Q&A with CREW Atlanta Director Dana McClure
Sep21

Q&A with CREW Atlanta Director Dana McClure

As a way to get to know the CREW Atlanta leadership better, we will be interviewing the board members on their thoughts on CREW Atlanta, the commercial real estate industry, workplace issues and life in general. This month, we caught up with CREW Atlanta Director and Warner Summers Principal, Architecture, Dana McClure, AIA, LEED® AP. Q. How is COVID-19 impacted you? Initially and candidly, it impacted me on a very personal level. I’m...

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A Win for Property Owners: CARES Act Fixes Technical Error in 2017 Tax Law
Jun04

A Win for Property Owners: CARES Act Fixes Technical Error in 2017 Tax Law

In the midst of economic fallout tied to the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to offer financial assistance to both American individuals and businesses. While most of this $2 trillion stimulus bill focuses directly on emergency Coronavirus-related relief, there is an amendment within the CARES Act that corrects a mistake from the 2017 tax law. This correction...

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Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19
May20

Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19

Despite what you may have heard, COVID-19 is not the end of the open office. Will we have to make accommodations for physical distancing as we go back to work? Absolutely, but this can be done without giving up on the social and collaborative advantages we all value in the open office, and without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit workspaces. Transformation in our behaviors and habits will be far more important than putting up...

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Seven Action Items for Businesses Once PPP Loans Are Funded
May14

Seven Action Items for Businesses Once PPP Loans Are Funded

With the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, many businesses are now starting to see benefits from the largest economic relief package in modern U.S. history. One of these benefits includes receiving funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans that were rolled out as part of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)....

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A Quick-Response Guide for Commercial Landlords During the COVID-19 Crisis
Apr29

A Quick-Response Guide for Commercial Landlords During the COVID-19 Crisis

All of us are focused on the safety of our families and the communities we live in during the COVID-19 crisis. But many aspects of business can’t wait, and that’s certainly true in commercial real estate. Rents and loans are due, regardless of the current situation, and both landlords and tenants may be uncertain which way to turn.  Here is a quick list of do’s and don’ts for landlords to consider as you...

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Opportunity Zone Regulations Now Finalized
Apr16

Opportunity Zone Regulations Now Finalized

On December 20, 2019, the IRS published yet another set of guidance for qualified opportunity zones (QOZs), but this time, in its final version. Before this guidance was released, the IRS had already introduced two sets of proposed regulations: October 2018: These proposed regulations helped taxpayers understand how to turn their ventures into QOZ businesses or how to invest directly into a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF). April...

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