Ft. Lauderdale Undergoing a Luxurious Makeover

Written on February 03, 2016 at 04:47 PM

Ft. Lauderdale is transitioning from a spring break destination for college students to a budding upscale resort town due, in part, to spillover from Miami’s boom. A string of new luxury hotels and residential buildings along the beach are drawing a mix of well-heeled U.S. tourists, foreign condo buyers and visiting families from all over. In fact, about $1.5 billion in residential and hotel developments are under way in the Fort Lauderdale area, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Categories: Real Property, Resorts, Apartments, Hospitality, Hotels, Multi Family, Florida

How Could Public Perception of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill Affect Local Tourism?

Written on May 28, 2015 at 09:21 AM

By Gordon Mazur, Southern California Area Leader, Los Angeles

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Categories: Real Property, Resorts, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels, California, Oil - Gas - Energy - Utilities

How to Offset the Strong Dollar's Impact on the U.S. Tourism Industry

Written on March 31, 2015 at 06:44 AM

By Ivy L. Irwin, Managing Consultant, Atlanta

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Categories: Construction, Real Property, Resorts, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels, Economy

Hotel Buyers: Don’t Forget to Obtain a Tax Clearance

Written on February 24, 2015 at 09:11 AM

By Holly I. Unck Esq., Senior Managing Consultant, Phoenix

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Categories: Real Property, Resorts, Sales & Use Tax, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels

Oil Prices, Strength of Dollar, Supply Growth Concern Hotel Leaders

Written on February 19, 2015 at 07:44 AM

Although the hotel industry is in the midst of possibly the most successful period in the industry's modern era, some United States hotel leaders are concerned of the effects of reduced oil prices, the strength of the dollar overseas, and supply growth, according to Hotel News Now. When the cost of gas is low, it may give the perception that travel will increase. While this may be the case for some markets, low oil prices are a major concern for others. Some oil and gas companies are already experiencing lay offs due to lack of demand, and local economies that depend the industry are beginning to feel the impact. And hotels in major oil and gas markets aren't seeing a lot of new occupancy due to cancelled projects.

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Categories: Construction, Real Property, Resorts, Hospitality, Hotels, Illinois, New York, California, Oil - Gas - Energy - Utilities, Economy

How to Minimize Real Estate Transfer Taxes on Hospitality Acquisitions

Written on October 23, 2014 at 06:26 AM

By Holly I. Unck, Senior Managing Consultant, Phoenix

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Categories: Real Property, Resorts, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels, Transfer Taxes

Cost Segregation - Engineering Increased Cash Flow for the Hospitality Industry

Written on September 23, 2014 at 05:44 AM

By Sharif Mitchell, Mid-Atlantic Area Leader / Principal, Paradigm Tax Group, NYC

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Categories: Personal Property, Construction, Real Property, Resorts, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels, Cost Segregation

Atlantic City’s Casino Closings Have Far-Reaching Effects

Written on July 29, 2014 at 05:14 AM

By Jack Nash, Northeast Area Leader / Principal, Philadelphia

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Categories: Distribution Centers, Personal Property, New Jersey, Office, Industrial, Real Property, Resorts, Bankruptcies, Gaming / Casinos, Apartments, Hospitality, Retail, Paradigm Info, Hotels, Multi Family, Warehouse, Economy

Key Approaches to Capture the Millennial Traveler

Written on May 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

By Cameron Moore, Southeast Area Leader / Principal, Atlanta

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Categories: Resorts, Hospitality, Paradigm Info, Hotels

Historical Factors Affecting Golf Course Valuation Today

Written on February 05, 2014 at 11:07 AM

By Brett Walker, Senior Managing Consultant, Dallas & Adrian Dekker, Senior Managing Consultant, Atlanta

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Categories: Country Clubs, Real Property, Resorts, Paradigm Info, Golf Courses, Economy

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