Top Cyber Risks for the Real Estate Industry

Half of all real estate companies report being unprepared for a cyber attack. Understanding where risk comes from and how to prevent and mitigate data breaches can help companies avoid the costly effects of cybercrimes.

Cybersecurity Risks and Prevention Strategies for the Construction Industry

One in six construction companies fall victim to ransomware every year. They are at high risk for cyberattacks, yet most do not have a cybersecurity strategy. Understanding where risk comes from is a good start; proactively mitigating it takes teamwork.

How the PRO Act (As Written) Would Affect the Construction Industry

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed the House in March 2021. What’s next, and how is it poised to affect the construction industry?

2021-09-07T14:34:41-04:00September 7, 2021|Categories: Construction and Real Estate|Tags: , |

New Wage and Labor Laws Take Effect in Virginia

Throughout 2021, Virginia has enacted several new labor and wage laws that increase employer liability. Construction firms and other employers should look closely at their contracts and other agreements to stay ahead of compliance.

2021-08-18T09:17:35-04:00August 12, 2021|Categories: Construction and Real Estate, Government Contracting|Tags: |

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: State-by-State Impact and PLAs

A bipartisan infrastructure plan passed in the Senate has substantial implications for the construction industry. Project Labor Agreements remain a hot topic in negotiations, especially among construction stakeholders.

2021-08-11T14:05:00-04:00August 10, 2021|Categories: Construction and Real Estate|Tags: , , |

Price Volatility in the Construction Industry

Rising lumber prices aren’t the only numbers that construction firms are closely following. Price surges across many construction inputs are creating supply and demand volatility and concerns of inflation.

2021-08-26T17:40:27-04:00August 3, 2021|Categories: Construction and Real Estate, PBMares COVID-19 Insights|Tags: |

Change in Accounting for Certain Residential Rental Property

Certain types of residential rental property placed in service prior to 2018 can claim a shorter depreciation recovery period, potentially generating significant tax benefits. Affected taxpayers have until April 15, 2022 to file an amended return.

2021-08-26T13:49:04-04:00July 6, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Construction and Real Estate|Tags: , |

2021 Housing Outlook: Part 2 – Real Estate Investor Considerations

Given the ongoing pandemic, a new presidential administration, and uncertainties over economic recovery, real estate investors and other stakeholders have been watching the housing market for signs of a possible bubble or downturn

2021-06-03T10:21:58-04:00June 2, 2021|Categories: Construction and Real Estate|Tags: |

Impact of the American Families Plan on the Real Estate Industry

Last week, President Biden formally announced the details of his next wave of legislation called the American Families Plan.

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