Construction & Real Estate

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  • Qualified opportunity zone deadline extended

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 410

    Abstract: The federal government created qualified opportunity zones (QOZs) in 2017 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities,” according to the IRS. This article reviews the thinking behind QOZs and notifies readers of an important deadline extension.

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  • Boost cash flow with savvy accounts payable strategies

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Managing accounts payable is a critical task for any business, but it’s particularly important for construction companies. As a back-office function, however, payables don’t always get the attention they deserve. This article provides tips and best practices for improving the process, including being strategic and leveraging technology.

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  • Accurate job schedules add value to financial reporting

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 677

    Abstract: When many contractors read the term “financial reporting,” they may naturally think of their financial statements. However, another important aspect of financial reporting is the regular and consistent handling of job schedules. This article describes three types of job schedules and explains why it’s so important to keep these schedules accurate and up to date.

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  • Asking for forgiveness? Contractors should handle PPP loans with care

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 922

    Abstract: Many construction companies have taken advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Loan recipients may qualify for debt forgiveness if they meet certain requirements and submit a timely application with their lenders. This article explains some of the factors in qualifying for forgiveness and discusses recent federal guidance. A sidebar looks at the tax considerations of loan forgiveness.

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  • Is it time to automate equipment warranty tracking?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Staying on top of equipment warranty requirements and expiration dates is an important task in the construction business. Yet contractors who maintain multiple vehicles and pieces of equipment often struggle to track their various warranties, missing out on valuable savings. This article discusses the concept of automating the process with advanced software.

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  • 6 factors to evaluate before bidding on an infrastructure project

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 555

    Abstract: As of this writing, the construction industry continues to await passage of a federal infrastructure bill. Some states, however, have been pushing ahead with initiatives of their own. This article explores six factors that construction companies should evaluate before bidding on a public infrastructure project.

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  • Heading off construction disputes at the pass

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 653

    Abstract: In the Old West, the best way to catch a bunch of outlaws hightailing it out of town with their rucksacks full of loot was to head them off at the pass. A common culprit of “loot” disappearing from the bank accounts of many construction companies is disputes with project owners. This article explains some ways contractors can take a page from the cowboys of old and head off owner disputes at the pass.

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  • Construction accounting today – FASB addresses contract revenue recognition

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 921

    Abstract: This article discusses recent guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The guidance seeks to help businesses, including construction companies, comply with the latest version of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). A sidebar notifies readers of an extended effective date for ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842).

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  • Boost tenant satisfaction with data analytics

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: In today’s digital world, businesses and individuals are constantly generating massive amounts of data, providing valuable opportunities to those who understand it. Commercial real estate businesses, for example, can tap a wide variety of data to increase tenant satisfaction and, in turn, improve lease renewals, occupancy rates and profits. This article reviews how business can use data analytics to their advantage.

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  • Guidance grants COVID-19 QOZ relief

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has led the IRS to loosen a range of tax laws and regulations, including many deadlines. In June, the IRS issued guidance that provides relief from some qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) requirements — good news for investors with capital gains. This article summarizes the guidance.

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  • How to make your property as profitable as possible

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: 2020 has been unlike any other year. Commercial real estate investors have struggled with decreased market values — or the threat of declining values. In these uncertain times, this article presents three questions real estate investors should ask themselves to help maintain profits and preserve market value.

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  • IRS takes on like-kind exchanges – Proposed regulations clarify definition of real property

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 861

    Abstract: The IRS has released highly anticipated proposed regulations that provide critical guidance on Section 1031, or like-kind, exchanges in the wake of changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Most importantly, the proposed regs define the term “real property” for purposes of determining whether property qualifies for a Sec. 1031 exchange. This article reviews the definition under the regs and a short sidebar looks at how “incidental” personal property is treated.

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  • 4 ways construction teams can work more remotely

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 448

    Abstract: Contractors can’t work from home, but they can benefit from technology that supports remote collaboration and safer distancing to address COVID-19 and other threats. This article looks at four technology solutions that can help team members stay more separated but still connected, including videoconferencing and construction cameras/drones.

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  • Now’s a good time to re-evaluate employee benefits

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In difficult economic times, cost cutting becomes a necessity — and employee benefits are an easy target. Yet one of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the value and importance of benefits. This article explores various low-cost options that contractors should consider, such as Health Savings Accounts, employee assistance plans and SEP-IRAs.

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  • Enhancing preconstruction to protect workers and the bottom line

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown have made careful planning of every job essential. More stringent safety protocols and, in many instances, a scarcity of projects mean a much slimmer margin of error. This article reviews some key aspects of preconstruction.

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  • Year-end tax planning – Depreciation deductions remain viable

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 956

    Abstract: Like so many aspects of 2020, year-end tax planning will be different this year. Contractors should review tax-related legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but some tried-and-true strategies remain viable. This article discusses Section 179 expensing, “bonus” depreciation and cost segregation studies. A sidebar reminds readers to manage cash flow independently of tax deductions.

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