Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Commercial Real Estate Top 12!

There’s no avoiding the year-end list-making, so why fight it? Once again, it’s time to gather the events of the past year and assign an arbitrary number to each one, just like your favorite TV clip show. Without further ado,…

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…

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…