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April 27, 2020

As the government pumps another $310 billion into its latest paycheck-backstop program, critics are pointing the finger at some large companies that have received loans designed to help keep small businesses afloat. Big firms like Dallas-based hotelier Ashford Inc. and...

April 27, 2020

As of this writing, our world is battling a global pandemic of unprecedented proportion.  Already many articles have been written about the applicability of the force majeure lease clause and other potential escape hatches for each party. The outcomes of these disputes...

April 27, 2020

After significant urging from the city council and the governor, at a press briefing Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to opening 100 miles of city streets to pedestrians and cyclists in order to provide New Yorkers space to socially distance. The mayor committed...

April 27, 2020

Public office landlords are starting to report their first-quarter earnings — and investors and analysts are paying close attention to just how much rent they were able to rake in as tenants like law firms and advertising companies complete nearly a full month of worki...

April 27, 2020

The list of “essential” construction projects and permitted work has ballooned sixfold since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a virtual construction shutdown last month, Department of Buildings data shows. Some 4,936 job sites are now allowed to be worked on, up from about...

April 20, 2020

As renters lose jobs and the economy remains dormant, landlords face tough choices and few options.

Q: I own a small Brooklyn apartment building with two residential units and a ground-floor commercial space. The business is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus...

April 20, 2020

The public hearings that define whether to freeze, increase, or rollback rents for New York City’s nearly one million rent stabilized apartments will kick off on April 23, albeit online (like most other city meetings), due to COVID-19. And this week, the Rent Guideline...

April 20, 2020

As New York City and other communities across the U.S. grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, architects are thinking about how to make regular people safer when they finally return to work and normal life, whether it’s in grocery stores, schools or typical offices. Of...

April 14, 2020

The real estate industry, for all its newfound tech savvy, still relies on handshakes across mahogany tables. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed that weakness: Real estate is a cheek-by-jowl business, methodical by design, lumbering until the final, crowded contract...

April 14, 2020

Investors who have like-kind exchange or opportunity zone deadlines between April 1 and July 15 now have a little more time to close their deals. The IRS issued new guidance Thursday night that granted all taxpayers, including “trusts, estates, corporations and other n...

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