Monthly Archives: February 2012

Top 10 Best REITs for 2012

Top 10 Best Diversified REITs for 2012: PS Business Parks (PSB) One Liberty Properties, Inc. (OLP) Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Liberty Property Trust (LRY) Gladstone Commercial Corp. (GOOD) Washington REIT (WRE) Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR) Colonial Properties Trust (CLP) Whitestone…

Reviving Retail in Philadelphia

What do kids do for fun today? Certainly not “hang out at the local mall,” based on my recent experience at the Granite Run Mall in suburban Philadelphia. The place was a ghost town. The declining popularity of shopping malls is not…

Social Media, Updated (Again)

A couple months ago, I emailed a fellow CRE blogger who is based in the Midwest. It was a simple bit of correspondence, intended to say how much I enjoyed his site and to exchange links. “Oh yeah,” he said.…

Center City: Prime for Investment in 2012

[Today we're excited to feature a guest post about CRE investment in Philadelphia. Many thanks to freelance blogger Emma Crawford for her contribution.] With the new year in full swing, parts of Philadelphia are proving popular hubs for commercial investment. Specifically, Center City and…

Improvement

    It’s easy to lose sight of actual news stories in the middle of primary season.  While being bombarded with endless reports of only the most ridiculous, out-of-context comments from candidates and their attack dogs, its hard to keep your eye…

Top 10 Largest Retail Companies

Here are the 10 largest retailers worldwide. Each company’s earnings are in millions, in USD. 10. Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG ($67,112) 9. Walgreen Co. ($67,420) 8. The Home Depot. Inc. ($67,997) 7. Costco Wholesale Corporation ($77,946) 6. Schwarz Unternehmens…

Real Value

In today’s often-desperate economic climate, incidents of corruption often appear to be the norm. This reality, coupled with the multitude of perceptions investors hold toward value, often lands the market in a very narrow gray area between greed and risk.…

The Data Migration

In recent years, data centers have emerged as an important part of the commercial real estate world. Like electric, gas, and water companies, firms that deal in information technology have become major contributors to the nation’s infrastructure, creating employment, massive…