Monthly Archives: June 2013

Phantom Income Triggered by Debt Transactions

By: Bobbi Jo Lazarus, CPA, Elliott Davis Recent changes with commercial lending requirements have driven some real estate investors to develop new approaches to investing in real estate. While these approaches may give way to significant earnings, investors should be aware of events that could also trigger phantom taxable income. The continued increase of distressed loans on lenders’ balance sheets, matched with the increase in required equity and occupancy rates for traditional financing, some real estate investors have found that it is more beneficial to purchase these distressed loans directly … Read More

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Much Learned from RealityCheck2050

It has been a little over a week since our successful RealityCheck2050. We are so excited about all the remarkable things we have learned, and will continue to learn, from the activities of the day. Here is a link to the video of the event: https://vimeo.com/68645577. We encourage everyone to follow the CONNECT Our Future website for further information on upcoming events and the community growth workshops that will start in September.

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EPA Report Details How Development Can Impact Public Health, Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a comprehensive review on how the built environment directly affects our environment and public health. The report summarizes the trends in land use, building, travel, growth and land development, as well as discusses environmental consequences of these trends. For the full article click here.  

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Summer Sale at the ULI Bookstore

Summer is here, and there is no better time to brush up on the real estate fundamentals. Save during ULI’s biggest book sale of the year—order by June 30 to save 10 percent on all 35 titles in the Essentials for Real Estate Professionals section of the ULI online bookstore. ULI members enjoy an even greater discount of 35 percent. Learn more about the summer book sale.

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CMS Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison speaks at ULI Clt Sponsors Breakfast

ULI Charlotte hosted its Spring Sponsors Only Breakfast on Friday, May 31, at Charlotte Country Club with guest speaker Dr. Heath Morrison, Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Morrison joined CMS in 2012 and set out to identify areas for growth in the district. He spoke about the eight goals for continued student growth and achievement he developed from his time of learning and listening about the district. He stressed the importance of effective teaching and leadership, calculated use of technology and options of learning environments conducive to the varying needs of students. … Read More

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ULI Congratulates the 2013 Urban Open Space Award Finalists

Five projects have been selected as finalists for the ULI Urban Open Space Award, which recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant, public open spaces that have spurred regeneration in their communities. Read more about the finalists, which are located in Brooklyn, New York; Nashville, Tennessee; Vancouver, British Columbia; Wilmington, California; and Washington, D.C.  

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RealityCheck2050 Featured on WCCB Charlotte

RealityCheck2050’s Kimberly Melton was featured Monday, June 3, on WCCB Charlotte. Click here to watch the clip.

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