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NYC Retail Marketing Woes: Sign of the Times or Catalyst for Growth?


By William H. Jennings  |  July 27, 2018

In the not-too-distant past, most people shopped in their local stores in New York City – dealing with weather, limited choices, out-of-stock items and sometimes rude salespeople. 

Embracing New Business Opportunities with Foreign Real Estate Investors


By William H. Jennings  |  March 22, 2018

With the corporate tax rate slashed in the new tax reform bill, the U.S. real estate market is anticipating an even greater influx of foreign capital in the months and years ahead. Chinese investors will undoubtedly play a large role in this trend. Not only is the country already among the top investors in U.S. real estate, but the tax reform bill also brings the U.S. corporate tax rate (now 21 percent) to even lower than their own country’s rate of 25%.

WINTER 2017-2018 GOTHAM COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MONITOR SURVEY RESULTS


By William H. Jennings  |  January 30, 2018

Marks Paneth presents the findings of the Winter 2017-2018 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor survey, which takes the pulse of New York City's commercial real estate industry. 

Real Estate Alert: Tax Bill Creates New Deduction on Qualifying Pass-Through Income


By William H. Jennings  |  December 20, 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) was passed by Congress today and sent to the President to be signed into law. The final reconciled bill creates a new deduction for qualifying pass-through income, subject to certain limitations. Generally, any trade or business is eligible for the deduction, except specified service businesses.

Real Estate Advisor - February, 2017


By William H. Jennings  |  February 17, 2017

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Alert: Proposed Significant Change to NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax Law


By William H. Jennings  |  February 3, 2017

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently released his FY 17-18 Executive Budget, which suggests a number of changes to the tax law. Among those changes is a proposal to greatly expand the reach of the New York State Real Estate Transfer Tax with respect to transfers of entities holding New York State real estate. 

Real Estate Advisor - September, 2016


By William H. Jennings  |  September 20, 2016

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Advisor – July, 2016


By William H. Jennings  |  July 13, 2016

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Advisor - April, 2016


By William H. Jennings  |  April 11, 2016

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor


By William H. Jennings  |  April 1, 2016

Mark Paneth’s Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor takes the pulse of New York’s commercial real estate professionals three times a year. Findings from the Spring 2016 survey provide insights on the impact of foreign investment, stock markets, interest rates, taxes and infrastructure development on the commercial real estate market in NYC.

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. The survey was completed by 145 commercial real estate professionals working in NYC CRE, including legal counsel, bankers and lenders, brokers and agents, developers, property managers and property owners. Marks Paneth staff supervised the convention site intercept interviews and email deployments for online data collection.  Galloway Research hosted the data collection site and tabulated paper questionnaires.  Business Research Solutions managed the research project, analyzed the data and reported the findings. Surveys were fielded in late February and early March, 2016.

Real Estate Advisor - February, 2016


By William H. Jennings  |  February 9, 2016

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor


By William H. Jennings  |  January 26, 2016

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. Overall, 201 individuals responded to the survey — 64 online following a series of email invitations and 135 in person at a convention of New York City real estate professionals. Marks Paneth staff supervised the convention site intercept interviews and email deployments for online data collection.  Michaels Opinion Research, Inc. hosted the online data collection site and tabulated all questionnaires. Interviews were completed during the period of November 11 - Decemeber 23, 2015.

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor


By William H. Jennings  |  December 2, 2015

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. The 109 professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents, and attorneys, accountants and other professionals specializing in the sector. The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online and on paper by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor, and by Michaels Opinion Research. Interviews were completed during the period of August 6-October 14, 2015, 2015.

Real Estate Advisor - November, 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  November 20, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Marks Paneth Comments on HUD's Proposed Changes to §200.216


By William H. Jennings  |  October 8, 2015

Marks Paneth recently submitted its comments in response to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed rule meant to improve the previous participation reviews process, particularly under FR-5850-P-01 §200.216.

Real Estate Advisor - September, 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  September 23, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Advisor - August, 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  August 12, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Advisor, June 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  June 23, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Real Estate Advisor, May 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  May 11, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor

Spring 2015 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Survey Results


By William H. Jennings  |  April 29, 2015

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. The 107 professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents, and attorneys, accountants and other professionals specializing in the sector. The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online and on paper by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor, and by Michaels Opinion Research. Interviews were completed during the period of February 25 to March 31, 2015.

Real Estate Advisor, March 2015


By William H. Jennings  |  March 11, 2015

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the March issue.

Real Estate Advisor December 2014


By William H. Jennings  |  December 19, 2014

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the December issue.

Fall 2014 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  December 10, 2014

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. The 124 professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents, and attorneys, accountants and other professionals specializing in the sector. The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online and on paper by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor, and by Michaels Opinion Research. Interviews were completed during the period of November 6 to December 1, 2014.

Real Estate Advisor October 2014


By William H. Jennings  |  November 12, 2014

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the October issue.

Real Estate Advisor July 2014


By William H. Jennings  |  July 29, 2014

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the July issue.

Summer 2014 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  July 28, 2014

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of 100 commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. Professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents and attorneys and accountants specializing in the sector. The inaugural survey was completed in January 2013, the second in June 2013, the third in December 2013 and the fourth in May 2014.  The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor, and by Michaels Opinion Research. Interviews were completed during the period of June 17 through July 11, 2014.

