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David Ling

Investors Fret as Biden Takes Aim at a 100-Year-Old Tax Loophole

Research from Ken and Linda McGurn Professor and Director of the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate David Ling informs this story about the administration wanting to rein in a tax deferral on gains from the sale of real estate, but opponents worry that the move would stifle investment. Read the full story in the New York Times. 

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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 similar income taxpayers who rent. Relevant provisions in the tax code include the nontaxation of implicit rental income, in essence the taxable income owners would generate if they leased the home to another household, the exclusion of capital gains on

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Strong performance for UF MBA in latest US News ranking, despite pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In spite of a volatile year with plenty of challenges for higher education, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business held onto its strong position on U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Graduate Schools” released Tuesday. For the third consecutive year, UF MBA was named among the top 10 U.S. public programs and top 30 national programs. The UF MBA Full-Time program rose to the No. 26 spot overall and the No.

Steve Tufts

Want to Grow Your Real Estate Business? Be an Influencer!

Warrington’s Clinical Professor Dr. Steven Tufts explains how to build a real estate referral network and sphere of influence that work for you in this story in Florida Realtor Magazine. See Dr. Tufts’ top tips for growing your real estate business. 

Jim Heistand

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 could make money in the process was significant, too. When it came time for Heistand (BSBA ’74) to attend college, the first in his family to do so, choosing the University of Florida was simple. “Being from Florida, UF was

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Four among winners of Warrington’s teaching, advising awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Congratulations are in order for the four winners of the 2020-2021 Warrington College of Business Teaching/Advising Awards. Dr. David Ling is the recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award and Carly Escue is the recipient of the Graduate Advising Award. On the undergraduate side, Keisha Hunte is the recipient of the Undergraduate Advising Award and Siân Morgan is the recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award. David Ling: Dr. Ling is the Ken and Linda McGurn Professor of Real Estate and

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Warrington Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department named in honor of retired professor Eugene F. Brigham

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business proudly announces the naming of its Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department in recognition of Eugene F. Brigham for his extraordinary philanthropy and lifetime of professional achievement in the world of finance education. With approval from the UF Board of Trustees, the department is now officially the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department. Brigham, who began his career at the University of Florida as a finance

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Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative ideas from Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

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The next big problem for the economy: Businesses can’t pay their rent

“Nearly half of commercial retail rents were not paid in May. Companies as big as Starbucks say the financial devastation from the shutdown has left them unable to pay their full property bills on time. Some companies warn they will not be able to pay rent for months,” writes Heather Long of The Washington Post.  See what Ken and Linda McGurn Professor Dr. David Ling has to say about how this might play out in this story from The Washington

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New research finds commercial real estate prices are not equally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world, the resulting economic consequences are negatively affecting people and businesses alike. With unemployment rates rivaling that of the Great Depression and many businesses hanging ‘closed’ signs in their windows, people are struggling to make essential payments – a major one being their personal and business properties. Between the lack of cash on-hand and rent strikes across the nation, commercial property owners have been hit hard. Real