A Slight Shift in Geography May Represent a Big Shift in Thinking

By Justin Lerner Chicago’s property tax dilemma is no secret. The situation is complicated, as there are hundreds of local government structures in northeastern Illinois and each of them differs in its tax base, service and infrastructure needs, as well as its ability to produce revenue. This, exacerbated by a host of other factors, has spawned disproportionate property taxes, especially for…
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Rethinking Real Estate’s Part in M&A Due Diligence

By Cece Conway During the past 10 years, the amount of money raised and deployed by private equity firms for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has consistently increased. According to McKinsey’s annual review ofprivate investing, private equity’s net asset…