House leaders took a significant step forward with tax reform efforts on Thursday with the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1, which includes an expansive set of propsed changes to the corporate and individual tax system. 

In this proposal:

  • Section 1031 like...

We continue to see positive net absorption for Industrial warehouse space across the Greater Portland Marketplace.  3rd Quarter experienced almost 900k sf of absorption, for more than 2.5M sf of absorption through the first three quarters.  This already surpasses my es...

The historic concept of “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) permitted a seller to shift the obligation to the buyer in a real estate transaction.  Many states have altered that rule over the years to place a greater obligation on the seller, while still largely leav...

When will interest rates go back up?

In the back of the minds of most commercial real estate investors is the never ending question, “When will interest rates go back up?”  We have collectively fretted over rising interest rates for the past 35 years.  And yet the truth...

SB 277 Increases notice period for termination of rental agreement and removal of manufactured dwelling or floating home.

SB 311 Authorizes city or county to adopt ordinance or resolution providing property tax exemption to commercial, industrial and multifamily buildin...

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As the fast-paced real estate business becomes more mobile, your smartphone and other devices can be your best friends—but they can also fill your day with interruptions. You can be bombarded with emails, text messages, phone calls, and social media notifications. Digi...

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