Join us for this webinar on green building and sustainability hosted by Drexel University. It will feature highlights on urban green energy initiatives from two top practitioners: Jeffrey Beard, Associate Clinical Professor, Engineering Leadership and Society with Drexel University and former President/CEO of Design-Build Institute of America, along with Matt Stern, Senior Director, Commercial Programs with the Philadelphia Energy Authority.
Automating commercial real estate ‘back end’ tasks is a major objective for running the enterprise efficiently and freeing up important resources for strategic planning and catalyzed innovation. This series kicks off with a deep dive into the digital infrastructure of most commercial real estate companies. It continues with reviewing opportunities for investment management automation and introduces proven use cases of process automation in commercial and corporate projects. Thought leaders from some of the most automated real estate organizations in our market share insights on their integration initiatives and talk about the challenges and benefits of their own process automation projects.
There are multiple investment management enterprise solutions on the market but picking the right set for your organization can be a challenging endeavor. This session features commercial real estate industry experts discussing their vendor selection process, the scope of their implementation, subsequent integrations, and their technology roadmap.
Our annual end of year round-up looks at some of the key developments in commercial property law over the past 12 months, covering topics including:
Covid-19 and lease renewals:
WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited -v- Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH 
Poundland Limited v Toplain (2 July 2021)
S. Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited 
Covid-19 and rental payments:
Commerzreal Investmentgesellschaft mbh v TFS Stores Limited (2021) EWHC 863 (Ch);
Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited v Cine-UK Limited;
London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Limited  EWHC 2591 (Ch)
Government response to Covid-19:
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill
Code of Practice
Fixtures and Chattels:
The Royal Parks Ltd and others v Bluebird Boats Ltd  EWHC 2278 (TCC)
Security of tenure
TFS Stores Ltd v. Designer Retail Outlet Centres  EWCA Civ 688
Capital Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services Ltd  EWCA Civ 995
RPI rent reviews and mistake:
Monsolar IQ Limited v Woden Park  EWCA Civ 961
E-signatures, real estate and the Land Registry
The CTA establishes beneficial ownership disclosure and reporting requirements for any newly formed and existing corporation, LLC or partnership which files formation documents in any state. Real estate counsel must understand the disclosure and other requirements of the CTA, including what constitutes a "beneficial owner" and the entities to which it applies.
Any entity that has filed formation documents in any state is considered a "reporting company" for purposes of the CTA, subject to certain exemptions. Newly formed entities must submit a disclosure of its beneficial owners to FinCEN at the time of formation, and existing entities must file the disclosure within two years. A reporting company must also provide updated information to FinCEN within one year upon a change in beneficial ownership.
Failure to comply with the new CTA reporting requirements will result in serious penalties. Failure to meet the reporting standards may result in civil penalties of up to $500 per day, and any individual who willfully provides false or fraudulent information may face criminal fines up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to two years.
The CTA adds a new layer of reporting and compliance requirements for lenders in real estate finance transactions. Lenders will need to reassess their AML protocols to better match the requirements of the CTA.
Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the CTA, the new federal reporting requirements it imposes on borrowers, and the added due diligence issues it presents for lenders.