Once again, the firm was privileged to assist the World Bank in preparing the Doing Business Database. This database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. The Doing Business indicators are comparable across 145 economies. They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity and growth. The firm was asked to update a review of United States laws that encourage or discourage investments in real property. Copies of the Doing Business Database are available at www.doingbusiness.org/Downloads.