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How Financing Looks Now 

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Spring 2010

If there’s a good deal, there’s no liquidity problem. If you own real estate that’s overleveraged, there’s no financing. If you have a well-leased property but it’s underwater, “you’re probably screwed.”

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Strategically Green: Navigating Sustainability Financing 

By: Lee J. Peterson, Esq., Reznick Group P.C. Spring 2010

In today’s real estate environment, sustainable building means different things to different people. It runs the gamut from using low toxicity building materials and low (or no) emission FF&E, all the way to buildings which are “net zero” and have the property’s energy need supplied with renewable and energy efficiency technologies.

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The REIT Race to Liquidity 

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Spring 2010

Heartened by the market’s enthusiasm (as evidenced by the $30 billion in new equity raised for existing REITs last year), nearly a dozen commercial real estate companies had filed about $4 billion worth of offerings with the SEC by year-end 2009, with many more expected to file or in the process of organizing themselves to go public this year.

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What to Do, Now that the 'Reset' Button Has Been Hit? 

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Spring 2010

To Jim Costello real estate is “always a good investment; it’s a matter of how you get into it.” He made that assertion during a podcast based on the CBRE-EA paper, “The Upside of the Downturn: Opportunities in Commercial Property Investments.”