The Role of "Filtering" in Housing Affordability

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Traditionally, the majority of housing affordable to many families has come through “filtering” – as apartment homes grow older, they gradually become part of the “naturally occurring affordable housing.” Following the Great Recession and Global Financial Crisis, this process reversed as value-add investors rehabbed apartments into higher rent classes to make up for the lack of new construction.
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Seniors Housing Valuation Outlook — Fundamental Marketplace Drivers in Today’s Environment

Extraordinarily tight labor markets causing staffing shortages and the recent dominance of the delta variant make it a less-than-sure bet the seniors housing industry reverts to pre-pandemic vigor by the close of 2021. Still, there’s sun on the horizon — 31 NIC MAP Primary Markets reported an increase in occupancy over the second quarter—and many industry observers feel bullish about the seniors housing industry’s long-term health.
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Utility Easements and Land Use

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Utilities are faced with options and choices regarding the manner which they will deliver their product to their customers. They may use the public rights-of-way or may choose to use private easements to lay their lines. This topic helps the person in charge with making the land usage decisions, as well as the city official assisting that person. The topic will discuss the various manners for acquiring the right to lay lines, and the strengths and weaknesses of those manners, and some specific topics that apply to various purposes of land uses.
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Contrarian Real Estate Investing: A Road Map for Underwriting Investments that Cut Against Conventional Wisdom

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In our Spring webinar with NREI, RCLCO outlined an approach to contrarian investing in real estate – a framework for identifying where long-term fundamentals and the current attention of capital are misaligned. The challenge, of course, is pricing the risk in this approach and understanding where you are getting paid for avoiding the herd mentality and where you are taking long bets with uncertain payoff. Almost 1,000 people watched the first webinar, and a majority expressed an interest in this approach to investing, but with the primary hesitations arising from the difficulties in underwriting this type of investment and in figuring out how these strategies fit within a broader real asset investment portfolio.
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Insurance and Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Real Estate Contracts: PSAs, Leases, and Construction Contracts

The allocation of risk accomplished by indemnification agreements is often a hotly negotiated term of real estate contracts and leases and, when not negotiated, frequently are not in compliance with applicable state indemnification laws or do not reflect the basis axim that liability should follow control. Unbalanced indemnification provisions frequently arise from unbalanced negotiating positions. This panel will address the nuts and bolts of indemnification agreements and insurance contracts, analyzing how indemnification agreements require one party (the indemnitor), bear the risk of claims against the other party (the indemnitee) for loss and damages claimed by a third party. The role of insurance in providing a source of funds for indemnification obligations will be addressed. Indemnification and insurance provisions are standard requirements of PSAs, leases, and construction contracts. Standalone indemnity agreements are also frequently employed to balance the rights of a counterparty with its obligations. Informed counsel must recognize how to protect client interests by deftly structuring indemnification provisions, taking into account state law and respective risks and control in careful drafting. Listen as our authoritative panel discusses current trends and practical strategies in negotiating these provisions, as well as the advanced arguments made by the parties to these instruments.
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