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What’s So Great about Charlotte?

Posted by Taft Tucker

2/5/16 11:59 AM

Recently we announced a new kind of gathering of commercial real estate leaders and professionals. The 2016 Insights Forum will be held right here in our home city of Charlotte on May 10 -12. The first day features a host of speakers and panelists who are experts in the field of real estate management and administration. It will be a very valuable event for anyone in the industry, whether they use our technology or not. The next day and a half will be dedicated to AMTdirect solution specific sessions for AMTdirect customers. We hope you will join us for a great day or more of networking and learning.

 

Many things are exciting about this year’s event. One of them is the fact that it is being held so close to home. Whether you’ve never had the pleasure, or are a frequent visitor, you might not know about everything that Charlotte’s got going for it. We thought it would be fun to ask our employees what they love most about the Queen City. Here’s some of what they told us.

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Topics: AMTdirect Team

FASB Provides Guidance on Preparing for New Lease Accounting Standards

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

1/19/16 1:03 PM

With the new lease accounting standards expected to be released within the next several weeks, FASB has provided preparation advice for affected organizations.  

In a blog post published last week, the board acknowledged that, “Early action is key to a successful transition. As soon as possible—even prior to the issuance of the new lease standard—preparers should consider creating a transition timeline and action plan.”

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Topics: FASB

AMTdirect Lets Loose

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

12/16/15 2:11 PM

good_one-minThere’s no way we could let 2015 come to a close without the annual AMTdirect team holiday bash, so last Friday we all got together at our favorite spot, the famed Galloway Hooker restaurant and pub, for an evening of food, fun and friends.

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Topics: AMTdirect Team

There’s No Stopping the Estoppels

Posted by Taft Tucker

12/8/15 12:58 PM

“Not another one,” he exclaimed.  Kent was a long-time customer, now friend.  He and I had just wrapped up a series of successful morning meetings, so we decided to reward ourselves with some much needed coffee.  As we settled in to the break room nearby, I chose a particularly tasty Dark Columbian roast.  Kent, on the other hand, chose to check his email.  Poor choice.  All at once, he looked exhausted…beaten.  I feared something awful must be in that email.  A layoff maybe?  An unexpected pregnancy?  They found another Kardashian?  (Overactive imagination?  Maybe…but the suspense was killing me.)  Thankfully, I didn’t have to wonder long.  As I passed him a cup of coffee, he rolled his eyes and groaned, “Another &#@! estoppel request.”

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Topics: Lease Administration

How to Justify an Investment in Lease Administration Software [Part 2]

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

11/13/15 1:15 PM

This is part two of a three part discussion about how technology that supports effective lease administration can result in a positive ROI.

For this next part of our series, we're going to focus on two of the specific drivers for an investment in real estate management technology, cost savings and avoidance, and strategic planning and portfolio optimization. 
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Topics: Lease Administration, Technology

The FASB Lease Accounting Clock is Now Ticking, $2 Trillion Impact Expected

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

11/12/15 1:40 PM

The Financial Accounting Standards Board voted Wednesday to move forward with issuing a final standard on its long-delayed plan to change the accounting for leases. They also set dates for when the new standard will take effect.

The new rules require companies to add to the balance sheet most of the leases they use. This change could increase balance sheets by as much as $2 trillion, making some companies look more leveraged to investors than they do now.

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Topics: FASB

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