Economy

The Business of Cities: a New Paradigm

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Last week, Commercial Property Executive released a recap from the MIPIM 2015 City Investment Forum. The article reports: The keynote speakers of Tuesday afternoon’s session at the MIPIM 2015 City Investment Forum were local government officials from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg,…

Will Falling Oil Prices Impact CRE?

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I’m no economist, and I’m certainly no authority on the energy sector. With that caveat, I’d like to discuss the subjects of economics and the energy sector. Take my thoughts with a grain of proverbial salt, as always: everything I know on…

Affordable Oil: the Winners and Losers

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In the business world, there are very few black-and-white issues.Sure, there are plenty of overzealous bloggers and TV pundits who will quickly reduce the world into the simplest possible terms, explaining away the world’s gray areas in the simplest sound…

Property in the Promised Land

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Today we’re talking about Israel. While the politically embattled Jewish nation is and has long been at the center of something of a geographical powder keg, it has much to offer beyond perpetually imminent war with just about every one…

Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate

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What is the most important issue affecting commercial real estate in 2014? If you’re like me, you can probably think of quite a few answers to that question. For everyone working in the commercial real estate industry, there will be…