January / February

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  • Is bridge financing right for you?

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Bridge loans can supply short-term financing before developers and investors cement long-term financing. Their popularity surged during and in the wake of the Great Recession — and that popularity has yet to retreat. For those considering obtaining a bridge loan as part of a new deal or a refinancing, or for on-site improvements, this article discusses the potential pros and cons.

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  • Greening your projects can bring in more green

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 562

    Abstract: Whether developing commercial or residential projects, tenants and future owners are increasingly prioritizing environmentally friendly features. To avoid falling behind the competition, it’s important to stay on top of the latest sustainable features. This article provides four current trends to consider for current and future building projects.

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  • Don’t get taken – What you need to know about parcels in eminent domain

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 707

    Abstract: Eminent domain — when a government pays “just compensation” to take property from a private landowner for public use — is unpleasant enough without ending up being shortchanged in the bargain. Often, the government takes a small portion of a larger property. In these situations, the owner may receive the value of the acquired parcel, as well as economic damages on the property that wasn’t acquired by the government. This article reviews how quantifying the effects of eminent domain on the property’s unacquired portion can help maximize compensation.

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  • Making the most of ADUs

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 835

    Abstract: Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are all the rage in urban areas, such as Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Portland. The demand is expected to climb as the population ages and younger would-be homeowners are priced out of traditional houses. Not surprisingly, an ADU can boost a property’s value, depending on certain factors that appraisers consider. This article summarizes the basics of ADUs and reviews valuation basics, while a short sidebar covers the differences between ADUs and two-unit properties.

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  • 4 ways AI is impacting the construction industry

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 442

    Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) has transitioned from science fiction to everyday life. Although the construction industry is sometimes wary of new technology, AI is becoming more and more prevalent on jobsites. This article looks at four examples: cameras/drones, 3D modeling, sensors and self-driving vehicles/robots.

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  • Walk the talk: Prioritizing company core values

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: A contractor’s core values, or business principles, should be more than a superficial exercise in platitudes. When a construction business establishes a set of values, that company is proclaiming what they stand for and how they do business. This article explains why values are important and what to do with them once you’ve chosen a few.

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  • Viewing your lender as a business partner

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 672

    Abstract: It’s easy for contractors to get intimidated when applying for a business loan. One way to lower the stress level is to view lenders as partners rather than gatekeepers. This article explains why construction companies should articulate a clear rationale for a loan, shop around for a good provider and know the financial metrics that drive lending decisions.

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  • A symbiotic bond – How WIP reports relate to your financial statements

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Work in progress (WIP) reports are too often ignored and less often fully understood. A construction company’s WIP reports share a symbiotic bond with its financial statements — the two should be consistent in the information they present. This article looks at four different schedules of a typical WIP report and discusses how they relate to financial statements.

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  • A picture’s worth a thousand words – Why valuation experts use visual aids

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Valuation experts often use visual aids, such as graphs and charts, to capture the attention of a judge or jury and drive home key points. This article highlights the benefits of using visual aids during trial and deposition, and provides examples of situations in which visual aids might be used to reinforce an expert’s conclusions.

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  • Market approach – How to pick a relevant pricing multiple

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 579

    Abstract: Courts tend to prefer the market approach in business valuation, because it’s based on real-world “comparable” transactions. This article identifies different pricing multiples that may be used in the market approach and explains when each one tends to work best. Statistical tools can help business valuation experts evaluate which multiples are most relevant based on market evidence.

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  • Dissenting shareholders: What’s the fair value of the interest?

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 654

    Abstract: The Tennessee Supreme Court recently turned to case law from Delaware to decide on the appropriate method to value shares in appraisal rights actions. This article explains how the Delaware Block method works and why the state supreme court decided to allow “any technique or method that’s generally acceptable in the financial community and admissible in court.” Athlon Sports Communications v. Stephen Duggan, et al., No. M2015-02222-SC-R11-CV, June 8, 2018 Weinberger v. UOP, Inc., 457 A.2d 701, 712-13, Del. 1983

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  • Differentiating active vs. passive appreciation in divorce

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 858

    Abstract: The laws in most states make a distinction between marital and separate property for purposes of marital dissolution. In cases where property increases in value during the marriage, experts may be hired to determine whether that appreciation is passive or active. This article explains the difference between these terms and why it matters when divvying up a marital estate in divorce. A sidebar highlights the need to take a holistic approach when differentiating between the active and passive appreciation when valuing a business. Bair v. Bair, 214 So. 3d 750 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2017)

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  • A picture’s worth a thousand words – Why valuation experts use visual aids

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Valuation experts often use visual aids, such as graphs and charts, to capture the attention of a judge or jury and drive home key points. This article highlights the benefits of using visual aids during trial and deposition, and provides examples of situations in which visual aids might be used to reinforce an expert’s conclusions.

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  • Market approach – How to pick a relevant pricing multiple

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 579

    Abstract: Courts tend to prefer the market approach in business valuation, because it’s based on real-world “comparable” transactions. This article identifies different pricing multiples that may be used in the market approach and explains when each one tends to work best. Statistical tools can help business valuation experts evaluate which multiples are most relevant based on market evidence.

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  • Dissenting shareholders: What’s the fair value of the interest?

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 654

    Abstract: The Tennessee Supreme Court recently turned to case law from Delaware to decide on the appropriate method to value shares in appraisal rights actions. This article explains how the Delaware Block method works and why the state supreme court decided to allow “any technique or method that’s generally acceptable in the financial community and admissible in court.” Athlon Sports Communications v. Stephen Duggan, et al., No. M2015-02222-SC-R11-CV, June 8, 2018 Weinberger v. UOP, Inc., 457 A.2d 701, 712-13, Del. 1983

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  • Differentiating active vs. passive appreciation in divorce

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 858

    Abstract: The laws in most states make a distinction between marital and separate property for purposes of marital dissolution. In cases where property increases in value during the marriage, experts may be hired to determine whether that appreciation is passive or active. This article explains the difference between these terms and why it matters when divvying up a marital estate in divorce. A sidebar highlights the need to take a holistic approach when differentiating between the active and passive appreciation when valuing a business. Bair v. Bair, 214 So. 3d 750 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2017)

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