Investment Property

International ETF Investment Heats Up

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Sometimes, poor or mediocre real estate performance can actually be a good thing. Sometimes, slow real estate rent growth is a good sign. Wait–really? Well, yes. For some yield-focused international real estate investors, a sluggish market may offer just the…

A Closer Look at a Complicated Continent

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Real estate service provider Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) recently published its annual Global Transparency Index. If you’re not familiar with this unique and very relevant index, here’s the deal: the Global Transparency Index assigns a score to each international…

Crustaceans & Capital

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In the past week, one of the biggest stories from the business world has been the massive restaurant sale okay’d by Orlando-based restaurant operator Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI). In case you’ve been living in a shell at the bottom of…

Sharing

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Let’s go back to kindergarten today and talk a little bit about sharing. It’s a pretty basic concept: you have the blue blocks and your friend Tommy has the green blocks. Your other friend, Susie, has the yellow and orange…

Lessons from Mr. Buffett

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Warren Buffet recently released his annual letter to shareholders. While many commentators have focused on his assertions that “our market economy will continue to work its magic” and that “America’s best days lie ahead,” the Oracle of Omaha also spoke of two…

Gauging Risk in a Changing Climate

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As I’ve pointed out plenty of times here on the Llenrock Blog, real estate investment–whether commercial or residential–requires a big picture perspective. The performance and value of any property is determined by a great number of economic, cultural, political, and…