Performance Benchmarking of the role of Local Government as a Regulator

| October 28, 2016

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Local government and the property industry are inextricably linked. However, local governments often fall far short of the mark in their regulatory duties. Some councils, and some jurisdictions, perform better than others. However the Property Council believes that there is significant room for improvement across the board. This benchmarking study should provide a blueprint for best practice in local government regulation, and show a clear path for a more efficient and effective local government sector.

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Article | May 6, 2020

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Article | April 8, 2020

Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes we’re adapting to is the revisions to the common real estate transaction, which all vary by state and locality. Technology, however, is making it possible for many of us to continue on the quest for homeownership, an essential need for all. Here’s a look at some of the elements of the process that are changing (at least in the near-term), due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing, and what you may need to know about each one if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home sooner rather than later.

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Article | February 19, 2020

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The Watt Companies offer comprehensive and diversified real estate services across the United States to investors and partners, homebuyers and commercial customers. From commercial development to homebuilding, and asset management to the realization of capital investments, Watt's mission is to ensure integrity, innovation and world-class service in all that we do.

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