Fla. ‘business climate’ No. 4 in nation (11/19/2015)
Tax Foundation’s “State Business Tax Climate Index” looked at the different ways state governments’ generate tax revenue and ranked their appeal to businesses.
What’s coming in commercial lending? (11/18/2015)
Experts predict several trends to watch for: more online data related to commercial lending, more lending options and growth in the small business environment.
NAR: Commercial RE may peak in expensive markets (11/16/2015)
Chief Economist Yun: “Properties priced above $2.5M have enjoyed large price gains in recent years but are now at risk of experiencing a modest price decline.”
Governor proposes 1% reduction in business rent tax (11/6/2015)
Gov. Rick Scott told state Realtors yesterday that his budget proposal includes a business rent tax cut – a Florida Realtors’ goal for several years.
Fast and easy loans help/hurt small businesses (10/2/2015)
When banks won’t lend operating money, some biz owners opt for easy loans with murky APRs. The loans help a few owners, but some quickly get in over their head.
HUD issues emergency toolkit for multifamily housing (8/19/2015)
The toolkit will help affordable housing organizations develop an emergency plan that promotes business continuity, resident engagement and building protection.
Visa program favored by Asians expires Sept. 30 (8/14/2015)
The EB-5 program that allows business investors to stay in the U.S., should be renewed but with more transparency and accountability, says RE Roundtable.
Study: Vast benefits from like-kind exchanges (7/24/2015)
An 18-year analysis of like-kind (1031) exchanges finds them critical “to the health and vibrancy” of U.S. real estate activity.
Affordable housing REIT ensures economic vitality (7/14/2015)
CDT, a real estate investment trust, makes money for investors, but it also serves a public purpose: To provide long-term capital that funds affordable housing.
NAR survey: Like-kind exchanges promote growth (7/10/2015)
Like-kind (1031) exchanges, which allow multiple properties to be bought and sold with low tax consequences, are good for the economy and good for investors.
NAR releases 2015 Commercial Member Profile (6/15/2015)
NAR members who focus on commercial sales – land, office, industrial, multifamily and retail – made more money and completed more transactions in 2014.
UF: Fla. commercial brokers optimistic about future (6/10/2015)
The Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, which gauges Fla. brokers’ attitudes about their personal businesses, hit its highest level since 2006.