Month: December 2012

Top 10 Best-Performing Shopping Malls in North America

From Retail-Insider.com, a Canadian retail news site, here is a ranking of the Top 10 Best-Performing Shopping Malls in North America: (Note: Each mall’s activity is measured in sales per leasable square foot) 10. Rideau Centre, Ottawa ON Canada: $1020/sq…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for December 22 – 28: – Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL), a luxury-home builder based in Philadelphia, agrees to a $16.2 million settlement following claims that it provided misleading information to investors. – In the run-up to New…

Executive Interview: Greg Rogerson, J.G. Petrucci Co.

Executive Interview: Greg Rogerson, Principal J.G. Petrucci Co. Greg Rogerson is a principal of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. (“JGPCO”).  An attorney, Greg oversees the negotiation of all contracts, leases and municipal approvals for each JGPCO project.  As such, he effectively…

A Hospitable Future?

Have you ever stayed in a very low-end motel (think noisy neighbors, no hot water, the kind of bed you’re afraid to sleep in, etc…)? After that, even an average “economy” hotel will seem like the Ritz-Carlton. The hospitality market,…

Debt 101

Universities want our money long after the degree has been granted and the last tuition check clears. Years after graduating, I still get mail (and occasional phone calls) from my alma mater requesting financial support. Though I never provide a…