March 2019

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction between Subdivision and Lot Line Revision

Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a land use decision in Cady v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Burlington. In this case, the Supreme Court restated the definition of a subdivision as distinct from a lot line adjustment. The last time …

November 2018

A Developer’s Guide to Mixed-use Developments

If one leafs through any real estate trade journal or visits local retailers, it becomes apparent that traditional retail is changing. Developers and retailers share the desire to create projects that attract people on many levels – to relax in interesti…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government’s New Guidance

Hinckley Allen published A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, which details a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provides significant tax incentives for real estate investors in Qualified Opportun…

August 2018

A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

Among the many changes and incentives contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, one of the most promising is the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program.[1] This program was created to encourage investment in distressed areas of the country. It aims to…

July 2018

Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2018-2019

As the first half of the year ends, it is time to look ahead to what is next for the real estate market. The Counselors of Real Estate recently announced its annual list of top ten issues affecting commercial real estate. E-Commerce & Logistics.The Co…

On the Fence about Geofencing? Learn the Basics First

Technology is evolving and improving rapidly. In these changing times, retailers must adapt to, and embrace, new innovations to stay relevant. Geofencing is one method for retailers and landlords to learn about their customers, enhance the shopping experie…