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Calif. Housing Overhaul May Increase Pressure On Landlords

Two recently enacted California laws signal new protections and legal benefits for tenants, but also elevate landl... (more story)

Whitewater Kayaking Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Whether it's seeing clients and their issues from a new perspective, or staying nimble in a moment of intense chal... (more story)

SEC Climate Rules Create Unique Challenges For CRE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently adopted final rules concerning climate-related disclosures ... (more story)

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West LA Office Vacancy Rate Continues To Climb, Nears 25%

The office vacancy rate in West Los Angeles continued to rise in the first quarter of 2024 and is now approaching 25% as major questions remain about the future of brick-and-mortar office space needs, accordin... (more story)

Trump, Insurer Defend $175M Bond In NY AG Case

Donald Trump and the Delaware insurer that agreed to post the former president's $175 million bond in his civil business fraud case told a Manhattan judge that they have the money in cash, after New York Attor... (more story)

Office leasing activity in Washington, D.C., saw a hike in the first quarter of 2024, with 37 total leases signed for spaces of more than 10,000 square feet, according to a report from Colliers. (iStock)
DC Office Market Leasing Sees Uptick, Colliers Says

Leasing activity in the District of Columbia's office sector increased in 2024's first quarter, despite negative net absorption of more than 450,000 square feet, according to a Colliers report.

Virginia Judge Tosses State Broadband Law Challenge

The Association of American Railroads has lost its challenge to a Virginia federal law that gives broadband providers easier access to railroad property and that the group says constitutes illegal taking, afte... (more story)

Partners Group Buys Minority Stake In Hospitality PE Firm

Partners Group has acquired a minority stake in hospitality-focused Trinity Investments that has a $500 million goal, the private equity firms announced.

NY Outdoor Stadium Can Host Concerts During Noise Row

A century-old outdoor stadium in New York where the Beatles once played can continue operating as it battles disgruntled neighbors after a state judge denied the residents' request for a preliminary injunction... (more story)

Feds, PPG Reach $22.8M Deal To Clean Up NJ Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a settlement with PPG Industries Inc. on Tuesday under which the company has agreed to cough up more than $22.8 million to cover the estimated future cleanup c... (more story)

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Survey Tees Up Another NY City For Rent Stabilization

A survey of rental stock in Poughkeepsie, New York, revealed a low vacancy rate qualifying the Hudson Valley city to opt in to rent stabilization should its representatives move to declare a housing emergency.

4th Circ. Affirms No Shield From IRS For Home In Bankruptcy

A North Carolina man who filed for bankruptcy protection and owes federal tax debt cannot shield the house he owns with his wife from the Internal Revenue Service, which is pursuing the asset as a creditor in ... (more story)

Proptech Profile: Jurny Builds AI Base For Short-Term Rentals

Technology is an essential part of successfully running and scaling up a short-term rental portfolio, given the decentralized nature of the business with properties spread across different locations. But to da... (more story)

Ore. City And Homeless Class Stake Spots Over Camping Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case weighing whether an Oregon city's anti-camping laws violate the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Here, Law360 previews the sta... (more story)

BH Group, Kolter Partner On $102.6M Fla. Beachfront Site

BH Group and Kolter Group said Wednesday they purchased one of the few remaining ultra-luxury beachfront development sites in Florida with a $102.6 million land buy in Naples.

Manufactured Housing Cos. Slam 'Nonsensical' Antitrust Suit

A mobile homes data company and multiple manufactured housing companies once again have urged an Illinois federal court to toss rent price-fixing claims brought by a proposed class of mobile home renters.

Excess Carriers Say Property Co. Not Covered In Antitrust Suit

Two excess insurers said they don't owe coverage to a property management company for underlying litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy involving software company RealPage Inc., telling a Massachusetts ... (more story)