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Bergstrom Real Estate Perspective – Initiating a Trend

A series of three quarterly results starts to establish a trend. The first of the Bergstrom Center’s Member Perspective Surveys was conducted during the fourth quarter of 2020. This was a time when the “two week” economic shut-down was in

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Evolution in the Tax Code: (Almost) the End of Homeowner Tax Savings?

Incentivizing homeownership has been a bedrock public policy in the U.S. since the Great Depression. One way the federal government promotes homeownership is by including favorable provisions in the income tax code that reduce income tax liabilities for homeowners versus

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Death, Taxes & Real Estate

Since the beginning of the year, approximately $6 billion in new spending has been approved or proposed in the Covid Relief Bill, American Families Plan (AFP), and American Jobs Plan (AJP) . The corollary to incremental spending is incremental funding

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New UF Warrington, FAMU partnership to address diversity in real estate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business is proud to announce a new scholarship for students who attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) or other Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and are interested in studying real

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Building Billions

Growing up in Miami, real estate development happened before Jim Heistand’s eyes. Constantly seeing properties being bought and sold, he was intrigued to learn about how these deals happened. Coming from a family with little financial means, understanding how he

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Bergstrom Market Perspective – Member Survey Results

Thank you for responding to our survey last quarter. Each quarter we hope to collect our members’ views on the current market conditions. Most interesting will be the trends that reveal themselves over time. The next survey will arrive in

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Just a Thought – Office Market

Tuesday, September 29th was the date of the first virtual “State of the Sector” Roundtable of the Bergstrom Real Estate Center Advisory Board. It was also my first opportunity to attend this meeting, virtual or in-person. Moderator, Steve Cohen, elicited

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Taking the real estate industry by storm

If Florida State University had an engineering school at the time Frederic “Rick” Scarola was a student there, his story could have ended up very different. Luckily for the West Palm Beach-native, FSU’s engineering school wouldn’t open until the year

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Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Florida Commercial Real Estate Operations

This is a chart analysis using the same data from the previous COVID-19 paper1 to focus specifically on the state of Florida and further focus on selected metropolitan areas. We should expect that as the samples get smaller, the results

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Meet Bill Hughes, leader of UF Warrington’s new Applied Real Estate Research Initiative

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business recently announced the creation of a preeminent resource for the real estate industry, the Applied Real Estate Research Initiative, housed in the Bergstrom Real Estate Center. Tapped to lead the Applied Real