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Industrial Real Estate in the New COVID-19 World

The long-term effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic should boost demand for industrial and logistics focused real estate in Florida and throughout the country in large part because of the following reasons: Acceleration of E-Commerce: Even as the country slowly re-opens, many believe that consumer...

Coronavirus and Force Majeure: Questions Remain

A few weeks ago, my partners, Jennifer Drake, Steve Mezer, Jon Polenberg and Patrick Howell and myself, held a webinar, A Multi-Disciplinary Look at Force Majeure in the Age of COVID-19.  After the webinar, I had the opportunity to review the questions that came in...

Florida Governor Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Another 60 Days: State and Local Opportunities to Extend Certain Permits in Florida Due to COVID-19 May Be Available

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once certain States of Emergency are declared for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an additional six (6) months.  A written request for such an...

House Passes Two Affordable Housing Bills

The House of Representatives passed two bills in early March that supporters hope will encourage affordable housing development.  HR 4351, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act and HR 5931, the Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act, both passed the House on voice...

Executive Order: Broward County Realtors

On Monday, March 30, Broward County issued Executive Order 20-04 (effective Tuesday, March 31) to clarify the types of real estate sales and real property title services that are allowed to occur in-person as opposed to remotely or electronically. Per Executive Order 20-04, in-person appraisals, inspections, surveys, or other in...