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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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Wilmington Trust Wants $33M For Defaulted Mortgage

Wilmington Trust accused a company in Delaware federal court of owing more than $33 million for a defaulted mortgage loan for a Wilmington, Delaware, property.

Racetrack's Unlisted Use Unremarkable, Mich. Justice Says

A Michigan Supreme Court justice said Wednesday it was not "particularly remarkable" that a zoning ordinance did not list all approved commercial uses, as residents push the court to restrict a race dragway's ... (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.

Prologis Pins Lower Occupancy Rates On Southern California

Prologis Inc. executives told investors Thursday that the logistics real estate investment trust saw occupancy rates and pricing at slightly lower than expected levels during the first quarter of 2024, driven ... (more story)

Okla. Lawmakers OK Use Of Images For Property Inspections

Oklahoma would allow county assessors to inspect property remotely using aerial images taken from airplanes after an initial in-person inspection under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives and h... (more story)

No Redo For Insurer In Hail Damage Dispute, Judge Says

A Texas federal court refused to rethink its ruling denying an insurer's bid for an early win in a hail damage coverage dispute with a textile company, saying the insurer didn't provide any new information tha... (more story)

99 Cents Seeks Quick Ch. 11 Auction For IP, Real Estate

Bankrupt discount retail chain 99 Cents Only hopes to sell its real estate, store leases and intellectual property by May 21 as part of its speedy Chapter 11 winding down, according to an auction procedures mo... (more story)

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Fannie Mae Gets Partial Early Win In $12M Loan Default Row

A Texas federal judge mostly sided with Fannie Mae in its suit over a defaulted $23.26 million multifamily loan, of which the government enterprise claims it's still owed $12.56 million.

States, Biz Groups Back Fight Over DOE Furnace Rules

Eighteen states and several business associations are backing gas utility groups' challenge to the U.S. Department of Energy's tighter energy efficiency standards for furnaces and water heaters, telling the D.... (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)

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)

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.