Construction & Real Estate

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  • Consolidated Appropriations Act – 3 provisions for the real estate world

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 418

    Abstract: While much of the media attention focused on the relief related to COVID-19, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) includes tax-related provisions of particular interest to real estate owners and developers. This article highlights some of tax law changes to know about.

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  • Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Ltd. Partnership – Property owner not obligated to sell to highest and best bidder

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 613

    Abstract: A state court has rejected the claim that the solicitation of “highest and best” offers from potential purchasers means a seller is required to sell its property to the highest bidder. Although the ruling is binding only in that state, the court’s opinion cites rulings by courts in other states — as well as the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) that many states have adopted — in support of its conclusion. This article reviews the case and its possible effect on other states. Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Ltd. Partnership, No. SC 20154 (Conn. Feb. 12, 2019).

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  • Implement a turnaround strategy that works

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 668

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many communities across the country. Businesses that had been thriving are barely breaking even; others have been closed permanently. This can create a vicious cycle: Property owners in financial trouble because of a loss of tenants may allow buildings to fall into disrepair. This then causes remaining tenants to leave, leading to the owner losing even more money and possibly the property. This article reviews steps real estate investors can take to help stop the cycle and even turn it around.

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  • Dinner’s on me! Big changes to meal and entertainment expense deductions

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 809

    Abstract: Players in the real estate industry have long incurred meal and entertainment expenses while conducting business. But in recent years, there’s been some confusion about what’s deductible and what’s not, given that the TCJA placed some new limits on the meal and expense deduction. Now the deduction for qualifying meals has temporarily increased to 100%, and some IRS guidance has provided more clarity on the TCJA’s limits. This article reviews the changes. A short sidebar covers some entertainment expenses that are deductible.

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  • 6 hot trends in construction apps

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Thanks to mobile technology, contractors can store vital project information on their smart phones and tablets for easy access and sharing on the go. With the understanding that any technology purchase (even a free download) should be thoroughly researched and carefully considered, this article identifies six of the hottest trends in construction apps right now.

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  • Managing an offsite construction project

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 526

    Abstract: Given recent events related to COVID-19, “offsite construction” appears to hold more promise than ever for the building industry. However, managing one of these projects calls for a high level of coordination among stakeholders and a seamless workflow from the front office to the fabrication facility to the jobsite. This article examines some of the finer points of managing an offsite construction job.

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  • Do you need a refresher on the latest details of the PPP?

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 671

    Abstract: For contractors, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a double-edged sword: It’s provided helpful funds but also been difficult to manage. With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) late last year, both edges of the sword got sharper. This article provides a refresher on some key details of the CAA’s impact on the PPP.

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  • Real estate ownership – The ins and outs of CAP rate for contractors

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 907

    Abstract: Many contractors build and build but never get to the easy part of construction: owning that well-built piece of property and collecting rent. Commercial rental properties with established tenants tend to be more stable investments than residential rental properties. This article examines how to use capitalization rates to establish commercial owner-lessor profitability for a purchasing decision. A sidebar suggests ways to get started on buying such properties.

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  • Parametric insurance seeks to bridge COVID-19 gap

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a significant insurance protection gap in the construction industry (and others): communicable disease. In response, one type of policy that has been gaining traction is parametric insurance coverage. This article explains the concept behind these policies and how contractors could use one to guard against specific risks.

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  • Managing backlog in an uncertain economy

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: Although construction backlog seems to be rebounding, projects in some areas are still being postponed or canceled. During these uncertain times, contractors can better prepare for what’s to come by monitoring not only their own backlogs, but also that of the industry. This article offers helpful tips on doing so.

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  • Let profit flourish, not fade away

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: A gradual decline in expected gross profits over the course of a project is known as “profit fade.” It not only undermines financial performance, but also may raise red flags with sureties and lenders. This article describes common culprits and suggests a variety of ways to prevent the problem.

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  • All year long – Smart budgeting practices for construction companies

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 934

    Abstract: Most business owners would admit that the only thing harder than setting a budget is sticking to it. Contractors face the added stress of managing multiple project budgets, as well. This article discusses how to stay on top of a company budget throughout the year. A sidebar looks at some ways to improve project-level budgeting.

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  • Is blockchain the future of construction?

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 427

    Abstract: Blockchain is the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Although it may not be ready for prime time in construction just yet, industry experts recognize its promise to transform the way projects are managed. This article explains how blockchain works and how “smart contracts” can keep everyone on the same digital page.

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  • 5 tips for reducing workers’ compensation costs

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 530

    Abstract: For most construction businesses, workers’ compensation is a significant expense. This article offers five time-tested tips for reducing or at least better controlling these costs, including classifying employees properly and developing a robust safety program.

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  • Connecting your succession plan to your estate plan

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 651

    Abstract: For any business owner, contractors included, putting together a succession plan may seem like an overwhelming task. Often, among the most difficult things to conceptualize is precisely how to connect — and beneficially integrate — your succession plan with your estate plan. This article offers a few ideas: selling ownership shares, gifting them and creating a trust.

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  • Qualified improvement property – Beware of a potential tax trap

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 939

    Abstract: The CARES Act fixed a technical glitch, retroactive to 2018, that deprived many taxpayers of 100% bonus depreciation for qualified improvement property (QIP). As this article explains, however, the law also set a dangerous tax trap for those that elect not to claim bonus depreciation. A sidebar looks at how due dates work for amended tax returns.

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