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More Tips for Backing Up Your CRE

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Here are some of my suggestions for back up programs: Windows computers offer a plethora of third-party programs for relatively cheap. My suggestion for a near enterprise-level backup schemes and security is Acronis True Image. This flexible and powerful program can actually create full, live disk images of your PC so that when the time […]

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CRE & Economic Forecasts Remain Predictably Grim

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Disaster might rear its ugly head once again in the shape of a second, more devastating recession in the United States. Just when the U.S. started the arduous task of digging themselves out of their financial hole, another tsunami in the form of the “debt deal debacle” came and washed away all their progress. But […]

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Brookhaven Lab Gets $33 Million Makeover

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Brookhaven Laboratory announces their planned renovation of two buildings on the 5,300-acre campus, set to begin October 1. The project is estimated to cost a total of $50.8 million, $33 million going solely into the renovation and modernizing of both buildings. The renovations will be funded by the U.S. Department of Engery’s Science Laboratories Infrastructure […]

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How the Debt Deal Will Affect CRE

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With a debt deal finally settled and an economy hanging on by a thread, the first plan of action for anyone who owns, leases or invests in property is to decide what to do next. All trends have been pointing toward a positive growth in the commercial real estate sector, but will this continue now […]

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New FASB– Part Five

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In the last installment of our 5 part new FASB series, I’ll outline the new procedures for balance sheet offsetting, revenue recognition, comprehensive income and multiemployer pension plans. Once again, I want to congratulate you on making it through the arduous task of reading about these changes—and don’t worry, if your eyes glazed over or […]

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New FASB– Part Four

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Part Four starts off with a little summary on the impairment changes, goes through the lessor accounting model and ends with a brief outline on insurance contracts. During their discussions, FASB and IASB came up with a “three bucket” expected loss approach for impairment of financial assets. They are as follows: Bucket 1 holds assets […]

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New FASB– Part Three

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You’ve made it this far, so I’m not going to bore you with any more quips about FASB or their new regulations—it’s already boring enough. Onto business, then. Lessees will use the incremental borrowing rates at the lease commencement to calculate the amount capitalized. Leases with interim funding will have deferred and amortized earnings on […]

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New FASB Rules– Part Two

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So you made it through Part One and were curious enough to move on to Part Two? I commend your bravery. In this article, I’ll continue outlining the expected changes FASB is working on implementing. This will include modifications in: lessee profit and loss pattern, purchase options, variable payments, residual guarantees, short term leases, and […]

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New FASB Rules– Part One

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Are you ready for the new FASB rules? If you’re like 99% of us, the answer is probably no. But the deadline is fast approaching and we are all running out of time to get organized and prepared. As most of you have probably heard, the new FASB is designed to make companies more transparent—especially […]

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The Low-Down on CRE Recovery

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Commercial real estate continues its positive recovery as the second quarter of 2011 progresses. Though the housing market and stagnant job market continue to burden the economic health, growth is expected to pick up substantially as the second half of the year begins. “The office market posted its fifth consecutive quarter of positive net absorption […]

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