Paradigm Tax Group Industry News

Paradigm Tax Group Industry News

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    Forget the Tax Rate, Concentrate on Your Property’s Value

    30 Dec, 2010

    This past September, the Dallas, Texas City and County Councils voted to raise the property tax rate to the highest levels in the areas history. According to the National Real Estate Investor, the...

    Real Estate Outruns the Stock Market Again

    29 Dec, 2010

    Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) stocks are poised to end 2010 with gains twice as large as the broader stock market for the second year in a row. The REIT Index was up 27% as of close on Tuesday,...

    DC Area Racks Up $5B in Investment Sales

    28 Dec, 2010

    The Washington, DC market has seen close to $5 billion in commercial real estate sales closed in 2010, more than doubling the total of 2009 and exceeding 2008 by $1 billion. According to GlobeSt.com,...

    Apartments are 2010 Big Deals in Phoenix

    27 Dec, 2010

    Apartment sales dominated the Phoenix commercial real estate scene this year with transactions involving complexes with 24 or more units more than doubling from 2008. According to the Phoenix...

    The Rollercoaster Real Estate Decade

    23 Dec, 2010

    The past decade has simply been a turbulent one for property owners, starting off with steadily rising prices, followed by the past two years of historic decline. As we move forward though, real...

    Retail Fights Perception Problem

    22 Dec, 2010

    Of the five major commercial real estate property types, retail received the lowest investment rating in this year's PwC forecast of Emerging Trends in Real Estate. According to the National Real...

    Spinoff by Sun Healthcare Signals Upbeat Outlook for REITs

    21 Dec, 2010

    Giant nursing home company Sun Healthcare Group is looking to capitalize on the robust REIT environment by splitting into two publicly traded businesses. The newly formed Sabra Health Care REIT...

    Indiana Supreme Court Decision On Exemptions

    20 Dec, 2010

    The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, which overturned a tax court decision that greatly broadened the ability of a taxpayer to claim an exemption for...

    California Inflation Factor Announced for Tax Year 2011/12

    17 Dec, 2010

    The California State Board of Equalization announced on December 16, 2010 that the inflation factor to be applied to the tax year 2011/12 real property assessment roll will be 1.00753. In California,...

    Retailers Turn Attention to Lease Auditing To Cut Expenditures

    16 Dec, 2010

    The days of retailer's accounting departments receiving the bill from the landlord, only checking for obvious mistakes, and then signing off on the check are over. According to the National Real...

    Michigan State Tax Commission Action on Property Classification Appeals

    15 Dec, 2010

    The Michigan State Tax Commission announced that it was withdrawing its Michigan Tax Tribunal appeals to reclassify parcels from industrial to commercial for the 2009 assessment year. The commission...

    Retailers Outbid Real Estate Investors for Vacant Big Boxes

    14 Dec, 2010

    Investors who are seeking distressed Big Box deals are facing unlikely competition from retailers. According to Retail Traffic, large tenants like Wal-Mart and Target are buying distressed space from...

    After a Rough Night, Hotel Investors Are Waking Up

    13 Dec, 2010

    For two years, big investors have watched the implosion of the hospitality industry as hotel values plummeted more than 50%. It appears though, according to The New York Times, that the industry has...

    $250M Lane JV Makes First MF Buy

    10 Dec, 2010

    The $250 million equity joint venture established by Lane Co. and Lubert-Adler in 2009 has made its first acquisition - the 252-unit multi-family Villas at River Park West in Richmond, Texas, tight...

    Office Sales Gain Traction

    9 Dec, 2010

    Office sales are predicted to gain momentum as buyers strive to acquire quality properties in an increasingly competitive market. According to the National Real Estate Investor, investors have made...

    'Special Servicers' Getting Creative

    8 Dec, 2010

    Real-estate firms known as special servicers are picking up the pace of working through bad loans and dealing with an influx of sourcing loans backed by commercial-mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)....

    Few Reservations About Hotel Buys

    7 Dec, 2010

    In a clear indication that hotel transaction volume will pick up in the first half of 2011, 52% of American investors surveyed have clear intentions to buy in the hospitality sector over the next six...

    Behringer Harvard's Industrial Acquisition in Southern California Capitalizes on 'Market Stress'

    6 Dec, 2010

    Behringer Harvard and CT Realty Investors have jointly acquired the Interchange Business Center in San Bernardino, California for $30 million. According to the National Real Estate Investor, the...

    Allocating Enterprise Value: Paradigm Analysis

    3 Dec, 2010

    Often times our Real Estate Investment Trust clients ask, "Will allocating my real estate value to enterprise value have an adverse affect on my REIT test?". The answer is that it doesn't have to. At...

    Stars Are Aligned for Bullish Apartment Outlook in 2011

    2 Dec, 2010

    As the healthiest commercial real estate property type, forecasters expect multifamily property revenues to climb throughout 2011 in large part to moderate job growth and accelerating household...

    Massachusetts 2011 Real Estate Assessments

    1 Dec, 2010

    Massachusetts Real Estate Assessments for the Fiscal Year 2011 will be issued by December 31, 2010 on the third quarter tax bill. Fiscal Year 2011 assessed values are 100% of Fair Market Value as of...

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