Summer Associate, Dalila E. A. Haden, contributed to this blog.        

In early June, the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) transaction closed in New York City, courtesy of C-PACE financing provided by Petros PACE.  In connection with a larger $500 million dollar acquisition and construction financing deal involving a 1.2 million square-foot office building

The Biden tax reform proposals target many tax benefits associated with real estate investing.   If adopted, the ability to do tax free like kind exchanges may be eliminated and the maximum long term capital gains rates on sale may rise from 20% to 43.4% (marginal rate of 39.6% plus NIIT of 3.8%).   Also, the ability

*Update: On August 31, 2020, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order No. 60, which designated the NYC Department of Finance as the administering agency for the C-PACE financing program.  This exciting new development is a sign that the C-PACE program will likely be formally launched in NYC in the near future.

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As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to have devastating effects on our nation’s economy, particularly for small businesses and restaurants struggling to make ends meet and stay afloat, relief has become available for certain personal guarantors of NYC commercial leases.  On May 26, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Section 22-1005 of the