Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. What the state continues to do is lease buildings and space within existing buildings, however despite a vibrant leasing program little of that space is actually green.

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Is it Better to Lease or Buy Your Construction Equipment?

Construction Marketing Blog

Or is it smarter to lease it on an as needed basis? Pros and Cons of Leasing Construction Equipment. If a construction company or contractor has a more sporadic workload, leasing may be the best option when it comes to construction equipment.

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Release the Lease

Construction Law Monitor

Just recently here at Wolfe Law Group , I had a client come to me with some ownership issues involving leases. Typically after a construction project is complete, especially in the commercial realm, there will be a lease of some type.

Revolutionizing the standard green lease

BD+C

As more building owners, managers, and tenants incorporate environmental stewardship and sustainability into their real estate operations, the concept of green leasing has moved into the mainstream. A green lease is a lease for a commercial or public building that incorporates an agreement between a landlord and a tenant as to how a building is to be occupied, operated, and managed in a sustainable way.

Green Leasing Strategies Examined In New Report

Business Facilities Blog

A new study from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) reports that green leases have the potential to save the U.S. “Green leases address energy saving problems by aligning landlord and tenants incentives so that both win when the building is upgraded to be […].

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in May

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2018 Monthly Confidence Inde

New accounting standards affect leased vehicles

Constructor Magazine

Both the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) have recently issued new accounting standards related to lease assets

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Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Holds Firm in October

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2017 Monthly Confidence Inde

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index: September Up 12%

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), w

March Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Index Eases

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the March 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the E

Equipment Leasing Index Falls in August

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry fell to 60.7 in August, down from 62.8 last month. When asked, 36.7 percent of the executives report they expect to hire more employees over the next few months, a decrease from 45.2 percent in

Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Higher in August

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the August 2017 Mon

What to Know about Lease Hold Improvements for Your Business

Wolgast Corporation Blog

Lease Hold Improvements. Lease language can be long, tedious, and yet full of important details. If there aren’t already those permissions included, then leasehold improvements can be negotiated when you renew your lease. Office Remodel (Part II).

Equipment Leasing Rules Change

Construction Equipment

Club Car Leases Premium UTVs with “3 & Out” Program

Construction Equipment

Club Car has introduced a lease program for its Carryall Utility Transportation Vehicles (UTV). The “3 & Out” program is a three-year lease to independent retail businesses, construction companies, and industrial sites who want access to four-wheel drive vehicles without the capital investment

How Commercial General Contractors Can Help Improve Shopping Center Space for Lease

Commercial Construction

Many shopping centers owners have difficulty leasing or keeping consistent retail tenants in certain portions of their shopping mall. Englewood moved escalators to the corners of Westfield’s Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Ill. to create better foot-traffic flow and help struggling retailers.

Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index: June Up 5% YTD

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s ( ELFA ) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for June was $9.8

The Big Question: Rent, Lease or Buy?

Construction Business Owner

Ask these 10 questions to determine whether to rent, lease or buy equipment

Equipment Investments. Purchase or Lease?

DirtPail

Before you purchase or lease any major unit of equipment, justifying the decision comes with some head scrathing and pencil pushing. Many major contractors (including the one I work for) rent or lease equipment quite often to fill a particular immediate, but temporary need. Your financial forecast and future growth in a particular niche or your business has a great bearing on whether to purchase equipment, or go the route of leasing what you need.

New Leasing Business Down 19 Percent in July: ELFA

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for July was $7.9

Nashville's Major League Soccer stadium garners ground lease approval

Construction Dive

The 27,500-seat venue has a $190 million construction budget and a February 2021 target completion date

March New Leasing Volume Up 10 Percent Year-over-year,

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for March was $8.9

How green leases benefit owners and tenants

BD+C

Green leases, also called energy-aligned leases, have been gaining more adherents since they were introduced to the market about 10 years ago. Traditional leases tend to create disincentives for landlords and tenants to invest in more efficient systems and equipment They are effective tools to ensure that both landlords and tenants benefit from energy and water efficiency building upgrades.

Equipment Leasing, Finance Grows in August but Down for 2016

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed a 12 percent increase in new-business volume in August compared to August 2015. Volume as $7.7 billion, up 10 percent from July. The Index reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Year to date, cumulative new business volume is down 6 percent compared to 2015. Credit approvals totaled 76.9

Georgia-Pacific Signs Leasing Deal In Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Business Facilities Blog

Goodman Birtcher signs one of the largest logistics leasing deals in the past 10 years in Southern California with Georgia-Pacific taking 1.6 Georgia-Pacific Signs Leasing Deal In Rancho Cucamonga, CA appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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Green Leases 101 : Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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March New Leasing Volume Up 10 Percent Over 2016

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for March was $8.9

DOE Releases Green Lease Website, and More Musings on the Split Incentive "Problem"

Green Building Law Blog

The Department of Energy and several interesting partners (both BOMA and NRDC, for example) have launched a website consolidating green lease resources. A number of public agency versions of leases, as well as some guidance documents are included. Much is made of green leases, and the "split incentive problem" that is seen as a barrier to green building, and which green leases are designed to address.

Smart Leasing

Construction Business Owner

A common trait of successful construction companies is the ability to manage risk and minimize the effects of uncontrollable conditions. However, not all adverse jobsite conditions can be mitigated. So, many businesses, construction and otherwise, develop financing relationships beyond banks to add stability to their operations

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in March

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the March 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) this week.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903-billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for July was $8.2

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index: January Down 12 %

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) , which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for January was $6.0

Lease Crutcher Lewis raising $125K to mark 125 years - Djc.com

Nuts and Bolts

Emergency exit signs recalled » Lease Crutcher Lewis raising $125K to mark 125 years. More than 130 Lease Crutcher Lewis employees and family members recently gathered on the Lakeside School campus to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the firm. -->. « BRICK IS BACK!!!!

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

BD+C

The national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65% higher than the average market rent in early 2018, according to a new report from real estate firm Transwestern.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903-billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for January was $6.7

Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Reaches All-Time High

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the January 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector