New Insurance Requirements for AIA Construction Documents

The AIA contract documents are the most widely used form agreements for the procurement of design and construction services in America. Perhaps the most significant change for 2017 was the creation of an Insurance Exhibit. This exhibit offers the parties the opportunity to explore in much greater detail the insurance needs of their project. The Insurance Exhibit also provides a great deal more specificity with regard to required property and general liability insurance. This topic will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to use the Insurance Exhibit and get the most out of it to best insure a successful project.
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Coldwell Banker Video Update recapping market activity within Woodstock, IL, during the month of August, 2016.


What Specialty Contractors Want You to Know About Procore


No matter what your specialty is, Procore was built for specialty contractors who need an easy way to keep their teams safe, on schedule, and on budget. But you don't have to take our word for it.

Global Real Estate – The Green Building Adoption Index

Meeting of the Minds

In the face of growing concerns about the impact of the built environment on the environment, the commercial real estate industry is facing increasing pressure to adopt and demonstrate better energy and sustainability practices. In the absence of other measurements, EPA Energy Star and USGBC LEED programs have gained considerable traction.

Cash Management Structures, Waterfall Provisions and Reserves in Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions


In the immediate aftermath of the credit crisis, borrowers experienced the tightening of cash management arrangements in real estate loans, particularly for those loans intended to be securitized. As the commercial real estate market is improving, are borrowers starting to see more borrower-friendly cash management structures? Terms and conditions of cash management systems are often very heavily negotiated. Lenders seek to ensure that debt service, property expenses and reserves are paid prior to funds being dispersed to the borrower. Hard lockboxes offer the most protection to the lender. Borrowers, on the other hand, want the most control over the revenues that flow from the property. Springing lockboxes allow the borrower more control over rents or revenues since they require the use of a deposit account only upon occurrence of a specified triggering event, such as loan default.

Structuring Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Entity Selection and Transaction Structures

Strafford Publications, Inc

This CLE/CPE webinar will provide tax counsel with a thorough and practical guide to structuring strategies and tax considerations for foreign investors in U.S. real estate, outline best practices for determining the purchasing entity, and review tax planning opportunities in structuring the deal. The United States remains the most popular destination for foreign real estate capital investment. Critical for tax and investment advisers representing non-U.S. persons investing in U.S. real property is a comprehensive examination of optimal structures for the ownership vehicle and the mechanics of the purchase transaction itself.