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Investing in Secondary Markets: Timing Is Everything 

By: Ellen Rand and Ron Derven, contributing editors, Development Winter 2013

With so much public and private capital chasing commercial real estate investment opportunities in the primary markets, is this the right time to focus attention on the secondary markets? Yes, according to Sam Chandan, Ph.D., president and chief economist of Chandan Economics.

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Is Credit Loose or Tight? 

By: Ellen Rand and Ron Derven, contributing editors, Development Winter 2013

Panelists at a Development ‘13 session on capital markets agreed that as of fall 2013, credit is neither too loose nor too tight; it is just right.

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Real Estate Investors Face New Investment Income Tax 

By: Robin Word, CPA, tax manager, Real Estate Practice Group, Averett Warmus Durkee Winter 2013

Just as the real estate industry is beginning to experience a long-awaited recovery, a new investment income tax is poised to lighten the wallets of many real estate investors.

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Financing Large-Scale MXDs 

By: Ellen Rand and Ron Derven, contributing editors, Development Winter 2013

Financing mixed-use developments (MXDs) that may span many city blocks and take decades to develop is significantly more complex than financing single-use projects. In a session titled “Mixed-Use Case Studies: The Price of Success” at Development ‘13, three developers described their large-scale mixed-use projects and Kevin Jennings, Bank of America Merrill Lynch reacted to each project, offering comments about how lenders approach financing these and similar types of projects, and describing some of the unique financing vehicles employed.