Hastings Business Law Journal


The United States' commercial real estate market has been a booming business for the last few decades. Presently, real estate prices are growing faster than the economy itself, and this existing investment climate has led to a potentially dangerous trend of speculative buying. This note addresses the economic hazards of this trend, then proposes a modification of the tax code dealing with commercial real property as an effective remedy for the current situation. This note explores the intended economic effects of the remedy and explains why it will be effective in moderating speculative buying in the United States.