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On Borrowed Ground: A Ground Lease Primer – Part 2

March 1, 2018

In Part 1 of this series, the CED blog explored some of the basics of entering into a ground lease. Part 2 will explore on of the more complex aspects of the ground lease structure – the ‘reappraisal’. Additionally, we will explore financing issues, as well as how property sales are reconciled with … Continued

On Borrowed Ground: A Ground Lease Primer – Part 1

February 15, 2018

Imagine that you find the ideal land parcel to develop, but the owner does not want to sell – and desires to retain ownership in any future land appreciation. Or, you find the perfect development site that offers superior investment returns – but the land cost is prohibitively expensive, and makes y … Continued

Taxation of Affordable Housing in Community Land Trusts

December 23, 2009

Imagine that you own a home, but not the land on which it sits. You’re a tenant on the land, subject to a 99-year ground lease. As a condition of the ground lease, you are permitted to sell your home only to a household earning less than the community’s median wage, and the ground lease sets a maxim … Continued