leader Jeff DeBoer finds the results reflective of encouraging government reports. He still sees a "dangerous" economy and is eyeing how the government plays its "wild card" [...]

Survey: Commercial Real Estate More Hopeful2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

Debtor relief


Texas legislators are filing bills that would provide debtors with additional protections against foreclosure.  SB 472 would increase the mandatory cure period before a lender could post to foreclose on a residence from 20 to 45 days.  It would also require foreclosure notices to be accompanied by a new canary yellow sheet of consumer protection tips, [...]

Debtor relief2016-11-23T15:02:08+00:00

Federal aid for commercial real estate?


The Real Estate Roundtable  has been lobbying for federal aid for the ailing commercial real estate sector.  The Roundtable's five point plan:  1. Expand the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF); 2. Encourage foreign capital investment in U.S. real estate. 3. Modify accounting rules. 4. Encourage banks to extend performing loans.  Also, temporarily suspend the [...]

Federal aid for commercial real estate?2016-11-23T15:02:09+00:00