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AMTdirect Insights Blog

AMTdirect Insights Blog

New Lease Accounting Standard (FASB) FAQs

Posted on 8/2/17 8:00 AM by Amber Bigler Newman in Real Estate Accounting, in Lease Administration, in FASB

Since 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been considering significant changes to the way leased real estate and other assets are reported by public companies. The new lease accounting standards were announced last year and will go into effect for pivate companies and public companies with private debt on December 15, 2018 and for public companies on December 15, 2019 It is important that business leaders think about what this change will mean for them and how they should prepare.

What will change?

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How Much Are You Overpaying Your Landlord?

Posted on 8/24/16 6:17 PM by Amber Bigler Newman in Lease Administration, in Professional Services

AMTdirect has been helping customers keep occupancy costs down for more than 20 years by supporting effective lease administration and critical date management. But many clients are still paying more for their locations than the lease requires.


Variable charges for leases can be complex and difficult to calculate correctly for both tenants and landlords. Overcharges in common area maintenance, insurance, taxes, repairs & maintenance, construction costs, and more are shockingly common. And let's face it, lease audits are a pain in the neck.

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The Case for Scheduling & Distribution [Infographic]

Posted on 6/2/16 3:44 PM by Amber Bigler Newman in Lease Administration, in Features


If you are not yet an AMTdirect client, you don't have to be jealous of Valerie. Let us show you how automated scheduling and distribution is just one of the ways that AMTdirect can simplify your life, reduce errors and omissions, and help your team lower overall occupancy costs.

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Insights Recap: Data Hygiene & Maintenance

Posted on 5/17/16 6:21 PM by Amber Bigler Newman in Lease Administration, in Real Estate Data

For the next couple of weeks we’ll be featuring blog posts based on some of the sessions at our just completed Insights Industry Forum and Customer Workshop. The event was an information packed combination of panel discussions, presentations and class room sessions. Today, we’ll recap the session presented by Bobby Capobianco, one of our crack team of installation managers, on data hygiene & maintenance.

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There’s No Stopping the Estoppels

Posted on 12/8/15 12:58 PM by Taft Tucker in Lease Administration

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

Posted on 11/13/15 1:15 PM by Amber Bigler Newman in Lease Administration, in Technology

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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