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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Heads Up! Property Upgrade Tax Code Changed

April is here and we’ve all got taxes on the brain. Beginning this year, there are new IRS rules that affect how you treat repairs or improvements of your real estate or tangible property. Companies who acquire, maintain, improve or replace tangible property (which is just about everyone) need to be aware of the changes. According to a recent CFO Magazine article on the subject, one key issue is the characterization of upgrades to your property as “repairs” which can […]

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Your Lease/Balance Sheet Will Soon Be Related

Accounting Standards – What’s The Latest? As a CEO or CFO, keeping an eye on the progress of the Global Accounting Standards topic will help you position your company and preserve its value. Specifically regarding your corporate real estate, an understanding of the discussion around the re-characterization of leases will benefit you in your leasing decisions. The changes being proposed primarily affect public companies but there will be a modified standard for smaller, non-public companies which is referred to as “Private-Company GAAP”.

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Tenant Improvements & Tax Consequences

Have you ever negotiated a real estate lease, only to find later that the incentives the landlord gave to induce you to lease became taxable as income to your company? Whether you’ve experienced this in the past or would like to avoid it in the future, this post is for you.

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Should you race for space? Russ Banham of CFO Magazine thinks so. He very eloquently points out in his article entitled Space Race that “the weak commercial real estate market presents opportunities for significant savings.” He engages several experts in the commercial real estate industry to make seven specific recommendations for CFOs to consider when evaluating their corporation’s real estate. His recommendations are below along with my brokerage perspective. Use a commercial real estate broker to leverage the market conditions to your advantage. Banham is […]

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Delay in Accounting Changes Expected

After eight years as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Robert Herz, is retiring October 1. This comes two years prior to the scheduled end of his term and at a time when nine exposure drafts are awaiting public comment. Among them are those on lease accounting, fair value measurements and revenue recognition – all of which will change the commercial real estate industry should they take effect. The board is also expanding to seven members from its current five meaning that […]

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Change In Accounting Rules Impacts Commercial Real Estate

The U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been working to integrate its standards with those used internationally. It is therefore considering changes to accounting rules that would impact how businesses report commercial real estate leases on their balance sheets. The article below describes the proposed accounting standard, outlines the implications for businesses and for the broader commercial real estate industry, and answers some of the commonly asked questions regarding the proposed FASB changes. Insights: Lease Accounting Changes

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