Risk and compliance for commercial property lawyers


A key compliance issue for commercial property practitioners at the moment are the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, or MEES.
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This report is an annual analysis of the trends and changes impacting the real estate industry. Listen to the great advice Stefan gives ActiveRain members about each trend.


Current Issues in Illinois Construction Lien Law


Many contractors are aware that they have mechanics lien rights against projects to secure payment for their unpaid work. However, they are unaware of the pitfalls, challenges, and requirements that the law sets forth to utilize this powerful tool. The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act, as well as the Illinois Public Construction Bond Act, are very technical and present difficult issues even for the most experienced attorneys. In this topic, experienced construction litigation attorneys Mark B. Grzymala and Beata Bukranova will navigate through this complex area of law. They will provide a brief overview of what a lien is and its requirements along with the benefits of asserting a lien claim. They will then focus on identifying the pitfalls in asserting a mechanics lien claim and present the best practices to minimize the risks in order to maximize recovery.
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Affordable Housing in a Free Market - AptCon13

SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage

Affordable Housing in a Free Market.
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What Does Building Modular Mean for the Future of Real Estate?

Honest Buildings

In the face of rising construction costs, site limitations, and financing requirements, owners and developers are pushing the traditional boundaries of how buildings come together, exploring new technologies, materials, and building processes. Although prefabrication is not a new concept, the demand and market for offsite construction is finding relevance for multi-family developments. One of the most striking examples of this innovation is "The Stack," the first prefabricated steel and concrete multi-story residential building to be built in New York City.
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A Theological Perspective on Homelessness

Seattle Pacific University

A Theological Perspective on Homelessness.
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