If you have ever been involved with an on-site lease audit of a landlord’s books and records, you would know that landlords hate them. With the widespread use of digitized record-keeping, many landlords are opting to send such records to their tenants electronically. This article discusses the benefits and limitations of sharing digital copies of Operating Expense/CAM records, and suggests sample lease language for that purpose.
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Not-So-Impending Doom Finalizing the changes is taking much longer than anticipated. This means the effective date of the changes will be pushed off farther into the future, giving companies more time to deal with the impact. As you have probably heard, extensive public comment over the proposed changes in the Boards’ original August 2010 Exposure [...]
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It’s the end of April, and you should have received your operating expense and tax reconciliations from 2011. But you face a problem: the receipt of these statements starts the clock on when you must notify your landlord of errors. If you don’t, your statements are “deemed” conclusive and binding, regardless of how blatant or obvious errors may be.
This article will show you how to deal with this costly restriction and to avoid it in the future.
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Why would a tenant’s operating expense bill be 10 times higher than expected just 2 years after occupying new space? Many real estate professionals will tell you that 80-90% of all corporate leases suffer from deficiencies; the question is–can you identify and remedy them? We’d like to arm you with some information to help navigate these waters and avoid some of the more dangerous issues. This LeaseTip addresses the dilemma a tenant that moves into an empty building can face.
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Don’t miss the discussion between Andrew Zezas of SIOR NJ and Marc Betesh of KBA Lease Services. Together they outline the upcoming changes to lease accounting under GAAP and their potential impact on commercial real estate, developers and occupants.
Duke Long interviews Marc Betesh, President and CEO of KBA Lease Services, about upcoming FASB changes at Corenet’s Chicago conference.
Realtor magazine, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors, talks FASB with Marc Betesh.
In the article, titled The Facts On FASB, Realtor Magazine’s Mariwyn Evans questions FASB’s proposed changes to lease accounting rules.
Duke Long interviews Marc Betesh about upcoming FASB changes at Corenet’s Chicago conference.
Tomorrow’s webinar will explore the underlying theory behind the proposed FASB changes. IFMA, a professional association for facility management professionals, and KBA Lease Services, a nationwide lease auditing firm, will outline the potential ramifications and offer advice as to best prepare for the impact. Topics Include: Why the Changes Were Proposed What Will Change [...]
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Duke Long and Jason Sandquist from CREpodcast about the proposed FASB/IASB lease accounting changes and how all parties can prepare.
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