For real estate developers, location selection is the prime consideration. Choosing an ideal location depends on multiple factors, but a poor choice will mean low financial rewards after project completion.
Building and re-developing commercial real estate can be investments that yield excellent dividends. There are, however, often extensive legal considerations that come along with specific properties. Here are some legal factors about wetland permitting and mitigation banking that may influence how you approach investment in particular real estate.
A crumbling 150-year old prison can have a new life as a 5-star luxury hotel. A fire-damaged church can be reborn as a trendy brewery and restaurant. An obsolete streetcar and maintenance facility can become a valuable live-work space for artists.
Houston is seeing growth in jobs in the manufacturing sector after several years in decline. The growth is four times the national average.
Successful commercial real estate investment requires strong business acumen. In Texas especially, to triumph in the commercial real estate market, an investor needs to be prepared. Just like any worthwhile enterprise, investing in commercial real estate isn’t always easy, and in order to succeed a savvy investor should know not only what works, but also what doesn’t.
Since its conception, the sweeping tax law passed last week has been hurdling through Congress at a brisk pace. With numerous areas being reformed, keeping abreast of all the changes has been difficult as both the House and Senate were forced to give and take. Now that the finalized bill is signed into law, the changes will begin taking effect on January 1, 2018.
Today, more and more people are doing their banking online or at ATMs. What does this mean for the nation's approximately 90,000 bank branches?
The process of selling a business is rife with complexities. Some of these complexities are legal in nature, such as how best to structure the sale.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested that local governments consider for the special session starting July 18 a provision that would nix local tree regulations. Present in more than 50 municipalities across Texas, tree regulations usually require landowners to pay a fee when they take down trees or replant trees that have been removed.
In Texas, effluent (treated sewage water) is usually disposed of one of two ways: it is either spread out over the ground in what is referred to as land application or it is discharged into a stream or creek. Senate Bill 1796 intends to make the latter illegal in the Edwards Aquifer Refresh Zone of Central Texas, which would have repercussions for developers.