Commercial Real Estate. Legal news and articles for October 30 - 31, 2011

Law firm Kolesar & Leatham opens lobbying unitHealth Care REIT, Inc. Increases 2012 Dividend RateDaniel Decker Joins Health Care REIT, Inc. Board of DirectorsMove over, Toronto – there's a new hotspot in townLocal Law Firm Goes All InCheck law on transfer feesSorouh Real Estate gains one per cent on rising Q3 proftsScott expected to announce Boeing-Space Florida partnershipLaw firms Beachcroft and DAC mergeBusiness peopleKeeping Brokers HappyFlexing legal muscles pumps up land prices for transit projectHomer Building seeks a buyerPush to reorganise Kuwait AirwaysAl Alawi becomes Oxford Business Group partner

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Seeking Taxes, Romney Went After Business
StarNewsOnline.comOctober 2, 2011

Mitt Romney, a Republican with high-caliber corporate credentials, had run for governor pledging to sweep aside barriers to business and act as the state's “top salesman.” Alan LeBovidge, Mitt Romney's revenue commissioner, said the governor “wanted us ...more »

GE Capital Real Estate names Christophe Montcerisier Head of Business Development
Property Magazine InternationalOctober 6, 2011

GE Capital Real Estate announces the appointment of Christophe Montcerisier as Head of Business Development for GE Capital Real Estate France. In this new position, based in Paris, Montcerisier will join the local leadership team and play a key role in ...more »

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Law firm Kolesar & Leatham opens lobbying unit
Las Vegas Business PressOctober 31, 2011

Las Vegas-based business law firm Kolesar & Leatham has expanded into lobbying with the launch of Kolesar & Leatham Government Affairs. Republican lobbyist Robert Uithoven and Colliers International real estate broker Patrick ...more »

Health Care REIT, Inc. Increases 2012 Dividend Rate
FierceHealthcareOctober 31, 2011

Health Care REIT, Inc., an S&P 500 company with headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of senior housing and health care real estate. The company also provides an extensive array of ...more »

Daniel Decker Joins Health Care REIT, Inc. Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)October 31, 2011

... environmental laws affecting the company's properties; changes in rules or practices governing the company's financial reporting; and legal and operational matters, including real estate investment trust qualification and key management personnel ...more »

Move over, Toronto – there's a new hotspot in town
Globe and MailOctober 31, 2011

It may sound like Toronto, but this commercial real estate hotspot is decidedly farther west. Despite erratic markets and a lingering world recession, Calgary's office and commercial real estate market rivals Toronto as the most robust in the country, ...more »

Local Law Firm Goes All In
Greater Lansing Business MonthlyOctober 31, 2011

...commercial casinos to Detroit. “We actually helped draft the language in Proposal E in the mid-'90s. Once it passed we worked to draft the final statute and regulations to implement casino gaming in Detroit,” Hanselman says. The firm's gaming law...more »

Check law on transfer fees
Hometownlife.comOctober 31, 2011

While transfer fees have not been frequently seen here in Michigan, and particularly in residential property, they have been very popular around the country. Q: I understand that an organization called HomeSteps which is a real estate sales agent of ...more »

Sorouh Real Estate gains one per cent on rising Q3 profts
AME InfoOctober 31, 2011

Sorouh Real Estate climbed one perecnt to reach Dhs1.01 after Abu Dhabi's second developer reported a Dhs83.6m net profit for the third quarter (after provisions) compared to Dhs62.9m in the corresponding period in 2010. Replication or redistribution ...more »

Scott expected to announce Boeing-Space Florida partnership
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)October 31, 2011

11:28 pm Prospective home buyers and sellers are invited to attend a free real estate seminar Thursday that... The Delta II rocket launches Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, from Vandenberg Air Force base in Lompoc, Calif., carrying an Earth-observing satellite ...more »

Law firms Beachcroft and DAC merge
Post OnlineOctober 31, 2011

It provides a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. DAC Beachcroft works with clients in a select range of industry sectors including health, insurance and real estate. The newly merged firm will have a board and ...more »

Business people
Concord MonitorOctober 31, 2011

... DOUGLAS PATCH, energy law; EMILY GRAY RICE, legal malpractice law/defendants; GEORGE ROUSSOS, government relations practice/insurance law; RICHARD UCHIDA, real estate law/real estate litigation; and MARTHA VAN OOT, legal malpractice/law-defendants.more »

Keeping Brokers Happy
Wall Street JournalOctober 31, 2011

Investor Andrew Farkas, who made a bundle by buying one of the city's leading commercial real-estate brokerages in 1996, looks like he wants to repeat his success with the purchase of Grubb & Ellis, a national firm. But he better move quickly. ...more »

Flexing legal muscles pumps up land prices for transit project
Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 31, 2011

MnDOT valued it and an adjacent piece of land needed temporarily during construction at $20900. But Peterson insisted that the construction work would depress the rental value of a sound studio in the building's basement, so he hired a lawyer. ...more »

Homer Building seeks a buyer
Washington PostOctober 30, 2011

Whether the building will live up to that grand billing could say a lot about how the local real estate market is holding up as the economic recovery limps along. Washington still is considered the nation's most favorable commercial real estate market, ...more »

Push to reorganise Kuwait Airways
gulfnews.comOctober 30, 2011

The Abu Dhabi-listed real estate development company announced that it will occupy the 40th and 41st floors of the 45-storey Julphar Towers. Hamptons Mena has announced the appointment of Benjamin J. Cullum as the new General Manager to spearhead the ...more »

Al Alawi becomes Oxford Business Group partner
Oman Daily ObserverOctober 30, 2011

... owned and managed law firms with a team capable of providing a range of legal services in areas such as litigation, corporate and commercial law, oil and gas law, infrastructure and projects, employment, real estate, shipping, banking and finance. ...more »


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