Real Estate Advisor June 2014


By William H. Jennings  |  June 13, 2014

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the June issue

Spring 2014 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  May 21, 2014

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of nearly 100 commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. Professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents and attorneys and accountants specializing in the sector. The inaugural survey was completed in January 2013, the second in June 2013 and the third in December 2013.  The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor, and by Michaels Opinion Research. Interviews were completed during the period of March 3rd to May 7th, 2014.

Real Estate Advisor, May 2014


By William H. Jennings  |  May 15, 2014

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the May issue

Succession Planning: To Avoid Landmines, Seek Advice Outside the Family


By William H. Jennings  |  May 1, 2014

Succession Planning: To Avoid Landmines, Seek Advice Outside the Family

Succession planning is a difficult matter in any business. In a family-owned business, the difficulty is, if anything, much greater. Family politics and interpersonal relationships are always challenging – all the more so when the future of a business is at stake. Most family businesses are dominated by one or two strong leaders – often a founder, always an authority figure – who leave succession planning until the last possible moment, sometimes settling on a successor who doesn’t have the makings of a good future leader. The results can be disastrous. Picking the wrong successor can destroy the business. It can be equally bad to pick no successor at all.

This article was originally published in ABO Developments, Volume 22, Number 2, Spring 2014.

Trends Shaping NY Real Estate Industry, According to Latest Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor


By William H. Jennings  |  March 21, 2014

Uncertainty about the de Blasio administration and a high commercial vacancy rate were among the issues that worried New York real estate professionals, according to the 2013 editions of the Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor, an ongoing survey conducted by my firm, Marks Paneth.

This article, “Uncertainty about de Blasio, a Soft Commercial market and Other Trends Shaping New York’s Real Estate Industry, According to Latest Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor”, was originally published in The New York Real Estate Journal, February 25, 2014.

Fall 2013 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  December 17, 2013

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth represents the findings of a survey of over 100 top commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. Professionals participating in the research include owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents, and attorneys and accountants specializing in the sector. The inaugural survey was completed in January 2013 and the second in June 2013. The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online by respondents.  The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth, the research sponsor.  In addition, a link to the survey site was included in an online trade publication.  Interviews were completed during the period of November 7-30, 2013.

Real Estate Advisor, December 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  December 6, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the December issue.

Real Estate Advisor, October 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  October 23, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the October issue.

Your Grant Might Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing


By William H. Jennings  |  September 13, 2013

Due to a loophole in the Internal Revenue Code, grants to partnerships – unlike grants to corporations – are taxable income.  Worse, they are fully taxable in the year received, and unfortunately, there is no after-the-fact remedy.  Once the partnership receives the grant, the tax consequences are automatic.  Only by advance planning can it be structured properly to avoid this potential tax time bomb. An IRS loophole can lead to devastating tax consequences when partnerships receive New York State energy grants.

This article, “Your Grant Might Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:  An IRS Loophole Can Lead to Devastating Tax Consequences When Partnerships Receive New York State Energy Grants”, was originally published in the New York Real Estate Journal, August 27, 2013.

Real Estate Advisor, September 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  September 8, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the September issue.

Real Estate Advisor, July 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  July 31, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the July issue.

Spring 2013 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  July 22, 2013

The Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor from Marks Paneth LLP represents the findings of a survey of over 100 top commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. They included owners and managers of commercial property, commercial real estate brokers and agents, and attorneys and accountants specializing in this sector. The inaugural survey was completed in January 2013. The research employed self-administered questionnaires completed online by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor. In addition, a link to the survey site was included in an online trade publication. Interviews were completed during the period of May 6 to July 1, 2013.

Real Estate Advisor, June 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  June 11, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the June issue.

Real Estate Advisor, March 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  March 6, 2013

Marks Paneth has just published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the March issue.

Winter 2013 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Results


By William H. Jennings  |  January 23, 2013

This summary presents the key findings of a survey of over 100 top commercial real estate professionals in the New York City market. A dual-mode methodology was employed of self-administered questionnaires completed either online or on paper by respondents. The list of professionals surveyed was compiled by Marks Paneth LLP, the research sponsor. Interviews were completed during the period of November 16, 2012 to January 4, 2013.

Real Estate Advisor, January 2013


By William H. Jennings  |  January 8, 2013

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of the Real Estate Advisor.  Click below for the January issue.

Cost Segregation - Wait a Minute... Exercise Caution and Research all Scenarios


By William H. Jennings  |  November 5, 2012

Cost segregation is basically an engineering study that breaks large assets into components with shorter lives to attain an accelerated depreciation benefit. A cost segregation study dissects the building into components with shorter depreciable lives, therefore throwing off larger depreciation deductions in earlier years.

This article was originally published in New York Real Estate Journal, August-September 2012.

Real Estate Advisor, October 2012


By William H. Jennings  |  November 1, 2012

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the October issue.

Real Estate Advisor, August 2012


By William H. Jennings  |  August 27, 2012

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the August issue.

Real Estate Advisor, March 2012


By William H. Jennings  |  March 5, 2012

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the March issue.