In 2017, Congress established a new community development program known as Opportunity Zones in order to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by… Continue Reading What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?
Beginning December 15th, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) issued in February 2016 will go into effect, requiring organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The ASU will take effect for public companies for… Continue Reading How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)
In response to the events from last month and the proposed measures in Congress, some retail giants have already put their own store policy reforms into place. Earlier this month, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell military-style semi-automatic rifles or high-capacity magazines and it will require customers to be at least… Continue Reading The Impact of Assault-Style Weapons Bans on Retail Real Estate (5 mins)