Expert Analysis

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

Tax Assessment: Recapping Georgia's Legislative Session

Jonathan Feldman and Alla Raykin at Eversheds Sutherland examine tax-related changes from Georgia’s General Assemb... (more story)

Ga. Law Creates Challenges For Foreign Ownership Of Land

Under Georgia's new law limiting certain foreign possessory interests in agricultural land and land near military ... (more story)

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CBRE Calls Exec's Noncompete Right Fit In A Small World

A Texas appellate court wondered Wednesday whether a temporary injunction that seemingly bars a former CBRE executive from working in his trade anywhere in the world goes too far, and questioned the validity o... (more story)

Ill. Justices Weigh Zurich's Right To Recover $3M Flood Loss

The Illinois Supreme Court weighed Wednesday whether Zurich American Insurance Co. can recoup $3 million from a subcontractor for water damage repair costs the insurer paid to a general contractor despite Zuri... (more story)

Wells Fargo went after a hospitality REIT in New York federal court, asking a judge to place the trust’s hotels into a court-appointed receivership. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wells Fargo Wants Receivership For Hotels After $52M Default

Wells Fargo has sued American Hotel Income Properties REIT Inc. in New York federal court, claiming that the real estate investment trust's hotels should be placed into a court-ordered receivership after the R... (more story)

FDIC Eyes 'Weak' Office, Mall Assets In Risk Assessment

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. deemed office and retail mall asset classes 2023's "weak" points among the otherwise resilient commercial real estate property types, in a Wednesday report summarizing risks... (more story)

Real Estate Firm Buys Manhattan Retail Property For $180M

TZ Capital scooped up a luxury retail property on Madison Ave. for $180 million — nearly $100 million less than what the building last traded for, per a source familiar with the deal Wednesday — in a move that... (more story)

Chancery Keeps RedBird-Brookfield Dispute Stay In Place

A Delaware vice chancellor declined Wednesday to rule from the bench on a preliminary injunction sought by Redbird Capital Partners in a dispute over a Brookfield Infrastructure Partners claim for a $150 milli... (more story)

Croke Fairchild Hires 2 Real Estate Attys For Chicago Office

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC hired Penelope Campbell and Ari Krigel as partners for its real estate practice in Chicago, the firm announced.

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Zillow Trade Practices Case Meets Skeptical Conn. Judge

A federal judge in Connecticut on Wednesday seemed skeptical of a real estate sales associate's proposed class action complaint against Zillow Inc., suggesting that the website's "Zestimates" of home values ar... (more story)

NY High Court Tosses Suit Over Howard Hughes NYC Tower

The New York Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal filed by a New York City-based group challenging the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission's decision to approve a certificate that will allow the construct... (more story)

The wealthy Walker family celebrated the start of work on a master-planned city near Laredo, Texas after discovering water access at the site. The family's lead attorney David E. Earl joins Kandy Walker, president of the family development arm, next to underground piping that's set to be used on a series of water wells on the property during the May 15 groundbreaking. (Courtesy of the Walker family)
Texas Billionaires Building $7B City After Finding Aquifer

The wealthy Walker family will put down $1.6 billion in cash over the next 30 years to build their own self-sufficient city after discovering access to an underground aquifer can provide more than enough water... (more story)

Developer Had No Duty To Verify Flood Model, Court Hears

A Houston-area developer indicated before a state appeals court Wednesday that the consequences of entering a judgment in favor of more than 400 homeowners whose properties flooded during Hurricane Harvey woul... (more story)

NAR Says Home Sale Prices Rose In April With Drop In Sales

The median sale price of homes grew 5.7% to $407,600 in April, the highest price ever for that month and the 10th straight month in which an increase was seen, according to a National Association of Realtors r... (more story)

Pa. Justices To Say If Building Co-Owner Is 'Indispensable'

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will take up an appeal over whether the co-owner of a rental property who doesn't handle its operation is nonetheless an "indispensable party" whose omission was fatal to a te... (more story)

Fraud Defendant Strikes Deal To End Ch. 11, Sell House

A corporation owned by the defendant in a $93 million securities fraud case Wednesday told a Florida bankruptcy judge it has reached a deal to end its Chapter 11 case and sell the multimillion-dollar Coral Gab... (more story)