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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/18/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments


S.F.'s largest landlord defaults on massive loan. What does it mean for the future of city's real estate?
San Francisco Chronicle
Veritas, San Francisco's largest and most controversial landlord, is scrambling to raise capital after defaulting on a $448 million loan. Last week, the Fitch Ratings reported that the property owner was in default on a $448 million loan, which is secured by a portfolio of 1,734 rent-controlled units in 62 buildings across San Francisco.


Minn. Bill Seeks To Nix Property Tax On Energy Storage Gear
Energy storage systems used by utility companies in Minnesota would be exempt from personal property tax under a bill introduced Tuesday in the state Senate…


Time to change antiquated Pa. tax system, municipal league says
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States, the country was involved in a war in Vietnam, and the Fab Four — The Beatles — held what many consider to be the first stadium rock concert in New York City.


RIPEC: Rhode Island has not kept pace with other states on tax reforms
As other states pass tax laws that improve their business climate, Rhode Island is falling farther behind, according to new analysis by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. RIPEC in a recent policy brief analyzed the reasons behind Rhode Island's declining ranking in the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index.


Saint-Gobain to Build $145M Facility in Texas
Commercial Property Executive
Saint-Gobain is planning on building a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Bryan, Texas, through its subsidiary CertainTeed. Construction is scheduled to start this year. While the development will take several years, the company did not offer an exact timeline.


Wyo. Sen. Bill Floats Capping Property Tax Valuation Jumps
Wyoming would cap the maximum increase of a property's taxable value at 5% from the previous year under a bill introduced Tuesday in the state Senate...

Wyo. Bill Would Make Child Care Facilities Tax-Exempt
Wyoming would exempt child care facilities from property tax under a bill introduced Tuesday in the state House of Representatives...

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...


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